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LSG vs MI, 26th Match at Mumbai, IPL, Apr 16 2022 - Ball by Ball Commentary

26th Match (D/N), Brabourne, April 16, 2022, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, T:200) 181/9

LSG won by 18 runs

Player Of The Match
103* (60)
Cricinfo's MVP
119.4 ptsImpact List
Full commentary
end of over 207 runs • 3 wickets
MI: 181/9CRR: 9.05 
Tymal Mills0 (1b)
Jasprit Bumrah0 (0b)
Dushmantha Chameera 4-0-48-1
Jason Holder 4-0-34-1

Thanks for tuning in. In case you haven't already, head over to RCB vs DC for ESPNcricinfo's continued live coverage of the IPL. I am Ekanth, signing off on behalf of my fellow commentator, Deivarayan Muthu, and our scorer, M Venkat Raghav.

KL Rahul, LSG Captain, is the Player of the Match for his 103* (60). He says it's a special day and a special hundred. Says he wasn't among the runs but the pitch was good and make the most of it. He feels the day games without dew are different, the bowlers were really clear and we need to be clear with the plans. That's the takeaway from our wins. The batters need to settle in and not collapse. (Areas of improvement) The batters haven't done well in the powerplay at times. Keeping the opposition quiet early in their innings would help. I don't look at oppositions differently, they are a champion side that's competitive. But I don't do much different. (On the new teams being at the top) We have played well, we need to be humble and keep learning. The team is brilliant and I enjoy spending time with them, creating a team that was comfortable was something we looked for in the auction.

Marcus Stoinis: It was a great game with a lot of twists after we thought we had it. I was looking at the scores at the end and can't say I was fully willing to bowl. KL controlled the innings, he stood up well. Quinton got us off to a flier and the others chipped in. So far, so good. Limited meetings help me, the players are building well in a relaxed environment. (On his role) We have to figure things out, it was different today from the last game. I'm okay to do with whatever's asked of me. It was closer than expected, we've had a few close games but fighting till the end and winning them will count.

Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians Captain: Not building partnerships cost us, it was not a moment. We tried to put the team before the individual, so we tried to keep the key bowlers in the back-end but it did not workout, despite him bowling well. The others need to pull up their socks. We try and find combinations and playing XIs that work but we can't do it after losses. It depends on the opposition but losses make it difficult. Sometimes, the opposition's game must be applauded, as was the case with Rahul. If I know what's going wrong, I'd correct it but it's not coming off. But I do take responsibility but I will look to use my experience and we hope to come back again as a team too.

Hari: "Are MI out of playoffs?" All but out, there might be outside chances but they will have to depend on other results going their way. Here is the Points Table for your reference.

Joe: "The misfields are coming back to bite MI. That seems to be the difference between the two team"

7:32 pm: Mumbai Indians succumb to their sixth consecutive loss, probably the first of the kind since RCB's horror start in 2019. The chase started decently but quick wickets pushed them back. Brevis and Yadav got going but they could not carry on. Pollard tried to pull off an unlikely heist but failed. For Lucknow, Avesh and Bishnoi bowled well, the three wickets from the former were timely. Krunal and Stoinis executed the fifth bowler's job in the middle overs. The death bowling came good despite the late flourish, they will look to go from strength to strength.

Chameera to Mills, no run

Full outside off, beats the swinging bat and Lucknow pick up their fourth win!

Chameera to Pollard, OUT

Taken at deep mid-wicket! It was full just outside off, close to a yorker and took the bottom of Pollard's swinging bat and was taken in front with a lunge and a tumble by Stoinis

Kieron Pollard c Stoinis b Chameera 25 (14b 1x4 2x6 36m) SR: 178.57
Chameera to Pollard, no run

Full outside off, hit to deep mid-wicket along the ground. It is mathematically impossible now for MI without extras.

Chameera to M Ashwin, OUT

Run-out on the non-striker's end comes in from an attempted bye! It was full outside off and beat the swinging horizontal bat, Pollard ran in and the underarm through beat the striker's end. The bowler took it and underarmed it to the stumps at the other end

Murugan Ashwin run out (†de Kock/Chameera) 6 (2b 0x4 1x6 4m) SR: 300
Chameera to M Ashwin, SIX runs

Connects one over long-on off a full ball just outside off. It was a slog that came off a stable diagonal base and a free swing

Chameera to Pollard, 1 run, OUT

Run-out comes in as they tried to attempt the second! It was full outside off, close to a yorker and was dug-out to deep mid-wicket with an attempted heave. It went along the ground and Stoinis sped in to stop and threw it at a good height to ensure Pollard could not get back.

