At the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the Lucknow team successfully defended the score of 168 and restricted the Mumbai team to a score of 132. This is Mumbai’s eighth consecutive defeat of this season and now the avenues for the playoffs have also been closed for them. While the team of Lucknow has reached the fourth place with the fifth win.
Five-time champion team Mumbai Indians (MI) is out of the tournament. This is the eighth consecutive defeat for Mumbai this season and they have not won a single match so far. In such a situation, it is now impossible for Mumbai to make it to the playoffs. A lot is to blame on the top-order which has been inconsistent and ineffective throughout the tournament. Two of the highest paid players of Mumbai Indians, Ishan and Rohit, have struggled to score runs.
Lucknow Super Giants scored 168 in this match due to captain KL Rahul’s brilliant century (103*). But Mumbai Indians could not chase this score, despite the small innings of Rohit Sharma-Tilak Verma-Kieron Pollard, the team had to face defeat by 36 runs.
Mumbai Indians has become the first team to lose all eight matches of the season. Now Mumbai Indians have a total of 6 matches left in this season, but it is difficult to reach the playoffs with just 12 points.
The star of Lucknow’s innings was once again captain KL Rahul, who wreaked havoc on the bowlers of Mumbai. KL Rahul has scored the second century of this season and both the centuries have come against Mumbai Indians. Rahul has scored 103 runs in his innings.
Quinton de Kock was out early this time and could not take advantage of the life-giving on 4 runs. After him Manish Pandey (22 runs) played with captain KL Rahul, but he could not make a big score.
Lucknow Super Giants was moving towards a big score but was shocked by Kieran Pollard as he took two crucial wickets. Lucknow’s middle order didn’t make any significant impact on score.