MI vs LSG highlights IPL 2023: In the eliminator match of the TATA IPL 2023, the Mumbai Indians clashed with the Lucknow Super Giants at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Mumbai Indians won the eliminator match and will battle with Gujarat Titans in qualifier 2 at Narendra Modi Stadium. Mumbai Indians, while batting first, set a target of 183 for Lucknow Super Giants, but the latter got all out for 101 runs, giving a huge win of 81 runs to Mumbai Indians. The five-time champions made their way to qualifier 2 thanks to Akash Madhwal’s exceptional bowling skills as he got his maiden five-wicket haul in the IPL.
MI vs LSG highlights IPL 2023: Playing XI of both teams during the match
Mumbai Indians: Mumbai Indians did some changes in their batting and bowling line up Hrithik Shokeen was in playing XI
Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton De Kock was out and Deepak Hooda was included in the team’s playing XI.
Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI: Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran(w), Krunal Pandya(c), Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur, Mohsin Khan
MI vs LSG highlights IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians didn’t start well but SKY and Green scored some valuable runs
MI vs LSG highlights IPL 2023: Rohit Sharma and Co., after winning the toss, decided to bat first, and the opening duo came to the crease: captain Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan opened the inning for MI. LSG started their bowling innings with spinners, but the duo handled them very well and managed to put up 30 runs in 3 overs of the powerplay, but when LSG switched to pacers, both Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan got out in quick succession.
When Mumbai were 38-2, the stylish Surya Kumar Yadav and the last match centurion, Cameron Green, started building the partnership, and they kept the run rate high, which took MI to 104 runs in 11 overs, but in the same over, both SKY and Cameron Green got dismissed; their wickets were taken by Naveen-ul-Haq.
On the crease, Tim David and Tilak Verma played some good shots, but they both got caught, and in the end, impact substitute Nehal Wadhera scored some maximums and boundaries, which took the total of the Mumbai Indians to 182 runs.
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MI vs LSG highlights IPL 2023: LSG’s batters surrendered to Akash Madhwal
MI vs LSG highlights IPL 2023: Lucknow Super Giants opened their innings to chase 183 runs with impact substitute Kyle Mayers and Prerak Mankad but they didn’t able to give the start their team wanted as in the second over of their innings Prerak Mankad got out and the tale of come and go was about to start, soon Kyle Myers got caught at mid-on. Marcus Stoinis and Krunal Pandya were on the crease when their team was 23-2 and they started building a partnership like they did in their last encounter against Mumbai Indians.
The duo took the score to 68 runs in 8 overs, But this time when Krunal Pandya tried charging in the over of Piyush Chawla to go for a maximum he got caught at long-on, the batters afterwards didn’t do anything significant and dismissed quickly most of them got run out because of the MI’s stupendous fielding and the mis-communication the players had between them and that cost them the match and they all out for 101 runs.
Akash Madhwal took 5 wickets in the match consuming just 5 runs in his 3.3 overs spell that was some exceptional bowling figures by an Indian pacer in the match and it helped MI seal the eliminator.
MI vs LSG highlights IPL 2023: Post-Match
The match between the number 3 and 4 teams of the points table became one-sided when Akash Madhwal started taking wickets and sent half of LSG’s team to the dugout. There was no one in LSG’s team to do a counter attack on the bowlers, whereas when Mumbai Indians were batting, they had Surya Kumar Yadav and Cameron Green, who made quick runs and built a partnership, but LSG’s team displayed a poor performance, and now they are knocked out of further IPL matches.
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MI vs LSG highlights IPL 2023: Post-Match Statements
Krunal Pandya (Losing Captain):
“We were in a good position at one stage, but everything started (going wrong) when I played that shot, we should have played better cricket. That shot (his wicket) was not on, I completely take the blame for that. The ball was coming nicely on to the bat, we just had to bat better. We didn’t play good cricket after that strategic break. Quinton de Kock is a quality batter, but Mayers has a better record here, so we went ahead (in the playing XI) with him. Their batters bat really well against fast bowlers, so I thought of starting with spin against them”
Rohit Sharma (Winning Captain)
That is what we have done over the years. People don’t expect us to do what we have done, but we managed to. He (Akash) was the part of the team last year as a support bowler, and once Jofra was gone and I knew he had skills and the character to do the job for us. Over the years we have seen many guys coming in from Mumbai Indians and playing for India. It is important to make them (youngsters) feel special and make them feel part of the team, my job is to just make them comfortable in the middle. They are very clear in their roles about what they need to do for the team and that’s what you want. As a team we enjoyed it (fielding). Good to see everyone contributing on the field. Coming to Chennai, we knew whole team needs to come to the party. At Wankhede you need one or two brilliant performances, but here it is a different ball game.