five for Madhwal! He ends with 5 for 5. LSG eliminated in the Eliminator for the second time in a row. MI into Qualifier 2. A yorker fired right on the base of off stump. That was too much for the No. 11 Mohsin, who tried to push at it, but failed. The ball ended up shaking the stumps, and gave Madhwal his fifth
Mumbai perform only how they can when it matters most: first they post 182 on a decent batting pitch, and then fold LSG for 101. Thus, they are into Qualifier 2. Rohit Sharma vs Hardik Pandya. The MI captain who led the allrounder for years at MI. The GT captain who is seeking back-to-back trophies. Join us for that game in two days' time, even as Al Muthu's report takes you through today's play. See you, and take care!
Akash Madhwal is the Player of the Match for his 5 for 5: "I was just practising, and waiting for this opportunity. I did my engineering, and played tennis-ball cricket since it was my passion. Engineers have a tendency to learn early! I just practice, and that is what we execute. I'm proud of myself, but I'll try to be better. Bumrah bhai has his own place, and I'm just trying to play role. Nicholas Pooran was the best wicket. Everyone at home believes I'm working hard."
Rohit Sharma on making the Qualifier 2: "I had definitely thought of making it [to the Qualifier 2]... We managed our work, and scrambled through it. Akash Madhwal was part of the season last year. He didn't get to play. We knew what he had, and we needed somebody to bowl at the back end. Having seen him, I was confident he could get the job done for us. Talking about scouts, we have seen so many guys have gone on to play for India and done well. First and foremost, it's important to make them feel special and part of the team. They play lot of domestic cricket, but this is a different ball game... Our job is to make sure they are comfortable. As a team, we enjoyed the fielding. We want to keep getting better, and throw ourselves... We knew coming to Chennai, one man won't take us through."
Time for the presentations
Vishal Pawar : "You can credit SKY's emergence to MI as well. He was getting wasted in KKR"
Vysakh Vinayan: "Can we also appreciate Green for his wonderful 41 (23)?" --- Yep, the performance that might fly under the radar today
Cameron Green on the win: "It's nice that it's going well at the moment. Our batting's been really good. Madhwal has been the game changer for us; five today, and got four-for the other day. We had a pretty poor game last game [in terms of fielding]. When you bowl second, all the guys who have batted can bring the energy. Madhwal has been awesome: the moment he came, we realised he is special. Gujarat are the best team. It's going to be a tough challenge, especially on their home turf."
Krunal Pandya on LSG's loss: "We were in a really good position. Everything started when I played that shot... that was not on, and I completely take all the blame. The wicket was the same. We just had to bat better, just take that responsibility. But we didn't do after that break (the first time-out). It's always a tough decision; it's just Kyle had a better record here [than de Kock]. We just felt we could go with Kyle. I just thought we could do something different [starting the bowling with spinners]."
11.20pm Mumbai win by a massive 81 runs, and crush LSG. From 69 for 2, to 101 all out. Four of those eight wickets went to Madhwal - who finished with 5 for 5 - and three to comic run-outs. As if it was meant to be for Mumbai to go closer to a spot in the final. As if the forces agree that Mumbai are perhaps the best when it comes to unearthing talent. Madhwal joins a list which consists of Hardik Pandya, Kishan, Bumrah, Varma, Wadhera and others. LSG were well in the game eight overs into the chase, after which came the first time-out. That is when it all turned upside down.
Around the wicket to Mohsin
length ball on middle and off. Nudged off the inside edge to midwicket
backs away and skips down, as the ball is on a good length on leg. It angles in, and is pushed back
Madhwal to bowl, still in search of his fifth
Ramnath: "I want Madhwal to bowl next over and get 5! Highly deserved!"
short and wide of off. He tries to slash but misses, and it's given wide. And to add to some drama, Rohit reviews. Replays show the ball is indeed within the permissible limits out off, and the call is overturned
full and outside off, as it hints to angle away. He heaves and misses
backs away, and nudges back at this length ball angling into leg
KS: "Got to love figures like 4 for 4. No confusion which one is wickets and which one is runs.." --- Unlike the confusion between the LSG batters?
now bowls a yorker length just outside off. Mohsin tries to loft but is beaten
shortish outside off, as he flashes but misses. There is good bounce again there
Now from around
good length ball angling across and finishing wide-ish of off. He slashes but misses
Last man Mohsin on strike. Jordan back.
full on the stumps, and drilled to extra cover after making room
third run-out of the innings! And Green and Rohit are involved again. LSG's hurt going deeper and deeper. They both ran to the striker's end, and ended up providing MI another wicket. Now this is what happened: Naveen guided this good length ball outside off with an open face of the bat, as Green - at backward point - dived to his left to stop that. He threw at the keeper's end, by which time both batters were there. Madhwal, who had reached there by then, threw to Rohit at the bowler's end
appeal for leg before, but not given. That would have slid down the leg side. Good length ball angling in, as Naveen tried to push from middle and off
Naveen at No. 10
fourth wicket for Madhwal! Bishnoi swipes one right to the long-on fielder. Madhwal bowled on a good length around fifth stump. Bishnoi, for all his might, looked to hoicked across the line. But the ball seemed to have skidded through, and was a bit too quick for his liking. In the end, a comfortable catch for the fielder
full around middle, and flicked to deep square
RT: "@Abhishek, which side are you on? You have me confused" --- It's all about the cricket
full ball angling into leg. Takes his pad as he tries to flick. The ball trickles away towards short fine
Madhwal back. He has 3 for 3 so far. Maybe a five-for?
good length on middle. Tapped towards extra cover
short ball on middle, and pulled to deep backward square
makes room, and the bowler follows. Good length outside leg, and clipped to deep backward square leg
Vinay Mudunuru: "Come on, throw the ball to Madhwal! Let him get the 5 for!!"
length ball on middle, shaping away towards off. Tapped to cover, as he sets off. Rohit threatens to throw, as Bishnoi rushes back
change of pace again. Low, dipping full toss on off. Pushed to long-on
|MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai|
|Toss||Mumbai Indians, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Mumbai Indians advanced|
|Match days||24 May 2023 - night (20-over match)|
|LSG Player Replacement|
Impact player: Kyle Mayers in, Yash Thakur out (1st innings, 19.6 ov)
|MI Player Replacement|
Impact player: Nehal Wadhera in, Suryakumar Yadav out (1st innings, 16.3 ov)
Over 17 • LSG 101/10
Naveen: Taunts from crowd 'give me passion to play well'
Akash Madhwal - from tennis-ball cricket to Rohit Sharma's main man
Mumbai Indians overcome LSG in Chennai by playing 100% pure T20 cricket
Stats - Akash Madhwal's record effort, MI's big win in playoffs
|MP Stoinis||run out||40||27|
|DJ Hooda||run out||15||13|
|K Gowtham||run out||2||3|
|Extras||(b 2, lb 5, w 3)|
|Total||101(10 wkts; 16.3 ovs)|