In a thrilling match on Tuesday at the Ekana Sports Stadium, Lucknow Super Giants upset Mumbai Indians and advanced to the 2023 Indian Premier League playoffs. Until the LSG bowlers valiantly fought back and Mohsin Khan produced a magnificent final over and protected 10 runs to seal the victory for the hosts, MI was coasting along in their pursuit.
On a track that played far more effectively than previous pitches in Lucknow, the home team got off to a bad start, losing three of their wickets in the first seven overs. In addition to performing the rescue operation, Stoinis and replacement captain Krunal Pandya had to make sure that their team reached a winning total after being given the opportunity to bat. Stoinis made calculated chances and let his power finish the job while Pandya guarded one end.
With a strong six from off-spinner Hrithik Shokeen, Stoinis launched his assault. After that, he simply didn’t stop, and his best performance occurred in the 18th over of the inning against Chris Jordan when he scored 24 runs by hitting two sixes with four fours.
With the ball, LSG’s Ravi Bishnoi shone, and Naveen-ul-Haq also claimed two wickets. The real standout for LSG, though, was Mohsin Khan, who remained composed in the final over while facing Tim David as well as Cameron Green. He allowed just 5 runs when MI required to score 11 after giving away 21 runs in his opening two overs. This was an important win for his side as the team climbed to third on the table.
How did Gautam Gambhir praise Marcus Stoinis and Mohsin Khan?
Lucknow Super Giants head coach Gautam Gambhir after the game spoke about the two match-winning performances on social media from the Lucknow Super Giants players against the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League 2023. He wrote, “The two Ms – Marcus and Mohsin! Breathtaking performance #LSG”
Fans react to Gautam Gambhir’s high praise for LSG’s ‘two Ms’ after their MI clash : –
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 16, 2023
— Raja Babu (@GaurangBhardwa1) May 16, 2023
Cameraman ne match se jaida apko dikhaya ?? your reactions were ??
— Nitin jain(Sachinsuperfan) (@NitinSachinist) May 16, 2023
The one and only Ms pic.twitter.com/XhdmC8EQ7R
— djay (@djaywalebabu) May 16, 2023
Mujhe To Aam Lena hai ? pic.twitter.com/O9Ud3anUdQ
— Subhash Chandra Patel??82* (@PunjabKings_Fan) May 16, 2023
Seriously what a last over ??
— Nammavar (@nammavar11) May 16, 2023
& they defeated another M(umbai) ??
— Pranav Sirohi (@pranavsirohi) May 16, 2023
GG & Mohsin together having dinner tonight.pic.twitter.com/0YwXoRySXW
— Akdas (@Akdas_Hayat) May 16, 2023
Gauti bhai, jeetne ki khushi me meri taraf se Naveen ko khila khila dena.
— Dr. JANGO (@doctor_jango) May 16, 2023
Lucknow Super Giants moves to 3rd in the Points Table.
15 Points from 13 games – Incredible comeback. pic.twitter.com/4gqZotwkWS
— Pradeep Raturi (@pradeepraturig) May 16, 2023
Proud mentor ? pic.twitter.com/l6xsqIwkUy
— Team Gautam Gambhir (@gautamgambhir97) May 16, 2023
Mohsin Khan said, "I really want to thank Gautam Gambhir sir and the LSG team for keeping faith in me. I didn't perform well in the last game, but they trusted me".
Stoinis also praised him…Really happy to see winning LSG
— Mahima (@im_mahima) May 16, 2023
Two Muslim guys saved your team today now you should quit bjp the Muslim hating party ??
— ? (@dtsaae) May 16, 2023