Geoff Marsh disappointed with Pune Warriors poor batting display

April 28th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Apr 28 (ANI): Geoff Marsh, coach of Sahara Pune Warriors team, held his team’s batting form responsible for the defeat against Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) tourney at Mumbai.

The Chennai Super Kings crushed the Pune Warriors by eight wickets, breaking their jinx of losing the last four consecutive matches in a row.

Marsh said that the middle batting order was under extreme pressure and this needs to be rectified.

“Yes, disappointing, specially after our start, winning the first two. Really we should have won the third game, we didn’t so yes it is disappointing. The batting has let us down in the first six, out a lot of pressure in the middle order and we just haven’t been able to get the scores and couldn’t get competitive, ” said Marsh.

He added that the team had no excuse to perform poorly as it had a good bunch of players, despite some players being injured.

Despite defeat, the Pune Warriors coach said that the game was still open and the team needs to keep its momentum strong.

“Well I think if we won today we would have gone into the top four and I think the whole competition is pretty wide open at the moment but you know we need to just focus on winning the next game and playing better up the top and keep our momentum going forward,” added Marsh.

Commenting on Duncan Fletcher of Zimbabwe being named as the new coach of Indian team, Marsh gave thumbs to this decision of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“Yes I think it is fantastic for Duncan, he is a good coach, got a good record and I think he would very well. I think he coaches very much like Gary Kirsten and I think will do very well then,” added Marsh.

Chennai Super Kings won by 8 wickets with 3 balls remaining as they chased Pune Warriors score of 141 for 6 wickets in 20 overs to notch up 145 in 19.3 overs. (ANI)

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