IPL 2023, MI vs LSG, Eliminator: Green, SKY, Madhwal power MI to Qualifier 2; LSG eliminated
IPL 2023, Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Eliminator: Cameron Green-Suryakumar Yadav's 66-run stand, Naveen-ul-Haq's 4-38 and Akash Madhwal's 5-5 are top performances. Mumbai Indians beat LSG in eliminator and book a berth for qualifier 2.
Brief Scores: MI 182/8 (Green 41, Sky 33, Naveen 4/38) beat LSG 101 (Stoinis 40, Madhwal 5/5) by 81 runs.
Player of the Match: Akash Madhwal (5/5 in 3.3 overs)
Five-time champions, Mumbai Indians (MI) locked horns with Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), who made their second consecutive playoffs, during the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. LSG have won all three encounters against MI.
Fiery MI bowling carries them to qualifier 2 to face GT
MI captain Rohit Sharma on winning the toss opted to bat first expecting the track to get slow as the game progressed. While LSG went with an unchanged eleven, Mumbai brought back Hrithik Shokeen & Tilak Verma while LSG brought back Deepak Hooda.
Decided to bat first, some collective batting from MI carried them to 62/2 in the powerplay before the 66-run partnership between Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav stretched them to 98/2 in 10 overs. LSG pulled it back to keep MI on 131/4 in 15 overs before some late flourish fired them to 182/8 in their allotted 20 overs.
Chasing 183, Lucknow went off to a flying start with 54/2 in the powerplay before some quick wickets helped Mumbai pull them back to 75/5 at the halfway stage. The injured giants with bizarre run-outs were bundled out for 101, handing MI an 81-run victory.
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Talking Point: Madhwal’s outstanding spell and Nehal Wadhera’s impactful season
LSG has made one of the best uses of the ‘Impact Player in the form of Nehal Wadhera who has been fantastic in scoring some quick runs. In this game too, he added some vital 23 runs in 12 balls at the death phase to strike at a rate of 145.40, scoring 237 runs in 13 games throughout the whole season.
One of another impressive member for MI in this season has been their young pace bowling star, Akash Madhwal who has bowled some outstanding spells with hostile pace and MI will hope to see him with the same energy in the next season.
Let’s scan the top three performances from the game between LSG and MI