MI vs LSG, IPL 2024 Match 67: Rohit Sharma & Naman Dir's Fifties In Vain As Mumbai End Campaign With Defeat vs Lucknow

MI vs LSG, IPL 2024 Match 67: Rohit Sharma & Naman Dir's Fifties In Vain As Mumbai End Campaign With Defeat vs Lucknow

MI and LSG are playing their final league stage match and both sides will look to end their campaign on a positive note.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Saturday, May 18, 2024, 02:31 AM IST
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LSG skipper KL Rahul and MI captain Hardik Pandya | Credits: Twitter

Rohit Sharma and Naman Dir's efforst with the bat went in vain as Mumbai Indians ended their IPL 2024 campaign with a defeat against Lucknow Super Giants at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, May 17.

With a target of 215, Mumbai Indians were restricted to 196/6 in 20 overs. Rohit Sharma led MI's batting from front as he played a brilliant innings of 64 off 38 balls while Naman Dir displayed his batting brilliance with an unbeaten knock of 62 off 28 balls. Eventually, the hosts fell 19 runs short of achieving the target.

Suryakumar (0), Ishan Kishan (14), Hardik Pandya (16) and Nehal Wadhera (1) failed to step up for the team when they were needed the most.

For Lucknow Super Giants, Ravi Bishnoi (2/37) and Naveen ul Haq (2/50) picked two wickets while Mohsin Khan and Krunal Pandya scalped a wicket each.

Update:

Mumbai Indians' 215-run chase has been interrupted by sudden rain and the pitch has been covered at Wankhede Stadium.

Mumbai Indians posted a total of 33/0 in 3.5 overs, with Rohit Sharma and Dewald Brevis batting on 20 and 9, respectively.

The play has been resumed without any overs lost. MI need 182 runs off 97 balls to win the match.

Mid-Innings update

Nicholas Pooran and KL Rahul's brilliant half-centuries and Ayush Badoni's fine cameo helped Lucknow Super Giants post a solid total of 214/6 in 20 overs in the first innings against Mumbai Indians.

After putting to bat first by MI skipper Hardik Pandya, LSG lost an early wicket in Devdutt Padikkal for a golden duck at 1/1. Then, KL Rahul and Marcus Stoinis carried on the visitors' batting until the latter for 28 at 49/2. Deepak Hooda failed to deliver his best as he was dismissed for 11 at 69/3.

After Hooda's dismissal, Nicholas Pooran joined KL Rahul at the crease to carry on LSG's innings. The pair revived the visitors batting as they formed a 109-run partnership for the fourth wicket until Pooran's dismissal. The southpaw played a brilliant knock of 75 off 29 balls at a strike rate of 258.62. His knock consisted of 8 sixes and 5 fours.

KL Rahul's stay at the crease came to an after he was dismissed for 55 off 41 balls. Then, Ayush Badoni (22*) and Krunal Pandya (12*) carried on LSG's innings. In the final over of the first innings, Badoni smashed two sixes and a four off Romario Shepherd to take the visitors past 200-run mark.

Toss Update:

Hardik Pandya-led Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bowl first against KL Rahul's Lucknow Super Giants in the 67th match of IPL 2024 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, May 17.

Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants made changes to their playing XI. MI brought in Arjun Tendulkar and Dewald Brevis as they rested Jasprit Bumrah, Dewald Brevis and Tilak Verma for the match while LSG replaced Quinton de Kock and Yudhvir Singh Charak with Devdutt Padikkal and Matt Henry. respectively.

Playing XI

MI:  Ishan Kishan (W), Naman Dhir, Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis, Hardik Pandya(c), Nehal Wadhera, Romario Shepherd, Anshul Kamboj, Piyush Chawla, Arjun Tendulkar, Nuwan Thushara

LSG:  KL Rahul (WK/C), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Arshad Khan, Matt Henry, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan

Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium has been a paradise for batters as it is flat track and the team winning the toss will look to bat first. The surface is likely to assist the pacers at the start of the game and captains will look to bring in spinners in the middle overs. The average first-innings score at Wankhede Stadium is 170.

Wankhede Stadium has 64 to 69 metres square boundaries and straighter boundaries are of 68-72 metres.

Preview:

Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants will lock horns against each other for the second time in the ongoing IPL season. In their last encounter, LSG defeated MI by four wickets after chasing down a 145-run target in 19.2 overs.

MI and LSG are playing their final league stage match and both sides will look to end their campaign on a positive note. MI were the first to get knocked out of the tournament, while LSG are virtually out of the playoffs and fate won’t change even if they win this match.

Mumbai Indians have had a forgettable campaign in the IPL 2024 as they managed to win only four games in their 13 outings and accumulated 8 games. A change in captaincy at MI didn’t change the team’s fortunes as they have to wait for another season to clinch their first title since 2020.

Lucknow Super Giants, on the other hand, have had an inconsistent run in the second half of the ongoing IPL season. KL Rahul-led side is currently enduring a three-match losing streak and will look to end their winless run to pull the curtains on their campaign on a positive note. LSG are currently at the seventh spot with six wins in their 13 outings and accumulated 12 points.

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