Deepak Hooda* 32(25); | Billy Stanlake 5(25);
Mustafizur Rahman* 4-0-24-3; | Ben Cutting 4-0-40-0
Two heartbreaking defeats in a row for MUM, but that's how it goes. They should be proud of making a match of it, and even more proud of their 20-year old leg-spinner who's proving to be a real find. So that's it from us here. This is Sagar Chawla signing off on behalf of Akshay Maanay, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Abhinand Raghavendran, Rishi Roy and our scorer Naga. Good night!
Rashid Khan, MoM: "Dot balls is crucial in such a short format. That was the plan to bowl as many dot balls as possible. That was the message from the management to go and enjoy yourself, that's what I did. I just try my best to bowl in good length area and mix it up for the batsman. As he's in his stance, I can see where he's trying to hit. Love to bowl both, the leg-spinner and the googly. People back home love the fact that Afghanistan players are playing here. We want to see their smiling faces, because what's happening there is not so good. That's what all of us are striving for. Want to dedicate this win to my friend whose son is in the hospital. Everything will go to him."
Williamson, HYD captain: "One of those games that comes down to the wire. The surface was a bit different than the last one, and we were slow to adapt. Hooda at the end was outstanding. He (Rashid Khan) seems to just turn up and is so world-class in how he operates. He's a great weapon for us. We have a number of very talented local bowlers. Sandeep bowled very nicely tonight. We fought back well after the powerplay. At the halfway stage, I thought it was going to be scrappy because the wicket was slowing up. The last ball can go either way so it was nice to win. It's important we adapt well, learn from some things from this game."
Mayank Markande (purple cap): "It was a great feeling for me, my first season, feeling very happy. He (Rohit) didn't tell me a lot, just asked me to stick to the basics."
Dhawan (orange cap): "It feels good. I get it (orange cap) for the first time in 10 years. Very happy about it. He (Mayank Markande) is very good. Look forward to playing against him. Very impressive bowling performance."
Rohit Sharma, MUM captain: "Still early days. It was a good game. I'm sure everyone enjoyed it. Being on the receiving end for the second time is tough to digest. It wasn't a good enough total, and our batsmen should have done better, but the bowlers showed a lot of character to get us back into the game. We have a great squad, and for the youngsters to come out and perform, it's amazing. They have a long way to go. Tough luck, we fought till the end, but to lose isn't a great feeling."
23:49 Local Time, 18:19 GMT, 23:49 IST: This is just bonkers. The crowd are celebrating madly as HYD clinch an absolute thriller by one wicket. A sporting smile from Rohit as he saw Stanlake's loft clear the infield, even as the HYD players came bolting to the centre in jubilation. How in the world did this match finish the way it did? The Hyderabad should've had it stamped and delivered after the opening partnership. But it was 20-year old Mayank Markande again, inspiring Mumbai to a comeback of great proportions with a four-wicket spell. Such a pity that, like the Chennai game, he has to finish on the losing side again. Even after his spell though, Hooda and Pathan seemed to have it in control. But Bumrah came alive in the pre-penultimate over, redeeming himself from the previous game and opened it up again. With 11 needed off the final over, a six off the first ball by Hooda made the equation simpler for the hosts, and then Stanlake played his part too to get them over the line. So it's the second straight win for HYD to start the tournament.
Twitter Musings #28, last one today: "I want a super over now, so that I can chew my nails to the skin!" tweets Bharat Gunhalkar (@Iambharat82) - Okay, the thought of that gives me the creeps
Everyone is in to save the single. Ishan Kishan has only one glove on, if he's needed to throw the ball
Another chat between the skipper and bowler. This time both fine leg and third man are up. Cutting will come from round the wicket for Hooda. Pensive faces everywhere. Pathan is staring into nothingness, pondering over his shot. Doesn't matter now. Here we go. Two needed from two
Long chat between Rohit and Cutting. Field-placement, the delivery he's going to bowl, everything. Gee what drama. Okay, so fine leg is back and mid-off is up.
