NEW DELHI: After struggling a slim five-run defeat towards the Lucknow Tremendous Giants of their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma expressed that his group misplaced its momentum throughout the second half of the run chase and missed out on essential moments that might have turned the sport of their favour.
The unbeaten innings by Marcus Stoinis (89 off 47) and the disciplined bowling efficiency by the Lucknow Tremendous Giants performed a big position in securing their victory over MI within the match held in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Stoinis was adjudged Man of the Match.
IPL 2023: Lucknow beat Mumbai to maneuver nearer to play-off berth
“We did not play well enough to win the game. There were little moments in the game that we did not win, unfortunately. We assessed the pitch really well and it was a good pitch to bat on and that score was definitely chaseable and we lost our way in the second half of the innings. We gave too many runs at the back end and the last three overs went for a few. But the way we started with the bat we were in a good position to chase, but like I said we lost our way in the second half,” Rohit stated throughout submit match presentation.
IPL 2023: Lucknow Tremendous Giants edge Mumbai Indians to spice up playoff hopes
<p>Marcus Stoinis’ unbeaten 89 and final over heroics by Mohsin Khan helped Lucknow Tremendous Giants bolster their playoff hopes with a five-run win over Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. </p>
<p>Stoinis arrange victory for Lucknow after he placed on key partnerships together with an 89-run stand with skipper Krunal Pandya to information Lucknow to 177/3. </p>
<p>Stoinis walked in at 35/3 and rebuild the Lucknow innings with Pandya on a not-so-easy pitch to bat. </p>
<p>Pandya was cramping in his knock and retired one in need of fifty however Stoinis raised his fifty with a six and lay into Chris Jordan in a 24-run 18th over. </p>
<p>Stoinis placed on an unbeaten 60-run stand off 24 balls with Nicholas Pooran (8), and completed the innings with a six. </p>
<p>In reply, Ishan Kishan smashed 59 and placed on a 90-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma (37), earlier than Ravi Bishnoi dismissed each. </p>
<p>Affect participant Yash Thakur received the large wicket of Suryakumar Yadav (7), as MI quickly slipped to 145/5 in 17.4 overs. </p>
<p>Tim David gave Lucknow a scare along with his unbeaten 19-ball 32 however he and Cameron Inexperienced might do little towards Mohsin Khan’s yorkers and self-discipline on the demise. </p>
<p>Mohsin Khan (1/26), defended 11 off the ultimate over as Mumbai fell in need of their 178-run victory goal in Lucknow. (BCCI/IPL Picture)</p>
<p>Lucknow swapped locations with five-time winners Mumbai to leap to 3rd of their bid for a top-four end within the group stage for a playoff berth. </p>
“He (Marcus Stoinis) played really well, kept hitting straight which is what you need to do on a pitch like this. It was a brilliant knock from him. Not sure how the calculation (about the points and net run rate) will work, but we need to come out and play some good cricket in our last game (against SRH),” Rohit stated.
Lucknow Tremendous Giants gained the match by 5 runs.