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Mumbai Indians knocked out after SRH demolishes LSG

• 10 May, 24 • by Gaurav Sauran
Mumbai Indians knocked out after SRH demolishes LSG

The Mumbai Indians (MI) may not be continuing their IPL 2024 journey to the playoffs, but they’ve left their mark with some exceptional performances. While the team fell short this season, there’s a lot to appreciate in their journey so far.

 

Leading the pack is Jasprit Bumrah, the team’s pace spearhead. He currently sits atop the IPL 2024 bowling charts with a whopping 18 wickets in just 12 games! Even more impressive is his economical bowling, maintaining a rate of just 6.20 runs per over. This is a testament to his accuracy and control, making him a true asset to the team.

While Bumrah has been phenomenal, credit goes to the young talent Tilak Varma as well. The batsman has emerged as MI’s highest scorer so far, amassing 384 runs with an impressive average of over 42. This bodes well for the team’s future, showcasing the potential of their rising stars.

Looking back, MI started the season with some challenges, facing initial setbacks. However, they displayed resilience by bouncing back with wins in three out of their next four matches. It’s these glimpses of fighting spirit that make the team exciting to watch.

 

The exciting match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) that sealed MI’s fate.  SRH secured a dominant 10-wicket victory over LSG, effectively knocking them out of contention for the playoffs.

This win propelled SRH to the crucial third position in the points table, boosting their playoff chances. The star of the show for SRH was the opening duo of Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma. The pair chased down LSG’s modest target of 166 runs in a mere 9.4 overs! Head smashed an unbeaten 89 runs off just 30 balls, while Sharma remained unbeaten on 75 runs from 28 deliveries. Their aggressive batting display left the LSG bowlers with no room to maneuver.

 

This early exit for MI marks the end of their wait for a sixth IPL title. While they haven’t reached the playoffs consistently in recent seasons, their fighting spirit and glimpses of brilliance are undeniable. With exceptional talents like Bumrah and Varma, and valuable lessons learned, MI is sure to be a strong contender again next year!

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