Mumbai Indians prevailed by 81 runs as the masterclass performance by bowlers keep Lucknow Super Giants limited to 101 runs while chasing a big scoreboard of 182 runs. On Friday in Ahmedabad, the five-time champions will take on the reigning champion Gujarat Titans and thereafter the victor would advance to Sunday's trophy match against Chennai Super Kings.
The Indians, who were batting first, got off to a shaky start, losing Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan during the powerplay. With a 66-run third-wicket standoff 38 balls, Suryakumar Yadav (33 off 20) and Cameron Green (41 off 23) rebuilt the score while Tim David and Tilak Varma continued the game later until Nehal Wadhera's late smash helped MI reach 180. In response the Super Giants collapsed, going from 89 for five to 101 all out in less than five overs. The leading bowler, Akash Madhwal, picked up 5 for 5 from 3.3 overs, making it the fifth-best figure in IPL history.