IPL 2023: Mumbai Beats Lucknow By 81 Runs In Eliminator Round; MI To Face GT For Final Race

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Chennai, 24th May 2023: Chasing 183 runs by Mumbai Indians (MI), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) managed to manage only 101 runs. Mumbai’s Akash Madhwal took five wickets for just five runs in 3.3 overs in the 72nd match of the season at MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Marcus Stoinis scored a valiant 40 runs for Lucknow. After that, only Kyle Mayers (18) and Deepak Hooda (15) could reach double figures.

Mumbai Indians defeated Lucknow by 81 runs under the leadership of Krunal. Now they will challenge the Gujarat Titans who are playing under the leadership of Hardik Pandya in Ahmedabad.

Chasing 183 runs, Mumbai got off to a strong start by giving 23 for two in the power play against Lucknow Super Giants. But then Lucknow captain Krunal Pandya and Marcus Stoinis aggressively tried to save Lucknow’s innings. Both of them took the team to 69 runs in eight overs. But this pair was broken by Piyush Chawla. He dismissed Krunal for eight runs.

After this, Akash Madhwal stunned Lucknow with his bowling strike. He guided Ayush Badoni (1) and Nicholas Pooran (0) returned to the pavilion. After this, both Stoinis who scored 40 off 27 balls, and Krishnappa Gowtham were run out. After this, Deepak Hooda scored 15 runs. But he also lost his wicket. After this, Madhwal bowled out Lucknow for 101 runs. The remaining two wickets were shared by Chris Jordan and Piyush Chawla.

Batting first, Mumbai Indians have set a challenge of 183 runs for victory against Lucknow Super Giants. Mumbai, who played aggressively from the start, were hunted down by Naveen-ul-Haq, Mumbai’s Rohit Sharma, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, and Tilak Varma went back to the pavilion.

However, Mumbai’s impact player Nehal Wadhera scored 23 runs in 12 balls to take Mumbai to 182 runs. Green contributed the most for Mumbai with 41 and Surya contributed 33 runs. Tilak also contributed with 26 runs.