Bumrah nails it for Mumbai

Bumrah nails it for Mumbai

Lions lose thriller in super over

Bumrah nails it for Mumbai

Jasprit Bumrah produced one of the finest death overs in the history of Indian Premier League as Mumbai Indians nearly committed harakiri before edging out Gujarat Lions in a thrilling super over finish.

Chasing a modest target of 154, Mumbai Indians were cruising along at 104 for two in 13 overs and then 127/4 in 16 overs.

An inspired spell by James Faulkner (2/34) and Basil Thampi (3/29) coupled with Ravindra Jadeja’s brilliance in the field saw Gujarat nearly pull off a victory from the jaws of defeat.

There were four run-outs including three in the last seven balls as Mumbai were all out for 153.

The One Over Eliminator saw Mumbai score 11 with Kieron Pollard hitting Faulkner for a boundary and a six.

Defending 11 runs, Bumrah bowled a no-ball and wide in his first three deliveries but displayed brilliant variations of slower deliveries including a few in the blockhole as Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum could manage only six runs.

The seventh win took them to 14 points and on par with Kolkata Knight Riders. One more victory from the remaining five games will seal their spot in the play-offs.
For Gujarat, the sixth defeat in nine matches further diminished their chances of qualifying for the next stage.

First it was the collective effort from the bowlers that enabled them to restrict Gujarat to a manageable 153/9 with Krunal Pandya (3/14) doing the star turn.

Lasith Malinga (2/33), Jasprit Bumrah (2/32) and Harbhajan Singh (1/23) also played their part to perfection.

Parthiv Patel then punched his way to 70 off 44 balls with the help nine fours and a six setting the platform for a victory before it all got messed up.

Faulkner bowled a good 14th over where he removed Rohit Sharma (5) and Parthiv.
Basil Thampi then removed Kieron Pollard (15) to reduce Mumbai to 127 for five, still needing 27 runs for victory.

However Krunal (29) kept his cool but was run-out off the last delivery of the final over bowled by Irfan Pathan.