Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

Lucknow Super Giants defeated Mumbai Indians by five runs to make the IPL 2023 playoffs race more interesting. LSG batting first posted a total of 177/3 in 20 overs, with Marcus Stoinis scoring an unbeaten 89 off 47 balls, and skipper Krunal Pandya also played an anchoring role by scoring 49 runs in 42 balls.

Mumbai started off the run-chase well with the help of a 90-run opening partnership between Rohit Sharma-Ishan Kishan, but they fell short of the target despite a stunning cameo from Tim David in the death overs. Mohsin Khan was fantastic with the ball as he defended ten runs in the last over brilliantly, and Ravi Bishnoi played a crucial role with the ball by dismissing both the Mumbai openers.

Numbers and stats from LSG vs MI game:

2 -
Piyush Chawla became only the second spin bowler after Harbhajan Singh to pick 20 (or) more wickets for MI in an IPL season.

3 - LSG have defeated MI three out of three times in the IPL.

LSG vs MI in IPL:
- LSG won by 18 runs, Mumbai - Brabourne Stadium (2022)
- LSG won by 36 runs, Mumbai - Wankhede Stadium (2022)
- LSG won by 5 runs, Lucknow (2023)

11 - Lucknow Super Giants have won 11 out of 14 games in IPL while batting first.

LSG in IPL while batting first:
Played - 14
Won - 11
Lost -2 
NR - 1

49 - Krunal Pandya recorded his second joint-highest score (49*) in the IPL.

Highest scores for Krunal Pandya in IPL:
86 vs DC in Visakhapatnam, 2016
49* vs SRH in Hyderabad, 2016
49* vs MI in Lucknow, 2023

50 - Ravi Bishnoi in his 50th IPL game also completed the milestone of picking 50 wickets (51) in the IPL.

82 - Marcus Stoinis and Krunal Pandya had an unbeaten 82-run partnership for the fourth wicket in IPL.

Highest fourth or lower wicket partnership for LSG in IPL:
Ayush Badoni-Deepak Hooda: 87 vs GT in Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium), 2022
KL Rahul-Deepak Hooda: 87 vs SRH in Navi Mumbai, 2022
Ayush Badoni-Nicholas Pooran: 84 vs RCB in Bengaluru, 2023 
Marcus Stoinis-Krunal Pandya: 82* vs MI in Lucknow, 2023

89 - Marcus Stoinis recorded his highest score (89*) in the IPL.

Highest score for Marcus Stoinis in IPL:
89* vs MI in Lucknow, 2023

72 vs PBKS in Mohali, 2023
65 vs MI in Dubai, 2020
65 vs RCB in Bengaluru, 2023 

Marcus Stoinis won 3 Player of the Match award in IPL 2023.

Most Player of the Match award in IPL 2023:

Yashasvi Jaiswal - 4
Ravindra Jadeja - 3
Marcus Stoinis - 3 

1329 - Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan have scored 1329 runs together as a pair for MI in the IPL.

Most partnership runs for MI in IPL:
Rohit Sharma-Kieron Pollard: 1344
Rohit Sharma-Ishan Kishan: 1329
Quinton de Kock-Rohit Sharma: 1269

Highest partnership by a batting pair in Lucknow in IPL:
Rohit Sharma-Ishan Kishan: 90 vs LSG in 2023
Marcus Stoinis-Krunal Pandya: 82* vs MI in 2023

Kyle Mayers-Deepak Hooda: 79 vs DC in 2023