Mumbai, May 2: Mumbai Indians became the third team to qualify into the play-offs by after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in a thrilling Super Over finish in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Manish Pandey smashed his third half-century in four matches and remained unbeaten on 71 off 47 deliveries to single-handedly take Sunrisers to the Super Over. With 17 needed from 6 balls, Manish Pandey and Mohammed Nabi together scored 16 which was bowled by Hardik Pandya. With seven needed off the final ball Pandey hit Hardik for a maximum and tie the match.
Mumbai's death overs' specialist, Jasprit Bumrah bowled the Super Over for his team and Manish Pandey was dismissed run out on the first delivery while attempting a second run. Later Mohammed Nabi hit Bumrah for a maximum after Martin Guptill joined the senior Afghanistan all-rounder into the middle. Bumrah came back strongly on the fourth delivery of the over and clean bowled Nabi as SRH could only post 8/2 in 4 balls.
MI needed to score 8 runs or more by losing just one wicket. But Hardik Pandya had other ideas as he dispatched Rashid Khan for a maximum on the very first ball of the over. Along with Keiron Pollard, Hardik scored 3 more runs on the next two deliveries and seal the game.
MI through to the play-offs
With this win, MI became third team, after Chennai and Delhi, to qualify into the play-offs with 16 points from 13 games. While the SRH are in the fourth spot with 12 points from 13 matches.
Earlier in the day, Rohit Sharma elected to bat first after winning the toss at the fresh Wankhede pitch. In-form South African opener Quinton de Kock remained unbeaten 69 off 58 deliveries as economical bowling effort from Sunrisers spinners followed by clinical effort from their pacers in the death overs restricted Mumbai to 162/5 in the stipulated 20 overs.
Khaleel Ahmed (3/42) was pretty expensive but picked up three wickets for the visitors. Senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/29) along with spinners Rashid Khan (0/21) and Mohammed Nabi (1/24) were brilliant with their spells to ensure the star-studded Mumbai side posts a sub-par total.
In response, Sunrisers - despite the absence of their batting mainstay, David Warner - were off to a brisk start as Wriddhiman Saha (25 off 15) started proceedings on the dominant note in the powerplay. But he and Martin Guptill (15) were both dismissed in the powerplay and the onus lied on the shoulders of the out-of-form middle order.
Manish Pandey waged a lone battle with his knock and almost took his team across the line but he didn't get the kind of support he needed from the other end early on in the innings.
Here's how the match between MI and SRH panned out:
Jasprit Bumrah, Man of the Match: Sometimes the mind can get too negative, but I would like to focus on the ball which I have to bowl and try to keep clarity. If you are clear about the ball you are going to execute and you set the field accordingly and try to keep it as simple as possible. There's always pressure but I think what does the team require of me, so I'm just thinking one ball at a time and what I have to do on that particular ball. We always talk as we have faced a lot of pressure situations and they (seniors) try to guide us. In the end, it's your own decision because if you back your own decision that's the best way to go and going forward backing yourself is always helping.
Rohit Sharma, the winning captain: Feels good knowing that we are amongst the top four now. Not easy to come through the ranks and we have played some consistent cricket throughout and we have the results for it. We wanted to put runs on the board, the pitch played good for all 40 overs and runs on the board is crucial and I knew that we didn't get the score we wanted but we knew if we get early wickets we can put the pressure on their middle order. Manish batted really well and he played some excellent shots but I think the game changing moment was the eight overs of spin. They bowled very well and contained the batsmen which was very important at that stage. He's (Bumrah) been brilliant for us and he keeps improving every game and he is hungry for success. He wants to be out there and express himself and he understands that he is a lead bowler for us. He held the nerve in the crucial overs and in the Super Over as well. We got some work to do in the batting department, Quinny has been good but we need help from the other batters. The confidence is there and we need to understand what's the par score at a venue and I thought we did 70-80 percent of the basics right in the batting, only few games we let our batting collapse a little bit but we are hoping to get better.
