In an utterly one-sided encounter, the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) suffered a humiliating defeat against the Mumbai Indians (MI). Displaying their prowess as five-time champions, MI showcased a remarkable performance, completely outplaying LSG by an astounding margin of 81 runs. With this emphatic triumph, the Mumbai Indians secured their spot in the highly anticipated 2nd Qualifiers of the prestigious IPL 2023. 

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LSG VS MI, Match Highlights:

– Mumbai Indians faced a challenging start to the game, encountering early setbacks against the Lucknow Super Giants.

– Naveen-ul-Haq, the key player for the Super Giants, made a significant impact by dismissing Rohit Sharma in the initial stages of the contest.

– Yash Thakur further added to Mumbai Indians’ woes by prematurely dismissing Ishan Kishan.

– Suryakumar Yadav and Cameron Green took on the responsibility of steering the innings back on track for Mumbai Indians.

– Despite their efforts, Naveen-ul-Haq once again showcased his skill and removed both Suryakumar Yadav and Cameron Green from the crease.

– At this point, Mumbai Indians found themselves in a challenging position, struggling at a score of 105/4 after 10.3 overs.

– However, the brilliant start provided by Suryakumar Yadav and Cameron Green laid the foundation for Mumbai Indians to aim for a substantial total.

– Taking into account the prevailing conditions, Mumbai Indians capitalized on the platform set by the duo to aim for a big score.

– Tim David, Tilak Verma, and Nehal Wadhera played crucial roles in maintaining the pressure on the opposition.

– Their contributions ensured that Mumbai Indians finished the innings on a strong note, accumulating a commendable total of 182 runs on the scoreboard.

– The task of chasing 183 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium seemed monumental for the Lucknow Super Giants right from the beginning of the match.

– Mumbai Indians displayed dominance throughout the contest, leaving the Super Giants struggling to stay in the game.

– Akash Madhwal emerged as the hero of the night by striking early, dismissing Mankad in the second over.

– Jordan further contributed to Mumbai Indians’ strong start by dismissing Mayers for 18.

– Mumbai Indians began their defense of the total with a great start, claiming two early wickets.

– Marcus Stoinis and skipper Krunal Pandya took charge of rebuilding the partnership for the Super Giants.

– Stoinis took on the bowlers, launching counter-attacks with powerful hits, making him a potential threat to Mumbai’s hopes.

– However, Piyush Chawla provided Mumbai Indians with a crucial breakthrough in the ninth over by dismissing Krunal, who was attempting a six but mistimed the shot.

– This moment marked a turning point for Mumbai Indians in the match.

– Akash Madhwal stepped up in the 10th over, striking twice and sending Badoni and Pooran back to the pavilion.

– Unfortunately, Stoinis lost his wicket in a collision with Hooda, returning to the dugout after scoring 40 runs.

– Mumbai Indians regained control of the game and continued to dominate from that point onward.

– Wickets kept falling for the Lucknow Super Giants, with Mumbai Indians capitalizing on their opponents’ mistakes.

– The Super Giants suffered from three run-outs during their innings, a costly mistake in an Eliminator match.

– The lack of understanding and coordination among the Super Giants’ players proved detrimental to their performance.

– Akash Madhwal’s exceptional spell matched Anil Kumble’s best bowling record in the history of the competition, securing an impressive 5-5 in a four-over spell.

– His remarkable performance brought the opposition down to their knees, as the Super Giants were dismissed for just 101 runs in 16.3 overs.

LSG VS MI, 1st Inning Scorecard:

MI Batters LSG Bowlers
Ishan Kishan- 15(12)
Rohit Sharma- 11(10)
Cameron Green- 41(23)
Suryakumar Yadav- 33(20)
Tilak Varma- 26(22)
Tim David- 13(13)
Nehal Wadhera- 23(12)
Chris Jordan- 4(7)
Hrithik Shokeen- 0(1)*
Krunal Pandya- 0/38 (4)
K Gowtham- 0/8 (1)
Naveen-ul-Haq- 4/38 (4)
Yash Thakur- 3/34 (4)
Mohsin Khan- 1/24 (3)
Ravi Bishnoi- 0/30 (4)

LSG VS MI, 2nd Inning Scorecard:

LSG BattersMI Bowlers
Kyle Mayers- 18(13)
Prerak Mankad- 3(6)
Krunal Pandya- 8(11)
Marcus Stoinis- 40(27)
Ayush Badoni- 1(7)
Nicholas Pooran- 0(1)
Deepak Hooda- 15(13)
Krishnappa Gowtham- 2(3)
Ravi Bishnoi- 3(6)
Naveen-ul-Haq- 1(5)*
Mohsin Khan- 0(7)
Jason Behrendorff- 0/21 (3)
Akash Madhwal- 5/5 (3.3)
Chris Jordan- 1/7 (2)
Cameron Green- 0/15 (3)
Hrithik Shokeen- 0/18 (1)
Piyush Chawla- 1/28 (4)

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LSG VS MI, Match Result:

Mumbai Indians won the Eliminator by 81 runs.

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