And so from one Pandya, Rohit Sharma and Co travel to Ahmedabad to face another Pandya. Hardik and Co await MI in the Qualifier 2. And, yes this means that we won’t have a new champion in 2023. That will be all for this blog.

Player of the match: Akash Madhwal

STAT ALERT: There have been the three six-wicket hauls in IPL, but among five-wicket hauls Madhwal’s 5/5 is the joint-best with Kumble in 2009.

Player Ov BBI SR Against Venue Match Date
Alzarri Joseph 3.4 12/6 3.66 SRH Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium 06 April 2019
Sohail Tanvir 4 14/6 4 CSK Sawai Mansingh Stadium 04 May 2008
Adam Zampa 4 19/6 4 SRH ACA-VDCA Stadium 10 May 2016
Anil Kumble 3.1 5/5 3.8 RR Newlands 18 April 2009
Akash Madhwal 3.3 5/5 4.2 LSG MA Chidambaram Stadium 24 May 2023

Post-match: Krunal Pandya says he takes all the blame for the shot he played and that triggered the collapse to where LSG ended up.

LSG 101 all out in 16.3 overs: How not to bat (and run) in a cricket match, 101 by LSG. Shocking collapse. But take nothing away from Madhwal and MI’s fielders.

WICKET! 16.3: Mohsin Khan 0(7) b Akash Madhwal What a night for this pacer. Madhwal finishes with 5/5 in 3.3 overs. Stunning figures. MI win by 81 runs. LSG 101 all out

Akash comes in. I know five wickets are cool, but how cool would it be if he finishes with 4/4 after 4?

LSG 100/9 after 16 overs: Oh my days, a maiden over from Chris Jordan.

WICKET! 14.5: Deepak Hooda 15(13) Run Out This is just a comedy of errors. What is Naveen doing diving to reach ahead of Deepak? Both batters are at the same end and it is an easy run out. LSG 100/9

WICKET! 14.3: Ravi Bishnoi 3(6) ct Chris Jordan b Akash Madhwal What a day for Akash Madhwal. His figures are 4/4 at the moment. LSG 100/8

LSG 98/7 after 14 overs: How LSG win from here, is not easy to see. Bishnoi is in and Hooda will have to play one of the all-time great knocks. Four runs from Dorff’s over.

WICKET! 12.3: Krishnappa Gowtham 2(3) Run Out Rohit Sharma What on earth! Gowtham starts running after tapping the ball to point. Wait, that is clever fielding? Green passes the ball to Rohit at cover from point and Gowtham falls for it and takes off. Rohit with a direct hit. LSG 92/7

WICKET! 11.5: Marcus Stoinis 40(27) Run Out Tim David What on earth was that! Stoinis and Hooda are running on the same side of the pitch and run in to each other while attempting a two. Comical stuff (not if you are a LSG fan) Big wicket. LSG 89/6

LSG 86/5 after 11 overs: 11 runs from the 11th over as Hooda takes on Chawla for a six.

WICKET! 9.5: Nicholas Pooran 0(1) ct Ishan Kishan b Akash Madhwal What an over! What a ball. Brilliant length round the wicket, Test match stuff. Outside edge is taken. LSG 74/5

Pooran joins Stoinis. This is the partnership for LSG.

WICKET! 9.4: Ayush Badoni 1(7) b Akash Madhwal A terrific fielding effort by Rohit is part of three dot balls from Akash to Ayush and the pressure pays! Wild cross-bat hoick and he is bowled LSG 74/4

WICKET! 8.2: Krunal Pandya 8(11) ct Tim David b Piyush Chawla Wicket falls after the timeout and it is end of the LSG captain. Tries to take on Chawla, the wrong ‘un is hit to long on. LSG 69/3

LSG 68/2 after 8 overs: Just three runs off Green’s over.

LSG 65/2 after 7 overs: Piyush Chawla’s first over goes for 11. One of the fours is a good fielding effort by Green on the boundary line but the third umpire sees it otherwise. He is not happy at all.

