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.