The Eliminator match of the IPL 2023 saw Mumbai Indians (MI) facing off against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 24, Wednesday.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat first in Chennai. Kumar Karthikeya made way for Hrithik Shokeen in the XI.
Cameron Green (41) and Suryakumar Yadav (33) were the main scorers for MI, while Tilak Varma (26) and Nehal Wadhera (23) pushed the final MI score to 182/8 in 20 overs. Naveen Ul Haq picked 4/38 and Yash Thakur took three wickets for LSG.
For LSG, their batting crumbled from the start in the pressure of big target with Marcus Stoinis (40) being the lone bright light for them. Kyle Mayers with 18 and Deepak Hooda with 15 were other scorers as LSG folded for 101 in 16.3 overs to lose by 81 runs.
Akash Madhwal picked 5/5 as MI booked their flight for Qualifier 2 in Ahmedabad where they will face Gujarat Titans on May 26. Madhwal's 5/5 is now the best bolwoing figures by a MI bolwer in IPL history, besting Jasprit Bumrah's 5/10 against KKR in 2022.
The cricket fraternity reacted to the LSG collapse and lauded MI bowler Akash Madhwal on Twitter.
Here are the tweets: