Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya blamed two run-outs at a crucial point in their innings for their five-run loss to Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022 Match 51 on Friday at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
They were in cruise mode after openers Shubman Gill (52) and Wriddhiman Saha (55) put up 106 for the first wicket. However, the table-toppers lost their way because Mumbai Indians did a good job in the field. In 20 overs, they were limited to 172/5 as Mumbai Indians scored 177/6.
This match should have been easy for Gujarat to win because they got off to such a good start. In the end, they couldn’t make nine runs off the last six balls. When Pandya himself was run out, it was a big mistake for the Gujarat Titans. Rahul Tewatia was also caught short in the last over, thwarting the Titans.
The team would have won the game with nine runs from the last over on any other day.
“9 off the last over on any given day. They cost us the game. I don’t think the batters did a good job for us. In T20s, you can’t lose two games in a row, “The captain of Gujarat said at the post-match presentation on Friday.
Because they made rookie mistakes, they lost the match, he said.
“In the past, we’ve done away with blame games. We made a mistake when we were young that cost us this one. A few more hits would have made a big difference in our innings. We played well for 19.2 overs. Instead, we should not have let it get to the last over. “Then Pandya spoke.
Bowlers kept Mumbai Indians at 177/6 in 20 overs, even though they got off to a bad start. He thanked them for their work.
The bowlers did a great job of putting pressure on the ball to get it back to 170, as they were on their way to 200.
Because the bowlers and Saha and Gill did their best, the team could not get past the line.