Marcus Stoinis returned to the IPL and debuted for his new side with a bang. The Aussie all-rounder played a brilliant knock of unbeaten 38 runs off 17 deliveries against Rajasthan Royals.
Stoinis almost pulled off a heist with his explosive batting as Lucknow Super Giants lost the game by three runs. Many felt that the Super Giants held the all-rounder back for a little too long, and the mistake cost them the match.
However, in the game against Mumbai Indians, the Super Giants promoted Marcus Stoinis to the fourth number. The stage was set for the all-rounder as Quinton de Kock, and the Skipper KL Rahul provided the team with a solid start. However, Manish Pandey came in and snitched another vital partnership once de Kock was gone.
The team management sent Stoinis out after the wicket of Manish Pandey. The LSG side was looking for a big finish with only 40 deliveries remaining and eight wickets in hand.
Marcus Stoinis smashed a 104-meter six first ball, pointed to his wife
Marcus Stoinis begin right from where he left against Rajasthan Royals. He smashed Murugan Ashwin for a 104-meter six over the long-on first ball.
Marcus Stoinis’s wife Stephanie Muller was also present at the Brabourne Stadium to watch the game between Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants. After witnessing her husband opening his account in such a splendid manner, the lady was delighted.
Stoinis was quick to notice his wife enjoying the shot, and he pointed her in the stands with a smile. The skipper KL Rahul also looked impressed with the audacity of the monstrous hit.
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Marcus Stoinis failed to get a big score as he got out for a score of 10, trying to up the ante. However, the all-rounder scalped the big wicket of Ishan Kishan by getting him bowled with a slower ball.
At the time of writing, the match is hanging balance with Mumbai Indians requiring 79 runs off 34 deliveries. Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard are present in the middle.