With a decisive 81-run victory over Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator on Wednesday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Mumbai Indians easily advanced into Qualifier 2 of the TATA IPL 2023.
Mumbai Indians bowled out Lucknow Super Giants for a pitiful 101 in 16.3 overs thanks in large part to a sensational five-wicket haul from Akash Madhwal. Madhwal, who was taking part in just his second IPL game, had a 5-for-5 return from 3.5 overs.
After being given the opportunity to bat, the Mumbai Indians scored a respectable 182 for 8 in their 20 overs. In addition to Suryakumar Yadav’s (33 off 20) and Tilak Varma’s (26 off 22) significant contributions, Cameron Green led the team with 41 runs off only 23 balls.
The Lucknow Super Giants, who were chasing 183, never got going and were dismissed after 17 overs. Madhwal was the standout bowler, but the Mumbai Indians attack as a whole did a good job of supporting him.
Mumbai Indians will play Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 2 on Friday thanks to their victory. The winner of that game will compete against Chennai Super Kings in the Sunday championship game.
“Mumbai Indians book place in Qualifier 2 with 81-run win over Lucknow Super Giants”
Madhwal’s Maiden Five-Wicket Haul
The game’s high point was the first five-wicket haul by Akash Madhwal. The young pacer was able to get good movement off the pitch while bowling with excellent control and accuracy. Nicholas Pooran, Prerak Mankad, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, and Ayush Badoni were all fired.
The batting display by the Mumbai Indians was also outstanding. The team got off to a strong start thanks to Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav, and Tilak Varma contributed significantly later in the order. In order to post a respectable total, the Mumbai Indians batsmen were able to rotate the strike well and hit some big shots.
The main factor contributing to the Lucknow Super Giants’ loss was their batting collapse. The team continuously lost wickets, and they were never able to start an innings. The batsmen for the Lucknow Super Giants were unable to rotate the strike or hit big shots.
Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians will now square off in Qualifier 2 on Friday. The winner of that game will compete against Chennai Super Kings in the Sunday championship game.