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Chennai vs Mumbai - 27th Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date & Time: 28 April 2018

Mumbai 170/2 (19.4 Ovs) RR: 8.64 | Mumbai won by 8 wkts

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Suryakumar Yadav c Ravindra Jadeja & b Harbhajanc Ravindra Jadeja & b Harbhajan443451
Evin Lewis c SN Thakur & b DJ Bravoc SN Thakur & b DJ Bravo474332
Rohit Sharma Not OutNot Out563362
Hardik Pandya Not OutNot Out13801
Ishan Kishan dnbdnb0000
Jean-Paul Duminy dnbdnb0000
Krunal Pandya dnbdnb0000
Ben Cutting dnbdnb0000
Mitchell McClenaghan dnbdnb0000
Mayank Markande dnbdnb0000
Jasprit Bumrah dnbdnb0000
Extras 10 (b 4, lb 1, w 5, nb 0)
Total 170 (2 Wkts, 19.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
69-1 (Suryakumar Yadav,9.5), 128-2 (Evin Lewis,16.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Deepak Chahar2.1 0 19 0 9.05
Shardul Thakur4 0 38 0 9.50
Shane Watson4 0 41 0 10.25
Harbhajan Singh3.5 0 20 1 5.71
Imran Tahir2.4 0 26 0 10.83
Dwayne Bravo3 0 21 1 7.00
Ambati Rayudu0 0 0 0 0
Suresh Raina0 0 0 0 0
Sam Billings0 0 0 0 0
Ravindra Jadeja0 0 0 0 0
MS Dhoni0 0 0 0 0

commentary

Beware of that comeback. Mumbai can never be written off lightly, and after today, they certainly won't. A strong performance against a very strong CHN outfit, can it get their campaign back on track? We'll see. That's it from us here. This is Sagar Chawla signing off along with Srivathsa, Abhinand Raghavendran, Kumar Abhisekh Das, Raju Peethala and our scorer Vinod. Goodnight!

Rohit, MUM captain and MoM: Very much alive. Wanted this win desperately. In desperation, we didn't want to take decisions that won't go well. Wanted to stay calm. We've played good cricket. But that finishing touch wasn't happening. Today we batted well, bowled well, fielded well. If I look back at it, except the Hyderabad game where we batted poorly. Rest of the games we put on 190-plus. It was just about going in with calm heads. This game will give us confidence going forward. That was very critical (the bowlers' comeback). For me as a captain it was important to understand what will be the right combination. We still have a positive atmosphere going forward. Tough leaving out Pollard. He's done so many good things for us. He took it upon him. Going forward, don't want to dismiss him completely. He'll still be our match winner. Not dismissing any players going forward. Will be surprises going forward as well. It was the match situation (promotion to No.3). Wanted to get that right-left combination going. They've got an off-spinner, left-arm spinner and leg-spinner so we wanted to keep them guessing.

Suryakumar Yadav: It (a good start) was very important on this wicket. It was a good wicket to bat on, so the start was very important. It's one of those days, he (Lewis) missed it. I know he's a brilliant player. I just tried to find the gaps, hit the boundaries and collect singles and couples. I enjoyed the new role (opening). We had only eight games left, and it was important to win this game. Beating one of the best teams in the tournament, coming here and taking the momentum - it's going to help us in the coming games. We needed him (Rohit). It's important for him as well. The way he batted was brilliant.

MS Dhoni: I think it is important to realize what went wrong. And in the league stage, you will lose. A lot of times we have seen individuals winning it for us. This was one game where we were short by 10-15 runs. Mumbai bowled really well in the middle overs.The wicket had some balls coming on to you very quickly. Playing the cross batted shots was not easy. Choice of deliveries can improve from our bowlers. Overall, we would have liked to add 20-25 runs more. A loss makes you humble. It tests the other batsmen and bowlers. Also, if you keep winning you don't know what area you need to work on. It was a good game for us. We have won quite a few games. We now have time to analyze what needs to be done. Overall, it was a tight game and ended in the last over. You should not lose in the 14th or the 15th over, because that will affect the run-rate.

CHN will rue the final ten overs of their innings, where they could muster only 78 after a powerful start. That's where the match was set up for Mumbai and they have Mitchell McClenaghan in particular to thank for it who got rid of Dhoni and Bravo in one over.

11.45pm local: A pressure chase for MUM with so much hanging on it, and their captain steps up in style. What a knock from Rohit Sharma. His team needed big changes to revive their floundering campaign. He made the tough call of dropping Pollard. Promoted himself to No.3 when the situation was getting tense, and sealed it off with a match-winning fifty. Suryakumar Yadav was good again at the top, Lewis just about salvaged a painstaking knock with a few lusty blows to take the pressure off and then the class of the skipper took centrestage.