Twitter Musings #27: "Why don't you go with your Frontline bowler if you picked him." tweets Shashank (@shashanks676) - You said it Shashank: Because you need a death bowler, not a frontline one...
Ben Cutting [3.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack
Billy Stanlake, left handed bat, comes to the crease
In a brainfade, it looks like Sandeep and Hooda crossed before the catch was taken. We'll have confirmation in a bit. No they haven't. Hooda is on strike against Cutting, HYD need 11 off the final one that will be bowled by Cutting
Mustafizur to Sandeep Sharma, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Sandeep Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mustafizur to S Kaul, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!
Hooda comes down to have a word
Mustafizur Rahman [3.0-0-23-1] is back into the attack
Hooda becomes such a key now, with HYD needing 12 from 12. Three wickets remaining. Tension everywhere.
Siddarth Kaul, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Twitter Musings #26: "Rohit should go for the gamble. 2 Righty batsmen, why doesn't he try Krunal?" tweets Nitin (@nitin_quiry) - I think Bumrah is doing a fair job. On a hat-trick.?
Now a slip in place too. Crowd is buzzing as Bumrah runs in
Bumrah to Rashid Khan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Rashid Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Bumrah to Y Pathan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Jasprit Bumrah [3.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack
Twitter Musings #25: "Krunal could have been used wisely by #mi he could have completed his spell" tweets Abhijith (@Abhijit66661335) - Slightly conservative approach by Rohit, yes...
Ben Cutting [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
Only a run-a-ball needed for HYD. No need to panic. MUM no longer Markande up their sleeve either, and they only have one more over of Bumrah. Time for a time-out!
HYD just have to keep their heads here. Barring something sensational from Mumbai, they've got this.
Mustafizur Rahman [2.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack
Twitter Musings #24: "One more wicket and this can be another last-over nail-biting match!" tweets Ayush Jain (@AjAyushjain49)
Jasprit Bumrah [2.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack
Twitter Musings #23: "Whether a batsman is in sublime form or not, they should respect a good bowler. HYD are just one good partnership away from their 2nd win while MUM are just couple of wickets away." tweets Arya Harish (@aryaharish28)
Ben Cutting [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
Twitter Musings #22: "Shakib out... Totally up to Hooda and Yusuf now. Game on," tweets Arnab K Ghosh (@acesTofficial)
Yusuf Pathan, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Markande to Shakib, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Twitter Musings #21: "Why not Yusuf? He would go for the full monty off Markande" tweets Aditya Maharshi (@Adityamaharshi5) - The night is still young my friend. Shyam abhi jawan hai
Mustafizur Rahman [1.0-0-10-1] is back into the attack
Deepak Hooda, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Markande to Manish Pandey, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Krunal Pandya [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack
Shakib Al Hasan, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Twitter Musings #20: "HYD middle order will be tested for the first time. Facing Markande with Williamson back in the hut is never going to be easy. Game is evenly poised now." tweets Arya Harish(@aryaharish28) - Dhawan's wicket further reinforces your point.
Markande to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mustafizur to Williamson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Twitter Musings #19: "Dhawan is in Mandhanaesque form" tweets Abhay Chaudhary (@ImAbhay3) - Goes to show the strides that womens' cricket has taken in the recent past, especially in India.
Mustafizur Rahman, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Markande to Saha, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Mayank Markande, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Umpire Nandan signals time-out and almost gets knocked out by the ball that was thrown towards him. No damage, though. That's been HYD's going so far along with plenty of runs. The required run-rate is below 7 now. The visitors are yet to unleash the Fizz. For now, it's the leggie who impressed in the previous match. A slip in place.
Jasprit Bumrah [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack
Krunal Pandya, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
Ben Cutting, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
A slip in place
Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Saha and Dhawan are at the crease. Saha is on strike. Sangwan will open the attack