Gowtham faces Chawla and unfortunately, he’s run out! LSG fans, you might want to look away from this one. It’s quite baffling what Gowtham was attempting there. He played a forceful shot off the back foot towards backward point, where Green made an exceptional diving stop to his right. Rohit, positioned at cover, collected the deflection and swiftly aimed a direct hit at the batting end.
The ball ricocheted off the practice pitch, catching Gowtham way short of his crease, despite his diving effort. Hooda, his partner, never showed any interest in taking the single and even yelled at Gowtham, as if questioning his decision. Overall, it’s an absolute disaster for LSG, with two run-outs occurring within a span of just five balls.
Lucknow Super Giants found themselves under early pressure from Mumbai Indians in their pursuit of a target of 183 runs, as both their openers fell during the powerplay. However, Marcus Stoinis and Krunal Pandya stepped up to stabilize the innings for LSG after the initial setbacks.
During the first innings, Mumbai Indians set a challenging total of 182/8 in their allotted 20 overs, thanks to a late blitz by Nehal Wadhera. Wadhera’s explosive innings of 23 runs off just 12 balls propelled Mumbai’s score. After opting to bat first, Mumbai Indians lost the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan early on. However, Suryakumar Yadav and Cameron Green forged a vital partnership of 66 runs for the third wicket, keeping their team on course.
The tide turned when Naveen-ul-Haq, the Afghan pacer, made an impact by dismissing both Yadav and Green in the 11th over. Naveen played a crucial role, taking a total of four wickets, while Yash Thakur also contributed with three wickets in the innings.