IPL 2023, Eliminator: Madhwal's 5/5 helps MI advance to Qualifier 2 with 81-run with win over LSG
Winning the toss on a pitch, where Lucknow Super Giants skipper Krunal Pandya had quipped he would have liked to bat first too, Mumbai Indians made 182/8, Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav chipped in with 41 and 33 respectively, while Tilak Varma hit a 22-ball 26.
IPL 2023: Wadhera's late blitz takes MI to 182/8 against LSG despite Naveen's four-fer
At one point, Mumbai Indians looked all set for a 200-plus total, as they raced to 98/2 at half-way mark. But Naveen-ul-Haq halted Mumbai's charge by using his slower deliveries to pick 4/38, with Yash Thakur and Mohsin Khan taking 3/34 and 1/24 respectively.
IPL 2023, Eliminator: Mumbai Indians win toss, elect to bat first against Lucknow Super Giants
The winner of the Eliminator will play against defending champions GT in the Qualifier 2 at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday, while the losing team will be knocked out of the tournament. After winning the toss, Rohit said off-spinner Hrithik Shokeen replaced left-arm spinner Kumar Kartikeya Singh in the playing eleven, with Tilak Varma also returning in place of Nehal Wadhera.
IPL 2023: Big price tag did not add to the pressure, says Cameron Green after scoring ton for MI
Green generated a lot of interest thanks to his performances during Australia's tour of India in 2022 and was picked for Rs 17.50 crore, second only to Sam Curran's Rs 18.50 crore. On Sunday, Green said the hefty price tag was never an issue for him during his maiden IPL campaign and did not saddle him with extra pressure.
IPL 2023: Cameron Green ton, Rohit fifty, Madhwal four-fer help MI beat SRH, keep hopes alive
Mumbai Indians needed to win the match to maintain their chances of reaching the Playoffs, and their progress will now depend on the result of the last preliminary league match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans at Bangalore. If RCB win, they will go through with a better net run rate.
IPL 2023: Marcus Stoinis' unbeaten 89 powers Lucknow to 177/3 against Mumbai Indians
Lucknow Super Giant's move to promote Deepak Hooda did not pay off. Prerak Mankad and Quinton de Kock were dismissed cheaply as well and the hosts were tottering at 35/3. Krunal and Stoinis then got together and forged a solid recovery with an 82-run stand.
IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians win toss; opt to bowl vs Lucknow Super Giants
"We are gonna bowl first. We know what to expect from the pitch, looks like a good track but not sure how it is gonna play, so better to have a score in front of us. We are up for the challenge. Even the seamers here have been quite effective here, so we got 4 seamers and 2 spinners. Every game is important and anyone can beat anyone on a particular day. We have an offie coming in for the left-arm spinner," Sharma said at the toss.