Match Report:


Stoinis, David shine as Turner makes return from injury

Justin Langer hails his 'match-winner' after his Lucknow side knocked over Mumbai Indians

Marcus Stoinis and Tim David have taken the opportunity of the last Indian Premier League match before Australia name their squad for the T20 World Cup to remind selectors of their value.

After David clubbed an unbeaten 18-ball 35 to give Mumbai Indians a total approaching respectability, Stoinis made a well-crafted half-century. That laid the platform for Lucknow Super Giants to win by four wickets in the last over.

Batting again at No.3 the allrounder also took a sharp catch and bowled a tidy spell.

"He has been a real match-winner," LSG's Australian coach Justin Langer said of Stoinis. "In T20, in big tournaments, match-winners are crucial if you are going to keep progressing. He's showing that presence at the top of the order. He took a good catch too. He's playing well."

Opening up and bowling three overs in the power play to maximise his chances of swing, Stoinis conceded just 19 runs and dismissed Suryakumar Yadav caught behind gloving down the legside.

"It is nice to bowl with the new ball," Stoinis said. "For someone who is not as quick I can try and shift the ball in the air and have another dimension to my bowling. It is a nice role."

Stoinis celebrates his wicket of Suryakumar Yadav // Getty

He also caught Rohit Sharma for four at short cover as Mumbai Indians ended the six-over powerplay 4-28 and up against it.

Nehal Wadhera steadied the innings with 46 in 41 balls before David at least gave Indians' bowlers something to defend,  lifting the visitors to 7-144.

It never looked enough, even after Nuwan Thushara had Arshin Kulkarni leg before in the opening over. That brought in Stoinis and he was fortunate to inside-edge to the boundary as he jabbed down on a Jasprit Bumrah opener.

But Hardik Pandya surprisingly took Bumrah off and Stoinis climbed into a pair of short balls from Gerald Coetzee. KL Rahul, channelling his anger at being omitted from India's IPL squad, took 20 off the next over, from Thushara.

Tim David clubbed 35 from only 18 balls // Getty

Then when Bumrah came back to bowl the sixth Stoinis lifted him back over his head into the crowd.

Rahul (28 off 22) was brilliantly caught by Mohammad Nabi but by then Super Giants needed 86 from 76 balls, a routine chase. Stoinis settled down to manage the innings, picking off the occasional four but mainly pushing ones and twos.

He reached his 50 off 39 balls and was on 62 when he was caught on the ropes of his 45th ball aiming for his third six.

By then the job was almost done, and Stoinis' dismissal gave Ashton Turner the chance of his first innings since injuring his knee while playing for Perth Scorchers in the KFC BBL in December.

Inevitably rusty, the West Australian eased to five off eight but was then bowled, edging onto his own stumps as he attempted an ambitious lap off Coetzee, but Nicolas Pooran rode his luck to take LSG home.

Lucknow moved into third with 12 points, well placed to be one of the four play-off teams, but with six points Mumbai are struggling to qualify.

IPL 2024 standings

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Net Run Rate
Total points
1 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Knight Riders KKR 14 9 3 0 2 1.428 0 20
2 Sunrisers Hyderabad Sunrisers Hyderabad SUN 14 8 5 0 1 0.414 0 17
3 Rajasthan Royals Rajasthan Royals RAJ 14 8 5 0 1 0.273 0 17
4 Royal Challengers Bengaluru Men Royal Challengers Bengaluru Men RCB 14 7 7 0 0 0.459 0 14
5 Chennai Super Kings Chennai Super Kings CSK 14 7 7 0 0 0.392 0 14
6 Delhi Capitals Men Delhi Capitals Men DEL 14 7 7 0 0 -0.377 0 14
7 Lucknow Super Giants Lucknow Super Giants LSG 14 7 7 0 0 -0.667 0 14
8 Gujarat Titans Gujarat Titans GUT 14 5 7 0 2 -1.063 0 12
9 Punjab Kings Punjab Kings KXI 14 5 9 0 0 -0.353 0 10
10 Mumbai Indians Mumbai Indians MI 14 4 10 0 0 -0.318 0 8

M: Matches played

W: Wins

L: Losses

T: Ties

N/R: No results

NRR: Net Run Rate

Ded.: Deductions

PTS: Total points

Australians in IPL 2024

Delhi Capitals: Mitch Marsh (A$1.2m), David Warner (A$1.16m), Jhye Richardson (A$890,000), Jake Fraser-McGurk (A$92,000)

Gujarat Titans: Spencer Johnson (A$1.78m), Matthew Wade (A$446,000)

Kolkata Knight Riders: Mitchell Starc (A$4.43m)

Lucknow Super Giants: Marcus Stoinis (A$1.7m), Ashton Turner (A$178,000)

Mumbai Indians: Tim David (A$1.53m)

Punjab Kings: Nathan Ellis (A$135,000)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Cameron Green (A$3.15m), Glenn Maxwell (A$2m)

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Pat Cummins (A$3.67m), Travis Head (A$1.2m)

*Prices in AUD, conversions correct at time of auction