Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) registered a 5-run victory over Mumbai Indians (MI) in this Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 game. With this victory, LSG moved to the 3rd position in the points table and Mumbai slipped to the 4th position.
Batting first, Lucknow scored 177 runs on a sluggish Lucknow wicket. Marcus Stoinis was at his best as he scored a crucial and valuable knock of 89* runs in just 47 deliveries. Stoinis fired on all cylinders in this innings.
Mumbai failed to chase down the total and fell short by 5 runs. The 5-time IPL champions now need to win their last game to ensure that they qualify for the playoffs.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of the LSG vs MI game that took place in Lucknow:
1. Marcus Stoinis’s legendary innings
Australian swashbuckling all-rounder Marcus Stoinis smashed 89* runs off just 47 deliveries and also wont he player of the match award. He came in to bat at number 5 and LSG were struggling at 35-3 at that time.
Stoinis and Krunal Pandya then stitched a match-winning partnership and powered LSG to a formidable total of 177 runs, which eventually won them the game. Marcus Stoinis’s innings was peppered with 4 fours and 8 sixes.
2. Chris Jordan got hammered
English pacer Chris Jordan had a forgettable outing with the ball as he conceded 50 runs in just 4 overs. The LSG batters smeared him all across the park for boundaries and he failed to bowl the accurate line and lengths.
Jordan had a poor economy of 12.50 and his bowling was one of the decisive factors of the LSG vs MI game.
3. LSG spinners do the trick in the 2nd innings
We knew that in this slow and sluggish Lucknow conditions, the LSG spinners would be a major threat. And they literally spun the game towards LSG. Ravi Bishnoi bagged 2 wickets and conceded only 26 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Skipper Krunal Pandya had opened the bowling attack and conceded only 27 runs in his 4 overs. He had an impressive economy of 6.75.
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