LSG vs MI: A thrilling encounter in the IPL 2023 Eliminator Match

On 24th May 2023, in the Eliminator match between LSG and MI at Chepauk. MI emerged victorious in the match with a lead of 81 runs and secured their spot in the semifinals. They are set to face off against the Gujarat Titans in the 2nd quarter finals.

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IPL 2023 LSG vs MI

IPL 2023 Eliminator Match between LSG vs MI

Highlights from the Eliminator match between Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians

 MI 182/8 (20)  
 LSG 101/10 (16.3)   
 MI won by 81 runs  
 Player of the match Akash Madhwal


CSK made it to the finals in the first Quarter Final match of this season played between GT vs CSK on 23rd May 2023. On 24th May 2023, the Eliminator match of IPL 2023 season played between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The toss was won by MI, who decided to bat first. In the first innings, MI lost eight wickets and managed to score 182 runs in 20 overs. LSG managed to score only 101 runs, and the entire team was dismissed in a mere 16.3 overs.

The Mumbai Indians have emerged victorious with a convincing lead of 81 runs, ensuring their spot in the semifinals. They are all set to face off against the Gujarat Titans in the second quarter finals scheduled to take place on 26th May 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

In the powerplay, MI didn't have an ideal start as they lost two important wickets of Ishan (15) and Rohit (11). However, despite the setback, they managed to score 62 runs. Suryakumar and Green then formed a strong partnership and added 66 runs in just 38 balls. Suryakumar played exceptionally well, scoring 33 runs out of just 20 balls. Green was eventually dismissed after contributing with an impressive 41 runs off 23 deliveries. Tilak also played his part by adding a crucial 26 runs to the MI team score.

LSG's Naveen and Yash managed to take 4 and 3 wickets respectively, showcasing their exceptional skills on the field.

LSG had a challenging start to their innings as they chased down a target of 183 runs. Unfortunately, the team lost the wicket of Mankad(3) and Mayers(18), causing an early setback. However, thanks to Stoinis' contribution, the team managed to score 54 runs in the powerplay. Stoinis played exceedingly well, scoring 40 runs off just 27 balls before returning to the pavilion. Despite his efforts, no other LSG player was able to score significant runs, and three wickets were lost due to run-outs.

MI's Akash Madhwal proved to be a star performer by taking an impressive 6 wickets. Meanwhile, Piyush Chawla and Chris Jordan made valuable contributions by taking one wicket each. MI's bowling attack was certainly on point today!

Short account of the history of the LSG vs MI Teams
LSG was founded in the year 2021 and currently belongs to the RP Sanjeev Goenka Group. MI holds the record for being the most successful team in the IPL with five championship wins.

The present status of teams and a detailed analysis of players
LSG is currently being led by Krunal Pandya. In the current season, LSG has managed to win eight out of the fourteen matches played. In the previous match against KRR, LSG won by a very narrow margin of just one run. It was an intense competition where both teams performed exceptionally well and took multiple wickets. However, LSG managed to secure the win with just a single run. During the last match, Ravi Bishnoi and Yash Thakur both took two wickets each.

Rohit Sharma is the captain of the MI team. Out of the total 14 matches played, the Mumbai Indians have emerged victorious in 8 matches. They have secured their spot in the playoffs after GT defeated RCB in the 70th match of the season. MI has recently triumphed over SRH in their last encounter. Despite SRH setting a high target of 200 runs, MI managed to chase it down in just 18 overs while losing only two wickets. In the same match, Cameron Green scored a century off just 47 balls, while the fierce bowler Akash Madhwal took 4 wickets of the rival team.

However, in their last encounter when the two teams faced each other in the 63rd match of this season. LSG won the match by a margin of 5 runs in a close competition.

The head-to-head record between LSG vs MI is worth noting 
LSG and MI have had three encounters in the past, with LSG emerging victorious each time.

Here are the details about the upcoming LSG vs MI game, the venue and pitch report 
The upcoming Eliminator game between LSG vs MI will take place at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The cricket pitch in Chennai is expected to be a little slower, with spin bowling playing a significant role. In this season, the average first-innings score in Chennai has been around 167. In the last match held at this venue, pacers dominated the powerplay phase by taking four wickets across both innings while spinners managed to pick only four out of ten wickets. Despite chasing being the norm, teams winning the toss may opt to bat first due to favorable pitch conditions in Chennai.

Predictions for the winner of LSG vs MI and expectations from the Eliminator game 
The Mumbai Indians (MI) have been dominating the IPL since their establishment and have clinched five titles to date. This season, MI has been performing consistently well. Similarly, the LSG team has also been displaying commendable performance. The upcoming Eliminator match between the two teams is expected to be a tough competition where both teams need to be well-prepared, keeping in mind the pitch conditions and their fierce rivals' performance. The winner of the Eliminator match will advance to the second quarter-final match against GT. Although LSG has had an edge over MI in the past, the latter's performance at Chepauk stadium could turn the tables. Mumbai Indians are likely to face GT in the IPL 2023 semifinals.

Playing XI's 
LSG Playing XI: Krunal Pandya(c), Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Naveen ul Haq, Krishnappa Gowthan, Mohsin Khan, Deepak Hooda, Yash Thakur
Impact Players: Yudhvir Singh, Daniel Sams, Kyle Mayers, Swapnil Singh, Amit Mishra

MI Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(wk), Cameron Green, Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, Jason Behrendorff, Piyush Chawla, Chirs Jordan, Akash Madhwal, Tilak Varma, Hritik Shokeen, 
Impact Players: Vishnu Vinod, Ramandeep Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Nehal Wadhera, Kumar kartikeya

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