Raina's second consecutive half-century sets up six-wicket win

Gujarat Lions v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2016, Kanpur
Rohit Sharma scored 30 off 17 balls to give Mumbai Indians a rapid start after they were asked to bat© BCCI
© BCCIRohit Sharma scored 30 off 17 balls to give Mumbai Indians a rapid start after they were asked to bat
The opening burst ended when Rohit holed out to Shadab Jakati off Dhawal Kulkarni© BCCI
© BCCIThe opening burst ended when Rohit holed out to Shadab Jakati off Dhawal Kulkarni
Dwayne Smith removed Martin Guptill and Krunal Pandya in the fifth over to leave Mumbai on 45 for 3© BCCI
© BCCIDwayne Smith removed Martin Guptill and Krunal Pandya in the fifth over to leave Mumbai on 45 for 3
Nitish Rana rose to the occasion and struck his maiden IPL fifty. He added 75 for the fourth wicket with Jos Buttler and scored 70 off 36 balls to put Mumbai back on track© BCCI
© BCCINitish Rana rose to the occasion and struck his maiden IPL fifty. He added 75 for the fourth wicket with Jos Buttler and scored 70 off 36 balls to put Mumbai back on track
With a spot in the playoffs at stake, players of both sides stepped up the intensity© BCCI
© BCCIWith a spot in the playoffs at stake, players of both sides stepped up the intensity
Late strikes by the Lions bowlers stalled Mumbai, who finished on 172 for 8. Dwayne Bravo was the pick of the lot with 2 for 22 off his quota© BCCI
© BCCILate strikes by the Lions bowlers stalled Mumbai, who finished on 172 for 8. Dwayne Bravo was the pick of the lot with 2 for 22 off his quota
Aaron Finch was brought back to the opening slot but Vinay Kumar trapped him leg before for a duck, with one that skidded on, on the second ball of Lions' chase© AFP
© AFPAaron Finch was brought back to the opening slot but Vinay Kumar trapped him leg before for a duck, with one that skidded on, on the second ball of Lions' chase
Suresh Raina rode his luck. First, a slap to mid-on bounced just in front of a diving Krunal Pandya, before Jasprit Bumrah dropped a return catch with Raina on 31© BCCI
© BCCISuresh Raina rode his luck. First, a slap to mid-on bounced just in front of a diving Krunal Pandya, before Jasprit Bumrah dropped a return catch with Raina on 31
Brendon McCullum took his time to get his eye in, before unleashing his brutal repertoire of strokes© BCCI
© BCCIBrendon McCullum took his time to get his eye in, before unleashing his brutal repertoire of strokes
A topspinner from Harbhajan Singh ended McCullum's party as he failed to make contact on the pull and the ball clipped the bail© BCCI
© BCCIA topspinner from Harbhajan Singh ended McCullum's party as he failed to make contact on the pull and the ball clipped the bail
Raina made his chances count. The Lions captain added 96 for the second wicket with McCullum and crunched 58 off 36 balls before perishing with 51 needed off 46© BCCI
© BCCIRaina made his chances count. The Lions captain added 96 for the second wicket with McCullum and crunched 58 off 36 balls before perishing with 51 needed off 46
Dwayne Smith blasted an unbeaten 37 off 23 balls and shared an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 51 with Ravindra Jadeja to take Lions to a six-wicket win with 13 balls remaining and ensure a top-two finish© BCCI
© BCCIDwayne Smith blasted an unbeaten 37 off 23 balls and shared an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 51 with Ravindra Jadeja to take Lions to a six-wicket win with 13 balls remaining and ensure a top-two finish
Vinay was the pick of the Mumbai bowlers with 2 for 17 in three overs, but it went in vain. However, not all was lost for Mumbai, who can still make it, albeit depending on other results© BCCI
© BCCIVinay was the pick of the Mumbai bowlers with 2 for 17 in three overs, but it went in vain. However, not all was lost for Mumbai, who can still make it, albeit depending on other results

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  • Cricinfouser on May 22, 2016, 8:00 GMT

    marvelousss.....awsm performence...keep it up

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