Player of the Match
Player of the Match
243dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Rana, Rohit, Pollard seal another Wankhede chase

The chase-friendly image of Wankhede survived a test as Mumbai Indians chased down 177 on a slow pitch with three balls to spare

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
64(44) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 22 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
0 4 14 7 6 9 3 21
N Rana
53(36) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 7 7 3 17 5 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ McClenaghan
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AJ Tye
O4
M0
R34
W2
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Varun Shetty

7.55pm With only five minutes to go for the Royal Challengers-Rising Pune game, I'm not sure we're going to get any feed from the Wankhede presentation. We do k know, however, that Nitish Rana won the Player of the Match award. Anyway, do pop over to our ball-by-ball commentary from the game at the Chinnaswamy. It should be a cracker!

SagarK: "So...Hardik remains not out for 5th consecutive time at close of MI Inning."

Yashwanth: "Mumbai are generally considered slow starters. But this year they are really cracking it right from the beginning just like they did in IPL3. Who will be CSK this year? :P"

7.41pm An unbeaten knock from Rohit, and one to steal victory for his team. That's 19 wins out 21 for the chasing team at Wankhede. Gujarat continue to look thin on the bowling and once more, that lack of depth has affected them despite getting a very good score. Rana the hero once again, and Hardik unbeaten yet again - but this time Buttler and Rohit chipped in too. An impressive win for Mumbai and they've plonked themselves at the top of the table. Four wins out of five.

19.3
2
Kumar to Sharma, 2 runs, yorker at off stump, backs away, exposes the stumps and squeezes it to sweeper cover's left...hobbles back for the second and wins it for his team
19.2
2
Kumar to Sharma, 2 runs, yorker at leg stump, clears the front leg and pushes it with soft hands in front of long-on....where Jadeja runs it rapidly and picks up and throws to hit the stumps direct as Pandya returns. It's been referred....and he's not out.

Jadeja runs it rapidly from long-on and hits the stumps direct as Pandya returns. It's been referred.

19.1
4
Kumar to Sharma, FOUR, oh great from Rohit. He has a sore knee, but he's bent down nice and low in anticipation of the yorker. Cuts the length on it, cuts the angle too. Takes it on the full and dabs it fine past the keeper

Mumbai need 8. Praveen will bowl the last over. Around the wicket.

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 169/4 (8 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.89, RRR: 8.00)

  • RG Sharma32 (26b)
  • HH Pandya6 (3b)
  • AJ Tye4-0-34-2
  • Basil Thampi4-0-34-0
18.6
1
Tye to Sharma, 1 run, full outside off stump, nice flourish on the cover drive, but it's straight to sweeper cover
18.5
1
Tye to HH Pandya, 1 run, slower ball, full at off stump. He has hammered this uppishly past the bowler's left hand. But once more McCullum is really straight
18.5
1w
Tye to HH Pandya, 1 wide, good length, angled down the leg side past his attemped flick

A chasing venue

19/21

Chasing teams have been dominant at the Wankhede since the start of the 2016 World T20

A rare bad day

51

Malinga has never conceded more in an IPL spell, and has only once conceded more in all T20s: 54 in the World T20 final in 2012

Par

166

Average score at Wankhede for teams batting first since the start of the World T20 last year