LSG 54/2 after 6 overs: HUGE OVER! That’s the over that swings back the momentum towards LSG. Shokeen taken for 18 runs as Stoinis smacks two fours and a six.

LSG 36/2 after 5 overs: Steady over from Green. Krunal and Stoinis in the middle now.

WICKET! 3.2: Kyle Mayers 18(13) ct Cameron Green b Chris Jordan Another big moment in the match. Mayers has the ability to shrink the target with a few big hits. MI have removed him early, caught at mid-off. LSG 23/2

WICKET! 1.5: Prerak Mankad 3(6) ct Hrithik Shokeen b Akash Madhwal Three dot balls to start that over, including nearly a run out and the pressure pays on Mankad. LSG 12/1

LSG 10/0 after 1 over: Good start for LSG, streaky as it is for the first four for Mayers over slip. Two fours in that Behrendorff over.

Meanwhile in the world of badminton, a couple of huge wins for Indian shuttlers today:

IMPACT PLAYER: Kyle Mayers is opening the batting, he replaces Yash Thakur in the XI.

MI 182/8 after 20 overs: It is more than what CSK scored yesterday but they don’t have the CSK bowling strength for a spinning wicket. Let’s see how they go.

WICKET! 19.6: Nehal Wadhera 23(12) ct Ravi Bishnoi b Yash Thakur And the innings ends with a wicket. Wadhera with a superb six in that final over, and two fours. Thakur gets the wicket but that’s a useful cameo. MI 182/8

Are we seeing one of the best uses of the Impact Player this season? Nehal Wadhera is playing a little blinder for MI. 4-0-6-4 to start the final over.

WICKET! 18.5: Chris Jordan 4(7) ct Deepak Hooda b Mohsin Khan The Mumbai innings has faltered towards the end, they are heading for a below-par score especially with their bowling unit tendingto be expensive MI 168/7

WICKET! 17.3: Tilak Varma 26(22) ct Deepak Hooda b Naveen-ul-Haq That is a big wicket for LSG. Shaves a few more runs off MI’s total MI 159/6

IMPACT PLAYER: MI bring in Nehal Wadhera in place of Suryakumar Yadav. Was that the plan all along, you wonder.

What do you think of that wicket?

WICKET! 16.3: David c Hooda b Thakur 13 (13) Well, there is an interesting call. A high full toss from Thakur to David and for most batters that would have been a no ball but not for David. Given out by the third umpire, David didn’t seem pleased.

MI 141/4 after 17 overs: That’s a good over for MI. Tilak hits Naveen for a six, 10 come off it. And between overs, Tilak needs some attention. He is just back from a layoff. Looks like maybe just cramps in the Chennai humidity.

MI 131/4 after 15 overs: Another 5-run over and this will be music to Krunal’s ears. LSG have pulled things back big time in the last few overs. David tries to go big against Bishnoi but cannot get the elevation or the power.

Bishnoi after the break.

MI 126/4 after 14 overs: Apart from that Tilak six, the wickets have put a brake on MI’s scoring for sure. Thakur with another good over. Timeout taken.

MI 121/4 after 13 overs: Krunal has been expensive today but he finishes with a tidy over, just 5 off it. 4-0-38-0 his figures.

MI 116/4 after 12 overs: huge hit by Tilak for a six off Bishnoi. MI seem keen to keep going here. It will be interesting to see what they do with their Impact Player here though. Surely they need a batter in if and when one of these two fall?

WICKET! 10.6: Cameron Green 41(23) b Naveen-ul-Haq What an over! Potentially match-winning stuff this by the Afghan pacer. Another slower-ball, through the gate. MI 105/4

WICKET! 10.4: Suryakumar Yadav 33(20) ct Krishnappa Gowtham b Naveen-ul-Haq Two huge wickets for Naveen today, who is more than doing his job here for the side. Slower ball deceives SKY and he is out caught at long off. MI 104/3

MI 98/2 after 10 overs: A four to start that Bishnoi over but the young spinner finishes it off well. Not too expensive. MI still going strong.

