Akash Madhwal took five wickets for as many runs to lead Mumbai Indians to a crushing 81-run win in the second IPL playoff game and knock Lucknow Super Giants out of the tournament on Wednesday
Akash Madhwal took five wickets for as many runs to lead Mumbai Indians to a crushing 81-run win in the second IPL playoff game and knock Lucknow Super Giants out of the tournament on Wednesday.
Australia's Cameron Green (41) and Suryakumar Yadav (33) put on 66 to help guide five-time champions Mumbai to 182-8 after they elected to bat first in the knockout contest in Chennai.
Madhwal then returned figures of 5-5 in 3.3 overs to dismiss Lucknow for 101 as Mumbai booked a meeting with holders and regular season table-toppers Gujarat Titans in the next play-off encounter on Friday in Ahmedabad. The winners of that clash will meet Chennai Super Kings in the final on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Simon Doull, compared the bowling action of Madhawal to Pakistan’s pacer, Hasan Ali, in his commentary stint during the match.
“Madhwal bowling action seems to be similar to Hasan Ali,” Doull said during his commentary stint.
Stumps splattered 💥 Madhwal gets the big fish!#MIvGT #IPLonJioCinema | @mipaltan pic.twitter.com/biW7CIbdpg— JioCinema (@JioCinema) May 12, 2023
An engineer by profession, Madhwal learned the game while playing tennis-ball cricket in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand but is filling in for Mumbai's injured pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah.
"Bumrah bhai (brother) has his own place, and I'm just trying to play the role assigned to me," said the 29-year-old Madhwal.