Introduction:

Yesterday, Mumbai Indians & Lucknow Super Giants were scheduled to play the 48th match of the IPL 2024. LSG defeated MI by 4 wickets and it was a comfortable win for LSG as well. After this match, it seems like MI is going to end this season as one of the weakest teams of the IPL 2024. Additionally, this loss has also reduced hope for playoffs for MI. however,  LSG kept their hope alive for the playoffs. Let’s focus on the match highlights to get a more clear view of the winning. Read the blog & stay connected with Cricfeverr.com to get all the sports news, cricket news & IPL news at the right time.

What is the overview of the match?

Yesterday, Lucknow Super Giants & Mumbai Indians were scheduled to play the 48th match of the IPL 2024. The venue of the match was Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow and the match started at 7:30 PM.

Who won the toss & decided to do what?

LSG won the toss and chose to bowl first against Mumbai Indians.

What happened on the pitch?

LSG won the toss and chose to bowl first against Mumbai Indians.

After defeating the toss MI had no choice except to bat first. Although, they had the chance to post a high target. However, they failed. MI just posted a target of 144/7 in 20 overs. Nehal Wadhera scored 46, while Tim David gave a final push with an unbeaten 32 for MI.

If we talk about the LSG bowlers then we have to mention Mohsin Khan. he was at his best. He took two wickets of MI which changed the shape of the game.

LSG chased down the 145-run modest target in 19.2 overs thanks to Marcus Stoinis (62 off 45). Nicholas Pooran hit the winning runs for his side when things went a bit haywire for LSG in the death overs.

LSG VS MI Head To Head (Past 4 Matches)

2023 – LSG won by 5 runs

2023 – MI won by 81 runs

2022 – LSG won by 18 runs

2022 – LSG won by 36 runs

What is the situation of MI?

With every losing match, the chances of MI qualifying for playoffs are reducing significantly. After losing this match, MI is in the same position as RCB. At the beginning of this tournament, MI was one of the most promising teams. However, due to back-to-back injuries of the players, poor form of players, etc. have resulted in this situation. For example, the injuries of Jason Behrendroff & Dilshan Madushanka forced MI to replace them with Kwena Maphaka & Luke Wood & they are at their lowest. They are failing to make runs for the team. At the same time, Gerald Coetzee took 12 wickets in 8 games but he is not consistent at all. The only hope of MI is Bumrah who has taken 14 wickets with a strike rate of under 7. However, a team can’t stand out with one player only.

Player of the match:

Marcus Stoinis won the Player of the Match for his terrific 62 runs for 45 balls and a 1/19 score.

Post-match reaction: who said what?

This was a crucial match for LSG and they have climbed to third sport after winning this. So, definitely, the captain of LSG was very happy about it.

“(On having flashbacks of last year’s game against GT) A little bit, but we still had batters in the middle, experienced batters in the middle, experienced batters in KP and Pooran. It was a bit dry, but still, if they had put up 160, it would have been a competitive game. A team coming here takes time to adjust to the wicket. Our bowlers put pressure on them and made the job of the batters easier. Always happy when you get those two points. We still need to get a few things right and hoping that we start gaining momentum at the back end.” Rahul said after the match.

Final Words: 

This type of back-to-back loss of MI is something very unexpected from MI. however, it seems like they won’t be able to get their form back in this season at least. Stay connected with Cricfeverr.com to get all the sports news, cricket news & IPL news at the right time.