19.4
4
Tahir to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, that's the win for Mumbai as Pandya dabs this googly past short third man. That storied MUM comeback is still on
19.3
1
Tahir to Rohit, 1 run, a bit too eager to finish it off with this pull. Gets through with it early and toe-ends it through mid-wicket. Scores level nevertheless
19.2
2
Tahir to Rohit, 2 runs, shimmies out and picks this dart off the pads to clip it behind square. They rush back for the second. Huge roar
19.1
1
Tahir to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, length ball, sliding in on middle, Pandya eases it down to long-on

Imran Tahir [2.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

With just five in the bank, Dhoni takes the gamble with Tahir

18.6
4
SN Thakur to Rohit, FOUR, kills the game off, surely. Tremendous batting from Rohit Sharma. He picks the bowler's mind, reads the incoming yorker and sweeps it away through backward square. Raises a fifty
18.5
0
SN Thakur to Rohit, no run, skiddy back of a length delivery outside off, rushes Rohit on the cut and beats him
18.4
4
SN Thakur to Rohit, FOUR, hat-trick of fours. Rohit's doing it for Mumbai. Short of length ball outside off, slower one, and the MUM skipper is able to thread it through backward point and third man. Brilliantly glided
18.3
4
SN Thakur to Rohit, FOUR, that previous ball has messed his line up. This time he goes full at the stumps, Rohit shuffles inside the line of it and whips it away to the fine leg boundary. Top batting
18.2
4
SN Thakur to Rohit, FOUR, low full toss outside off, Rohit ingeniously slices it away over backward point. Shades of the shot Dhoni played the other night, but not quite as good. He just about clears Harbhajan though. Thakur must be crestfallen, this was a perfectly good ball

Third man up in the ring.

18.1
1
SN Thakur to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, brilliant yorker outside off, all Pandya can do is to squeeze it through the covers for one

Shardul Thakur [3.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

This is going right down to the wire. 22 off 12. One of the overs will be marked for Bravo. Who will bowl the other one? Thakur probably. Oh yeah, he's bowling the all important penultimate one.

17.6
2
Watson to Rohit, 2 runs, it's a good wide yorker but Rohit has countered it by using his feet. He stretches out and slices it away through the covers. Work for Murali Vijay to do, who is there at sweeper cover in place of Tahir, and he does well
17.5
1
Watson to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, nails the blockhole this time, squeezed away to deep mid-wicket
17.4
6
Watson to Hardik Pandya, SIX, misses his length big time and Pandya laaaaaunches into it. It's a monstrous six over long-on. Probably aimed for the yorker there but ended up bowling right in Pandya's slot. Disappears
17.3
1
Watson to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length, eased down to long-on
17.2
4
Watson to Rohit, FOUR, not the best effort from Tahir in the deep, lets the ball sneak through for four. He's immediately removed from that position. Good length ball outside off, Rohit doesn't get all of it but does enough to carve it away through sweeper cover's dive
17.2
1
Watson to Rohit, wide, oooh, tight call from umpire Gaffaney but the right one. Watson just encroaches the wide marker with his yorker. Good awareness from Rohit too
17.1
0
Watson to Rohit, no run, good length ball, Rohit stands tall and hammers the drive but finds extra cover. He smashed that

Shane Watson [3.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

Two good overs back to back. Momentum shifts towards CHN. 37 needed off 18

16.6
0
Dwayne Bravo to Hardik Pandya, no run, slower ball at the stumps, blocked back down the pitch
16.5
2
Dwayne Bravo to Hardik Pandya, 2 runs, crisply punched through extra cover, the sweeper has plenty of work to do to his right, in which time they amble the second
16.4
1
Dwayne Bravo to Rohit, 1 run, steered away through point
16.3
1
Dwayne Bravo to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, slanted in on middle, back of length, Pandya has to rush his bat down from an angle to jab it down to long-on
16.2
1
Dwayne Bravo to Rohit, 1 run, sharp short ball on leg, hurries Rohit in the pull and he gets it off the gloves down to fine leg

Hardik Pandya, right handed bat, comes to the crease

16.1
0
Dwayne Bravo to Lewis, out Caught by SN Thakur!! Slices it up a mile in the air, really cool pressure catch from Thakur at long-off. Big wicket for CHN, straight after the time-out. Good length ball wide of off, gets it out of the batsman's swinging arc. Lewis flings his hands at it, slicing it up right off the bottom. Excellent bowling. Bravo coming to the fore again. Lewis c SN Thakur b Dwayne Bravo 47(43) [4s-3 6s-2]

Dwayne Bravo to Lewis, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Time-out! Excellent last over from Thakur to get that required rate to climb over 10. MUM wouldn't want to take this very deep. We all know CHN's record this year with these thrillers.

15.6
1
SN Thakur to Lewis, 1 run, skids on sharply from a short of length, rushes the pull, and it's flapped up in the air by Lewis. But it drops well short of long-on
15.5
0
SN Thakur to Lewis, no run, clears the front leg to open himself up for the off-side. But because this ball from Thakur was pretty full, Lewis couldn't get under it. Driven straight to mid-off

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