Mumbai, Apr 17: Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag said it was a sensible decision to hand over the bowl to Shahbaz Nadeem at the start of the Mumbai Indians innings as the spinner bowled a match-winning spell on Monday.
Nadeem claimed both the openers, Richard Levi and Devy Jacobs in successive overs to cause early problems for Mumbai, who were bowled out for 92 runs, the lowest total in IPL 5.
Besides Nadeem's performance, Virender Sehwag lauded his bowlers, "My bowlers did a fantastic job. The wicket had something for them. I feel the openers wouldn't be effective against that kind of (spin) attack," Sehwag said after his side won the match by seven wickets.
Nadeem gave away 14 runs in four overs while Umesh Yadav gave a 11 runs with two wickets apiece.
Mumbai never recovered after early dismissals, top-scorer Harbhajan Singh honestly said they were out of the tie when they failed to score even 100 runs.
"I think 140-150 would have been competitive score on this wicket. There is a lot to learn from this game. Hopefully we will do better," he said.
Sehwag then said they would have approached in a different manner had the target been 140-150."You chase according to your target ..."
Man-of-the-match Nadeem said he, "thoroughly enjoyed bowling in helpful conditions and was happy to contribute in team's win."