Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians locked horns in an exciting contest in Lucknow on Tuesday as the hosts won the IPL 2023 encounter by five wickets. Chasing 178, Mumbai got off to a blistering start led by captain Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan but they could only reach 172/5 in 20 overs. Tim David, who returned unbeaten on 32 off 19, kept Mumbai in the hunt but Mohsin Khan came to LSG’s rescue. The pacer defended 11 runs in the final over to help his side to a convincing win, which helped them climb to the third spot in the points table. Earlier, Marcus Stoinis returned unbeaten on 89 off 47 balls as Lucknow piled up a good total of 177/3 in 20 overs. Read the Match Report of the LSG vs MI clash and share your thoughts in the comments.
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LSG vs MI: IPL 2023 Match Report
Lucknow Super Giants came into bat first after losing the toss. Mumbai got off to a brilliant start as Jason Behrendorff picked up the first wicket in the third over of the match. Hooda’s (5) struggle continues as he once again failed to score runs. Jason gave another blow in the very next delivery by dismissing Mankad for a golden duck. De Kock counterattacked with two sixes but he too failed to construct a partnership. Eventually, he lost his wicket to the veteran Piyush Chawla in the first over after the powerplay. It was 35/2 after the end of powerplay but Piyush Chawla struck with the first delivery of his spell and converted the score into 35/3.
Marcus Stoinis and skipper Krunal Pandya took charge and reconstructed a partnership that eventually helped Lucknow to put up a good total on that surface. Stoinis smashed the bowlers right from the start while Krunal held the ground on the other end. Lucknow Super Giants scored 74 runs in the first 10 overs.
The game turned around in the 18th over when Jordan conceded 24 runs in an over. Marcus Stoinis completed his half-century in 36 deliveries. He bullied Jordn in that over with boundaries and maximums. Krunal Pandya left the field on 47 due to an injury. Pooran took his place but didn’t get too many balls to face as Stoinis was in a different dimension. He continued his wrath and smashed Jason Behrendorff for consecutive sixes in the 19th over. Marcus Stoinis finished the Lucknow innings with a six. Nicholas Pooran had earlier scored a boundary as Akash Madhwal conceded 15 runs in the over. Lucknow Super Giants posted 177/3 in 20 overs with Stoinis returning unbeaten on 89 off 47 balls.
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LSG vs MI: IPL 2023 Match Report
Mumbai Indians started their chase brilliantly. Rohit Sharma looked in shape after a long time while Ishan Kishan continued his form with a blistering start. Rohit smashed some massive sixes which helped Mumbai to gain full control in the powerplay. On the other side, Ishan was showing his true class with some vintage cricketing shots. Mumbai Indians scored 58 runs in the powerplay without losing a wicket.
Rohit Sharma swept Ravi Bishnoi for a boundary with the fine leg fielder placed inside the 30-yard circle. The bowler, however, responded well and got rid of the MI skipper in the over, who went for a lofted drive but found Deepak Hooda at the long-on in the tenth over. Rohit Sharma departed after scoring 37 runs and LSG got their much-needed breakthrough. The 90 runs partnership finally broke by the young spinner. Suryakumar Yadav joined the chase as Mumbai needed 86 runs in the last 10 overs.
Ishan Kishan completed his half-century in the next over after facing 34 deliveries. Bishnoi struck again by dismissing the left-handed wicketkeeper batter in the 12th over and gave Lucknow an outside hope to turn the game around. Bishnoi completed his spell after bowling another over. He only conceded 26 runs and also picked up two key wickets in his 4-over spell. Yash Thakur cleaned up Suryakumar Yadav (7) as he couldn’t handle the pressure.
Mohsin Khan defended 11 runs in the final over as LSG won the match by 5 runs
Lucknow shifted the momentum completely by picking wickets in important situations. Yash Thakur got away with another wicket while Mohsin Khan dismissed Nehal Wadhera. Naveen conceded 19 runs in the 19th over which brought Mumbai back to life. Tim David’s powerful shots almost secured the chase but Mohsin Khan came up with another twist. He had to defend 11 runs in the final over. Tim David and Cameron Green were on the crease to score the final runs but they failed completely. Mohsin didn’t even concede a single boundary in the last over and defended the runs successfully. Lucknow Super Giants turned around the game and clinched a 5-run victory from the five-time champions.