MI vs LSG Twitter reactions: Madhwal blows Lucknow away
Cricket News: MI vs LSG Twitter reactions: Madhwal blows Lucknow away | Reactions to Akash Madhwal taking 5/5
Mumbai Indians (MI) are one game away from a dream final against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) after dismantling Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 81 runs in the Eliminator. The mighty impressive Akash Madhwal blew LSG away, taking remarkable figures of 5/5 to further enhance his reputation as one of IPL 2023’s great finds.
After MI fought hard with the bat to reach 182 thanks mainly to the efforts of Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav, Madhwal dismissed Prerak Manka, Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran to break the game open. His figures represent more of a football score, confirming his sharp rise in such a short space of time.
MI vs LSG Twitter reactions: Madhwal announces himself on the big stage
Madhwal’s control of length – particularly his use of the yorker – is a huge plus for MI. The franchise can now really dream of a sixth title, which would certainly be some achievement after lots of doubts were cast around their chances this season.
“There was a time when Madhwal was bowling with a tennis ball in tournaments not just in UTK. But also in Western Uttar Pradesh. Now he has put on a game-breaking show against a team from UP… Lucknow Super Giants,” one tweet read. Here are some of the reactions to a superb win by MI, led by the talented Madhwal.
LSG falter in the Eliminator for the second-straight season
LSG have reached the playoffs twice in their first two seasons. To paint a picture, Punjab Kings have reached two in their 16 years of existence, which shows how difficult it is to make the top four, especially in a ten-team league.
However, the lack of runs from their Indian batsmen and questionable decision-making has cost them going further in IPL 2023. They lost their way in the middle overs with some questionable batting positions, poor batting and even worse running.
Here are some reactions.