Mumbai are the second most consistent team to make it to the play-offs after CSK in 12 years. CSK were banned for 2 years as well.
Most appearance in play offs:— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) May 2, 2019
10 ~ CSK
8 ~ MI
6 ~ KKR
5 ~ RCB
Williamson, losing captain: I have experience of few Super Overs and that time too, I finished on the wrong side. It was a fantastic effort by Manish and Nabi to get us so close. The first half was very good for us, our bowlers did a brilliant job. We just couldn't get over the line. We were waiting to see how many runs we will be able to get in the Super Over. When it was eight, we decided to go with Rashid. He is world-class in everything he does so we thought he is our man. Manish has got a great rhythm to his game now. It is a shame for us that we ended up on the wrong side today. We have one game left and it is important that we approach that in a similar way.
Mumbai held on to their nerves well.
Taut game, among best I’ve seen. Hyderabad couldn’t make capital of opportunity created by Pandey. Credit to Bumrah. Tight over under pressure. However, getting even 8-10 runs in Super Over can be tough. @mipaltan hold nerve to make it to the play-offs. Well done Rohit & Co— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 2, 2019
It's all over!! Mumbai Indians 9/0 in 3 balls have beaten SRH in the SUPER OVER to earn two points. With this win, they have qualified for the play-offs with a thrilling win tonight
SIX!! HARDIK PANDYA starts with a maximum on the first ball off Rashid
Hardik and Pollard will bat for Mumbai.
BOWLED!! Jasprit Bumrah cleans up Nabi. SRH - 8/2 in (0.4), their innings in this over comes to an end with fall of two wickets. MI need 9 runs to win or score 8 by losing just 1 wicket in their next 6 deliveries.
SRH 2/1. 4 balls left
Run Out! Manish Pandey has been run out on the first ball while attempting a double SRH - 1/1 in 1 ball
SIX!! MANISH PANDEY!!! Match tied. IT's SUPER OVER
2 runs came from the 5th delivery. 7 to win from 1 ball. Nail-biting encounter again in IPL.
Wicket! Mohammed Nabi (31) hits Hardik Pandya towards long-off and Suryakumar takes a simple catch in the deep. SRH - 154/6 in 19.4 overs. 9 needed from 2 balls
SIX!! Nabi hits Hardik straight down the ground and gets a maximum. 9 needed from 3 balls.
2 singles on the first two balls from Hardik. 15 needed from 4 balls.
Four! Pandey hits a boundary on the final delivery. 12 came from the penultimate over bowled by Bumrah. SRH need 17 from the last 6 balls.
Four! Manish Pandey pulls Bumrah and gets a boundary on the penultimate delivery of the over. 21 needed from 7 balls.
1,1,1! Just three singles from the first three balls bowled by Bumrah. He's doing what he's known for doing.
SIX!! Mohammed Nabi gets a maximum over third-man region on the final ball of that over bowled by Malinga. 12 came from it. That was badly needed. SRH - 134/5 in 18 overs. 29 runs needed from 12 balls.
Four! Nabi gets an inside edge off Malinga and the ball races towards the fine-leg boundary.
6 runs came from Bumrah's over. SRH -122/5 in 17 overs. They need 41 from 18 deliveries.
Four! Nabi pulls Bumrah and gets a boundary. 5 runs have come from the first 5 deliveries in this over. 42 needed from 19 balls.
Rohit brings Bumrah in the attack in the 17th over. SRH need 48 off 24 deliveries.
Four! Manish Pandey hits Malinga hard and the ball races towards the straight boundary. He brings up his third fifty of the season. This is his 15th IPL half-century. Three 50-plus knocks from Pandey in four innings.
2,1,W,0,0,1! 4 runs and the wicket of Abhishek Sharma came from that over bowled by Hardik. SRH - 106/5 in 15 overs, they need 57 off 30 deliveries.
Wicket! Abhishek Sharma (2) inside-edges the away going delivery from Hardik Pandya and De Kock takes a simple catch. SRH - 105/5 in 14.3 overs.
