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.
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 Gujarat Titans in the next play-off encounter on Friday.
The winners of that clash will meet Chennai Super Kings in the final in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Lucknow’s innings imploded as they collapsed from 69-2 to be bowled out in 16.3 overs, losing three key wickets to run outs.
Best bowling figures in IPL
|Alzarri Joseph (MI)
|Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium
|06 April 2019
|Sohail Tanvir (RR)
|Sawai Mansingh Stadium