LSG vs MI: WATCH – Rohit Sharma Ends Lucknow Super Giants’ Hopes With A Direct Hit As Krishnappa Gowtham Takes The Long Walk Back To The Dugout

LSG vs MI: WATCH - Rohit Sharma's Ends Lucknow Super Giants' Hopes With A Direct Hit As Krishnappa Gowtham Takes The Long Walk Back To The Dugout

Lucknow Super Giants’ hopes of chasing the 182-run target were dashed when they suffered a series of runs, including the sacking of Krishnappa Gowtham for by Rohit Sharma Direct hit. The LSG team was in a precarious position, with its batting lineup collapsing under pressure.

At the crucial moment, Piyush Chawla handed the ball over to Gowtham, who inexplicably tried to force his back foot into the forward winger. However, the fielder, Green, made a remarkable dive stop to the right of him.

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Spotting an opportunity, Rohit Sharma, positioned on cover, picked up the deflection and quickly hit the stumps with a straight shot to the batting end. The ball bounced off the practice range and struck Gowtham well below his line despite his desperate dive. Even his partner, Deepak Hooda, showed his frustration and yelled at Gowtham, questioning his decision. This break marked the second in a five-ball span for LSG, adding to his misery.

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Throughout their chase, LSG struggled to build partnerships with only one batsman managing to surpass the 20-run mark. His batting collapse was further exacerbated by a remarkable five wicket haul, along with the three burnouts.

In a shocking turn of events, LSG lost their last eight wickets by just 32 runs. The team’s inconsistency was evident by the fact that they had used four different starting combinations in their last four games, including this one.

Surprisingly, the starters from their previous game, where they were victorious against MI, weren’t even part of the team’s impact substitutes this time around. Also, the player who led off the batting in their previous win against MI batted in the seventh position in this game. These statistics paint a picture of chaos and uncertainty within the LSG team.

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Rohit Sharma hits the mark

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The drop in LSG can be attributed to several factors. Despite a brilliant performance by Marcus Stoinis and an outstanding inning, his pitchers gave up at least 20-30 extra runs. Also, Nicholas Pooran, a key batsman, was dismissed on the first ball he faced, adding to the team’s woes.

However, the triple burnout debacle turned out to be the final blow that sealed LSG’s fate, epitomizing the disaster that had been brewing. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma’s men capitalized on LSG’s misfortune and gained a significant confidence boost heading into the qualifiers.

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The sweeping win for Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians will certainly boost their morale as they progress through the tournament. Meanwhile, Lucknow Super Giants will have to reflect on their poor performance, addressing the issues that have plagued their campaign. They will need to regroup and strategize effectively to bounce back in the upcoming matches.

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LSG vs MI: WATCH – Rohit Sharma dashes Lucknow super giants hopes with direct hit as Krishnappa Gowtham makes long walk back to the bench