Result
54th match (N), Kanpur, May 21 2016, Indian Premier League
172/8
(17.5/20 ov, target 173)
173/4
Guj Lions won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Gujarat Lions
Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Mumbai Indians172/8(20 overs)
Gujarat Lions173/4(17.5 overs)
end of over 186 runs
GL: 173/4CRR: 9.7 
Ravindra Jadeja21 (15)
Dwayne Smith37 (23)
Mitchell McClenaghan3.5-0-38-0
Jasprit Bumrah4-0-42-1

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."

17.5
1
McClenaghan to Jadeja, 1 run
that is it. Gujarat Lions have confirmed their playoffs spot with a quality chase. They finish top two as well. Fullish and wide outside off, skewed over the off-side infield for the winning runs
17.4
4
McClenaghan to Jadeja, FOUR runs
full and wide. Oh my, that is Guptill. Not sure if things can get worse. Driven to the sweeper cover where Guptill rushes onto it and lets it go through his legs. Yikes.
17.3
McClenaghan to Jadeja, no run
good short delivery. Surprises Jadeja who decides not to interfere
17.2
McClenaghan to Jadeja, no run
a good length delivery is pushed away to point. Jadeja wants one but is sent back

Samrat Ahuja: "MI needs to hang in there. If KKR loses tomorrow, they still have a chance if their NRR is ok!!"

17.1
1
McClenaghan to Smith, 1 run
yorker outside off, squirted to deep point
end of over 1710 runs
GL: 167/4CRR: 9.82 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 6 from 18b
Ravindra Jadeja16 (11)
Dwayne Smith36 (22)
Jasprit Bumrah4-0-42-1
Hardik Pandya1-0-10-0
16.6
Bumrah to Jadeja, no run
back of a length on middle, clipped towards midwicket. The bowler gets around to stop the ball
16.6
1w
Bumrah to Jadeja, 1 wide
strays down leg, wide. Shocker

ramu: "Mumbai body language since the 10th over is as if they've given up.."

16.5
1
Bumrah to Smith, 1 run
overpitched on off, squeezed to deep point for one more
16.4
1
Bumrah to Jadeja, 1 run
back of a length and closer to off stump, played down towards point for one
16.3
4
Bumrah to Jadeja, FOUR runs
112 kph, symbolic of the whole innings. A slower delivery down leg, Jadeja gets bat on his tickle to the fine leg boundary
16.2
2
Bumrah to Jadeja, 2 runs
worked to short fine leg for a run. A direct hit at the striker's end ricochets away towards sweeper cover. Smith lazily runs back for the overthrow but has just made his crease in time.

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

16.1
1
Bumrah to Smith, 1 run
overpitched and drilled to long-on for one
end of over 1610 runs
GL: 157/4CRR: 9.81 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 16 from 24b
Ravindra Jadeja9 (7)
Dwayne Smith34 (20)
Hardik Pandya1-0-10-0
Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-32-0

Not much need, but here's a time-out

15.6
HH Pandya to Jadeja, no run
slower delivery outside off, pushed to cover
15.5
4
HH Pandya to Jadeja, FOUR runs
that was where he wanted to hit the previous one. Gets it this time. Fullish on middle and leg, easily smashed over mid-on. Lions racing to their playoffs spot
15.4
HH Pandya to Jadeja, no run
back of a length outside off, badly hit to mid-off. Wanted to hit that straighter but went to Pollard at mid-off
15.4
1w
HH Pandya to Jadeja, 1 wide
134 kph, loopy tennis-ball bounce over Jadeja's head for a wide. Mumbai's fate all but sealed

Vipul Kothari : "Lesson to learn - you can't top the exam everytime by not studying well throughout the semester! " - Not these lessons again :p

15.3
1
HH Pandya to Smith, 1 run
an ugly hoick. Back of a length on off, squeezed to deep midwicket
15.2
HH Pandya to Smith, no run
fullish on middle, Smith misses a heave but the ball sneaks in to hit Smith on the back leg
Best performances - batsmen
N Rana
70 runs (36)
7 fours
4 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
slog shot
25 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
1463261947
SK Raina
58 runs (36)
8 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
cut shot
14 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
44101131439
Best performances - bowlers
R Vinay Kumar
O
3
M
1
R
17
W
2
Eco
5.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
DJ Bravo
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Green Park, Kanpur
TossGujarat Lions , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2016
Player Of The Match
Suresh Raina
Season2016
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 days21 May 2016 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Anil Chaudhary
Nandan
TV Umpire
Anil Dandekar
Reserve Umpire
Rohan Pandit
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama
PointsGujarat Lions 2, Mumbai Indians 0