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MI Vs LSG, IPL 2024 Highlights: Lucknow Super Giants Beat Mumbai Indians By 18 Runs At Wankhede

In the final league match of the 2024 Indian Premier League, Lucknow Super Giants defeated Mumbai Indians by 18 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. With both the teams already out of contention, it was a battle for pride, one that the five-time champions lost, finishing at the bottom of the points table. Playing in front of the home crowd, MI endured their worst finish ever. Need to mention, Nicholas Pooran singlehandedly turned the fortunes for Lucknow Super Giants with his explosive 29-ball 75, supported by skipper KL Rahul's half-century. Although Mumbai's hitman Rohit Sharma's impressive innings comprising 10 fours and 3 sixes gave hope to fans at times, Lucknow's bowlers, Ravi Bishnoi and Naveen ul Haq, led the charge by dismissing Sharma (68/38), Devald Brevis (23/20), skipper Hardik Pandya (16/13), and then Ishan Kishan (14/15). Despite Naman Dhir's commendable 28-ball 62, LSG emerged victorious. Catch all the important headlines of match 67 here

Lucknow Super Giants celebrate their win over Mumbai Indians by 18 runs at Wankhede in match 67 pf IPL 2024. BCCI

MI Vs LSG, IPL 2024 Match 67 Live Updates

In the final league match of the 2024 Indian Premier League, Lucknow Super Giants defeated Mumbai Indians by 18 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. With both the teams already out of contention, it was a battle for pride, one that the five-time champions lost, finishing at the bottom of the points table. Playing in front of the home crowd, MI endured their worst finish ever in the tournament's history. Need to mention, Nicholas Pooran singlehandedly turned the fortunes for Lucknow Super Giants with his explosive 29-ball 75, supported by skipper KL Rahul's half-century. Although Mumbai's hitman Rohit Sharma's impressive innings comprising 10 fours and 3 sixes gave hope to fans at times, Lucknow's bowlers, Ravi Bishnoi and Naveen ul Haq, led the charge by dismissing Sharma (68/38), Devald Brevis (23/20), skipper Hardik Pandya (16/13), and then Ishan Kishan (14/15). Despite Naman Dhir's commendable 28-ball 62, LSG emerged victorious.

And with that Mumbai Indians bid farewell to the season with just 4 wins, on a hurtful note. Lucknow Super Giants moved to sixth position after the win, albeit virtually out of the knockout rounds due to poor -0.667 NNR. This is the first time KL Rahul's side could not qualify in three years since they stepped into the IPL. (Scorecard)

Key Battles

Before the match begins, check out three key battles that are worth keeping an eye out for.

MI Vs LSG, IPL 2024: Pitch Report 

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is a surface that the batters can truly trust. The captain winning the toss will look to chase, inserting the opposition to bat first. With dew, anything over 210 is expected to be a par total on the strip.

MI Win Toss To Bowl First

Mumbai Indians' skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first against Lucknow Super Giants.

Padikkal GONE! 

LSG is down with Devdutt Padikkal in a duck. Nuwan Thushara's full swinger hit the low front pad to dismiss the batter.

LSG - 4/1 (1)

LSG At 35/1 After 5 Overs

With Marcus Stoinis adopting his form executing 5 fours in 21 balls, and KL Rahul's 5 off 10, Lucknow Super Giants is going deep in the powerplay.

LSG - 35/1 (5)

KL Rahul's MAXIMUM! 

LSG At 69/3 In 10 Overs

Lucknow down with morale, is now without Marcus Stoinis (28/22) and Deepak Hooda (11/9). KL Rahul (28/27) and Nicholas Pooran at the crease take the charge now.

Nicholas Pooran Is Unstoppable!

The wicket-keeper batter of Lucknow Super Giants singlehandedly kep the hopes alive among fans, taking the innings from 69 to 160 with his 22 ball 66 and the contribution of KL Rahul's 36 ball 47.

LSG - 166/3 (15.3)

Pooran Hits MOST SIXES!

Lucknow Set Target For Mumbai - 215 Runs! 

