"Gave too many runs"- Rohit Sharma blames bowlers for loss vs GT
Mumbai Indians faced the defending champion Gujarat Titans on Tuesday in the 35th game of the ongoing tournament at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It turned out to be a one-sided affair as MI lost the game by a big margin of 55 runs.
Gujarat was all over Mumbai and didn't let them sneak through at any point in the game. MI won the toss and decided to chase first. GT lost Wriddhiman Saha (4) early in the third over. Skipper Hardik Pandya (13) also couldn't do much.
Shubman Gill looked good and scored his third half-century of the tournament. He made 56 off 34 balls, seven fours and one six. David Miller (46 off 22), Abhinav Manohar (42 off 21) and Rahul Tewatia (20* off 5) played briliant cameos to take the team past the 200-run mark.
GT posted a huge total of 207/6 in the first inning and scored 77 runs in the last five overs. The five-time champion certainly looked Jasprit Bumrah as their bowlers are giving away huge runs in the death overs. Even MI skipper Rohit Sharma also admitted that giving too many runs in the last over was one of the reason for the loss.
In the post-match presentation, Rohit said, "We pretty much had control of the game till the last few overs when we went for too many runs. It’s just about execution. We need to execute what’s right, who are the batsmen, those kind of things. But in the end, we didn’t do that and gave too many runs."
The MI skipper also spoke on MI's decision to bat second. He said that they are a strong batting unit which was the reason, he chose to chase but it didn't turn out to be as expected. Chashing the target, MI only reached 152/9 and Nehal Wadhera (40 off 21) and Cameron Green (33 off 26) were the top scorers.
It was the fourth loss for Mumbai this season, and they are currently sitting in 7th place on the points table with three wins. MI will now face Rajasthan Royals in their next game at Wankhede Stadium on April 30.