Lucknow. Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond expressed disappointment at the bowling unit for conceding too many runs in the last overs against Lucknow Supergiants, saying that his team is repeating the same mistake again and again.
Mumbai needed 11 runs in the last over of the match played on Tuesday, but left-arm fast bowler Mohsin Khan, who is returning from injury, bowled brilliantly and gave Lucknow a five-run win. Lucknow Supergiants team 17 overs. At 123 for three, Mumbai were struggling to score runs but Mumbai plundered 54 runs in the last three overs. Meanwhile, Chris Jordan scored 24 runs in the 18th over.
“The most frustrating thing for me is that the plans we talk about don’t stick to them on the field,” Bond said in his post-match press conference. For players like Marcus (Stoinis), we were very clear about what we wanted to do on this wicket. We planned for him to bowl but we didn’t bowl accordingly.”
Lucknow lost three wickets for 35 runs in the seventh over. Stoinis then put on an 82-run partnership for the fourth wicket with captain Krunal Pandya (retiring Hurt on 49). Bond said, “We were brilliant for the first 15 overs. We bowled the way we wanted. One player put pressure on us. Rashid Khan also did the same to us in the last match. We had not lost a match but we lost this match.
He said, “Stealing 54 runs in the last three overs cannot be called right.”