LSG vs MI: Akash Madhwal creates all-time IPL records, surpasses Jasprit Bumrah and Anil Kumble
Mumbai Indians defeated Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2023 Eliminator at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday (May 24). Akash Madhwal was the hero of the five-time champions who came back with magic figures of 5/5 to defeat LSG with just 101 runs in the 17th inning. With this loss, LSG was eliminated from the competition, while MI will face the defending champions Gujarat Titans in the second qualifier on May 26 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Coming back to Madhwal, the fast bowler has grown in stature with each match and became the first bowler to take a five-wicket haul in the IPL playoffs. He also matched former India captain Anil Kumble’s bowling effort in the 2009 IPL. Madhwal’s figures are now the best for an Indian bowler in IPL history, while overall his 5/5 is the fourth best numbers in the history of the cash rich. league.
Akash Madhwal is also only the sixth bowler to collect consecutive four-wicket hauls. Perhaps, he ended up picking nine wickets in just two matches, while Shadab Jakati, Munaf Patel, Andrew Tye, Kagiso Rabada and Yuzvendra Chahal all picked up consecutive four wicket hauls. Madhwal’s figures of 5/5 are also the cheapest joint figures in IPL history.
Apart from all these records, Madhwal also surpassed Anil Kumble and Jasprit Bumrah by delivering the cheapest five-wicket haul in IPL history. Madhwal picked up five wickets at an economy of just 1.4 while Kumble had conceded runs at 1.57 and Bumrah at 2.5 during his 5/10 effort against KKR in IPL 2022. Needless to say, Madhwal’s figures are also the best for a uncapped player. in IPL.
After defeating LSG now in the knockout game, MI will be hoping Madhwal will also shine for them against GT to set up the El Classico final for the first time since the 2018 season.
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