Wicket! Vijay Shankar (12) throws his wicket away as he looks to attack Krunal and gets caught by Pollard in the deep. Another opportunity missed by all-rounder. He should have played sensibly and went till the end in this run chase. SRH - 98/4 in 13.2 overs.
01,0,1,1,1! Just 4 singles conceded by Rahul Chahar from his final over. SRH - 97/3 after 13 overs. Pandey - 40*, Shankar - 12 are present into the middle.
7 runs came from that over bowled by Krunal. SRH - 93/3 after 12 overs. 70 needed from 48 balls.
Four! Magnificent shot from Manish Pandey towards cover region. He went on the backfoot to make room for himself and punched the ball towards cover region.
Halfway mark: 5 came from that over bowled by Krunal. SRH - 80/3 after 10. They need 83 more from next 10 overs but their middle-order hasn't performed.
W, 1,1,1,1,1! Wicket and 5 singles came from the first over bowled by Krunal. SRH - 70/3 after 8 overs.
Big wicket! Mumbai use review to perfection as Krunal Pandya traps Kane Williamson (3) in front. The senior of Pandya brothers struck on his first ball of the innings. SRH - 65/3 in 7.1 overs. They are in trouble now. Mumbai have pulled things back in their favour now as SRH middle-order hasn't been in the best of form all through this season.
4,0,0,0,1,1! Just 6 came from that over bowled by Rahul Chahar. SRH - 65/2 in 7 overs
W,2,0,0,0,0! What an over from Boom-Boom Bumrah. Kane Williamson had no reply to his variations. MI have kept things tight for SRH after getting rid of the openers.
Wicket! Bumrah traps Martin Guptill (15) in front. The batsman goes upstairs but in vain. Boom-Boom Bumrah is on a hat-trick. #SRH - 57/2 in 5.1 overs.
Wicket! Bumrah traps Martin Guptill (15) in front. The batsman goes upstairs to review but in vain as the ball was pitched in line and was hitting the stumps. SRH lose review. Boom-Boom Bumrah is on a hat-trick. SRH - 57/2 in 5.1 overs.
17 runs came from that over bowled by Malinga and SRH reach 57/1 after 5 overs.
SIX!! Uppercut from in-form Manish Pandey off Malinga and the ball sails over the thirdman boundary for a maximum. Four! Pandey hits Malinga for a boundary towards fine-leg.
Four! Manish Pandey gets off the mark with a boundary off Malinga.
Wicket! Wriddhiman Saha (25) gives a straight catch to Evin Lewis at the point. Jasprit Bumrah gives Mumbai the wicket they were looking for. First scalp for Bumrah in the powerplay in this season. #SRH - 40/1
Four! Saha times Bumrah towards mid-wicket. Pollard gives the ball a brilliant chase but fails to prevent the boundary.
Four! Boom-Boom Bumrah into the attack and Saha gets a boundary at the long-on region.
SIXXX! Martin Guptill goes aerial and ends Sran's over with a huge maximum over long-off. The ball sailed way back into the stands. 17 runs came from that over. SRH - 30/0 after 3 overs.
Four! Saha gets the second boundary of the over, this time above mid-on region.
Four! Short-pitched ball towards off-stump from Sran and Saha gets a boundary towards backward point region.
6 runs from Malinga's first over! SRH - 13/0 after 2 overs.
Four! First boundary of the innings for Martin Guptill as he gets an inside-edge off Malinga and the ball races towards third man boundary.
7 runs came from the opening over bowled by Sran. SRH - 7/0 after 1st over. They need 156 runs from 114 balls. Malinga bowls the second over.
Four! Wriddhiman Saha begins the proceedings with a boundary towards point region off Sran. He gets off the mark in style.
2nd innings! Wriddhiman Saha and Martin Guptill open innings for SRH as they chase 163. Barinder Sran starts with the new ball for Mumbai.
