Lucknow Super Giants Beat Mumbai Indians by 18 Runs at Wankhede

Lucknow Super Giants lost the toss and were asked to bat first by hosts Mumbai Indians in match 67 of Tata IPL 2024 on Friday. This is the last match of the season from MI and they would aim for a victory on their home turf. LSG had a slow start and lost 2 wickets inside the powerplay. It was the partnership between skipper KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran that lifted LSG to a triple-digit score.

While Pooran smashed 75 runs, Rahul played a crucial knock of 55 runs. For MI, Piyush Chawla (3-29) and Nuwan Thushara (3-28) were the most successful bowlers. Arjun Tendulkar, who came in replacement for Jasprit Bumrah, couldn’t take a wicket. In the end, LSG post a total of 214/6 in 20 overs.

Mumbai Indians started off on a solid note. After the match resumed following light drizzle, we saw Rohit Sharma in ‘Hitman’ mode and at that point, it seemed like MI will finish the season on a victorious note. But fall of wickets after the powerplay really hampered the chase. Despite the late surge by Naman Dhir, who scored 62 runs in 28 balls, other batters couldn’t stay to support him. In the end, LSG won the match by 18 runs.

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