The Lucknow Super Giants Won Against the Mumbai Indians

Lucknow Super Giants Inning

Marcus Stoinis displayed his undiluted strength on the route to an undefeated 89 runs off just 47 deliveries as LSG rallied from a poor start to record 177 runs for the loss of 3 wickets after Mumbai elected to bowl first. Stoinis’s innings helped LSG post 177 runs for 3.

When LSG were reeling at 35 runs for a loss of 3 wickets in the 7th over, Stoinis slammed 8 sixes throughout his aggressive knock. He also had an 82-run collaboration with substitute captain Krunal Pandya, who retired hurt scoring 49 runs.

On a surface with two different speeds, batters struggled to get their hits, as proved the case throughout the season.

The decision by LSG to bench their leading run-scorer for the year, Kyle Myers, was met with failure, and the decision was met with criticism from the organization. Deepak Hooda making 5 runs, who had replaced him at the top of the order, was defeated by a ball that was slower hit by Jason Behrendorff.

Prerak Mankad received a light touch on his approach to the wicketkeeper as he attempted to go beyond third man as the next ball delivered by the left-arm bowler was slanted away from the batter.

The position became even more difficult for LSG after Quinton de Kock who made 16 runs off 15 balls was out while the host team was in the 7th over of their innings. This left the home side reeling.

Piyush Chawla bowled a googly, and De Kock tried to drive it off, but he ended up being caught beyond.

The burden of reviving the innings fell squarely on the shoulders of  Krunal and big hitters Stoinis, and they rose to the occasion with a dogged stand that lasted until the latter was forced to retire injured in the sixteenth over after showing signs of some discomfort.

Following that, it turned out to be all Stoinis, who started his innings by smashing spin bowlers Chawla and Hrithik Shokeen for enormous sixes in consecutive overs.

Stroke-making was difficult due to the circumstances that were present, but Stoinis was able to use his strength to secure the much-needed fours and maximums.

The England fast bowler scattered the ball across the place while Jordan was bowling the 18th over, which resulted in 24 runs being scored. Stoinis was fast to hit his two deliveries for enormous sixes along the ground, in addition to earning three boundaries off the short deliveries. He also failed to land his yorker, which allowed Stoinis to get three boundaries.

Akash Madhwal was the recipient of his one-handed maximum as the innings came to a close.

In the final three overs, Mumbai gave up a total of 54 runs.

Mumbai Indians Inning

The run chase for Mumbai was botched in the 2nd half of their innings, and they finished with 172 runs for the loss of 5 wickets after 20 overs. They were on track for an easy victory at that point.

 Mohsin, who was sidelined for the entirety of the domestic campaign because of a shoulder ailment, was able to help LSG make a significant stride toward finishing in the top 4 by keeping his cool in the last over.

Despite the setback, Mumbai is still in the running for a position in the postseason.

On this ground, chasing 178 runs wasn’t going to be a simple task; nevertheless, Rohit Sharma who made 37 runs off 25 deliveries along with Ishan Kishan who made 59 runs off just 39 deliveries increased the potential of a smooth chase by scoring 90 runs together in 58 deliveries as the first wicket partnership.

While Rohit blasted two exquisite sixes, giving an unambiguous signal that he was getting back to his best form, Kishan appeared to be in dangerous touch.

Both batsmen, though, were dismissed by the leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi in consecutive overs just as the home team was getting back into the match.

On such a surface, going for strokes from the first ball wasn’t the ideal option, as even the normally deadly Suryakumar Yadav managed to be stopped by the opposition in the middle. He is an expert at scoring runs around the wicket, but he attempted his signature scoop shot against the fast bowler Yash Thakur, but he ended up smashing it straight to the stumps instead.

With Tim David and Nehal Wadhera now in the middle and Cameron Green still to come, Mumbai still had some ammunition left in their reserves as they attempted to score 53 runs off their final thirty deliveries.

However, David was unable to complete the game as he did previously in the competition when he played versus Rajasthan Royals.

Mohsin bowled an outstanding final over for the home team, LSG, to give up only five runs while protecting 10 runs versus strong batters Tim David who made 32 runs not out, and Cameron Green who made only 4 runs and was not out. The result was a tight five-run win for the home team. After missing significant time due to an injury, Mohsin staged a successful comeback performance.

Following the victory, LSG moved up to third position in the standings of the Indian Premier League with 15 points, one point behind the 2nd-placed CSK, who had a higher net run rate despite having the same number of points. After losing their sixth loss, Mumbai fell to the fourth spot in the standings.


On Tuesday, the Lucknow Super Giants improved their prospects of making the playoffs by beating the Mumbai Indians in a nail-biting contest that came down to the final over at the Ekana cricket stadium. Pacer Mohsin Khan kept his cool to lead his team to victory.

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