W,1,1,1,6,2! 11 runs and the wicket of Pollard came from the final over bowled by Khaleel. MI post 162/5 in 20 overs. Khaleel emerges as the pick of the bowlers for SRH. Superb bowling from visitors as they never allowed the hosts to score freely. De Kock scored an unbeaten 69 off 58 deliveries. Batting isn't looking easy on this track and it will be interesting to see how Hyderabad chase in the absence of their key batsman David Warner.
Mumbai would have aimed for a 175+ but 162 will pose severe test to Hyderabad IMO— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 2, 2019
Wicket! Keiron Pollard (10) holes out Khaleel Ahmed and Abhishek Sharma takes a brilliant catch in the deep. MI - 151/5 in 19.1 overs.
1,1,0,1,0,1! Just 4 runs came from that over bowled by Bhuvneshwar. MI - 151/4 in 19 overs.
Four! QDK flicks Rashid and gets a boundary towards fine-leg. He takes a single on the final delivery of the over to retain strike. 13 runs came from it. MI - 147/4 after 18 overs.
SIX! Pollard hits Rashid for a maximum over long-on. The ball sails into the stands. Mumbai needs more such shots.
1Nb,1,1,4,6,1,0! 14 runs came from that over bowled by Thampi. MI - 134/4 after 17 overs.
Fifty! Quinton de Kock finally gets a boundary and completes his fourth half-century of the season. It came off 48 deliveries. The celebrations were muted.
No ball! Thampi starts the 17th over with a No ball. Comes back strongly to concede just a single on the free-hit delivery.
1,1,2,2,W,1: 7 runs and big wicket of Hardik Pandya came from Bhuvneshwar's over.
Big Wicket! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets the danger man out with a well-calculated short-pitched delivery. Hardik (18) - who wasn't able to time it well tonight - mistimes it and Nabi takes a simple catch at mid-off. MI - 119/4 in 15.5 overs.
1,1,1,1,0,0! Rashid Khan continues to be at his economical best as he keeps Hardik Pandya and De Kock silent in that over. Excellent stuff from the spinner. #MI - 113/3 after 15 overs.
Four! Hardik ends Thampi's over with a superb cover drive and gets a boundary. 16 runs came from that over. MI - 109/3 in 14 overs. Rashid to bowl the 15th over.
Four! Quinton de Kock too joins the party as he hits Thampi towards mid-wicket region for a boundary. 100 up for MI in the 14th over.
SIX!! Hardik Pandya goes on the off stump and dispatches Thampi for a maximum. That was a brilliant shot from the in-form big-hitter.
Williamson goes upstairs as Saha appeals for a caught behind against Hardik. The ball brushed through the strap from batsman's pad. Review lost.
0,0,0,W,0,2! Just two runs and a wicket came from that over bowled by Nabi. He's been phenomenal with the ball for SRH in this season. MI - 93/3 after 13 overs. Hardik Pandya and De Kock are present into the middle.
Wicket! Evin Lewis (1) sweeps Nabi towards mid-wicket and Vijay Shankar covers a lot of ground in the deep and takes a fine catch. Captain Kane's decision to bring back the Afghan spinner pays off. MI - 91/3 after 12.4 overs.
Wicket! Suryakumar (23) tries to clear Khaleel over the cover region but couldn't time it well. Rashid takes a simple catch in the deep. Second wicket for the left-arm pacer in this match. MI - 90/2 after 11.4 overs.
SIX!! Quinton de Kock welcomes Khaleel with a maximum. With that maximum comes 50-run stand between him and Suryakumar. They must be looking for more such shots.
1,1,0,2L,1,0! 5 runs came from that over bowled by Rashid. MI - 81/1 after 11 overs.
2L,1,1L,2,0,1! Just 7 runs came from that over bowled by Basil Thampi. The Kerala pacer has bowled good lines in that over and didn't concede a single boundary. MI - 76/1 after 10 overs.
Four! Basil Thampi gives Quinton de Kock some room and the batsman guides it towards cover boundary with sweet timing. Rohit appreciates the shot from the dugout. MI - 60/1 after 8 overs.
