IPL 2023 Eliminator: Akash Madhwal takes five-fer as Mumbai Indians thrash LSG by 81 runs at Chepauk

Xtra Time Web Desk: A terrific spell of bowling from Akash Madhwal saw five-time champions Mumbai Indians beat Lucknow Super Giants by 81 runs in the IPL 2023 Eliminator at Chepauk on Wednesday. Madhwal’s figures were an impressive 3.3-0-5-5.

Marcus Stoinis top-scored for Lucknow with 40 runs from 27 balls but it was not enough as wickets kept falling regularly.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians mounted a solid comeback after Naveen-ul-Haq’s four-wicket haul to reach 182/8 in 20 overs. Cameron Green scored 41 and Suryakumar Yadav slammed 33 but Naveen’s crucial wickets kept MI in check. However, Nehal Wadhera came up with a 12-ball 23 to end it well for the Rohit Sharma-led side. 

The win sees Rohit and his boys qualifying for the Qualifier 2 where they will face defending champions Gujarat Titans.

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