Credit: BCCI/IPL

Credit: BCCI/IPL

Mumbai Indians defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 81 runs in the eliminator of the IPL 2023 and qualified for Qualifier-2 to face Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad. MI, batting first, posted 182/8 in 20 overs with the help of a brilliant 66-run partnership between Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav for the third wicket. Nehal Wadhera's brilliant cameo of 23 runs in 12 balls accelerated Mumbai's total in the end.

Lucknow got bundled for 101 runs in total, as the youngster Akash Madhwal stunned everyone by picking five wickets in this game. Among LSG batters, except for Marcus Stoinis, no other batter managed to score runs, and unfortunately, he also got run out at the wrong time after scoring 40 runs. Madhwal dismissed key batters like Prerak Mankad, Ayush Badoni, and Nicholas Pooran for a golden duck.

Numbers and Stats from LSG vs MI game: 

1 - MI defeated LSG for the first time in the IPL history.

Notably, for the second time MI have won an eliminator game in the IPL after 2011.

MI in the IPL eliminator games:
Defeated KKR by 4 wickets in Mumbai-WS, 2011
Lost to CSK by 38 runs in Bengaluru, 2012
Lost to CSK by 7 wickets in Mumbai-BS, 2014
Defeated LSG by 81 runs in Chennai, 2023

2 -
For the second consecutive time in a row, LSG lost their eliminator game to make an exit from the IPL season.

LSG in the IPL:
2022 - Lost Eliminator game to RCB by 14 runs
2023 - Lost Eliminator game to MI by 81 runs

4/38 - Naveen-ul-Haq recorded his best bowling figures in IPL.

Naveen-ul-Haq's best bowling figures in T20s:
5/11 vs Worcestershire, Vitality Blast 2022
4/14 vs Barbados Tridents, CPL 2020
4/24 vs Nottinghamshire, Vitality Blast 2022
4/34 vs Yorkshire, Vitality Blast 2022
4/38 vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2023

5/5 - Akash Madhwal recorded the joint-best bowling figure (5/5) for an Indian in the IPL.

Read More:  Check out records broken by Akash Madhwal in this game here

Bowlers to take five-wicket haul for MI in the IPL:
Lasith Malinga vs DC in Delhi, 2011
Harbhajan Singh vs CSK in Mumbai-WS, 2011
Munaf Patel vs PBKS in Mohali, 2011
Alzarri Joseph vs SRH in Hyderabad, 2019
Jasprit Bumrah vs KKR in Navi Mumbai, 2022
Akash Madhwal vs LSG in Chennai, 2023

Akash Madhwal became the first bowler to pick nine wickets in two consecutive IPL games.
In the previous match, he registered a bowling figure of 4/37 vs SRH.

6 - Ishan Kishan became the sixth batsman to complete 2000 runs (2005) for MI in the IPL.

Most runs for MI in IPL:
Rohit Sharma - 5033
Kieron Pollard - 3412
Suryakumar Yadav - 2580
Ambati Rayudu - 2416
Sachin Tendulkar - 2334
Ishan Kishan - 2005  

7 - MI have won seven consecutive games in IPL playoffs which is the most for any team.

MI in the last seven IPL playoff games:
Beat KKR by 6 wickets in Bengaluru, 2017 (Qual-2)
Beat RPS by 1 run in Hyderabad, 2017 (Finals)
Beat CSK by 6 wickets in Chennai, 2019 (Qual-1)
Beat CSK by 1 run in Hyderabad, 2019 (Finals)
Beat DC by 57 runs in Dubai, 2020 (Qual-1)
Beat DC by 5 wickets in Dubai, 2020 (Finals)
Beat LSG by 81 runs in Chennai, 2023 (Qual-2)

81 - MI defeated LSG by 81 runs in this game.

Largest margin of win (by runs) for MI in the IPL:
146 vs DC in Delhi, 2017
102 vs KKR in Kolkata, 2018
98 vs DC in Delhi, 2010
92 vs KKR in Port Elizabeth, 2009
81 vs LSG in Chennai, 2023

Biggest margin of win (by runs) in the IPL Semi-finals/playoffs game:
RR - 105 vs DC in Mumbai-WS, 2008 (SF-1)
CSK - 86 vs DC in Chennai, 2012 (Qual-2)
MI - 81 vs LSG in Chennai, 2023 (Elim)

101 - LSG got bundled out for just 101 runs in this match.

Lowest total for LSG in the IPL:
82 vs GT in Pune, 2022
101 vs MI in Chennai, 2023
108 vs RCB in Lucknow, 2023