After a stunning batting performance, the Lucknow Super Giants were dealt with a massive blow as Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis injured himself against the Punjab Kings. The Super Giants created history as they posted 257 runs in the first innings which is the second-highest score in the IPL.
Marcus Stoinis was one of the star performers for Lucknow as he smashed 72 runs in 40 balls with six fours and five sixes. Then in the second innings, Stoinis continued his good run of form as managed to get PBKS' captain Shikhar Dhawan's wicket. But in his second over, the Aussie sent out an overpitched delivery which was driven straight back by Atharva Taide.
In an attempt to stop the ball, Stoinis put his hands in his follow-through and injured his finger in the process. Immediately, the LSG physio ran out to attend to him and eventually, the Australian was taken off the field.
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Stoinis' injury, didn't hold LSG back as they went to register a comfortable 56-run win and jump up to the second place on the table. After the game, Marcus Stoinis was also named the Player of the Match award for his all-around effort.
Reacting to this performance and his injury, Stoinis said, " The finger is alright. It is better now. We will get scans done. We were joking about the difference between this wicket and the one at our home. Was just trying to build partnerships. Ayush got off to a flier as well. I do like to take responsibility of batting in the middle order and finishing it off. I have batted everywhere in my career. I was swinging a few in the nets. So, they got excited and gave me the new ball. No one loves to bowl on a flat one. The home wicket suits me more as my change of pace helps me there."