Akash Madhwal stars as with 5/5 MI knock LSG out of 2023 IPL

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    Lucknow Super Giants have crashed out of the 2023 IPL after being bowled out for 101 in their Eliminator against Mumbai Indians.

    Mumbai batted first and made 182/8 with a top score of 41 from 23 balls by Australia’s Cameron Green.

    Naveen-ul-Haq led the LSG bowling with 4/38 in four overs, while Yash Thakur grabbed 3/34.

    However, luck was not in the Super Giants’ favour when they came to the crease – except for Marcus Stoinis’ 40 from 27 balls, Lucknow’s batters struggled.

    The damage was spearheaded by pacer Akash Madhwal who took remarkable figures of 5/5 in 3.3 overs – the fifth-best bowling returns in IPL history.

    Mumbai now face defending champions Gujarat Titans on Friday morning to decide who will take on Chennai Super Kings in Sundays’ final.