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Punjab vs Mumbai - 34th Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Date: 04 May 2018

Mumbai 176/4 (19 Ovs) RR: 9.26 | Mumbai won by 6 wkts

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That's a wrap to tonight's coverage. Mumbai aren't done yet, folks. This win will give them immense confidence and belief that they can do what they have done a few times before. Won't be easy though. On the other hand, PUN are still sitting pretty and they will want to put this defeat across them quickly. Was a great game tonight, especially the finish. We should have more entertainment as the weekend is here and therefore, the double headers. CHN are hosting BLR tomorrow first up followed by HYD hosting DEL. Do join us for that. Till then, this is Hari Sadanandan signing off on behalf of my mates Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Pratyush Sinha, Varun Dixit, Sriram and our scorer Mukesh. Cheers!

Suryakumar Yadav, Man of the Match: I am enjoying my new role, opening the innings for Mumbai. Pushing it really hard every game, trying to give good starts so that it helps the team to set good totals. Also while chasing, we need to begin well to ease the pressure off the others in the middle order. (On his plans as an opener) I am not thinking too much, trying to keep it simple. Trying to play my natural game opening the innings, not trying too many things. Feeling really good and trying to improve my game as time goes by. Would like to finish games off too. (Whether complacency can creep in) No chance. Keeping it simple and starting from scratch again (every game).

Rohit Sharma: I think we are still alive. Good performance tonight. Much needed for us. We needed everyone to come and put a collective effort. We started well with the ball. To restrict their batting unit on this pitch at this ground was a great effort. And to chase it down the way we did was really nice. Wasn't really easy early on but we knew that we had a lot of depth in our batting. (On him batting lower down the order) The way we went about our chase in the first 10 overs, I felt we needed momentum. So, Hardik, the way he plays, was suited to do that. Hence, I held myself back for the end and having played here before, I know what kind of shots work. Always feels good when you finish off the chase. (On constantly leaking runs in the 20th over) That is something which is a pattern for us. We've been giving too many at the death but that's how the game goes. I had to bring Jasprit in the 19th over with two set batsmen and if he struck, it would have made things easier for Hardik. Plus the longer boundaries would have helped Hardik in the 20th over. That's how it goes sometimes. I have to use Jasprit really well and the others around him are doing the job for us. It's about being really smart with the ball. (On the road ahead) It is important not to look too far ahead, need to focus on one game at a time and to think how we can come out on top in that game. Playoffs are important but we need to win games to reach there. Big challenge for us to continue this momentum from hereon. In the past we have won games and then gone on to lose a few games. Don't want that to happen again. Today was a perfect night for us, we did exactly what we spoke of. Life is easy for the captain when the said plans are executed.

Krunal Pandya: Not at all (when asked about family competitiveness). When he (Hardik) is playing I feel the pressure. When I am playing, he feels pressure outside. That brotherly bond is there. We have been in winning positions before in the last few games and finally, we have won today. Feels good that I contributed with the bat. Last game against BLR, I was feeling upset that I didn't help the team cross the finish line. I was more motivated today. Anything is chaseable here because the ground is small. As a batsman you get that extra confidence because even the mishits go over the ropes. The chat with Rohit was simple, he was also striking the ball well. I was keeping a solid base and it paid off.

Ashwin: I thought the wicket was a bit sticky, said the same during the toss. We played pretty well, but didn't get enough runs in the end. If not for Stoinis, we wouldn't have got 174. We fought well, if a few things had gone our way, we might have ended as winners. We bowled pretty well, but this wasn't our night. Not really (if the week's break cost them the momentum), it's just a perception, the week off didn't hurt us. This tournament isn't all that easy, it's not easy to knock off 16 points, if we play like this for the next 3-4 games, we should be good enough to qualify for the knockouts. Captaincy brings a lot of responsibility, so far so good. 6 games to go, it's not about getting 3 wins, if we play the brand of cricket that we are playing, we should do good.

23:33 Local Time: What a win for the defending champions! It seemed like they had left a little bit too much too late but try telling that to Krunal Pandya. He absolutely went berserk, hammering three fours and two sixes over a space of five balls to virtually settle the deal for Mumbai. Skipper Rohit at the other end also played his part in the partnership to take the visitors home. The chase never seemed to take off initially despite Suryakumar's fifty and it took a promoted Hardik's cameo to up the tempo and his brother finished things. PUN were brilliant for most part of the second half but they had no answer against this Mumbai trio. The surface was a touch sticky which made Punjab's 174 a bit tougher than it seemed but MUM had the answers in the end. A confidence-boosting win.

ROHIT SHARMA has remained unbeaten now in 17 run chases in T20 League - his side went on to went on all 17 instances (four for HYD & 13 for MUM). It is the most by any player without a single loss going past Gautam Gambhir's 16 instances.

