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    12.3 he's picked out Samuels at short fine. Simmons can't believe what he's just done. Short, sliding down leg. Once again he was ready to bring out the pull, hit it really well but it was almost as if he forgot there was a man around the corner. Samuels fumbled but managed to hold on in the second attempt. 116/2
    8.4 tosses one up finally and gets rewarded. Parthiv has run out of luck. Steps out and looks to wallop this googly over the long-on boundary but didn't get to the pitch and was though with the swing when the ball passed him, neat stumping from Rishabh Pant 79/1
    not out
    63
    63
    35
    5
    4
    180.00
    15.3 top-edges a pull, Mishra calls for it and takes it at short fine leg. Rohit beaten for pace this time as he tried to fetch this from outside off. 153/3
    not out
    29
    21
    14
    1
    3
    207.14
    Extras
    19 (lb 9, w 10)
    TOTAL
    212/3 (20 Overs, RR: 10.60)
    Fall of wickets: 1-79 (PA Patel, 8.4 ov), 2-116 (LMP Simmons, 12.3 ov), 3-153 (RG Sharma, 15.3 ov), 3-212 (RG Sharma, 15.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Z Khan402907.2562100
    K Rabada403318.2592130
    PJ Cummins4059014.7566340
    A Mishra403719.25100400
    Mohammed Shami201608.0053000
    CJ Anderson2029114.5012210
  • BATSMEN
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    0.1 hey, howdy, ho! We start the chase with a wicket. Seems this game is on fast forward. But oddly expected because McClenaghan had toppled Samson thrice in nine balls prior to today. No. 4 is the result of the batsman smashing a length ball on middle down the throat of deep square leg 0/1
    4.4 five overs. four wickets. I told you they had a deal. And this was also foreseen by the great number crunchers. Nair falls for the fourth time in 21 balls to Harbhajan. The offspinner earned this, by the way, shortening his length against the advancing batsman. Nair tries to lift it over short midwicket and fails spectacularly 31/4
    1.5 it looks like Mumbai have made a deal. They get a wicket each over. In return, well, I'm not privy to those details. All I can tell you is that Iyer has miscued a short ball - which just does not give him any room, which comes too quickly on him to adjust - over to midwicket for the simplest catches 6/2
    3.2 he's done it. He's got his man just like he has on previous occasions. Mumbai making the number crunchers weep with joy. He does that by bowling a slower, short ball on middle, and Pant obliges by pulling it to deep midwicket. Makes contact too early. Pays for it. And Bumrah takes out Pant a third time in eight balls. #Boom 20/3
    5.5 we're going to have an early night, fellas. Anderson goes after a shortish delivery on middle, but he gets under it too much. Or has the ball bounced more than he expected. I suspect it's the latter as he gives an easy catch to deep midwicket 35/5
    7.4 stunning catch! Rohit at slip, take a bow. The ball, coming off a very thick outside edge, is almost past him, and its flying too. The Mumbai captain though throws himself to his right, sticks out a hand, and comes up with the ball, and a big smile on his face. Credit to Karn as well, making a shortish delivery bounce more than the batsman expects 40/6
    8.2 gorgeous bowling. He's bowling the doosra again! For so long, he had hidden this delivery. But now he's wrapped Cummins up in a nice little bow. The batsman is caught in his crease, he plays for the ball turning into him, trying to milk a single to midwicket. Instead he edges it to the wicketkeeper and Parthiv does really well to take the catch too 46/7
    9.4 doesn't read the wrong 'un, which is pitched short. If he had stood still, he could've have all the room he needed. But he makes room room and as a result his swish only results in an outside edge through to Rohit at slip again 48/8
    not out
    9
    22
    14
    0
    0
    64.28
    10.4 not this time. Bhajji knows how bowlers bat. So he goes for the variation - the one that holds its line on the right-hander. And he ensures it pitches well in front of the advancing batsman. Shami still goes for the shot, mistimes it, and is caught at long-on 57/9
    13.4 that's it. The largest margin of victory in the IPL - 146 runs. The captain's wicket seals the game, as he looks to smash a tossed up delivery outside off. The ball goes high rather than long and long-on runs to his right to wrap it up 66/10
    Extras
    3 (b 1, lb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    66 all out (13.4 Overs, RR: 4.82)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (SV Samson, 0.1 ov), 2-6 (SS Iyer, 1.5 ov), 3-20 (RR Pant, 3.2 ov), 4-31 (KK Nair, 4.4 ov), 5-35 (CJ Anderson, 5.5 ov), 6-40 (MN Samuels, 7.4 ov), 7-46 (PJ Cummins, 8.2 ov), 8-48 (K Rabada, 9.4 ov), 9-57 (Mohammed Shami, 10.4 ov), 10-66 (Z Khan, 13.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MJ McClenaghan201819.0052100
    SL Malinga20522.50101000
    JJ Bumrah10616.0031000
    Harbhajan Singh402235.50151200
    KV Sharma3.401133.00140010
    HH Pandya10202.0040000

Match Notes

Super Simmons

23

No. of innings Lendl Simmons has taken to make 1000 IPL runs - second quickest after Shaun Marsh