LSG vs MI: It was yet another thrilling encounter in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League last night. In the race to the playoffs, the Mumbai Indians locked horns with the Lucknow Super Giants at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. The game went to the last ball, and eventually, LSG came out victorious. It was a nail-biter of a game, and both teams had their moments. But LSG left-arm pacer Mohsin Khan held his nerve in the last over.

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He defended 11 runs against Tim David and Cameron Green. Mohsin only gave away five runs and helped his team register an important win. This win has helped LSG take a step closer to the playoffs. They have jumped to third place with 15 points and a NRR of +0.384. On the other hand, for MI, it is a big setback, as they need to win their next game by a big margin.

LSG vs MI: Lucknow Super Giants moved to third spot; takes a victory lap at Ekana Stadium

LSG vs MI: Watch: LSG Take a Lap of Honour After Their Last Home Game, With Crucial Win Over MI at Ekana Stadium
LSG vs MI: Watch: LSG Take a Lap of Honour After Their Last Home Game, With Crucial Win Over MI at Ekana Stadium

It wasn’t an easy win. After winning the toss, Mumbai opted to bowl first. LSG lost a few quick wickets and were 35/3 at one stage in 6.1 overs. After that, skipper Krunal Pandya and Marcus Stoinis added an unbeaten 82-run partnership for the fourth wicket before Krunal went off the ground due to cramps. He made an unbeaten 49 off 42. Stoinis, on the other hand, took the charge and smashed MI bowlers to all parts.

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He scored an unbeaten 89 off 47, with four boundaries and eight sixes. As a result, LSG posted a challenging total of 177/3 in the first inning. It proved to be a winning one for them as they restricted MI to 172/5 to complete a 5-run win. This was LSG’s last home game this season, and they had a brilliant ending. After the win, they even took a victory lap, thanking all the fans in the stadium.

Speaking of the chase, MI got off to a flying start. Both openers added 90 runs in just 9.4 overs. But once that partnership was broken, MI lost a few more wickets. Ishan Kishan smashed a brilliant half-century and made 59 off 39, while Rohit scored 37. In the end, Tim David tried hard with a 19-ball 32 not out, but MI fell short of the target.

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