The IPL 2023 knockout match was played between Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants which Mumbai won by 81 runs. Batting first in this match played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Mumbai scored 182 runs on the board for 8 wickets in 20 overs. Chasing runs, the Lucknow team got it all in 16.3 overs.
Fast bowler Akash Madhwal played a big role in this win for Mumbai. He took 5 wickets in 3.3 overs for just 5 runs. After the win, Rohit Sharma praised Akash Madhwal fiercely. Apart from this, when talking about the team, he said that we didn’t expect this from us, but we did.
After the match, the Mumbai Indians captain said: “This is what we have done for years. What we have done, people did not expect from us, but we did it. Rohit Sharma speaking further about the bowler Akash Madhwal said: “Last year he made the team as a support bowler and after Jofra left I knew he had the skills and character to do the job for us. Over the years we have seen many players coming from Mumbai Indians and playing for India.
Rohit Sharma said about the young players: “It is important to make them feel special and part of the team, my job is to make them feel comfortable in the middle. They are very clear on their roles, what they have to do for the team and that is what you want.
The Mumbai captain further said: “We enjoyed ourselves as a team. It’s good to see everyone contributing on the field. Coming to Chennai, we knew that the whole team needed to work together. You need one or two good performances at Wankhede, but it’s a different game here.”