2.4 what a catch! Two wickets in two overs and he's racing towards the top of the charts! Dives to his left, even as the ball is dying. Sticks out his strong hand, his left hand, and it sticks! He also makes sure his elbow doesn't hit the ground. That could have made the ball pop out. What a night he's already having. And it all comes from the offcutter again. The ball he backs to the hilt. The ball he said he would bowl despite his captain's instructions sometimes. Sticks in the pitch and Simmons, set up to play the flick because the ball was on the pads, pops out a leading edge 8/2
    2.1 he has been spurring Pune on and he does it again in the final. It's the offcutter again, pitching back of a length, and giving no room to swing the arms. Might just have got a touch more bounce than Parthiv thought as he pulls and finds mid-on waiting for the catch. 7/1
    7.2 low full toss, rather Rayudu makes that length happen by shimmying down the pitch. But wait, they go for a single, they chance Steven Smith's arm, and that's a terrible thing to do. The Pune captain runs to his left from mid-off, then turns to face the bowler's end stumps and nails them. Rayudu is so far short. The Hyderabad boy walks back as the crowd around him - his home city - goes wild 41/3
    10.1 superbly-judged catch from Shardul Thakur at deep midwicket. The soft signal is out. They go to the TV umpire. Zampa's foot is okay, as is Thakur's at the edge of the boundary. Mumbai's mini-recovery has been halted. The TV umpire sends Rohit on his way. This was dropped short on middle, Rohit skips back for a pull. Hits it in the air, Thakur pouches it at deep midwicket, but the momentum carries him back. He is pushed back, but holds his balance, and bolts at the last moment 56/4
    19.6 he's top-edged a short ball, angled across him, in an attempt to pull it over the ropes. But he's trying to drag it. And the ball has gone well over his shoulder as well. Bad signs and they are realised when Rahane runs in from deep midwicket and takes the catch. Nevertheless, a gutsy innings. 129/8
    10.6 A very, very straight long-on moves to his left and pouches it. This is all part of a plan. Pollard is a very good straight hitter, so keep a man there and tempt him. Two in the over for Zampa. Flighted, full and outside off, Pollard gets under it and lifts it in the air. Does not get the desired distance. Tiwary has enough time to move to his left and snap it up 65/5
    13.2 this is quick, it nips back in and it's gone! Pune are running rampant. This from Christian is great thinking. He pitches it on a good length, gets it to jag into the right-hander. Pandya is not ready for the delivery to be at top pace. He flicks across the line and is plumb in front. 78/6
    14.1 dropped but he's run-out anyway! If there is one sign that this is meant to be. Shardul, you beauty. First you bowl a lovely ball, moving in off the deck, hitting a good length, and getting the outside edge as Karn flicks. It flies to the left of Christan at first slip, a seriously tough catch. He can't pull it off, but he does have the sense to throw at the keeper's end with a panic-stricken Karn looking to steal a run. He doesn't hit the target, but it doesn't matter because Thakur has run up to wait for the throw, and not just ball-watch. Such good awareness 79/7
    not out
    8 (b 1, lb 2, w 5)
    129/8 (20 Overs, RR: 6.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (PA Patel, 2.1 ov), 2-8 (LMP Simmons, 2.4 ov), 3-41 (AT Rayudu, 7.2 ov), 4-56 (RG Sharma, 10.1 ov), 5-65 (KA Pollard, 10.6 ov), 6-78 (HH Pandya, 13.2 ov), 7-79 (KV Sharma, 14.1 ov), 8-129 (KH Pandya, 19.6 ov)

Match Details


Mumbai Indians , elected to bat first

Series result

Mumbai Indians won the 2017 Indian Premier League

Player of the match

Player of the series


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

21 May 2017 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes