Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
75(47) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 26 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
11 0 6 7 13 25 10 3
RG Sharma
56(33) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 5 15 4 9 8 6 4

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ McClenaghan
O4
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KH Pandya
O4
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Thilak Ram | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

Right, that brings us to end of our coverage today. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did bringing it to you. Until next time, it's goodbye from Shashank Kishore and Akshay Gopalakrishnan. Do join us for the double-header Sunday. Royals run in to the red-hot Sunrisers first-up. Then later at night, we've got Royal Challengers looking to arrest their death bowling woes against Kolkata Knight Riders at home. Hope to see you then. Buhbye

A relieved Rohit Sharma who is also Man of the Match says: "Very much alive (laughs). Wanted this win desperately. Spoke to the boys that we didn't want to take any decisions for the team in desperation. We wanted to be calm, today was a perfect game. When you want to win games like this, all three departments have to come collectively. That's when you get results."

Rohit, take two: "Except the Sunrisers game where we batted poorly, we got 190 plus in rest of the games Even when we were defending, the bowlers nearly pulled it out for us. Hope we will continue from here on, this should give us momentum. We saw how this tournament is, batting-dominated tournament. Few bowling teams like Sunrisers have defended low scores, but for me as captain, I need to understand what our strengths are. Guys are ready to miss out if team balance demands, we have a positive atmosphere in the dressing room, we still backed our team.

Rohit, take three: "Leaving out Pollard was tough, it was hard. He was ready to accept that, going forward I dont' want to dismiss him completely. He'll still be a match-winner but we've go with whatever gives us a chance to win. JP had done well for us, as he's done for Delhi. I don't want to be dismissive of anyone. We may have a few surprise changes going forward, whatever gives us a chance to win."

Mumbai Indians made two changes. JP Duminy and Ben Cutting replaced Kieron Pollard and Mustafizur. As it turns out, both didn't get an opportunity to make too much of a difference. Cutting bowled all of one over, while Duminy didn't get an opportunity to bat.

Dilip Sah: "Cricinfo shows MI's score 170/2 in 19.4 overs whereas Cricbuzz shows 173/2 in 19.4 overs, I am confused. Was the last ball hit for a boundary?" -- The batsmen crossed before the ball touched the ropes. So it counts as just a single.

Mumbai Indians move to sixth spot with four points, push Royal Challengers back. Delhi Daredevils are back at the bottom as a result. Check out the points table here.

Let's see what the captains have to say:

MS Dhoni says: "It's important to realise what went wrong. Losses like these makes you learn a lot. We've relied on brilliant individual performances, but here we were 10-15 short. Mumbai Indians bowled well in the middle overs. You need pace on this wicket, they bowled back of length, so it wasn't coming on. If you have pace, you can push the batsmen back. Playing cross-batted shots weren't easy. Their spinners also bowled well. Choice of deliveries could've been better from our bowlers.

"Losses like these make you humble. If you keep winning, you don't know the areas you've to work hard. It's a good game, gives us an idea of what we should do in such situations: whether we need to score 20 runs more. It's still early in the competition."

Suryakumar Yadav, who got Mumbai off to a start, says: "It was a good wicket to bat on. The start was very important in the chase. This was one of the days when Lewis missed it, he's a brilliant player. I want to hit the gaps and take boundaries. I'm enjoying the new role of opening the batting. We had only eight games left, was important to win this. Beating one of the best sides in the competition can help give us momentum. We needed Rohit to take it through, the way he batted was brilliant."

Bharat Seervi with a stat nugget: In first 10 IPL seasons, Mumbai Indians' top three had all never 40+ in same match.. This year they have done it twice!

11.35pm The smiles are back. In their only win of the competition, Rohit scored 94 against RCB. Now, with the pressure of going big after Lewis' slow innings on him, Rohit calculated his chase to perfection. What this does is it takes Mumbai Indians off the bottom of the table. How a win can galvanise a team. Only time will tell if this is the spark they needed to script the kind of turnaround that isn't unfamiliar to them. When CSK look back, they'll probably rue missing out on 10-15 runs with the bat despite Suresh Raina making an unbeaten 75.

19.4
1
Imran Tahir to HH Pandya, 1 run, second win of the season for Mumbai Indians! They're still alive in the competition. The scorecard may suggest a last-over win but this has been a very comprehensive one. Uses the pace to steer this past short third man. Too easy. Just the second loss for CSK
19.3
1
Imran Tahir to Sharma, 1 run, through with the pull too early, toe-ends his past midwicket. Scores level
19.2
2
Imran Tahir to Sharma, 2 runs, steps out and works this with the angle towards deep midwicket. Thakur caught napping, they're back for the second easily.
19.1
1
Imran Tahir to HH Pandya, 1 run, punches this length delivery to long on

Tahir it is

END OF OVER:
19 | 17 Runs | MI: 165/2 (5 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.68, RRR: 5.00)

  • RG Sharma53 (31b)
  • HH Pandya11 (6b)
  • SN Thakur4-0-38-0
  • SR Watson4-0-41-0
18.6
4
Thakur to Sharma, FOUR runs, swept from outside off, picks the gap at deep square leg. Half-century for the captain and what a time to do so. Brave. Shardul went full, Rohit could've used the pace to go behind point but preferred the leg side because he was well aware
18.5
0
Thakur to Sharma, no run, beaten for pace. Rohit stayed back to steer this behind point

Mum Indians 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st69E LewisSA Yadav
2nd59RG SharmaE Lewis
3rd42RG SharmaHH Pandya