IPL 2023

Marcus Stoinis shines in victory but suffers finger injury during match

Khel Now

May 1 2023
Lucknow Super Giants' batsmen Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis take a run

LSG: Lucknow Super Giants defeated Punjab Kings by 56 runs in the 38th match of the Indian Premier League on Friday at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. All the players made important contributions to this victory for Lucknow. But Marcus Stoinis’ contribution was the most special in this match. Marcus Stoinis top-scored for the win with an innings of 72 runs off 40 balls. He also hit six fours and five sixes. Stoinis was awarded the Player of the Match award for this performance. However, after the match, an update regarding his injury was received, which could cause trouble for LSG. if you select Marcus Stoinis in your IPL Dream11 Prediction Team then you definitely won a decent amount.

Stoinis suffered a finger injury

During Punjab’s innings, Stoinis suffered a finger injury. During his second over, Stoinis took a forceful blow to his finger while attempting to stop Atharva Tyde’s shot, causing him to immediately drop to his knees in pain. After this, he could not even bowl the remaining ball of his over. During this, he sat down on his knees, and the physio had to come onto the field.

When even that did not work, he was taken out of the field. However, the latest update is that he will have a scan to determine the condition of his injury, which Stoinis himself confirmed after the match.

LSG post 2nd highest Total

Talking about the match, half-centuries from Marcus Stoinis and Kyle Mayers helped LSG create history by posting a mammoth 257/5 against PBKS. Meyers scored a quickfire 54 off 24 balls as Lucknow started strongly. Stoinis and Ayush Badoni then shared an 89-run partnership to keep LSG steady in the middle overs.

Nicholas Pooran’s blistering 19-ball 45 helped LSG post the second-highest total in IPL history. It is worth noting that in 2013, RCB set the record for the highest score of 263/5 in 20 overs against Pune Warriors India.

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