In the IPL 2023 Eliminator match, Mumbai Indians reached Qualifier 2 with an impressive 81-run win against Lucknow Super Giants. The special thing is that after three years of waiting, this time the Mumbai team has reached the playoffs. Without stars like Jasprit Bumrah and Joffra Archer, captain Rohit Sharma once again brought Mumbai closer to the sixth IPL title. This was Rohit’s 11th win in the 14th match of the IPL playoffs as captain. The special thing is that since 2017, the Mumbai team has never lost in the IPL playoffs. In this context, where the alarm bells are ringing for Gujarat Titans before Qualifier 2. At the same time, CSK had to be careful for the final. Mumbai had also defeated Chennai in the 2019 final.
Mumbai Indians have earned an incredible IPL record by recording a win against Lucknow on Wednesday. The team has recorded its seventh consecutive victory in the IPL playoffs. The Mumbai team is the only team in the history of this league to do so. The Chennai Super Kings team, which has reached the playoffs for a record 12th time, has also been unable to do so. Since losing to Rising Pune Supergiants in Qualifier 1 in 2017, the Mumbai Indians have not lost a single game in the playoffs. This record is enough to make both Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni wary of Rohit Sharma’s team.
Mumbai Indians unbeaten in playoffs for five years
- 2017 – Mumbai Indians win in Qualifier 2
- 2017 – Mumbai became champion for the third time by winning the final
- 2019 – Mumbai reached the final after winning Qualifier 1
- 2019 – Mumbai became champions for the fourth time by defeating CSK in the final
- 2020 – Mumbai in the final after defeating Delhi in Qualifier 1
- 2020- Mumbai won the second title in a row and fifth overall by defeating Delhi
- 2023 – Mumbai Indians beat Lucknow Super Giants by 81 runs in Eliminator
In IPL 2023 Qualifier 1, Chennai Super Kings defeated Gujarat Titans by 15 runs to book the final ticket. Mumbai won again in the Eliminator. Mumbai will now face Gujarat in Qualifier 2 on May 26 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The winning team here will face CSK in the final on May 28. This is the second season for the Gujarat team and they will be looking for their second consecutive final. On the other hand, the Mumbai team would be looking to play their 7th final. Mumbai has played 6 finals before this and was beaten only once by CSK in 2010. Apart from this, the team became champions in 2013, 15, 17, 19 and 20.