The IPL 2023 knockout match was played between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians. In this match, Mumbai Indians defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 81 runs. Akash Madhwal was the biggest contributor to Mumbai’s victory. The Lucknow team failed to chase the target given by Mumbai. Many players on their side made mistakes so they had to lose the match and the trophy. The Lucknow team was in a decent but not good position in this match but Krunal Pandya lost the wicket of him by playing a wrong shot. After this, the Lucknow team failed to recover and they started losing wickets one after another. After the loss in this match, the team captain Pandya admitted that he should not have played that shot.
What did Pandya say after the defeat?
Krunal Pandya said after the match that his team was in a very good position. It all started when he played that shot. He shouldn’t have played that shot and he puts all the blame on himself. Krunal said there was no problem with the wicket, just that his team couldn’t bat well. He said the wicket played evenly in both innings. He just had to hit better.
In this match played between the two teams, the Lucknow team eliminated the in-form Quinton de Kock from the 11th game. Kyle Meyers had a chance in his place. When Krunal Pandya was asked about this, he said that Kyle Mayers’ record at Chepauk was better than De Kock’s. He just thought that he could go with Kyle. This decision cost his team dearly. While de Kock has scored 143 runs in his last four matches, Mears has managed just 82 runs in his last five outings with the bat.
how was the game
Talking about this match played between Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat. Batting first, Mumbai scored 182 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs. During this Cameron Green played a major innings of 41 runs off 23 balls. Chasing a second innings target of 183 runs, the Lucknow side took a total of 101 from 16.3 overs. With this, Mumbai won the match by 81 runs. During this, Akash Madhwal bowled brilliantly for Mumbai and took 5 wickets for 5 runs. He was named man of the match for doing so.
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