11.24pm Convincing win for Gujarat Lions to enter the playoffs. Chased down 173 with enviable ease, primarily helped along by some terrible bowling from Mumbai Indians. Their fielding wasn't particularly great either. Mumbai cling on to some slim hope as we conclude the penultimate day of the group stages. But not much. They now slip to sixth. Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum set it up for their side with a fantastic stand.
Suresh Raina is the Man of the Match: "Learnt a lot from Kanpur. Credit goes to our coaching staff. My team-mates played a beauty today. Understanding how to enjoy the T20 format was a challenge. We worked really hard as a unit. You need to enjoy the practice sessions."
Rohit Sharma: " It is disappointing to lose, I though we batted well at the start. We didn't finish well in the last two overs. Hats off to Suresh and Brendon McCullum. We tried our best, couldn't get the breakthrough in the middle. They took their chances and they connected. Wasn't our day."
Samrat Ahuja: "MI needs to hang in there. If KKR loses tomorrow, they still have a chance if their NRR is ok!!"
ramu: "Mumbai body language since the 10th over is as if they've given up.."
Rakesh Raja: "Team with negative NRR is in top 2,while team with Positive NRR is eliminated.Strange things happening here in this IPL." - Wins more important than net run-rate
Not much need, but here's a time-out
Vipul Kothari : "Lesson to learn - you can't top the exam everytime by not studying well throughout the semester! " - Not these lessons again :p