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

Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer Akash Madhwal scripted the history 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 of best bowling figures in the history of the playoffs. 

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

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In a game where many anticipated that spin would play a big role, Akash Madhwal proved that fast bowlers can rule the game even on spin-friendly pitches. The Uttarakhand-born pacer set the stage ablaze and was the shining light for Mumbai Indians in the knockout game and guided them one step closer to what would be their 6th title opportunity.

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Akash Madhwal equaled Anil Kumble’s iconic record in the history of the league as he recorded the most economical fifer in the league. He had an economy rate of just 1.4, surpassing the Indian legend’s record of 1.57. The MI pacer returned with the figures of 5/5 and also now holds the record of best figures in the history of the playoffs as well.

Most economical 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

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Akash Madhwal’s inspirational spell helped Mumbai Indians bundle out Lucknow Super Giants for just 101 runs while defending the target of 183 runs and earned them a spot in Qualifier 2. He also now holds the best bowling figures this year as well. With the way he’s going, he can prove to be a vital cog in the wheel for the five-time champions heading into the clash against defending champions.

Also Read: LSG vs MI Match Report: Akash Madhwal Runs Rampant As Mumbai Indians Thrash Lucknow By 81 Runs To Book Their Ticket For Qualifier 2

LSG vs MI: Best Bowling Figures In The Playoffs 

Akash Madhwal now holds the best bowling figures in the IPL playoffs. He surpassed Doug Bollinger to achieve the feat whereas Dhawal Kulkarni along with Jasprit Bumrah and Anil Kumble are also on the list with their exceptional figures in the knockouts of the league.

S.No Bowler name BBI in playoffs Team Against/Year
1. Akash Madhwal 5/5 Mumbai Indians Lucknow Super Giants in 2023
2. Doug Bollinger 4/13 Chennai Super Kings Deccan Chargers in 2010
3. Dhawal Kulkarni 4/14 Gujarat Lions Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016
4. Jasprit Bumrah 4/14 Mumbai Indians Delhi Capitals in 202
5. Anil Kumble 4/16 Royal Challengers Bangalore Deccan Chargers in 2009

Also Read: LSG vs MI: WATCH – Akash Madhwal Cripples Lucknow Super Giants With The Back To Back Dismissals Of Ayush Badoni And Nicholas Pooran

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