103 kph slower ball on a length on fifth stump is creamed over the second deck over midwicket. But that six is cosmetic to the scorecard. Sunrisers hold on to win by three runs and are still mathematically alive for the playoffs!
11.26 pm What a wild momentum swing. Tim David looked like he was going to win the match with an over to spare, but a mental error going for an unnecessary single to end the 18th over killed the Mumbai chase as Bhuvi followed it up with a spectacular wicket maiden and Sunrisers hold on by three runs.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma: "Till about the second to last over, I thought we had it. Unfortunate runout of Tim David but we thought we were very much in the game till that runout. Even 19 runs to go with two overs, you would back yourself to get that but unfortunately we couldn't do it. Credit to Sunrisers to hold their nerve. It was a very tense moment and they held their nerve very well at the back end. [On the Mumbai bowling] We wanted to try a few things keeping one eye on the future. We wanted to try out certain guys to bowl under pressure in certain situations of the game. I thought they batted pretty well to get to 193 but the way we pulled things back at the back end was a great effort. We were not consistent with the ball up front and that can happen. But I thought it was a great effort towards the back end. With the bat, we came pretty close but couldn't finish it off. [On Rohit's 48 today, a season best] It feels good. [Asked about the last game] For us it's pretty simple. We just want to tick off the boxes, finish off on a high note if possible. We will try everything we can from our side to put our best foot forward in the last game. If there is an opportunity to try out some more guys, we will look to do that too."
Sunrisers bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar: [Asked about the 19th over] I was just looking to bowl the Yorkers because I know even if I miss, there's a less chance that it may not go for a boundary. I knew if I gave a boundary then we may be under pressure but I was just looking to stick to the yorker. [On his bowling through the season] I'm pretty satisfied the way I've bowled this season."
Sunrisers captain Kane Williamson: "Nice to break [the losing streak]. We had a few games there where momentum certainly wasn't on our side and we couldn't wrestle it back. This game ebbed and flowed and we won a few key moments to get across the line. I'm sure you've touched on a number of outstanding contributions today but all in all, I think a really good performance and a lot of learnings come from it. [On Tripathi's batting] He's a seriously special player and he comes out and takes that momentum away and that's his attitude every time he bats. We've seen that on a number of occasions throughout this competition. He's certainly destined for big things I reckon. [On how to use Umran Malik] He always bowls quick which is a real strength and bonus weapon for our side. He's still young but clearly has an amazing skill set there that if he can channel and use at the right times, then can turn a match. We saw that today. His contribution was brilliant. [On Priyam] He's a seriously talented cricketer. Great that he can have that opportunity today and he's one of those players that I think we're going to see a lot more of. He's got a really good head on his shoulders, captained his Under-19 year. A lot of potential but a lot of skill as well. [Decision to give the ball to Bhuvneshwar for the 19th over] I think it got to a point where... our death bowling has been a real strength of ours and Bhuvi has been one of the top death bowlers of the competition. So an opportunity to try to close the game a little bit. But the striking of Tim David is obviously something special and it took a funny bit of cricket to get that to come to an end. But at the same time, a lot of learning, but Bhuvi has been incredible and at his best in every match to be fair and really led our attack which is really important throughout a season. His contribution today, and to bowl a maiden, is an amazing contribution and a match-winning moment really."
Rahul Tripathi has been named Player of the Match: [On his preferred batting position] "I would say wherever you want me to bat. But I enjoy batting at No. 3 and the responsibility. It's important that if the openers have given a good start, just continuing that or whatever the situation is, I'm trying to learn from that. [Facing Bumrah] I think he's a great bowler. We all know that he bowls great balls so I was just looking to react to what he's bowling. Luckily he bowled one and my shot came off. [Does he ever look to block] It's how the wicket is playing and how I can counter attack that bowler at that time. If I see that it's there and I can take the bowler on, then I definitely go for the shot. If it's not there, then I just look to take those singles and doubles. [Which is a bigger number, making 400 runs or a strike rate of 160] I think the mixture of both. It's important sometimes the strike rate, but the runs scored for the team is always special and to win games, that is more important. So I'm happy I can do that today. [On what he feels is taking a risk] When a bowler is bowling, in a T20 game, there cannot be a moment where you can really slow down. At least a single or double is very important and the game needs to keep continuing on. That's what I keep focusing on. Every ball is an event so I just look on that ball, what can be the best result. If I get it, then that's good. [Thinking about higher honors] When you play cricket, it's obviously your dream to represent the country. If I keep doing well and they believe that I can win matches for my country, then definitely I will get the opportunity."
