Lucknow Super Giants gift two wickets in the form of run-outs

In pursuit of a formidable 183, Lucknow Super Giants self-destructed to fold for 101 as they lost their last eight wickets for just 32 runs. Akash Madhwal was the wrecker-in-chief, returning 5/5 to break into the record books by achieving the best figures in the history of IPL playoffs and the fifth-best overall. His sterling performance took the five-time champions to the second qualifier, where they will meet Gujarat Titans.

Both teams made near-identical starts in the PowerPlay. Ishan Kishan blazed off the
blocks with three boundaries for Mumbai Indians and Kyle Mayers sent a couple of
balls to the fence in the opening over of the steep chase. Mumbai Indians lost Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan in quick succession whereas Lucknow Super Giants were thwarted by the wicket of Mayers and Prerak Mankad.

That’s where the similarities ended, though, as Lucknow imploded in dramatic fashion, losing their last eight wickets for just 32 runs to bow out of Indian Premier League 2023.