35th match (N), Rajkot, Apr 29 2017, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 154)153
Match tied (Mumbai won the one-over eliminator)
Player Of The Match
29 (20) & 3/14
end of over 2010 runs • 2 wickets
MI: 153/10CRR: 7.65 
Lasith Malinga0 (1)
Irfan Pathan 2-0-26-0
Basil Thampi 4-0-29-3

Faulkner will bowl the Super Over. Pollard and Buttler are coming out.

So, both teams nominate three batsmen. One bowler. Mumbai will bat first. Lions are chasing again. It's the seventh tie in IPLs. What a game we've had so far.

Pathan to Malinga, OUT

is that out? There is a direct hit. Has Krunal made his ground? No he hasn't. It's a Super Over, the first of the IPL. Jadeja has done this with two direct hits. What fielding. Sensational. A yorker on the pads, Malinga misses a flick. The ball ricochets towards jadeja at point, picks up and throws the stumps down at the batsman's end to find Krunal short despite a dive. Magnificent fielding.

Krunal Pandya run out (Jadeja) 29 (40m 20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 145

1 off 1. They can't lose in regulation. What was Irfan doing a month ago? He needs to protect one in a thriller in the IPL now. He has to beat him with a wide yorker? It's all about execution now. Bat on ball almost wins this match. Sweeper cover comes up, around the wicket.

Pathan to Krunal, 1 run

full and straight, got some tail back in. I think that is really good batting. Pushed to mid-off for a riskless single.

2 off 2. Mid-off goes back. There is no one at point. Has to be straight, otherwise this game is done. He can't even try to beat him with a wide yorker. McCullum intervenes.

Pathan to Krunal, 2 runs

great work from Krunal. Great work from Roy. Short and wide, slow outside off. Carved through backward point for a couple. There is no point. Roy got around from sweeper cover

Krunal on strike. Will he take the single if he gets it? Can he get a riskless two? These aren't very big boundaries. Krunal needs to hit one gap

Pathan to Bumrah, OUT

what is happening? That's run-out. Jadeja is the man. A slow ball outside off, hit towards point. Jadeja runs in, picks up and throws the stumps down at the bowler's end. Mumbai are nine down. The ball deflected away to the boundary so if Bumrah was in, that would have been four runs. Bumrah is well short.

Jasprit Bumrah run out (Jadeja) 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Pathan to Krunal, 1 run

shortish delivery, slow on off and middle. Pulled to square leg. Another nothing delivery. In the slot for another big hit

Pathan to Krunal, SIX runs

oh no, you just do not. DO NOT bowl length. Full and straight from Irfan, in the slot. Right in the slot. Krunal nails a lofted drive and straight. Straight for six. Amazing area to hit the ball.

Last over. Krunal is on strike. Who'll bow? It's Irfan.

end of over 194 runs • 3 wickets
MI: 143/8CRR: 7.52 RRR: 11.00
Krunal Pandya19 (16)
Basil Thampi 4-0-29-3
James Faulkner 4-0-34-2
Basil to McClenaghan, 1 run, OUT

and gone. Direct hit. Run out. Mumbai are eight down. They may be all out. Thampi chooses a straight and full delivery. McClenaghan gets low and paddles to fine leg who was very square. It almost carries, Irfan goes for the catch. The ball falls short. He somehow manages to keep it in the field of play. He knows he still has work to do so he gets up and throws the ball back in, it hits the stumps direct at the batsman's end as McClenghan tries to sprawl in. A direct hit. Two direct hits. He did superbly well to prevent the boundary. Amazing work

Mitchell McClenaghan run out (Pathan) 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100

McClenaghan. The best result a wide yorker. Third man needs to be fine for the outside edge

Basil to Harbhajan, OUT

not quite the yorker but it's full, it's straight, there is some reverse swing too. Quick and accurate. Harbhajan misses a straight one and the ball raps him in front of leg. Plumb in front. Good call umpire Chaudhary. That was quite predictable but Harbhajan done in by that reverse swing

Harbhajan Singh lbw b Basil Thampi 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Thampi will look for the yorker, can't miss his length

A message comes out for Krunal. The umpire intervenes.

Basil to Krunal, 1 run

a slower ball outside off, hammered to cover. Faulkner picks up and hits the stumps at the bowler's end. The ball ricochets towards him, but he is aware to get to the ball.

Who is going to bowl the last over? If we get there

Basil to Krunal, 2 runs

full and wide outside off, Krunal leans into a drive and finds a gap wide of cover. McCullum gets across, two more

Keep going I say. Two boundaries is all they need, they have 10 balls. Have to connect with two

Basil to Krunal, no run

full and wide, inside the tramline though. Krunal was looking for one to third man. No bat.


Basil to Hardik, OUT

this is not one of them. Looks for it, but doesn't get enough behind the ball. Hardik got across, looking for a hit down the ground, straight preferably. But the ball is on the legs which takes him aback. He tries to generate enough power through the stroke but his heave finds deep midwicket. He almost premeditated a big, straight hit. That ball was there for the picking through the leg side if he played it by merit

Hardik Pandya c Ishan Kishan b Basil Thampi 4 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80

A couple of big hits and this game is done.

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