ROHIT SHARMA in T20 League 2018:
Wins: 94, 56*, 24*
Losses: 15, 11, 18, 0, 2 & 0 (Avg 7.67)

18.6
4
Andrew Tye to Krunal Pandya, leg byes, FOUR, Mumbai are alive! They live on to fight another day this season. An anti-climax of a finish, slow yorker and Krunal missed the slog to be hit on the back leg. PUN were busy appealing for LBW and the ball raced away to the fence. They didn't have any review to challenge the call anyway and so it meant that the game was settled
18.5
1
Andrew Tye to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length around off, walks across a bit and nudges it towards mid-wicket. Hands it to Krunal Pandya to finish it off
18.4
1
Andrew Tye to Krunal Pandya, 1 run, shorter length this time and no pace on it, muscled away to deep mid-wicket
18.3
6
Andrew Tye to Krunal Pandya, SIX, he has absolutely blasted this away! Krunal is hitting them with such ferocity and also clearing the fence by some margin as well. Fuller ball on middle and leg, he was backing away and slogs it merrily over the ropes. Such a huge hit and with such power. Wow!
18.2
4
Andrew Tye to Krunal Pandya, FOUR, not where he wanted to hit this but who cares? MUM are cantering now. Slower and shortish, foxed Krunal for a moment but the length allowed him to adjust. Lobbed wide of backward point and it races away. Just 11 off 10 needed now!
18.1
1
Andrew Tye to Rohit, 1 run, back of a length and Rohit was on the charge already, adjusts to flat bat it towards long-on

Andrew Tye [3.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack

Just 16 needed off 12 now

17.6
6
Stoinis to Krunal Pandya, SIX, M-A-S-S-I-V-E! What a blow by Krunal! This over has most certainly sealed the game for Mumbai. Excellent hitting under pressure from these two. Stoinis errs on the fuller side once more and feeds it right where Krunal was wanting it. He backed away, cleared his front leg and deposited it over long-on for a mammoth six
17.5
4
Stoinis to Krunal Pandya, FOUR, raining boundaries now! This is the over MUM needed to turn this game around and Stoinis is bearing the brunt of it. Misses the yorker for the second time in as many deliveries and it's a full toss on the pads, easily chipped away aerially but well wide of short fine leg
17.4
4
Stoinis to Krunal Pandya, FOUR, an exact replica from Krunal and the runs are coming now. Full and wide outside off, slower ball but the width allows the southpaw to free his arms. Crashes it through extra cover and the man at sweeper is very wide

30 needed off 15!

17.3
1
Stoinis to Rohit, 1 run, slower and just outside off, soft hands on the dab towards backward point and takes the single
17.2
4
Stoinis to Rohit, FOUR, sublime stroke! Most people would have tried slogging this but not Rohit. Uses his timing and placement to find the fence. Full and wide outside off, unfurls the drive with finesse past a diving extra cover fielder. There wasn't any protection in the deep

Over to Rohit now. This over could possibly decide the game I reckon

17.1
1
Stoinis to Krunal Pandya, 1 run, slower and short around middle, flat-batted over Stoinis' head. Long-on is straight and so, just a single

Marcus Stoinis [2.0-0-17-1] is back into the attack

Most sixes in T20 career:
844 C Gayle
525 K Pollard
445 B McCullum
367 Dwayne Smith
357 S Watson
319 D Warner
301 ROHIT SHARMA *

16.6
6
Mujeeb to Rohit, SIX, what a gigantic strike! Rohit is in the mood tonight, that's for sure. Shuffles a tad across the stumps and gets a fuller ball closer his arc. Goes through with that classy bat swing of his to send this way into the crowd at deep mid-wicket. 14 off the over! MUM are hanging on here
16.5
1
Mujeeb to Krunal Pandya, 1 run, fired in the blockhole at 106.7kph and Krunal had to get his bat down in time. Does so and squeezes it towards long-on
16.4
1
Mujeeb to Rohit, 1 run, flattish and skids off the deck, Rohit wanted to launch the pull but mistimes it to deep mid-wicket
16.3
0
Mujeeb to Rohit, no run, stifled LBW appeal but probably going down leg. Loopy wrong 'un and Rohit was early into the slog sweep. Misses and gets hit on the knee
16.2
0
Mujeeb to Rohit, no run, run out chance missed! A direct hit at the keeper's end would have got Rohit but Yuvraj misses. Slower and outside off, slightly short and Rohit cut it but cannot beat backward point. Hesitation in the running but eventually, the skipper survives
16.1
6
Mujeeb to Rohit, SIX, this will help MUM! The skipper tees off and clears the fence with ease. Fullish and in the slot, flatter trajectory helped Rohit as he clubbed it dead straight over the bowler's head. Lovely placement too as you cannot have a fielder there. Not that it would have mattered