With Karun Pandya (12/7) and Ayush Pandya (22/10), the Lucknow Super Giants ended the 20 overs innings on a high powered by Pooran's heroics. Now Mumbai Indians need to score 216 runs to win the match.

LSG - 214/6 (20)

Hitman Rohit Sharma Hits!

The hitman Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians matches expectations in just 11 balls smashing two sixes and a four. Alongside stands Dewald Brevis.

MI - 23/0 (2.3)

RAIN Delays The Match

Covers are on the Wankhede ground as the rain has stopped the match actions!

Match Start Time

MI At 61/0 In 6 Overs

Sharma's (58/23) back-to-back boundaries power Mumbai Indians to cross 50 in the powerplay. With the contribution of Dewald Brevis (10/13), the two batters chase the target after rain.

MI - 67/0 (7)

Sharma Walks Back In 11th Overs

Rohit Sharma after a fine knock of 68/38 with 10 fours and 3 sixes leaves the field as Ravi Bishnoi gets the big wicket tossing the ball outside off.

MI - 116/3 (13)

Pandya OUT! 

The delivery by Mohsin Khan takes down Mumbai skipper Hardik Pandya dashing the hopes for the hosts.

MI - 116/4 (13.3)

Mumbai At 137/5 In 16 Overs 

LSG's Bishnoi showing flashes of brilliance once against delivered the outside off to dismiss Nehal Wadhera with the help of Krunal Pandya's long on catch.

MI - 137/5 (16)

Lucknow Super Giants Win By 18 Runs

Despite Naman Dhir's blistering knock of 62 off 28, Mumbai Indians could not rise to the challenge of KL Rahul's side. Pandya's team fell short by 18 runs in chasing the target of 215 runs.

Hardik Pandya | MI Captain

"Quite difficult. Did not play good quality cricket, eventually costed us the whole season. It's a professional world. Have to always come out and put our best foot forward. But yes, as a group we could not play quality cricket or smart cricket. Too early to point out what went wrong. The whole season kind of went wrong. We can pass this game as another one (that went wrong)."

KL Rahul | LSG Captain 

"Very disappointing. At the beginning of the season, I really felt we had a strong team and had most bases covered. Couple of injuries - happens to every team. We didn't play well enough collectively. Today was a really good performance. This is the kind of game we wanted to play more. Unfortunately we didn't do that. Really happy for them. Franchise has invested a lot of time and energy with them (Indian pacers in LSG). It's not just two months in the year. We sent Mayank and Yudhvir to South Africa to train with Morne Morkel. Hard work for them has paid off, but franchise and the team has worked a lot with them. I'm not sure. There's not much T20 cricket coming up now. It's been a season where I've learnt a lot about my own batting and what I need to do to get back in the team. Maybe middle-order, maybe not. We would've ideally wanted him (Pooran) to bat higher, but with how the team's lined up, we want our senior international players bat in positions where they can absorb pressure. Didn't want our two overseas batters to bat close together. I'm on my father-in-law's team now. We'll both be cheering for Sharma ji ka beta in the World Cup."

POTM - Nicholas Pooran

"For me personally I felt I had to do my job which was to find a way and finish the game. Coming into the season I knew what my game would be. I have been inconsistent as well, I'd be fair to myself, so wanted to get some experience and make it count. Finishing the innings has been challenging sometimes especially in Lucknow. I have been practising for a number of years and it's about putting together all the experience and make it count. I have batted at 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 but if I had to choose I like the powerplay. I can't be selfish and choose, the beauty of my batting is I can bat at any position and that's my strength. I'm just blessed I have a second chance to play this game again. Back then 8 years ago when I had an accident I thought I will enjoy the game, take every chance I get and grateful that teams supported me and backed me and it's my job to repay them. [thoughts moving now to the World Cup] It's definitely gonna move there. It's at home and we are looking forward to it. The last couple of years have been difficult for the men from the Caribbean and we are all looking forward to doing something special for the people back home."

Disappointing Finish For Both Teams! 

It was the last league match, and neither Mumbai Indians nor Lucknow Super Giants despite winning the game could salvage their campaigns. Mumbai finished with only 4 wins at the bottom, while LSG ended up on sixth.

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