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IPL 2024, LSG vs MI, Key Takeaways: LSG win by 4 wickets, move to third spot

IPL 2024, LSG vs MI, Key Takeaways: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) put a dent in Mumbai Indians (MI) playoff hopes. LSG beat MI and move to third place.

IPL 2024, LSG vs MI, Key Takeaways_ Marcus Stoinis took 1-19 against MI; LSG beat MI _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
IPL 2024: Marcus Stoinis took 1-19 against MI (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)

Brief Scores: MI - 144/7 (Nehal Wadhera 46, Tim David 35*, Mohsin Khan 2/36) lost to LSG - 145/6 (Marcus Stoinis 62, KL Rahul 28, Hardik Pandya 2/26) by 4 wickets.

Player of the Match: Marcus Stoinis (62 off 45)

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) showcased their prowess in an average-scoring spectacle with a convincing win over their opposition. The Super Giant edged past Mumbai Indians as they emerged victorious by 4 wickets courtesy of a brilliant spell from Mohsin Khan, followed by a supreme effort from Marcus Stoinis with the bat.

While batting first, Mumbai were rattled early, losing big names within the powerplay. The most consistent MI batter, Tilak Varma, lost his wicket to a run-out. Naveen-ul-Haq dismissed Hardik for a golden duck on the next ball, putting Mumbai in deep trouble. Ishan Kishan and Nehal Wadhera somewhat resuscitated the innings before getting dismissed by Ravi Bishnoi. Wadhera’s 46 and Tim David’s last over flurry helped MI to a respectable total of 144 after their power play collapse. The Super Giants pacers displayed a fantastic bowling performance, especially in the power play. 

In the second innings, Lucknow Super Giants had a decent start as Nuwan Thusara dismissed the debutant Arshin Kulkarni in the first over. However, KL Rahul and Marcus Stoinis tried to control the innings after the early breakthrough. Shortly, LSG lost their skipper to a wonderful catch by Mohammed Nabi. Meanwhile, a mature knock of 62 runs from Stoinis assisted  Lucknow to secure a comfortable victory.

Key Takeaways from LSG vs MI, Match 48, IPL 2024 - Winning team (LSG)

LSG pacers and pitch surprised the Mumbai Indian's batting

The Mumbai Indians faced a surprising challenge against the LSG, as the pace bowlers and pitch conditions caught them off guard. The Super Giants pacers Mohsin Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Naveen-ul-Haq, and Mayank Yadav came out with guns blazing, delivering fast and accurate deliveries that left Mumbai struggling to score runs. Mohsin’s exceptional yorkers and swing made it difficult for the opposition to get comfortable at the crease. On returning from injury, Mayank displayed a decent performance as he picked one wicket. However, he left the field after bowling just one delivery in his fourth over.

The pacers’ aggressive approach and ability to extract movement off the pitch kept the Indians guessing, leading to several quick wickets falling in succession. Meanwhile, the pitch conditions played a crucial role in the match, with the surface assisting the pacers early on. The uneven bounce and movement off the seam made it challenging for the batters to time their shots, resulting in mistimed strokes and dismissals.

Key Takeaways from LSG vs MI, Match 48, IPL 2024 - Losing team (MI)

IPL 2024, LSG vs MI, Key Takeaways_ Mumbai Indians all but out of playoff contention _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
Mumbai Indians all but out of playoff contention (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)
Lack of contribution from the top three batters hurting Mumbai

Mumbai Indians have been struggling in the ongoing season due to the lack of contribution from their top three batters. Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav have failed to fire consistently, putting immense pressure on the middle and lower order. 

The failure of the top three batters not only affects the team's chances of putting up a competitive total but also puts pressure on the bowlers to defend low scores. A couple of good innings from the top-order batters can change the course of the tournament for a team. Mumbai will be hoping that their top three batters find their groove soon as the mega tournament moves into its crucial phase. 

A series of poor plays almost made Mumbai out of qualification contention

Mumbai Indians are currently facing a tough challenge in IPL 2024. A series of poor performances on the field have jeopardized their qualification spot. Mumbai has not been performing up to their usual standards in recent matches. Their wave of poor performances has led to disappointing results and a drop in the points table standings. After the defeat in this game, Mumbai is almost out of qualification contention. However, they can still turn the tide and make a comeback with the right adjustments and a strong collective effort.

Statistical Highlights from DC vs MI, IPL 2024
  • Mumbai Indians have lost the second most wickets (19) inside the powerplay in IPL 2024.

  • Lucknow Super Giants have picked up the second most wickets (18) inside the powerplay in this IPL.

  • Fourth time in T20s, Ravi Bishnoi dismissed Ishan Kishan.

IPL 2024 Points Table
IPL 2024 Points Table

Points Table Scenario & What’s Next

With a victory over MI, the Lucknow Super Giants have moved to third position on the points table with 12 points. Meanwhile, the Mumbai Indians are still in ninth place with six points.

Next, the Chennai Super Kings will play the Punjab Kings at their home ground, MA Chidambaram Stadium, on May 1.


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