IPL 2023 | Lost because of conceding 96 runs in five overs: Mark Boucher

MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians head coach Mark Boucher blamed his bowlers for the defeat at the hands of Punjab Kings, who gave Punjab 214 for eight in five overs for 96 runs. Gave it In response, the Mumbai team was left behind by 13 runs. Cameron Green scored 67 runs in 43 balls, Suryakumar Yadav scored 57 runs in 26 balls and captain Rohit Sharma scored 44 runs in 27 balls. Boucher (Mark Boucher) said after the match, “I think the match was equal. Suryakumar’s wicket was big and if the ball had gone a little higher, it would have been a six. He did well but let Punjab score big which is disappointing. We lost the match because of the bowling.” Read this also It is good for Surya to return to form, he said. It is exciting to watch him bat. He was playing well in the nets and now the runs are coming. Boucher (Mark Boucher) said, “We controlled the match in the 15th over but then gave away 96 runs in the last five overs. It’s disappointing.” He defended Arjun Tendulkar who gave away 31 runs in the 15th over. He gave away 48 runs in three overs. The coach said, “Rohit is a very experienced cricketer and felt that Arjun could bowl the 14th or 15th over. Sometimes the decisions go in your favor and sometimes not. This is what happens in T20 cricket.” (agency)

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