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IPL 2023 Naveen ul haq leader of attack 4 for 38 Suryakumar yadav cameron green LSG vs MI Eliminator


Naveen-ul-Haq celebrates the dismissal of Cameron Green (Photo: Sportzpics)

Naveen was constantly booed by the Chepauk crowd but he did well enough to dismiss MI skipper Rohit Sharma, batting mainstay Suryakumar Yadav, all-rounder Cameron Green, and the ever-dangerous Tilak Verma

Fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq was breathing fire on Wedneday night at Chepauk, where Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) squared off against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the eliminator. The Afghan speedsters returned figures of 4 for 38 in four overs, helping LSG restrict Mumbai to 182 for 8 in 20 overs. Naveen registered the third-best bowling figures for Lucknow against MI, after the last-yearโ€™s heroics of Mohsin Khan (4/16) and Avesh Khan (4/24).

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Naveen was constantly booed by the Chepauk crowd but he did well enough to dismiss MI skipper Rohit Sharma, batting mainstay Suryakumar Yadav,ย all-rounder Cameron Green, and the ever-dangerous Tilak Verma.

Speaking with the broadcasters after a phenomenal spell, Naveen said the team expected him to provide a breakthrough after Suryakumar Yadav and Cameron Green forged a 66-run partnership. The Afghan speedster got rid of both in-form batters and jolted the MI middle-order.

I think they (Green and Surya) had a good partnership, and we needed a breakthrough at that point. So, I came in as the leader of this young attack and was supposed to get the breakthrough. And thatโ€™s what I did.They (LSG) were expecting those two wickets from me, and I delivered at the right time,โ€ Naveen told the broadcasters.

Naveen getting Surya and Green in one over could well prove to be decisive as MI were at least 15 short of par-score. MI also needed to replace Surya with Impact Player Nehal Wadhera, whose 23 off 12 balls took them past 180-run mark. Green, who hammered a ton in the final league match against SRH, slammed six boundaries and 1 six while Yadav hit two maximums and an equal number of fours in his 20-ball knock.

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The fast bowler further said the wicket they are playing on is a better than the one used in qualifier 1, between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans on Tuesday.

โ€œI think itโ€™s a good enough total, we were expecting it to grip and spin, but it was coming on to the bat nicely. You can play on the up (on this pitch), itโ€™s a better wicket than the CSK – GT game,โ€ Naveen said.

(With PTI Inputs)



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