That does it for today's live coverage. Come back tomorrow for more live IPL action. On behalf of my commentary partner Ekanth, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!
Looks like Williamson's decision to go with Farooqi here instead of bowling out Umran will be vindicated.
yorker on sixth stump at 134 kph, jammed out for no run to cover.
Sumith: "Absolute brain-fade from David as a result of the sugar-rush from Nattu! "
slower ball lands at 107 kph short on the body, pulls this to deep backward square, lands inches short of the rope before going over.
full outside off, skies another drive over mid-off and they come back for an easy two.
Arun Prakash: "Yet another run out at an unwanted time costing them a game. Story of why MI is at the bottom of the table." Very panicky move by David. They needed 19 off 12 if he turned the run down. A single at any point in the next over and he's still in control. I could understand if he did that off the last ball of the 19th over but not the last ball of the 18th.
full on sixth stump, scuffs a drive toward long-off and they come back for two.
yorker lands outside the wide guidelines again but Ramandeep shuffled well past his stumps to play this and the umpire deems the ball legal.
wide yorker is way outside the guidelines, too wide and left alone.
Farooqi to bowl the last over instead of Umran.
Wicket maiden from Bhuvi. David was covering his face with his jersey in the Mumbai dugout moments ago. From 19 off 13, it's now 19 off six balls.
yorker on middle at 135 kph, jammed out to midwicket.
Sarik: "Credit to Natarjan to hold his nerve in that run out. This is very important to stay in the match "
yorker again beats Bumrah again backing away from leg.
yorker beats Bumrah backing away from leg at 139 kph.
fullish length on sixth stump, goes to open the face to run this to deep third man and chops it just wide of the stumps to Pooran.
slower bouncer on the wide guideline, goes to slash this over point but gets too much of the ball and picks out Suchith on the point sweeper rope. Catch taken five yards in at chest height.
length ball angled across sixth stump, swing and a miss.
Natarajan gets his redemption! Length ball angled across eighth stump, David slaps this off the toe to Natarajan's right and he gets a hand on it to knock it down trickling toward the non-striker's stumps. Ramandeep turns down the run initially wanting to let David fight another battle in the next over at some point but David is determined to keep the strike and pays for it. The ball stopped inches from the stumps. It was a footrace between Natarajan and David to pick it up and get the bails off and Natarajan wins it by a yard.
Sara Tendulkar is on her feet clapping her approval in the VIP section.
hat-trick! And this one is into the upper deck over long-on! Full toss again at knee height, middles this and then some and it disappears into the night wide of the upper deck into a gap in the stands.
goodness what an awful over from Natarajan! Misfiring his yorkers almost every time. Comes to David at thigh height on off stump, and he spits it back out over square leg again, this time landing on the covered tarp of the field level seats.
misfired yorker results in a full toss again on the legs, annihilated by David into the third row of the second deck over square leg!
yorker punched back into the non-striker's stumps once again by David. Another flick on but this time Ramandeep had his bat back inside the crease safely. David turns down an easy single on offer as the ball dribbled toward mid-off. He wants to keep the strike to take on Natarajan.
yorker sprayed down the leg side now. Another wide called.
misfired yorker again at 133 kph arrives at shin height on fifth stump, David gets under this and smashes it down the ground over the long-off rope.
|Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Toss||Mumbai Indians, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||17 May 2022 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Sunrisers Hyderabad 2, Mumbai Indians 0|