IPL 203: Akash Madhwal removes Badoni-Puran in a single over, Gautam Gambhir left speechless


IPL 203: Mumbai Indians has come in color. 5-time champions Mumbai Indians have ousted Lucknow Supergiants from the Indian Premier League-2023. Mumbai beat Lucknow Supergiants by 81 runs in the Eliminator match. Lucknow was defeated by Mumbai Indians by 81 runs. In the match, Lucknow had got a target of 183 runs to win, chasing which the entire team got bundled out for 101 in 16.3 overs. The hero of Mumbai’s victory was fast bowler Akash Madhwal, who took five wickets for five runs.

Akash Madhwal got a chance in the team after Jofra Archer’s injury. Madhwal was successful in taking the first wicket in his first over. The Mumbai Indians pacer dismissed LSG opener Prerak Mankad (3) on the last ball of the second over. Then he destroyed Lucknow in the 10th over.

Madhwal clean bowled Ayush Badoni (1 run in 7 balls) on the fourth ball of the 10th over. On the next ball, the on-song pacer got the wicket of Nicholas Pooran. Gautam Gambhir was also speechless seeing Akash Madhwal’s bowling. When the cameras panned towards Gambhir, the former India opener was stunned.

Pant’s neighbor Akash Madhwal took 5 wickets for just 5 runs. This is the best bowling figure of the IPL playoffs, before that this record was in the name of CSK’s Doug Ballinger. Ballinger took 4 for 13 against Delhi in 2010. Anil Kumble took 5/3 against Rajasthan in 2009, while Adam Zampa, Sohail Tanvir and Alzarri Joseph took 6–6 in a single match. Joseph took 12 wickets, Tanveer 14 and Zampa took 19 wickets.

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