Mumbai Indians Achieves Unique Record


Mumbai Indians Achieves Unique Record

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Mumbai Indians (MI), the five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions, created a remarkable batting record during their thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator match against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday.

In a high-scoring encounter, MI posted an imposing total of 182/8 on the scoreboard. What makes this achievement truly special is that it is the highest total ever recorded by a team in an IPL playoff match without a single player reaching the milestone of a half-century.

During MI’s innings, Kane Williamson emerged as the top scorer with a valuable knock of 47 runs. Prior to this match, MI had posted 174/7 against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier Two, with Wriddhiman Saha registering the highest score of 35 runs for SRH.


Past Records

The previous batting record was held by Sunrisers Hyderabad, who had managed 178/6 against Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL finals. MI’s innings saw Kane Williamson top-scoring with 47 runs. In a previous match, MI had posted 174/7 against Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier Two, with Wriddhiman Saha making the highest score of 35 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

In IPL 2013, the Rajasthan Royals had also achieved a total of 165/6 against MI in Qualifier Two, with Rahul Dravid leading the way with a score of 43 runs. Going further back, in the final of IPL 2008, Chennai Super Kings had set a target of 163/5 against the Rajasthan Royals, with Suresh Raina contributing the highest score of 43 runs.

Interestingly, none of these notable totals contained an individual half-century. Returning to the match at hand, MI’s 182/8 was built on the foundation of solid contributions from several players. Cameron Green played a crucial innings of 41 runs off just 23 balls, including six boundaries and a six.

Other Star Performances

Suryakumar Yadav also made his presence felt with a quickfire 33 runs off 20 balls, featuring two fours and two sixes. Nehal Wadhera provided a crucial cameo, adding 23 runs off 12 balls to bolster MI’s total.

In response, LSG struggled to cope with the target, and despite a valiant effort by Marcus Stoinis who scored 40 runs, they were bundled out for a mere 101 runs.

The hero of the day for MI was Akash Madhwal, who delivered a sensational bowling performance, taking an incredible 5 wickets for just 5 runs in his 3.3 overs. With this resounding victory, LSG’s journey in the tournament came to an end, while MI advanced to the next stage.

Who is Akash Madwhal?

Akash Madhwal, the talented engineer-turned-cricketer, is making waves in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he breaks bowling records for the Mumbai Indians. He became the first cricketer from Uttarakhand to play in the IPL when he was picked by the Mumbai Indians in 2022 as a replacement for the injured Suryakumar Yadav.

His outstanding performances earned him recognition, and ahead of the 2023 domestic season, he was appointed as the white-ball captain for Uttarakhand.

In the upcoming Qualifier 2, Mumbai Indians will face the Gujarat Titans in what promises to be another thrilling encounter. MI will be riding high on confidence after their impressive batting display and the exceptional bowling performance by Akash Madhwal. As the IPL playoffs reach their climax, fans are eagerly waiting to see which team will emerge victorious and lift the coveted IPL trophy.


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