In the 2023 Indian Premier League Eliminator, which took place on Wednesday at the Chepauk, the five-time winner Mumbai Indians beat the Lucknow Super Giants. This put them one step closer to winning the title. Rohit Sharma, the captain of MI, won the toss and chose to bat first. When they chose to bat first, they put up 182 runs to protect. In the chase for 183 runs, Lucknow was bowled out for 101 runs in 16.3 overs.
Akash Madhwal set up the perfect win for MI. He was the first bowler in IPL playoff history to take five wickets. Madhwal finished with an amazing 5 for 5 off 3.3 overs, which was enough to totally destroy LSG and give MI the chance to move one step closer to another IPL final. The loss of Jofra Archar and Jasprit Bumrah was made up for by yorker expert, who had not played much in the IPL before this match. In addition to Madhwal’s strong performance, Lucknow’s bad running between the wickets hurt them during the tough run chase.
Engineers tend to pick up things quickly: Madhwal
When asked if he had replaced Jasprit Bumrah as MI during the presentation ceremony after the game, he said, “I was just practicing and waiting for this chance.” I got a degree in engineering and played tennis-ball cricket because that was what I loved. Engineers tend to pick up things quickly! I just work on it, and that’s what we do. I’m happy with what I’ve done, but I’ll try to do better. Bumrah bhai has his own place, and I’m just trying to do my part. The best wicket was Nicholas Pooran. Everyone at home believes I’m working hard.”
Madhwal tied the record set by the great Anil Kumble for the most affordable five-wicket haul in IPL history. As soon as the right-handed pacer won the game, both former and present players praised him. MI is the most successful team in the history of the IPL. On Friday, they will play Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 2 in Ahmedabad for a spot in the final game against Chennai Super Kings.
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