MI New York Beats Seattle Orcas by 7 wickets to Win MLC 2023

MINY Defeats Seattle Orcas in MLC Final, Pooran Stars

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Mumbai Indians New York (MINY) defeated Seattle Orcas by 7 wickets in the final of the inaugural Major League Cricket (MLC) tournament on Monday. MINY chased down a target of 184 with 24 balls to spare, thanks to a brilliant unbeaten knock of 137 from Nicholas Pooran.

Pooran’s Knock One of the Best in MLC History

Pooran’s knock was one of the best individual performances in the history of MLC. He scored at a strike rate of 249.09, and hit the ball all over the park. He was particularly destructive against the spinners, hitting 6 sixes and 5 fours off them.

“It was an incredible feeling to win the MLC,” Pooran said after the match. “I’m just glad I could contribute to the team’s success.”

[Image of Pooran receiving the Player of the Tournament award]
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Orcas Fall Short Despite De Kock’s Knock

For Seattle Orcas, de Kock was the top scorer with 87. However, the rest of the batting order failed to support him, and they were eventually bowled out for 183.

“We were disappointed to lose, but we played some good cricket throughout the tournament,” Orcas captain Daniel Sams said. “We’re looking forward to coming back stronger next year.”

MINY Crowned Champions, Pooran Named Player of the Tournament

The win for MINY is a major achievement for the franchise. They were one of the favorites to win the tournament, and they showed their class in the final. Pooran’s knock was the highlight of the match, but the whole team played well.

“We’re all very proud of what we’ve achieved,” MINY captain Kieron Pollard said. “We’ve worked hard all season, and it’s great to see it pay off.”

Pooran was named Player of the Tournament for his outstanding performances throughout the season. He scored 500 runs at an average of 55.55, and he hit 31 sixes.


The inaugural MLC season was a huge success. The tournament was well-organized, and the matches were exciting. The final was a fitting end to the season, and it was great to see MINY lift the trophy.

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