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LSG vs MI Highlights: Lucknow march to third on the points table after last-over win against Mumbai

LSG vs MI Highlights: Lucknow march to third on the points table after last-over win against Mumbai

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) beat the Mumbai Indians (MI) by 4 wickets to go third on the IPL 2024 points table

LSG vs MI Highlights: Mumbai Indians succumbed to their third consecutive defeat as they put on a poor batting display against the Lucknow Super Giants. KL Rahul’s decision to bowl first proved to be a masterstroke as Mohsin Khan and Stoinis dismantled MI’s top order.

Wickets tumbled, and only a defiant 46 from Nehal Wadhera took MI to a weak 144. LSG’s chase was aided by Stoinis’ brutal six-hitting, securing a comfortable win with four wickets to spare. This victory cemented LSG’s place in the top half of the table, while MI’s woes continued.

Golden duck for Pandya leaves MI in shatters

It was a dream start that LSG pacers gave to their side. Mohsin Khan and Marcus Stoinis combined together dismiss the likes of Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma. However, another major blow came when Naveen-ul-Haq’s superb delivery got the edge of Hardik Pandya. It was great delivery for a batsman who came to face his first ball. This dismissal led MI in a disarray as the visitors went reeling at 27/4.

Nehal Wadhera’s handy innings took MI to a respectable total

In a dramatic turn of events for the MI, their batting order crumbled early, losing their top four batsmen within the powerplay for a meagre 27 runs. This brought the young talent, Nehal Wadhera, to the crease at a precarious number six. With his team in dire straits, Wadhera displayed maturity. He understood the situation perfectly, adopting a cautious approach initially to steady the innings.

But this didn’t mean shying away from taking risks. Wadhera cleverly picked his spots, finding the boundary when needed to keep the scoreboard ticking. His knock of 46 runs, the highest for MI, became the cornerstone of their fightback, propelling them to a more respectable total of 144 for 7 wickets.

Skipper vs Skipper

The second innings of the match saw a fascinating battle unfold between captains. Hardik Pandya, leading the bowling attack for his team, found himself coming face-to-face with KL Rahul, the opposition skipper, during the 8th over. Rahul, looking fresh as he scored 28 runs, looked poised to steer his team towards an effortless chase.

However, Pandya, bowling with impressive control, managed to snag the crucial wicket of his counterpart.

Marcus Superman Stoinis with another muscling show

The hero of the LSG vs MI clash was undoubtedly Marcus Stoinis. The Australian all-rounder played a pivotal role in securing victory for his team. With the ball in hand, Stoinis displayed his effectiveness by claiming the crucial wicket of Suryakumar Yadav during the first innings.

Stoinis’ impact wasn’t limited to bowling. Stepping out to bat on a challenging Lucknow pitch, he showcased his adaptability by crafting a magnificent fifty. His knock of 62 runs came off just 45 balls, showcasing his ability to accelerate the scoring rate. Stoinis’ innings was peppered with seven boundaries and two sixes, effectively dismantling the bowling attack of MI and propelling LSG towards a comfortable win.

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