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‘We are optimistic’: Nehal Wadhera confident of MI comeback despite one-sided defeat to RR

‘We are optimistic’: Nehal Wadhera confident of MI comeback despite one-sided defeat to RR

Choosing to bat first, Mumbai Indians put up a score of 179. In reply, Rajasthan Royals reached the target with 8 balls to spare thanks to Yashasvi Jaiswal's ton.

Mumbai Indians on Monday failed to stem the winning run of table-toppers Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in a one-sided IPL 2024 tie. MI batter Nehal Wadhera after the game said MI needed to pull up their socks in order to provide themselves with a chance of qualifying for the playoffs.

Tough day in office

Choosing to bat first, Mumbai Indians put up a score of 179 on the board thanks to Tilak Verma’s half-century and Nehal Wadhera’s 49. However, the target proved too little for Rajasthan Royals who have been in impeccable form in the tournament. RR opener Yashasvi Jaiswal led the chase with a century as table toppers achieved victory with 8 balls to spare.

Reasons for defeat

MI batter Nehal Wadhera dissected MI’s loss after the match, claiming that the lack of partnership and bad fielding cost them the match.

We need to win all our games from now on so we need to tighten up our socks. We could have scored a bit more today. But as soon as I got out, we couldn’t stitch a partnership with Tilak (Verma). It happens in cricket. We did not have a good day in the field either. I dropped a sitter. If I held on to the catch, the game could have been different,” Nehal said.

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Race for playoffs

MI have a tough job at hand of qualifying for the IPL playoffs. Hardik Pandya’s team have three wins from 8 matches and need to win almost all of their remaining games to qualify for the playoffs. Wadhera expressed optimism that MI have the potential to win all their games from here.

We know MI need to win all their games from here in order to qualify. We’ve been in this situation in the past and have qualified. So we are optimistic right now. We win as a team, we lose as a team,” he said.

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