Mumbai Indians (MI) thrashed Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 81 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 Eliminator match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday, May 24. Batting first after winning the toss, MI posted 182/8. In response, LSG were bundled out for 101 in 16.3 overs. MI will now meet Gujarat Titans (GT) in Qualifier 2 on Friday, May 26. Here are the player ratings for the Eliminator match.
Rohit Sharma (4/10): Hit one four and a six, but perished to Naveen-ul-Haq for 11. Attempted a big hit, but miscued the delivery to cover. Ran out Krishnappa Gowtham with a direct hit.
Ishan Kishan (4.5/10): Struck three fours, but was out for 15 off 12 deliveries. Edged a short delivery from Yash Thakur to the keeper while attempting a cut.
Cameron Green (8.5/10): Played another impressive knock. Slammed six fours and a six in his 41, which came off only 23 balls. Was looking good for a lot more when he was knocked over by Naveen-ul-Haq. Conceded only 15 runs in his three overs, though he did not claim a wicket.
Suryakumar Yadav (7/10): Looked in great touch yet again, but could not convert his start. Scored 33 off 22 with the aid of two fours and two sixes. Was foxed by a slower delivery from Naveen-ul-Haq and chipped a simple catch towards long-off.
Nehal Wadhera (7/10): Came in as the Impact Player and smashed a handy 23 off 12 balls. Hit two fours and as many sixes before chipping a wide full toss off Yash Thakur to deep extra cover.
Tim David (3.5/10): Scored a run-a-ball 13. Perished to a high full toss from Yash Thakur, failing in his attempt to slog the delivery.
Tilak Varma (6.5/10): Scored 26 off 22, hitting two sixes. Fell to Naveen-ul-Haq, dragging another slower ball towards long off.
Chris Jordan (8/10): Got the big wicket of Kyle Mayers. Gave away only 7 runs in two overs, which included a maiden.
Hrithik Shokeen (1/10): Was hammered for 18 runs in the only over he bowled.
Piyush Chawla (8/10): Was effective again. Dismissed Krunal Pandya and went for only 28 runs in his four overs.
Jason Behrendorff (5/10): Bowled three overs for 21, without claiming a wicket.
Akash Madhwal (10/10): Was exceptional to say the least. Gave nothing away and frustrated LSG batters. Was rewarded with five wickets. Finished with sensational figures of 5/5 from three overs, ending LSG’s journey in IPL 2023.
Lucknow Super Giants
Kyle Mayers (4/10): Came in as the Impact Player and struck three fours. But was out for 18 off 13, miscuing a pull off Chris Jordan to mid-on.
Deepak Hooda (1/10): Made 15 off 13. Was run out after being involved in two run-outs.
Prerak Mankad (1/10): Was dismissed for 3 off 6, caught at deep third man off a length ball from Akash Madhwal.
Marcus Stoinis (7/10): Scored a defiant 40 off 27. Was one of the three LSG batters to get run out.
Nicholas Pooran (0/10): Was out for a golden duck, nicking a length ball outside off from Akash Madhwal to the keeper as he poked as the delivery.
Ayush Badoni (0.5/10): Struggled for fluency and was knocked over for 1 off 7 following a failed attempt to slog Akash Madhwal.
Krunal Pandya (3/10): Failed to lead from the front. Was slightly expensive with the ball. Bowled four overs for 38 and did not claim a wicket. Contributed only 8 off 11 with the bat. Charged down the track to Piyush Chawla, only to be caught at long-on.
Ravi Bishnoi (7/10): Did not claim a wicket, but went for only 30 runs in his four overs.
Naveen-ul-Haq (9.5/10): Was exceptional with the ball, registering figures of 4/38 from his four overs. His slower balls proved extremely lethal. Dismissed Rohit Sharma, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma to restrict MI to under 190.
Yash Thakur (9/10): Once again made a massive impact with the ball. Registered figures of 3/34, keeping a check on Mumbai’s batters. Got the key wickets of Ishan Kishan, Tim David and Nehal Wadhera.
Mohsin Khan (6/10): Got the wicket of Chris Jordan. Bowled three overs for 24 runs.