Mumbai Indians (MI) displayed a resounding performance in the 2nd innings of the Eliminator of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 and defeated Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by an imposing margin of 81 runs.
Rohit Sharma and co. have now reached Qualifier 2 and will be up against the defending champions of IPL, Gujarat Titans (GT). The 5-time champions of the IPL know how to handle pressure situations and will be favourites in Qualifier 2.
LSG were completely overrun by Mumbai in this game. A huge loss in terms of runs and this was MI’s biggest win in IPL 2023.
In this article, we take a look at 3 talking points of the LSG vs MI Eliminator that took place in Chennai in IPL 2023:
1. Naveen-Ul-Haq’s impressive bowling
Despite all the outside noise that is surrounding Naveen-Ul-Haq, the Afghan bowler had a solid outing with the white-cherry in this LSG vs MI game. The pacer was extremely economical with the ball and bagged 4 wickets.
Rohit Sharma, Cameron Green, Surya Kumar Yadav and Tilak Verma were sent back to the hut as Naveen-Ul-Haq ran riot in the 1st innings. In 4 overs, he conceded 38 runs.
2. Aakash Madhwal’s mind-boggling spell
An engineer, Aakash Madhwal engineered this win for Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator. The 29-year-old bowler bagged 5 wickets and conceded only 5 runs! Hard to believe, isn’t it? Aakash Madhwal was absolutely stupendous with the ball and made sure that Mumbai Indians coast to a victory in this LSG vs MI game.
With an economy of only 1.43, Aakash Madhwal was the cynosure of all eyes in Chennai. The entire Mumbai team management was extremely happy with his performance post this game.
3. Cameron Green shines with the bat
Australian all-rounder Cameron Green grabbed the limelight with his batting as he scored 41 runs in just 23 balls. The hard-hitting batter smashed 6 fours and 1 six and had a superb strike-rate of 178.26.
With the ball, he was impressive as well. In 3 overs, Cameron Green conceded only 15 runs and had an excellent economy of 5.00. He was one of the main reasons why MI won this decisive LSG vs MI game at the Chepauk Stadium.
Mumbai Indians will now play Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 2 on 26th May 2023. The match will be taking place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The winner will proceed to the high-octane finals of IPL 2023 and will be locking horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
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