LSG vs MI: Akash Madhwal Equals Anil Kumble’s Iconic Record; Registers Best Bowling Figures In The IPL Playoffs

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Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer Akash Madhwal penned the story in the Eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 against Lucknow Super Giants at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. The fast bowler equaled Anil Kumble’s record for best bowling figures in playoff history.

Akash Madhwal was at his best against Lucknow Super Giants as he bowled flawless lines and lengths and made the opposition batsmen clueless. The right-arm pacer almost single-handedly won the game for his side and moved them an inch closer to the playoffs.

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In a game where spin was anticipated by many to play a large part, Akash Madhwal proved that fast bowlers can rule the game even on spin-favoring pitches. The Uttarakhand-born pacemaker set the stage ablaze and was the shining light for the Mumbai Indians in the knockout game and guided them one step closer to what would be their sixth title shot.

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Akash Madhwal equaled Anil Kumble’s iconic record in league history by registering the cheapest fife in the league. He had an economy rate of just 1.4, beating the Indian legend’s record of 1.57. The MI pacemaker returned with the numbers of 5/5 and now also holds the record for the best numbers in playoff history.

Cheapest five-wicket hauls in IPL:
5/5 (ER: 1.4) – Akash Madhwal (MI) vs LSG, Chennai, 2023
5/5 (ER: 1.57) – Anil Kumble (RCB) vs RR, Cape Town, 2009
5/10 (ER: 2.50) – Jasprit Bumrah (MI) vs KKR, Mumbai DYP, 2022

LPI 2023 | India national cricket team | Chennai Super Kings (CSK) | Capitals of Delhi (DC) | Gujarat Titans (GT) | Knights Riders of Calcutta (KKR) | Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) | Mumbai Indians (MI) | Punjab Kings (PBKS) | Rajasthan Royals (RR) | Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) | Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Akash Madhwal’s inspirational spell helped Mumbai Indians edge Lucknow Super Giants with just 101 runs while defending the target of 183 runs and earned them a place in Qualifier 2. He now also has the best bowling figures this year. The way he’s going, he could prove to be a vital cog in the five-time champions’ wheel heading into the clash against the defending champions.

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LSG vs MI: Best bowling figures in the playoffs

Akash Madhwal now has the best bowling figures in the IPL playoffs. He edged past Doug Bollinger to accomplish the feat while Dhawal Kulkarni along with Jasprit Bumrah and Anil Kumble are also on the list with their exceptional figures in the league round of 16.

yes no Bowler’s Name BBI in the playoffs Equipment Contra/Year
1. akashmadhwal 5/5 Bombay Indians Lucknow Supergiants in 2023
2. doug bollinger 4/13 Chennai super kings Deccan Chargers in 2010
3. Dhawal Kulkarni 4/14 gujarati lions Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016
4. Jasprit Bumrah 4/14 Bombay Indians Capitals of Delhi in 202
5. anil kumble 4/16 Royal Challengers Bangalore Deccan Chargers in 2009

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