LSG vs MI: It wasn’t a good night for the MI pacers last night at Ekana Stadium. Especially veteran English pacer Chris Jordon, who is known as a death specialist, conceded 50 runs in his four overs on the pitch, where batters were struggling to get going. Lucknow Super Giants took on Mumbai Indians in the 63rd game of the ongoing competition. It was another last-over finish. But this time, MI couldn’t chase the target down.

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They fell short by just five runs and ended up on the losing side. It started with Rohit Sharma winning the toss and putting Lucknow to bat first. MI bowlers did well at the start and dismissed three LSG batters for just 35 runs in 6.1 overs. But the partnership between Marcus Stoinis and Krunal Pandya (49*) took LSG out of misery. In the end, Lucknow reached a big target of 177/3 on the pitch, where the par score is 160-162.

LSG vs MI: “The biggest turning point was Chris Jordan bowling expensive spell”- Sunil Gavaskar

LSG vs MI: "He Always Goes for Runs"- Sunil Gavaskar Slams Chris Jordan for Expensive Spell vs LSG in a Must-win Game
LSG vs MI: “He Always Goes for Runs”- Sunil Gavaskar Slams Chris Jordan for Expensive Spell vs LSG in a Must-win Game

Krunal went off the field when LSG were 117/3 in 16 overs. It looked like they would get around 160. But the last three overs changed the course of the game. It started in the 18th over when Stoinis smashed Chris Jordan for two sixes and three boundaries.

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He collected 24 runs from the over. In the end, LSG scored 54 runs in the last three overs, which helped them reach a big total. Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has criticized Jordan over his wayward bowling. In a post-match discussion on Star Sports, Gavaskar said,

“The biggest turning point. If you are bowling the 17th or 18th over, you are experienced and should know where to bowl. He bowled in the slot, a full toss at a perfect height, and then on the leg side where the fielders were inside the circle. It has not happened for the first time. It has happened to him every time. We have seen it in the IPL and when he plays for England as well, his last over goes for a lot of runs.”

Jordan’s IPL numbers are not up to his standards. He has played 31 games and taken 28 wickets at a higher economy rate of 9.52. In the second inning, MI had a 90-run opening stand between Ishan Kishan (59) and Rohit (37). But they only reached 172/5 and lost the game.

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