Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was disappointed in their narrow 3-run loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad, but pleased that their impromptu bowling attack managed to turn things around in match 65 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede here.
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He said his team would have won the game had it not been for the unfortunate exit of Tim David (46), who had hit four sixes off T Natarajan in the 18th.
After restricting a crazed Sunrisers Hyderabad to 193/6 in 20 overs with some good bowling in the slog overs, the Mumbai Indians looked good for their fourth IPL 2022 victory when David blasted Natarajan for 26 runs in the 18th. They needed 19 runs from 13 balls to win, but David went for an unnecessary single to hold the strike and ran out. Mumbai eventually finished 190/7 in 20 overs and came up agonizingly short.
“Until the penultimate lap, I thought we had it. Unlucky start from Tim David, but we thought we were very much in the game until that start. Even with 19 races to go with two starts, you’d back yourself up to get that.” but unfortunately, we couldn’t do it. Thanks to the Sunrisers for keeping my nerves. It was a very tense moment and they held their nerve very well at the back,” Rohit said during Tuesday’s post-match presentation.
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Asked about their plans for their IPL 2022 final match against Delhi Capitals on May 21, Rohit said that they will try to finish the season on a high. “For us, it’s pretty simple. We just want to tick off the boxes and end on a high note if possible. We’ll try everything we can on our side to give our best in the last game. If there is an opportunity to test more guys, we’ll look to do that too,” he added.