195dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Stokes key in snapping Mumbai's streak

A spell of clever pace and length variations from Ben Stokes helped Rising Pune Supergiant halt Mumbai Indians' six-match winning streak

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
RG Sharma
58(39) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
6 4 0 1 9 0 6 32
RA Tripathi
45(31) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
15 1 3 2 6 5 7 6

Best performances - Bowlers

BA Stokes
BA Stokes
O4
M1
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JJ Bumrah
JJ Bumrah
O4
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

END OF OVER:
20 | 13 Runs 3 Wkts | MI: 157/8 (4 runs required, RR: 7.85)

  • Harbhajan Singh7 (2b)
  • Mitchell Johnson0 (0b)
  • Jaydev Unadkat4-0-40-2
  • Ben Stokes4-1-21-2

11.40pm Pune have completed the double over their cross-expressway rivals Mumbai. Ben Stokes was the star for Pune. He had two wickets before he conceded a run. He then came back to give away only seven runs off the penultimate over to set things up for his side, despite Rohit's first half-century of the season. Stokes took a sharp catch and effected a run out too.

It ultimately boiled down to Mumbai needing 17 off the last six balls. Unadkat, picked ahead of Thakur and Christian to bowl the final over, removed Hardik off the first ball. Three balls later he dismissed Rohit to shut Mumbai out. Pune move to fourth with their third successive win.

"It is disappointing after being so close," Rohit says. I thought we tried our best, gave everything we could, but it was disappointing not to finish the game. I don't want to be too critical of our performance. We lost wickets in the middle, and that was the mistake on the part of us. Overall, it was a great game. The pitch was a little dry and was assisting the spinners. Our spinners did the job pretty well, you need to understand the pace you have to bowl at the Wankhede. We have been playing good cricket. We have to forget what happened tonight and move on. It was good to get some runs, but disappointing not to finish the match. Jaydev bowled a great last over. It takes a lot of courage; he got a wicket in the first ball, which is always critical. Needing 17, you can't lose a wicket off the first ball.

"I thought we scrapped really well in the end," Smith says. "Stoksy in the second half was excellent, Unadkat got us over the line. The dew was not too bad. We thought it would be worse, we held together, and the wicket played the same for the 40 overs. It was not a traditional Wankhede wicket. 160 was probably around par, and tonight we were able to take wickets in the middle and keep the pressure on. Unadkat went wide of the crease and bowled a hard length."

"Another solid team performance. Did not get off to the best of starts, but we are putting in the performances," Stokes, the Man of the Match, says. The slower balls are coming on nicely. The pitches have been conductive to the slower-paced deliveries. I am absolutely loving it. This is my first experience. Pretty thankful to be playing here."

That is all we have for you from this match. Thanks for your company and comments. Ciao tomorrow. Good night for now

19.6
6
Unadkat to Harbhajan Singh, SIX runs, slower length ball outside off, Harbhajan whacks it over the wide long-on boundary. Too little, too late for Mumbai. Their six-match winning streak has been snapped
19.5
W
Unadkat to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, OUT, full and wide outside off, flat-batted away to wide long-off. Harbhajan chances two, the throw from Stokes is flat and to the non-striker's end. Unadkat collects it and swipes the bails off to catch McClenaghan short. Stokes is everywhere

MJ McClenaghan run out (Unadkat/Stokes) 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6)

19.4
W
Unadkat to RG Sharma, OUT, and Unadkat nips out Rohit. Is this the match?Slower short ball outside off, Rohit looks to slog it across the line. He only skies it in the air off a big top edge. Unadkat himself settles under it. He tumbles, the ball bobbles out, but Unadkat hangs on, despite awkwardly banging his head against the turf. Pune hang on

RG Sharma c & b Unadkat 58 (61m 39b 6x4 3x6) SR: 148.71

19.3
0
Unadkat to RG Sharma, no run, Rohit shuffles a long way across the off stump, Unadkat floats a slower full ball outside off, past the guideline. Left alone. Umpire Ravi does not give it a wide. Rightly so, as Rohit went a long way outside off. He is peeved. He walks across to the other end to have what looks like a heated conversation with umpire Ravi. The leg umpire Nand Kishore intervenes, and the situation has been diffused. Let us move on, fellas
19.2
6
Unadkat to RG Sharma, SIX runs, clears long-on. Slower length ball outside off, Rohit anticipated it. He slogs across the line, gets enough to fetch a six
19.1
W
Unadkat to Pandya, OUT, Hardik falls for the first time in a chase this season. Stokes bolts in from deep extra cover, dives forward, and completes a smart catch. Slower ball on a length and outside off, Pandya slaps it on the up, but holes out

HH Pandya c Stokes b Unadkat 13 (16m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 118.18

Mumbai need 17 off the last over. Who will bowl it? Thakur? Unadkat? Christian? Unadkat it is. Third man, fine leg up

Landmark short ball

200

Harbhajan Singh bowled Steven Smith and claimed his 200th T20 wicket

On a roll

6

Having won six matches in a row, Mumbai Indians are on the cusp of their best winning streak