Jaydev Unadkat run out (Stoinis/†de Kock) 14 (6b 2x4 1x6 13m) SR: 233.33

26 needed off the last over. Pollard is the man on strike, is the MIracle win on or can LSG tower over, courtesy Chameera who starts around the wicket

end of over 1917 runs
MI: 174/6CRR: 9.15 RRR: 26.00 • Need 26 runs from 6b
Jaydev Unadkat14 (6b 2x4 1x6)
Kieron Pollard24 (11b 1x4 2x6)
Jason Holder 4-0-34-1
Avesh Khan 4-0-30-3
Holder to Unadkat, no run

Full outside off, the unofficial free-hit is hit to long-off on the bounce to fuel Unadkat's frustration but he's done his job this over. The single is rejected

Holder to Unadkat, 4 leg byes

Luck is on Unadkat's side as a full ball angling in beats the whack, takes the inside of the pad and beats the diving keeper to his left. Goes fine and into the fence

Holder to Unadkat, FOUR runs

Full outside off, slapped down the ground. Bisects long-on and long-off who were running in towards each other. Jaydev sat back and waited for it really well

Holder to Unadkat, SIX runs

Full outside off, the 102 kmph ball is slapped over wide long-on after going on a knee. Connects with an 89-metre hit

Holder to Pollard, 1 run

Yorker on leg beats the flick, it looked like bat hit pad and the ball hit the boot on its way to third man. Single taken as there is no other option

Holder to Pollard, 2 runs

Full outside off. It's been dug out to deep cover and gambles for the second run and makes it.

Holder starts from over the wicket after a long discussion with the skip. Third man and point are in, so is short fine-leg and a straight long-on. All the fielders in the deep are in front.

end of over 189 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 157/6CRR: 8.72 RRR: 21.50 • Need 43 runs from 12b
Jaydev Unadkat4 (2b 1x4)
Kieron Pollard21 (9b 1x4 2x6)
Avesh Khan 4-0-30-3
Dushmantha Chameera 3-0-41-0

Avesh ends with 3 for 30 off his excellent spell.

Avesh Khan to Unadkat, no run

Low full toss on off, tries to tee-off through long-on. Goes to cover off the bottom of the bat

Avesh Khan to Unadkat, FOUR runs

Full outside off, it's been dug-out with a cover drive in the gap for four crucial runs

47 needed now from 14, Pollard needs to finish this off. Can he get support? Can Lucknow hold onto their nerves?

Avesh Khan to Allen, OUT

Flayed, goes to short-third man off the edge! It was full outside off, he tried to whack it over long-off with his front-foot out the way but found Chameera, who took it comfortably with his hands pointing up

Fabian Allen c Chameera b Avesh Khan 8 (7b 1x4 0x6 13m) SR: 114.28
Avesh Khan to Pollard, 1 run

Low full toss outside off, tries to direct it to wide long-on with the bottom hand coming off. Goes to deep mid-wicket off the bottom of the bat

Avesh Khan to Pollard, no run

Good length outside off, Pollard heaved at it but it took the bottom of the bat and went to the leg-side. He looked to have tried to over-hit it, says Graeme Swann on air.

Avesh Khan to Pollard, FOUR runs

Full outside off, clobbered through wide long-on

end of over 1716 runs
MI: 148/5CRR: 8.70 RRR: 17.33 • Need 52 runs from 18b
Fabian Allen8 (6b 1x4)
Kieron Pollard16 (6b 2x6)
Dushmantha Chameera 3-0-41-0
Ravi Bishnoi 4-0-34-1

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Chameera to Allen, 2 runs

Full outside off, driven to cover's right. It was on a long, fast drive but hit Holder on the knee as he was going down and the deflection went to long-off. Saved two runs but he looked like it stung

Chameera to Allen, no run

Full outside off, swing and a miss. It was going away with the angle, Allen stood back in his crease and had his front leg away and threw his bat at it but could not make contact

Win Probability
LSG 100%
100%50%100%LSG InningsMI Innings

Over 20 • MI 181/9

Jaydev Unadkat run out (Stoinis/†de Kock) 14 (6b 2x4 1x6 13m) SR: 233.33
Murugan Ashwin run out (†de Kock/Chameera) 6 (2b 0x4 1x6 4m) SR: 300
Kieron Pollard c Stoinis b Chameera 25 (14b 1x4 2x6 36m) SR: 178.57
LSG won by 18 runs
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