Image Source : IPLT20.COM Stoinis walks off the field injured in beach match
In the 38th match of IPL 2023, Lucknow Super Giants thrashed Punjab Kings bowlers fiercely. The team scored the second highest score in IPL history and became the second team after RCB to score 250 plus runs in the league. Marcus Stoinis scored the highest innings of 77 runs in 40 balls for Lucknow. Due to his strong innings, Lucknow batted tremendously and scored a mountain. After this, as soon as he came in the bowling, in the first over, the backbone of Punjab, his captain Shikhar Dhawan was sent back to the pavilion on the score of one. But something happened in the middle of the match which turned out to be bad news for Lucknow.
Stoinis was throwing his third and his second over of the innings. Batsman Atharva Tayde hit a fiery straight drive on the fifth ball of the over. Which Stoinis tried to stop in the follow through. After this he could not stop the ball but the ball hurt his finger and gave a single to the batsman. Then immediately the physio came on the field and Stoinis appeared in pain. As a result, he could not even complete this over and he walked off the field. Ayush Badoni completed the over by bowling the last ball in his place. Marcus took one wicket for 21 runs in his 1.5 overs.
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Stoinis hit the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan
How serious is Stoinis’ injury?
It is too early to say how serious Stoinis’ injury is, but the Lucknow team and its fans will hope that there is no dislocation or fracture in the finger. But after the pain Stoinis was in, the team management will not take the risk of bringing him back in this match. Now it will also have to be seen whether he will be seen in the next match after this match or not. The team is already without players like Mohsin Khan who is injured.
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Talking about this match, playing first, the team of Lucknow Super Giants scored a huge score of 257 runs losing 5 wickets in the prescribed 20 overs. Kyle Myers scored 54 off 24 balls and Marcus Stoinis scored 77 runs. Apart from this, Badoni and Nicholas Pooran also made important contributions. This was the second highest score in IPL history. Along with this, 41 boundaries were also hit by Lucknow in this innings, which is the second highest number in IPL history.
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