MI's journey in the IPL 2023 has been nothing short of remarkable. Similar to their dismal performance in 2022, where they finished at the bottom of the points table, MI faced early challenges this season. 

However, the team showcased their resilience and determination by staging an impressive comeback. Their victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final league match, combined with Royal Challengers Bangalore's defeat, propelled them into the playoffs. 

This turnaround exemplifies MI's never-say-die attitude and their ability to seize crucial opportunities. Their unparalleled success in the tournament, coupled with their rich playoff history,now makes them a formidable force in knockout matches. MI's ability to rise to the occasion and perform when it matters most sets them apart as a resilient and tenacious team.

LSG's Valiant Effort

Earlier, Despite MI's strong start in first innings, Lucknow Super Giants' Naveen-ul-Haq staged a remarkable comeback with a stunning over in the 11th over of the innings. Naveen, known for his variations, deceived Suryakumar Yadav with a well-disguised leg-cutter and dismissed him.

 In the same over, he also removed the dangerous Cameron Green, leaving MI in a precarious position. Naveen's exceptional spell turned the tide in LSG's favor and halted MI's momentum.

With MI struggling to regain their earlier momentum, Tilak Varma played a steady knock of 26 runs off 22 deliveries. However, it was Nehal Wadhera, the substitute for Suryakumar Yadav, who injected some late firepower into MI's innings. Wadhera's quickfire 23 off just 12 balls, propelled MI's total to 182 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs.

Despite their loss in the Eliminator, Lucknow Super Giants exhibited commendable performances throughout the IPL 2023. Led by Krunal Pandya, who stepped in as captain in the absence of KL Rahul, LSG displayed glimpses of their potential. 

However, their approach in the crucial match was met with confusion, as decisions like leaving out experienced batsman Quinton de Kock and poor running between the wickets derailed their chase. However, the LSG players can take pride in their overall campaign.