LSG vs MI: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) lock horns with Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 37th match of the Indian T20 League on Sunday. Defending champions, Mumbai Indians are the only two teams who have not managed to win a single game this season.
They came close in their last game against Chennai Super Kings but a magical finish from MS Dhoni meant their losing streak continued. They have played 7 matches and haven’t won a single game this season.
Mumbai Indians managed to score 155 runs in the first innings. Tilak Varma scored 51 runs in 43 balls, including 3 fours and 2 six. Suryakumar Yadav, scored 32 runs in 21 balls, while Shokeen contributed 25 off 25 balls.
The opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan haven’t been firing in the competition. They ought to give the team stellar starts with the bat if they are to win on Saturday.
On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants have had a topsy-turvy start so far in the tournament. In 7 matches, they have managed to win 4 games and thus are sitting at number five on the table. Lucknow Super Giants are coming into this game on the back of an 18-run defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
RCB batted first in that encounter and managed to score 181 runs in the first innings. The likes of Holder and Krunal Pandya bowled pretty well, however, Avesh Khan had an ordinary day with the ball. He is expected to bounce back.
In response to the score, Lucknow Super Giants could only manage to score 163 runs in the second innings. The likes of Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul couldn’t give the team a solid start, while Manish Pandey, once again, failed to hit the straps. Krunal Pandya played a solid knock of 42 runs in 28 balls but he lacked support from the other end.
In the end, Lucknow fell 18 runs short of the target. Heading into the LSG vs MI game, they would be looking to get back to winning ways.