We’ve Struggled to Put up a Team Effort: KXIP’s Andrew Tye

Watch Andrew Tye speak to the media after Kings XI Punjab lost to Mumbai Indians in Mumbai on Wednesday.

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Mumbai Indians kept their play-offs hopes alive as the hosts edged past Kings XI Punjab by three runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Mumbai on Wednesday.

After a brilliant batting display, Mumbai bowlers managed to restrict Punjab to 183/5 to bag two crucial points.

With this victory, Mumbai are now sitting at fourth spot with 12 points while Punjab slipped to sixth spot.

Purple cap holder KXIP bowler with 24 scalps to his credit, Andrew Tye was disappointed with the defeat and conceded his team has been propped up by only a few players in both batting and bowling. He, however, complimented MI's brilliant fielding effort.

It’s disappointing we did not win against Mumbai. It was probably about the par score (186 by MI) on that wicket. We had the firepower to chase it down but we could not do it. Doesn’t really matter if I take 4-16 or someone else does. It means obviously someone else has let you down and it’s not a whole team effort. That is something that we’ve struggled for a lot this IPL.
Andrew Tye

"We haven't had enough boys standing up other than KL with the bat or myself and Mujeeb (ur Rahman) with the ball. So, fair credit to Mumbai. I feel they won the game with their fielding. In a close match like that, they made a couple of really good saves on the boundary, chased a couple of balls down and that makes a difference when you lose the match by about five runs,” he added.

He also pointed out that Rahul was the only batsman to have scored a fifty after a lengthy break for the team.

In the first few games we had KL, (Chris) Gayle, Karun (Nair) who’d scored half centuries or a century. But since the break, KL is the only batsman who’s gone past fifty. As good as our bowling attack is, we have not been putting up complete performance as a team with both bat and ball and that sums up why we have not won games lately.
Andrew Tye

(With inputs from PTI and IANS)

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