Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AJ Finch
68(62) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 0 2 0 14 2 0 1
LMP Simmons
68(50) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 4 1 0 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O4.0
M0
R35
W2
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The way they win some of these matches makes you wonder what are they doing at the bottom of the table. Simmons, after looking uncomfortable, powered the chase in the company of Rayudu, both attacking the Sunrisers spinners and making this one of their easier wins. Only five wickets went down in the day, not sure if that was a fair reflection of the pitch. Anyway, Mumbai keep their chances alive and stay in the race (they are still lagging behind but are not out of it).

"It was a perfect game, most clinical performance put by us," Rohit Sharma says. "This is our capability and we always expect this performance. We bowled well to restrict them and to chase it down like that, it was simply superb. To bowl at Warner and Finch that well is not easy, I must credit all the bowlers. Today was a perfect day, Simmons smacked it right from the beginning and Rayudu kept it solid."

Rayudu is the Man of the Match. He says, "My head was in UAE, my legs were in Hyderabad and my bat was somewhere else. It was all going haywire, so I had to get it all together .. Simmons took a lot of pressure on me, i could go and play all my shots."

Simmons get an award for hitting the most sixes, Moises Henriques gets an award for staying calm.

"We are not used to losing much here," Dhawan says with a smile. "This was a new track here and we were not sure of how it would play. We were probably 20 runs short her. 157 was not bad but they batted well."

"We would have happened for this to happen a lot earlier," says Pollard. "We didn't start the tournament well and even the last game, we lost. The pressure to do well is always there. If you see the trend in IPL, defending champions don't do well barring CSK. We have to win, each and every day we have to dive around, run around and do our best to try and make it for playoff."

Thanks for your comments and feedback. Devashish Fuloria signing off. Ciao ciao.

Sarvan: "Lucky number 68 today ? All the 3 top scores for the day"

18.4
4
Sharma to Sharma, FOUR runs, sweep end the chase, easily finds the boundary at square leg
18.3
1
Sharma to Pollard, 1 run, they are in no hurry, a single to deep midwicket

Ajit: "Steyn has got to be the most overhyped bowler in IPL. Just tell me how many times he has got the job done in a crunch situation!! In fact, he's the one who gives away easy runs at a crucial point with all his pace!"

18.2
1
Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, flatter delivery on the pads, eased to deep square leg for a single
18.1
3
Sharma to Pollard, 3 runs, premediated! He goes down on his knee early and laps it over the keeper's head.. not to the leg side, just over the keeper's head.. straight

Karn Sharma comes in.. last over most likely

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs | MI: 151/3

  • RG Sharma9 (4b)
  • KA Pollard2 (5b)
  • DW Steyn4-0-29-0
  • MC Henriques3-0-23-1

vb: "D Hussey for CSK??!! But that doesn't make sense !! He is a good lower middle order batsman and bowls a decent spin, both of which are not needed for CSK at this moment. I thought a bowling all rounder would have been a better fit, no?" ---- The big teams love big names in their bench

17.6
4
Steyn to Sharma, FOUR runs, more of that! It's a short delivery on the hips and Rohit whips it fine on the the leg side for another one
17.5
4
Steyn to Sharma, FOUR runs, apologies for saying this - lazy elegance - but that's what it is. Just a defensive push through extra cover and it speeds up after it crosses infield

Amit: "This is one of the easiest jobs left to do for Rohit and Pollard.. Otherwise most of the time they are chasing run rate well above ten an over.. this is sort of unknown territory for both.."

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AJ Finch
68(62) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 0 2 0 14 2 0 1
LMP Simmons
68(50) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 4 1 0 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O4.0
M0
R35
W2
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

A drought ends

25

No. of IPL innings Mumbai have had without a century stand for any wicket

The turnaround

0

Runs scored by Simmons the last time he played against Sunrisers - for T&T in the 2013 Champions League

Top of the charts

17

Sixes conceded by Mishra this season before today, six more than the next bowler in the list

Top of the charts

4.38

Bhuvi's Powerplay economy this season, best for bowlers who have bowled at least once in Powerplay

Poor starts

120

Runs scored by MI's opening prtnership in nine innings - the only team without a 50+ stand this season

Sunrisers favourites?

131

Highest target chased successfully at this venue last season

The slowdown

18

Runs scored by Finch in 21 balls after scoring his fifty - he got to 50 off 41 balls

18-over stats

123/2

That's the lowest 18-over score for the loss of two wickets batting first in the IPL. Sunrisers were 124/2 today

Warner v Harbhajan

75

Warner's srike rate against Harbhajan, he had hit only one boundary in 32 balls before today

Warner v Ojha

181

Warner's strike-rate against Ojha - five sixes in 27 balls but is yet to hit a four off the bowler

Powerplay stats

5.80

Harbhajan's economy in the Powerplay this season; only Ashwin (5.57) has done better among spinners (min. 5 overs)

First timers

0

No. of times Anderson and Bumrah had opened bowling in T20s before today

Going steady

1

No. of opening pairs used by Sunrisers this season, the only other team to open with the same pair is CSK

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301