We lost our way in second half of the innings: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma

Written by Abhishek Patil

After suffering a narrow five-run defeat against the Lucknow Super Giants in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma expressed that his team lost its momentum during the second half of the run chase and missed out on crucial moments that could have turned the game in their favour.

The unbeaten innings by Marcus Stoinis (89 off 47) and the disciplined bowling performance by the Lucknow Super Giants played a significant role in securing their victory over MI in the match held in Lucknow on Tuesday.

“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 said during post match presentation.

“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 said.
Lucknow Super Giants won the match by 5 runs.

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