MI leave it till the end, win in the Su­per Over

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - WORLD - Ra­jesh Pansare

Ravin­dra Jadeja ef­fected a di­rect run out off the fi­nal delivery to deny Mum­bai In­di­ans the win­ning sin­gle and take Gu­jarat Lions into a Su­per Over in their IPL 2017 game here on Sat­ur­day.

In the Su­per Over, Mum­bai In­di­ans, bat­ting first, scored 11/2 and won by five runs after Gu­jarat Lions in reply man­aged only 6/0 with Jasprit Bum­rah ty­ing down Aaron Finch and Bren­don Mccul­lum.

For the sec­ond match in a row, Mum­bai In­di­ans choked un­der pres­sure and a match the for­mer cham­pi­ons should have eas­ily won ended up tied. Gu­jarat Lions scored 153 for nine and MI were 153 all out in 20 overs.

It looked like Mum­bai In­di­ans were on their way to an easy win but some late drama and un­wanted stroke play saw them lose their way. Four run outs didn’t help their cause ei­ther.

Krunal Pandya (29), who looked like he had won the match for Mum­bai after he hit a bril­liant six off the first ball of the fi­nal over bowled by Ir­fan Pathan, couldn’t see them through and was the last man out, caught short by Jadeja’s hit while run­ning for the win­ning run.

Parthiv Pa­tel’s 44-ball 70 meant Mum­bai In­di­ans were give a great launch­pad but they lost their way with Jos But­tler (9), Ni­tish Rana (19) and Ro­hit Sharma (5) de­part­ing one after another. Pa­tel held fort at one end but was dis­missed by James Faulkner to set the cat among the pi­geons.

The dis­missals of Kieron Pol­lard (15) and Hardik Pandya (4) only made things dif­fi­cult for Mum­bai In­di­ans. Both de­parted while try­ing to hit young pacer Basil Thampi out of the park.

Sat­ur­day’s per­for­mance was a re­peat of what MI did in the last match against Ris­ing Pune Su­per­giant when they choked un­der pres­sure to lose by three runs at the Wankhede. Mum­bai In­di­ans bowlers main­tained an im­mac­u­late length to sti­fle the Gu­jarat Lions’ bats­men. Mum­bai have now kept their op­po­nents to


MI’S Parthiv Pa­tel on way to 70 dur­ing the match against Gu­jarat Lions on Sat­ur­day night.

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