LSG vs MI: Prior to the game on Tuesday, the Mumbai Indians had a bright chance of making it to the top two in the group stage. They needed to win both of their remaining games. But the loss they suffered against the Lucknow Super Giants at the Ekana Stadium has shaken them badly. Rohit Sharma and his men are now in a must-win situation. They faced LSG on Tuesday and suffered a close 5-run defeat.

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They were leading the game in the first half of both innings. But LSG came on top in the second half with the bat and the ball as well. Lucknow scored 54 runs with the bat in the last three overs of the first inning. Marcus Stoinis was unstoppable at the end, and he registered his highest IPL score. The Australian all-rounder made an unbeaten 89 off 47, with 8 sixes and four boundaries, at a strike rate of 189.36. As a result, LSG scored 177/3 in the first inning.

LSG vs MI: “We did not play well enough to win the game”- Rohit Sharma

LSG vs MI: "Lost the Game in Second Half"- Rohit Sharma Points Out Where MI Lost vs LSG
LSG vs MI: “Lost the Game in Second Half”- Rohit Sharma Points Out Where MI Lost vs LSG

Lucknow had the momentum going into the break. But MI came hard in the second inning. They added 90 runs for the first wicket. Ishan Kishan carried his form and scored yet another half-century. He made a 39-ball 57, while Rohit also supported him well with his 35-ball 37. It looked like MI would chase down the target with a few overs to spare. But then LSG came back into the game with some crucial wickets.

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In the end, MI needed 11 runs to win, and Mohsin Khan only gave away five to win it for LSG. After the game, the MI skipper admitted that they lost the game in the second half and made some mistakes. In the post-match presentation, Rohit said,

“We did not play well enough to win the game. 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.”

The MI skipper also lauded Stoinis for his game-changing inning. Notably, MI now has one game left. They will play Sunrisers Hyderabad at home on May 21. It is a must-win game for them, and that too by a big margin.

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