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MI Edge DC in Thriller, LSG Crush GT in One-Sided Encounter

In a super exciting Sunday of IPL 2024 cricket, fans got to see two amazing matches. First, the Mumbai Indians (MI) battled it out with the Delhi Capitals (DC) and snatched their first win of the season in a game full of surprises. Then, the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) showed their power by beating the Gujarat Titans (GT) in a game where they clearly had the upper hand.

In this article, we’re going to tell you all about the best moments from these matches, including the standout performances that made the day unforgettable. Get ready for a fun recap of cricket action that kept everyone on the edge of their seats!

First Innings (MI vs. DC)

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai hosted the 20th match of the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Delhi Capitals (DC). Here is a brief overview of the match:

MI Batting:

  • Delhi Capitals (DC) won the toss and opted to bowl first against Mumbai Indians (MI).
  • Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan provided a power-packed start, scoring 80 runs for the first wicket in just 42 balls.
  • Hardik Pandya contributed with a knock of 39 off 33 deliveries.
  • Tim David accelerated in the slog overs, smashing 45 off 21 balls to take MI past 200.
  • Romario Shepherd played a blistering finish, scoring 39 off 10 balls in the last over.

MI set a formidable target of 234/5.

DC Bowling:

  • Axar Patel was the pick of the DC bowlers, taking 2 wickets.
  • Anrich Nortje also contributed with 2 wickets.
  • Khaleel Ahmed  chipped in with a wicket.

Second Innings (MI vs. DC)

DC Batting:

  • Prithvi Shaw played a brilliant innings, scoring 66 off 40 balls.
  • Abishek Porel supported with a valuable 41 off 31 deliveries.
  • Tristan Stubbs played a sensational unbeaten knock of 71 off 25 balls.

Despite their efforts, DC managed 205/8.

MI Bowling:

  • Jasprit Bumrah took 2 wickets.
  • Gerald Coetzee also contributed with 4 wickets.

In the end, Mumbai Indians secured victory by 29 runs in this thrilling encounter.

Awards and Records in MI vs. DC IPL 2024 Match (Match 20)

Awards

  • Romario Shepherd received the Player of the Match award for his exceptional performance, showcasing his all-around excellence.
  • Electric Striker of the Match: Romario Shepherd showcased his explosive batting, achieving a strike rate of 390 during his cameo.
  • Ultimate Fantasy Player of the Match: Gerald Coetzee was the fantasy cricket star, accumulating an impressive 112 fantasy points.
  • Super Sixes of the Match: Tristan Stubbs of DC smashed a total of 7 sixes, displaying his aggressive intent.
  • Most Fours in the Match: Prithvi Shaw (DC) hit 8 fours, showcasing his elegant stroke play.

Records Broken

  • Jasprit Bumrah achieved a significant milestone, completing 150 wickets in the IPL. He reached this feat in 2,832 balls, joining an elite group of bowlers.

The match witnessed a run-fest, with both teams displaying aggressive batting and setting a thrilling tone for IPL 2024.

First Innings (GT vs. LSG)

The 21st match of the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) saw a clash between the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and the Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

Toss: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) won the toss and elected to bat first.

LSG Batting:

  • Quinton de Kock: Smashed a six in the first over off Umesh Yadav.
  • K. Rahul: Scored 33 runs in 31 balls with 3 fours.
  • D. Padikkal: Scored 7 runs in 7 balls with 1 four.
  • M. Stoinis: Played a crucial knock of 58 runs in 43 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes.
  • N. Pooran: Contributed 32 runs in 22 balls with 3 sixes.
  • A. Badoni: Scored 20 runs in 11 balls with 3 fours.

GT Bowling:

  • U. Yadav: Bowled 3.0 overs, conceded 22 runs, and took 2 wickets.
  • S. Johnson: Bowled 4.0 overs, conceded 32 runs, and took 0 wickets.
  • R. Khan: Bowled 4.0 overs, conceded 28 runs, and took 1 wicket.
  • M. Sharma: Bowled 3.0 overs, conceded 34 runs, and took 0 wickets.
  • N. Ahmad: Bowled 4.0 overs, conceded 22 runs, and took 0 wickets.
  • D. Nalkande: Bowled 2.0 overs, conceded 21 runs, and took 2 wickets.

Lucknow Super Giants set a competitive total of 163 runs in the first innings, with notable contributions from Stoinis and Rahul. Their bowlers, especially Krunal Pandya, put pressure on Gujarat Titans, setting the stage for an exciting second innings.

Second Innings

GT Batting:

  • S. Sudharsan: Scored 31 runs in 23 balls with 4 fours.
  • S. Gill: Made 19 runs in 21 balls with 2 fours.
  • V. Shankar: Contributed 17 runs in 17 balls with 1 six.
  • R. Tewatia: Played a fighting knock of 30 runs off 25 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes.

LSG Bowling:

  • Y. Thakur: Bowled 3.5 overs, conceded 30 runs, and took 5 wickets.
  • K. Pandya: Bowled 4.0 overs, conceded 11 runs, and took 3 wickets.
  • R. Bishnoi: Bowled 2.0 overs, conceded 8 runs, and took 1 wicket.

Lucknow Super Giants dominated the second innings, with Yash Thakur’s brilliant five-wicket haul sealing their victory by 33 runs against Gujarat Titans.

Awards and Records in LSG vs. GT IPL 2024 Match (Match 21)

Awards

  • Player of the Match: Yash Thakur (5/30)
  • Electric Striker of the Match: Ayush Badoni (Strike rate of 181.82)
  • Fantasy Player of the Match: Yash Thakur (173 fantasy points)
  • Super Sixes of the Match: Nicholas Pooran (3 sixes)
  • RuPay On-The-Go 4s: Marcus Stoinis (4 fours)

Records Broken

  • This was the first time in IPL history that Lucknow Super Giants defeated Gujarat Titans.
  • LSG had lost each of their previous four matches against GT in the last two seasons.

IPL 2024 Points Table after the matches played on Sunday, April 7, 2024

  • Rajasthan Royals: 8 points (4 wins, 0 losses, NRR +1.120)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 6 points (3 wins, 0 losses, NRR +2.518)
  • Lucknow Super Giants: 6 points (3 wins, 1 loss, NRR +0.775)
  • Chennai Super Kings: 4 points (2 wins, 2 losses, NRR +0.517)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: 4 points (2 wins, 2 losses, NRR +0.409)
  • Punjab Kings: 4 points (2 wins, 2 losses, NRR -0.220)
  • Gujarat Titans: 4 points (2 wins, 3 losses, NRR -0.797)
  • Mumbai Indians: 2 points (1 win, 3 losses, NRR -0.704)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 2 points (1 win, 4 losses, NRR -0.843)
  • Delhi Capitals: 2 points (1 win, 4 losses, NRR -1.370)

Lucknow Super Giants’ victory over Gujarat Titans propelled them to the third spot, while Mumbai Indians secured their first win of the season against Delhi Capitals.

Bottom Line

IPL Match Sunday gave us a taste of everything cricket has to offer, from super close games that had us on the edge of our seats to matches where one team clearly ruled. As we get ready for more games, we’ll definitely remember the fun and excitement these matches brought to fans all over the world.

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