Mumbai pre­vail thanks to Bum­rah

More mis­ery for Ban­ga­lore as they lose to Pune

The National - News - Sport - - PREMIER LEAGUE - The Na­tional staff

Mumbai In­di­ans moved level with Kolkata Knight Rid­ers as the bowl­ing of Jasprit Bum­rah saw them through in the oneover elim­i­na­tor for­mat after they had tied their match with Gu­jarat Lions in the In­dian Premier League yes­ter­day. Krunal Pandya had been run out on the last ball of the match, when Mumbai had re­quired just one run to win, to force the ex­tra over for­mat to come into play in the league for the first time this sea­son.

Mumbai scored 11 in their over through Kieron Pol­lard and Jos But­tler, and Bum­rah, de­spite bowl­ing one no ball and a wide, kept it tight as he did not con­cede a bound­ary as Gu­jarat could only score six runs.

Ear­lier, opener Ishan Kis­han top-scored with 48 as Gu­jarat made 153-9 bat­ting first.

Mumbai, led by Parthiv Pa­tel’s 70 off 44 balls, looked on tar­get for a com­fort­able win at 109-3. The dis­missal of Pa­tel led to a col­lapse but they ral­lied to tie and pre­vail in the ex­tra over.

Else­where yes­ter­day, Royal Chal­lengers Ban­ga­lore’s mis­er­able sea­son con­tin­ued when they went down to a sev­enth de­feat as Ris­ing Pune Su­per­giant won by 61 runs. Pune captain Steve Smith top-scored for his side with 45 off 32 balls in their score of 157-3. That proved too much for Ban­ga­lore, who strug­gled against some ac­cu­rate Pune bowl­ing, with New Zealan­der Lockie Fer­gu­son lead­ing the way as he took 2-7 from his four overs.

Vi­rat Kohli, the Ban­ga­lore captain, made 55 off 48 balls, but he was the only mem­ber of his side to make dou­ble fig­ures as they fin­ished on 96-9 in their 20 overs.

To­day’s ac­tion is high­lighted by Kolkata Knight Rid­ers vis­it­ing last year’s cham­pi­ons Sun­ris­ers Hy­der­abad as they look to open up a two-point lead at the top of the ta­ble again.

The day’s other game sees Kings XI Pun­jab bid­ding to boost their flag­ging hopes of reach­ing the play-offs as they play host to bot­tom side Delhi Dare­dev­ils.

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