MI 89/2 after 9 overs: Suryakumar with a six into the 2nd tier at Chepauk and Green says, he can do that too. Two massive hits! Expensive over from Mohsin. On a pitch where spinners are extracting help every now and then, this is a very good scoring rate.

MI 75/2 after 8 overs: Solid first over from Bishnoi, just five off it.

MI 70/2 after 7 overs: Mohsin in to the attack. A four for Green in that over.

MI 62/2 after 6 overs: BIG OVER! Three fours for Green in that Krunal over. MI have lost their openers Rohit and Ishan but it’s been a good start scoring-rate wise. Two of MI’s centurions this season (Green and SKY) in the middle and both already looking in good touch.

MI 46/2 after 5 overs: A SURYA SPECIAL! Short ball at his ribs, and it is scooped straight behind for a six over the keeper’s head. What even can one say!

WICKET! 4.2: Ishan Kishan 15(12) ct Nicholas Pooran b Yash Thakur And the good start is suddenly looking not so bright. Extra bounce from Thakur and the outside edge is taken by the keeper. MI in early trouble and SKY needs to play a big hand, MI 38/2

Spin kept aside for now. Yash Thakur from the other end.

MI 38/1 after 4 overs: A superb late cut for four by Green, there is a streaky four to follow. Keep going in the powerplay seems to be the plan.

WICKET! 3.2: Rohit Sharma 11(10) ct Ayush Badoni b Naveen-ul-Haq Rohit gives the charge but the lofted drive is straight to the fielder at cover. Good intent, poor execution. Been the story for Rohit season for the most part. MI 30/1

MI 29/0 after 3 overs: Spin taken to the cleaners! Rohit with a huge six to start that Krunal over. Then a sweep, after that a streaky four byes follows.

MI 13/0 after 2 overs: Spin from both ends by LSG. Gowtham from the other end. Ishan with a couple of fours there.

MI 5/0 after 1 over: A late cut by Ishan for a first-ball four but Krunal finishes the over with four dot balls.

Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan in the middle. Krunal Pandya will start off.

7.25 pm: Good news for MI fans, is that Tilak Verma is back in the first XI. But it remains to be seen how MI use their impact sub. A little confusing to see their batting XI.

Here’s a look at the LSG and MI lineups including the subs (no QdK in the entire squad):

Team news

The one change that MI has been making is either Kumar or Shokeen, today the latter plays. Interestingly, no Kyle Mayers and Qdk for LSG.

MI XI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal

LSG XI: Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya(c), Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur, Mohsin Khan


Rohit Sharma wins the toss and MI will be batting first

Head-to-head: MI have lost all three matches against LSG so far... but so had CSK against GT last night.

6.50 pm: This match could well have been LSG vs RCB... Gambhir vs Kohli again. But for Gill’s century that knocked out RCB and brought MI into the playoffs.

A quick recall...

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6.45 pm: Both MI and LSG have come to Chennai before this season, and both lost their matches against CSK.

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Indian Premier League. The second playoff match of IPL 2023 features Krunal Pandya’s Lucknow Super Giants and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians.

On Tuesday, Chennai Super Kings booked their place in the final with a 15-run win over defending champions Gujarat Titans. GT will today find out who they will face in the second qualifier. Hardik will watch on as his brother Krunal and former captain Rohit’s teams battle it out in Chennai.

GT 14 10 4 0 0.809 20
CSK 14 8 5 1 0.652 17
LSG 14 8 5 1 0.284 17
MI 14 8 6 0 -0.044 16
RR 14 7 7 0 0.148 14
RCB 14 7 7 0 0.135 14
KKR 14 6 8 0 -0.239 12
PBKS 14 6 8 0 -0.304 12
DC 14 5 9 0 -0.808 10
SRH 14 4 10 0 -0.590 8

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