Skipper Rohit Sharma hits the winning runs for Mumbai Indians as the home team hunts down the target in the final over. Fine run chase by MI who register their fourth consecutive victory of IPL 10.
Mumbai Indians need 8 runs off the final over. Super over, on the cards?
Huge wicket! Pollard has to go with 17 runs required. Goes after Andre Tye and gets caught at deep mid-wicket. Jaddu makes no mistake. This is getting interesting…. 17 off 11 now!
Mumbai Indians need 17 runs in the last 2 overs. With Pollard and Rohit at the crease, MI are in the driver’s seat.
50-run stand up between Pollard and Rohit! Two of the most popular players in Mumbai Indians have brought up the 50-run stand for the fourth wicket. MI need 35 runs more off 22 deliveries now.
Mumbai Indians 119 for 3 after 14 overs! The required run rate for Mumbai Indians is below 10 runs an over as Sharma and Pollard are cantering along in this run chase. 58 needed off 6 overs!
Another one bites the dust! Mumbai Indians have lost their third wicket in this run chase. Jos Buttler has been caught at long on as he looks to hit a six against Munaf Patel. MI – 101 for 3, need 76 more in 8 overs.
AJ Tye gets Nitish! Bowls a slower delivery outside off, Rana looks to cut but ends up getting a bottom edge. That’s an easy catch for Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina is happy with that wicket. MI – 85 for 2 now!
Fifty for Rana! He was dropped on 9 by Jason Roy and the left handed batsman has notched up another fine half-century. He’s running away with this run chase against the Lions. Mumbai Indians – 85 for 1 after 11 overs…
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MI – 56 for 1 after 6 overs! Nitish Rana is making Lions pay for their mistake. In his short innings, the southpaw has already hit a couple of meaty blows. With the dew coming into play, Mumbai Indians will fancy their chances to chase this down.
MI – 32 for 1 after 4 overs! Munaf Patel gives only 7 runs in his comeback match. That’s his first over bowled after three years in the Indian Premier League. Not a bad start to his IPL 2017 campaign.
Jason Roy drops a sitter! Thampi would be livid with Jason’s effort. That was such an easy catch at mid-wicket but Roy puts it down and Rana gets a life! Mumbai Indians are 14 for 1 after 2 overs.
Parthiv Patel goes for a duck! Just like Gujarat’s innings, Mumbai Indians are off to a disastrous start. Parthiv looks to flick this to the on side but gets a leading edge. The ball later flies to point where Jason Roy completes the catch. MI – 0 for 1, after 0.2 overs.
Dinesh Karthik’s 48* takes Gujarat Lions to 176/4! A really good batting effort by Lions has taken their team total to a fine end score. 48* off only 26 balls for DK and 64(44) by McCullum were the two highlights of that innings. We’ll be right back with MI’s run chase.
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Jason Roy comes out to bat finally! Ishan Kishan has been dismissed by Mitchell McClenaghan and that brings in Roy to bat for the Lions with 2 overs left.
DK dealing in boundaries! Dinesh Karthik has played an impressive knock today and taken Gujarat Lions tally to 145 for 3 after 17 overs. With Jason Roy still to come, Lions are in for an explosive end to their innings.
Gujarat Lions – 120 for 3 after 15 overs! Sloppy fielding by Mumbai Indians in the 15th over. Can’t afford to give overthrows in this format. With 5 overs to go, Lions are set to achieve a total of 170-plus.
Malinga gets Baz! Slinga bowls an excellent full length delivery to dismiss Brendon McCullum in the 14th over of Lions’ innings. A good knock of 64 by Brendon, that! Lions – 99 for 3 after 13.4 overs.
Harbhajan strikes! Suresh Raina has been dismissed by the Turbanator in his final over of the match. Rohit Sharma completes the catch as Lions lose their skipper. Fine spell by Bhajji comes to an end. The score is now 83 for 2 after 12 overs!
There it is! Baz scores his 12th IPL fifty and his fourth one against Mumbai Indians. The Kiwi batsman will look to launch now. Perfect time to shift gears and take on MI spinners. Lions – 81/1 after 11 overs..
Gujarat Lions 75/1 after 10 overs! At the halfway stage, Gujarat Lions are going at 7.5 an over and the partnership between Raina and McCullum is looking solid. McCullum is only one hitting away from reaching a fifty.
50 up for Gujarat Lions! The Lions have brought up the team fifty in the 8th over of the match and also the 50-run partnership between Baz and Raina comes up in the same over. McCullum has scored most of the runs in this partnership and looks set to shift gears. Gujarat Lions – 58 for 1 after 8 overs…
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Baz looking in sublime touch! McCullum takes on Malinga in the final over of the powerplay and hits two big ones against Mumbai’s spearhead. Excellent shots. With the PP done and dusted, Gujarat Lions are 46-1 at the end of 6 overs.
Gujarat Lions 21/1 after 3 overs! After Smith’s dismissal in the first over of the match, Lions have done well to get going in the next two overs. Baz and Raina have scored a few boundaries but they are not at their fluent best, it seems.
One down! Gujarat Lions lose their first wicket in the first over. Dwayne Smith cuts this back of a length delivery to the man at backward point. Nitish Rana takes it easily and the Lions are one down already. McClenaghan, you beauty! 1/1 after 0.2 overs!
Brendon McCullum✈️ and Dwayne Smith✈️ to open the innings for Gujarat Lions. McClenaghan✈️ to bowl the first over! Here we go….
Mumbai Indians – Parthiv Patel, Jos Buttler✈️, Rohit Sharma, Nitish Rana, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard✈️, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga✈️, Mitchell McClenaghan✈️, Jasprit Bumrah.
Gujarat Lions – Dwayne Smith✈️, Brendon McCullum✈️, Jason Roy✈️, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Andrew Tye✈️, Munaf Patel, Basil Thampi, Praveen Kumar.
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Good afternoon everyone! Welcome to the coverage of the first match on this Super Sunday. Mumbai Indians lock horns with Gujarat Lions at their fortress Wankhede in their fifth contest of IPL 2017. MI are stationed on the second spot in the points table just below the Knight Riders and they’ll try to move to that number 1 spot today. For that they’ll have to take down Gujarat Lions who are coming off their first win against Rising Pune Supergiant. Can they? We shall find it out soon. The toss is coming up shortly. Stay with us!