Former England participant Kevin Pietersen criticised Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya for not making sufficient efforts to keep away from the runout in opposition to Mumbai Indians on Friday.
The IPL 2022 desk leaders misplaced their second recreation in a row after eking out to MI by 5 runs on the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Mumbai Indians beat Gujarat Titans by 5 runs
Mumbai Indians rode on Tim David’s late firing (44 in 21 balls) after openers Rohit Sharma (43) and Ishan Kishan (45) offered some essential runs within the begin as they ended with 177 for six.
Gujarat Titans openers Wriddhiman Saha (55) and Shubman Gill (52) laid the platform for the chase with a stellar 106-run stand between them earlier than the duo departed within the thirteenth over of Murugan Ashwin.
Sai Sudarshan knocked over his stumps with the bat to get dismissed for hit wicket off Kieron Pollard. After Sudarshan’s departure, it was captain Pandya and David Miller’s activity to take the facet previous the ending line.
The pair appeared assured of engaging in the job with ease however the run out of Pandya within the 18th overturned the match on its head.
Miller cranked a robust shot for a six off Jasprit Bumrah within the penultimate over to tug down the equation to 9 runs within the closing over.
Nevertheless, left-arm pacer Daniel Sams bowled a superb over and denied Miller the onus of ending the sport as MI cruised to a five-run win.
Desperation is diving for the crease in a good run-out: Kevin Pietersen on Hardik Pandya’s dismissal
Pietersen questioned Pandya for not diving into the crease throughout his run out. The previous Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) captain additionally was upset with the staff’s lack of depth within the chase.
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“What a couple of little bit of desperation. Desperation is diving for the crease in a good run-out. No dives immediately. The place is the desperation? The place is the desperation to recover from the road and assure a spot within the playoffs,” Pietersen mentioned on Star Sports activities.
“That’s the one factor I might have been saying within the dressing room. However the skipper himself didn’t dive too. He was cruising,” he added.
Gujarat Titans will play their subsequent match in opposition to Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) on Could 10 on the Maharashtra Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Pune.
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