Kathmandu: In the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Lucknow Super Giants secured a thrilling victory by five runs over the Mumbai Indians. The match took place on Tuesday night at the home ground of Lucknow, the Kanpur Cricket Stadium. Lucknow set a target of 178 runs, which Mumbai could only score 172 runs in response. Marcus Stoinis played a fantastic innings for Lucknow, and in the final over, Mohsin Khan delivered excellent bowling.
Mumbai needed 11 runs in the last over to win, with Tim David and Cameron Green at the crease. However, Mohsin Khan conceded only five runs in the final over. The Mumbai players were unable to hit any boundaries in the last over. Ishan Kishan, the opener for Mumbai, scored the highest 59 runs off 39 balls. Captain Rohit Sharma contributed 37 runs, and David Warner scored 32 runs.
Yash Thakur and Ravi Bishnoi took two wickets each for Lucknow, while Mohsin Khan took one wicket.
Earlier, Lucknow, after losing the toss, batted first and scored 177 runs, losing three wickets in Stone’s aggressive innings. Stoinis played an innings of 89 runs off 47 balls, including four fours and eight sixes.
Before retiring hurt, captain Krunal Pandya scored 49 runs off 42 balls. Stoinis and Krunal Miller shared a partnership of 82 runs for the fourth wicket. Quinton de Kock scored 16 runs. Jason Behrendorff took two wickets, and Piyush Chawla took one wicket for Mumbai.
With this victory, Lucknow has added 15 points from 13 matches and climbed to the third position, increasing their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. Chennai, who also has 15 points, is behind Lucknow in net run rate. Mumbai, with 14 points from 15 matches, is currently in fourth place.
Mumbai now needs to win their final game to qualify for the playoffs. Mumbai has one remaining match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Lucknow will play their last league match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
So far, the former champions Gujarat Titans have qualified for the playoffs, while Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals have already been eliminated from the league. The remaining seven teams are still in contention for the remaining three spots in the playoffs.”
Please note that this translation is provided to the best of my abilities, and there may be variations in interpreting certain phrases or terms.