Stoinis plays it to Green, and unfortunately, he’s run out! Oh, what a disastrous turn of events for LSG. Earlier in the over, there was a slight confusion between the two batsmen, and to compound the problem, they ended up colliding in the middle of the pitch. As a result, Stoinis bears the brunt of their mishap. He flicked the ball to deep mid-wicket, and it seemed like there was an opportunity for two runs.
However, both batsmen were too focused on the ball and failed to notice each other, leading to a collision. Although the contact was brief, that split second allowed David to regain his composure and throw the ball accurately to the batter’s end, where Ishan effortlessly completed the run-out. Stoinis wasn’t even in contention as he failed to make it to the crease in time.
Lucknow Super Giants faced early pressure from Mumbai Indians in their pursuit of 183 runs, as the powerplay saw both their openers being dismissed. However, Marcus Stoinis and Krunal Pandya managed to stabilize the innings for LSG after the initial setbacks.
In the first innings, Mumbai Indians posted a challenging total of 182/8 in 20 overs, thanks to a late onslaught by Nehal Wadhera, who scored a quickfire 23 off just 12 balls. Opting to bat first, Mumbai Indians lost early wickets in the form of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. However, Suryakumar Yadav and Cameron Green formed a crucial partnership of 66 runs for the third wicket, keeping their team on track.
The momentum shifted when Naveen-ul-Haq, the Afghan pacer, disrupted Mumbai’s progress by dismissing both Yadav and Green in the 11th over. Naveen proved to be a key performer, taking a total of four wickets, while Yash Thakur also contributed with three wickets in the innings.