Rohit Sharma* 56(33); | Hardik Pandya 13(8);
Imran Tahir* 2.4-0-26-0; | Shardul Thakur 4-0-38-0
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.
Imran Tahir [2.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack
With just five in the bank, Dhoni takes the gamble with Tahir
Third man up in the ring.
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.
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
Hardik Pandya, right handed bat, comes to the crease
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.
Tension in the crowd
Shardul Thakur [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack
It's 47 needed off 30. Back the chasing team from here, especially with nine wickets. But this is such a pressure chase for Mumbai.
Shane Watson [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack
Dwayne Bravo, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Tahir taken off, it's Bravo
There's an indication that Lewis might be hobbling a touch
Rohit Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Harbhajan to Suryakumar Yadav, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Time-out! 105 runs required in 66 balls. 10 wickets in hand. There's plenty of batting to come. Time to press the accelerator?
Round the wicket to Lewis
Imran Tahir, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Harbhajan Singh [0.5-0-6-0] is back into the attack
Strange innings this from Lewis so far, striking at 92.31
Shane Watson [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
Shardul Thakur [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack
Harbhajan Singh, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Some discomfort for Deepak Chahar. And he's walking off! Not sure, what the problem is. Will keep you upadated, as and when we get the info. Bhajji will bowl the last five balls of the over. He starts from round the wicket
Current run rate - 8.5; required run rate - 8.5. Chahar to continue
Shane Watson, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
First bowling change. No slip
Change of bats for Lewis
A slip in place
Shardul Thakur, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Suryakumar Yadav and Lewis are at the crease. Suryakumar Yadav is on strike. Chahar will open the attack