Mumbai reach 53/1 after 7 overs.
Four! Suryakumar Yadav hits Nabi in the gap and the ball bisects the fielders at long-on and deep mid-wicket to get a boundary.
Four! Suryakumar hits a brilliant cover drive on the final delivery of that over bowled by Khaleel. MI - 44/1 after 6 overs as they scored 8 runs but lost the key wicket of Rohit.
Wicket! Khaleel Ahmed draws the first blood as he removes Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma for 24. Mohammed Nabi takes the catch and MI lose their captain in the powerplay itself. MI - 36/1 after 5.2 overs.
1,0,0,0,0,0! Superb start from Rashid Khan as he bowls 5 dot balls to De Kock after Rohit took a single on the first delivery. MI - 36/0 after 5 overs.
Rashid Khan has been introduced into the attack by captain Kane Williamson in the powerplay as SRH look to break the partnership between MI openers (Rohit and De Kock).
1,4,4,0,0,0! Some comeback from Bhuvneshwar after getting smashed for back-to-back boundaries by QDK. MI - 35/0 after 4 overs.
Four, Four! Quinton de Kock hits Bhuvneshwar Kumar to back-to-back boundaries towards the leg side. He too has joined the party.
Mohammed Nabi bowls the third over for SRH and puts some break on the flow of runs. 4 singles came from it. MI - 26/0 after 3 overs.
Four! Rohit Sharma gets a boundary towards long-on off Khaleel. Mohammed Nabi gave a long chase to the ball but failed to keep it inside the field while sliding near the fence. MI - 22/0 after 2 overs.
Rohit looking in glorious touch. Mumbai need a special performance with him to win this match and seal a place in the play-offs. Sunrisers have a hefty run rate. If they win, would go through easily— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 2, 2019
4,0,4! Rohit smashes two brilliant boundaries towards the cover region off Khaleel and Sunny Gavaskar (in the commentary box) couldn't stop but praising that shot.
SRH will be missing the fine fielder in David Warner.
Warner is obviously a huge loss to @SunRisers with the bat, but he will be missed for his fielding as well. Sunrisers were already struggling to maintain a postive average Impact across this season and Warner's absence could hinder them further. #IPL pic.twitter.com/2jjtE7jiyO— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) May 2, 2019
Four! Brilliant cover drive from Rohit Sharma on the final ball of Bhuvi's over. MI - 9/0 after 1st over.
Four! Thick outside edge from Rohit Sharm goes towards the fence. Misfielding from Basil Thampi in the deep and he gifts 4 runs to the batsman. Rohit gets off the mark with a boundary.
1st innings: Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are into the middle to open innings for Mumbai. Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts with the new ball for Sunrisers.
SRH (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson(c), Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi.
MI (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Barinder Sran, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Williamson: This pitch will remain fresh for the entire match. We want to be aggressive with the new ball. Guptill comes in for David. And Basil Thampi comes in place of Sandeep Sharma. So, two changes for us. Last game was a strong performance for us. It is important that we try to build on that.
Rohit: We will bat first. It is a fresh pitch and looks it will play well. We are aware about the dew factor. But we have bowled well in those situation. We want to keep things as simple as possible. And see where we go. We are going with the same team. We are playing in the home conditions but we know we still have to play good cricket to win.
Two changes for SRH in this game. Martin Guptill comes in for David Warner and Basil Thampi replaces Sandeep Sharma. MI play with the same playing XI.
Toss: Coin lands in Rohit's favour and he surprises all by electing to bat first against Sunrisers.
A win tonight takes either side to the play-offs.
Pitch Report: Sunil Gavaskar predicts a high-scoring game at Wankhede. But there will be some assistance to the swing bowlers on this track hence Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Billy Stanlake would love to bowl on this pitch.
Head To Head: Mumbai Vs Sunrisers: 6:7. MI defeated SRH by 40 runs when these teams met each other in this season.
Mumbai pacers have done exceedingly well for their team in this season.