IPL 2023 Eliminator: Madhwal bowls Mumbai Indians to big win over LSG

Akash Madhwal
Akash Madhwal wrecked LSG. Photo: Twitter@IPL

Five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) thrashed Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 81 runs on Wednesday to eliminate them from the Indian Premier League (IPL) and keep alive their own hopes of making the final.

Seamer Akash Madhwal claimed five wickets while conceding only five runs in his 3.3 overs to skittle out LSG for 101 in 16.3 overs after MI had posted 182/8 at Chepauk.

MI will face defending champions Gujarat Titans on Friday for a place in Sunday's final against Chennai Super Kings.

Electing to bat, MI made a sprightly start but lost their openers, skipper Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, inside the Powerplay overs.

Cameron Green (41) and Suryakumar Yadav (33) revived MI, but Naveen-ul-Haq (4/38) removed both in the same over to peg them back.

Cameron Green
Cameron Green smashed a quick-fire 41. Photo: Twitter@IPL

MI added 51 runs in the last five overs but still fell well short of the 200-mark, which had looked possible at one stage.

Madhwal had LSG on the back foot early and three run-outs effectively derailed their chase as MI took charge.

Marcus Stoinis smashed 40 off 27 balls but collided with batting partner Deepak Hooda while running between wickets and his run-out triggered a collapse LSG could not stem.

"Madhwal has been awesome. The moment he came, we realised he is special," Green said of his MI teammate.

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