55th Match (N), Abu Dhabi, Oct 8 2021, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 236)193/8
Mumbai won by 42 runs
Player Of The Match
84 (32)
end of over 2011 runs
SRH: 193/8CRR: 9.65 
Manish Pandey69 (41)
Siddarth Kaul1 (3)
Trent Boult 4-0-30-1
Nathan Coulter-Nile 4-0-40-2

Thanks for your company for these concurrent games tonight. But don't forget to also come along for the action on Sunday, which brings the Qualifier 1 between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings. Until then, goodnight and goodbye!

Ishan Kishan is the Player of the Match: "A very good thing for me as well as for the team. Getting in good touch before the World Cup. Good state of mind is very important. I knew we are in a do-or-die situation. It was just the intent and the positive mindset. I haven't scored as many boundaries in the cover region this season. You have to be prepared for every circumstance. It's important to be in that mindset. I had a chat with Virat bhai, HP [Hardik Pandya], KP [Pollard] - they were all there. I would love to open, and that is what Virat bhai said. But at the bigger level, you need to be prepared for everything."

Here's Rohit Sharma speaking after the consolation win: "When you play for a franchise like Mumbai, you are always expected to perform. I wouldn't call it pressure. More than anything, it is the expectation. What we have created as a group stands out in the last 5-6 years. It was very tough to drop some players. But we had an on-and-off season. We had a fabulous run as a franchise. We can be very proud of what we have created. We were just getting into the momentum of winning games in Delhi, and then there was a break in between. Once we came here, there was collective failure as a group. But very happy with the win today; we gave everything, and I am sure it was entertaining for the fans too. [To the Mumbai fans] They have been the 12th man. They have always stood by us. Little disappointed we couldn't go through. Ishan Kishan is a very talented player, just the right position to bat is crucial. He just batted the way we want Ishan to."

Time for the presentations

Shriram : "Since the 2015 season, MI have either finished 1st or 5th , nothing in between!"

Rachel: "My best guess: Calcutta will win this IPL beating Delhi in the final."

Shery: "Can we make both sky and ishan man of of MI from Pakistan"

Suryakumar Yadav after that blast: "We had nothing to lose, and had a target in our mind. So we kept running behind it. Happy to be on the winning side. World Cup is a big tournament, so really looking forward to it."

Manish Pandey: "Very hot day today, a lot of work in the field to start with, an intense 20 overs for us as a bowling unit, and I batted for a long time today, and both my calves are cramping. Best surface we've played on in this tournament. We knew Mumbai would come hard at us, and they did. I thought we could have bowled a little better, our fast bowlers gave away a few extra runs and that cost us in the end. We won only three games, we had a lot of changes in the side, and they didn't work for us. We were struggling a little bit, even in the early games in Chennai. We tried to do better in the second half, but unfortunately we could not. We only had a few individual performances, but no complete team performance.

Rahul Ghadge: "I can't believe it... Highest runs in an innings in IPL 2021 for SRH have come against MI that too without their batting giants Bairstow, Warner, Williamson. "

9.59pm Phew. A feast of runs in this league finale, but neither team ends it feeling satiated. Mumbai began the day needing a miracle, and they did very well to push the miracle narrative as far as they could with a barnstorming batting display, but on a pitch this flat they were never going to bowl the Sunrisers out for 65 or less. A fighting batting display from SRH, meanwhile, to end the season on a reasonably positive note, though still on the losing side.

Terrific innings from Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav earlier in the day, though, and both of them would welcome this return to something like their best form ahead of the T20 World Cup.

Boult to Pandey, 1 run

short on leg stump, and Pandey pulls to the right of deep midwicket to end the league phjase with a hobbled single. Looks like he's cramping, and he collapses in a heap after completing the run. A metaphor for SRH's performance through this tournament?

Boult to Pandey, FOUR runs

full outside off, and Pandey uses the room on offer to free his arms and flat-bat it to the right of long-off

Boult to Kaul, 1 run

shot. Full on middle stump, makes a lot of room and plays a pleasing drive out to sweeper cover

Boult to Pandey, 1 run

only a single this time. Fullish on off stump, swiped to deep midwicket

Boult to Pandey, FOUR runs

very full, close to off stump, and Pandey brings out a bottom-hand shovel down the ground to hit it with great power back past the stumps at the other end

Boult to Pandey, no run

shortish, slanting away from off stump, flat-batted to long-off. Doesn't take the run

Boult to finish.

end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 182/8CRR: 9.57 RRR: 54.00 • Need 54 runs from 6b
Siddarth Kaul0 (2)
Manish Pandey59 (36)
Nathan Coulter-Nile 4-0-40-2
Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-39-2
Coulter-Nile to Kaul, no run

back of a length on off stump, lets it come and opens his bat face to guide to deep third

Coulter-Nile to Kaul, no run

slower length ball outside off, and Kaul makes a feeble attempt at a push into the covers, fails to connect

KPS: "After so much hupe for Whether MI can bowledout SRH under 65, now they are not even manage a winning margin of 65, show us how good this pitch has been for batting."

On comes the Mumbai physio with an ice pack. Siddarth Kaul is in at No. 10, as the league stages of IPL 2021 meander to a close.

Coulter-Nile to Saha, OUT

gone, caught on the juggle. Full-toss close to off stump, and he drives it hard, back towards the bowler, and it smacks Coulter-Nile's left wrist and balloons in the air for a far easier second attempt. But the initial impact has hurt Coulter-Nile's wrist

Wriddhiman Saha c & b Coulter-Nile 2 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40
Coulter-Nile to Pandey, 1 run

shortish outside off, chopped to short third

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Coulter-Nile to Saha, 1 run

shortish slower ball on off stump. Swings mightily, but far too early, into a pull, and ends up bottom-edging into the pitch

Coulter-Nile to Pandey, 1 run

short of a length, slogged to wide long-on after making room

vinay: "Hello,,, In my opinion, SRH have won this game already.. Without their superstars like warner, williamson bhuvi, they faced full studded MI and still scoring 10 an over.. What else u want from SRH"

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