The asking rate has shot up to 12.5 now. Not intimidating by any means but they need a big over soon

15.6
0
Andrew Tye to Krunal Pandya, no run, fantastic bowling from Tye, another dot and the pressure is mounting. Back of a length around middle, Krunal can only whip it back towards the bowler
15.5
0
Andrew Tye to Krunal Pandya, no run, nearly chops it on! Knuckle ball on off and Krunal wanted to dab this towards short third man. Gets a bottom edge and it just goes past the stumps
15.4
4
Andrew Tye to Krunal Pandya, FOUR, good placement and timing to get Krunal off the mark. Finds the fence. Fuller ball on the pads, he shuffled across and flicked this well wide of the deep mid-wicket fielder who had lot of ground to cover
15.4
1
Andrew Tye to Krunal Pandya, wide, more of the off-pace deliveries from Tye but he slips this down the leg-side. Krunal tries to flick, doesn't connect

Krunal Pandya, left handed bat, comes to the crease

With that wicket, they have taken the time-out! Mumbai are under the pump here big time. 55 needed off 27! Although the likes of Krunal, Cutting and JP can hit it, the one man who holds the key here is undoubtedly Rohit who baffled many by dropping himself further down the order tonight. I actually think he should have come in at 3 like he did against Chennai. Instead, Lewis and Kishan sucked out the momentum from the chase with their slowish knocks and that leaves MUM with a lot to do here. PUN bowlers have used the surface well too. Will that last over with the ball haunt MUM again, like it did last game against BLR?

15.3
0
Andrew Tye to Hardik Pandya, out Bowled!! The stumps are in a mess! This is excellent stuff from Tye and this is why he is sought after in the T20 format. Loves bowling at the back end of the innings. This is a big strike for PUN as the dangerous Hardik Pandya has to depart. He did get going tonight from the word go but his cameo has been nipped in the bud. The cutter from Tye and he did smartly to attack the stumps, a wild slog attempted and once Hardik missed it, he knew the result. Woodwork destroyed! Hardik Pandya b Andrew Tye 23(13) [4s-2 6s-1]

Andrew Tye to Hardik Pandya, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

15.2
1
Andrew Tye to Rohit, 1 run, just short of long-on! Slower ball on middle and leg, Rohit checks his whip stroke at the last moment. Luckily for him, doesn't carry to the man in the deep
15.1
1
Andrew Tye to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, Hardik was in two minds as he initially wanted to play the paddle scoop by moving across the stumps. Tye shortened the length and took pace off it, eventually dabbed to short third man

57 needed off 30! Nicely set up for a thrilling finish

14.6
0
Mujeeb to Rohit, no run, fuller and just around off, flatter trajectory and Rohit defends well off the front foot. Despite that six, just 8 off the over!
14.5
0
Mujeeb to Rohit, no run, the googly and hurries Rohit who gets stuck on the back foot. Gets bat down in time and dabs it towards cover
14.4
1
Mujeeb to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, Hardik wanted to send this into the parking lot of the stadium. Such was the bat swing on seeing the loop from Mujeeb but gets it off the inner half. Towards deep mid-wicket
14.3
0
Mujeeb to Hardik Pandya, no run, shortish and outside off, cut hard but cannot finds the gap at cover-point
14.2
6
Mujeeb to Hardik Pandya, SIX, dumped into the stands! Hardik Pandya has been promoted to up the ante and he is at it. Makes a hint of room and gets a fuller ball in his arc, smokes it into orbit at long-on. Powerful hit!
14.1
1
Mujeeb to Rohit, 1 run, tight single but HP is in once again. Really quick with his running. Floated up around off by Mujeeb, nudged towards backward point and they raced across for the single. Rahul didn't gather it cleanly anyway

Run out appeal sent upstairs but I think Hardik Pandya was in. Let's have a look. Yes, well in

13.6
1
Andrew Tye to Rohit, 1 run, had to hurry but Hardik Pandya was quick and made it with ease. Slower ball outside off, Rohit dabs it towards short third man and HP was always intending to sneak a single there
13.5
1
Andrew Tye to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, stump to stump line from a good length, whipped away towards long-on for a single
13.4
2
Andrew Tye to Hardik Pandya, 2 runs, and again! Stoinis fumbles but no harm done this time. Back of a length outside off, crashed through point and sweeper cover gets across to get to it. Didn't gather cleanly but no extra run taken
13.3
4
Andrew Tye to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, Stoinis lets it through! Poor fielding and his Aussie teammate who is bowling won't be amused at all. Slower and fuller outside off, Hardik absolutely belted the drive but it shopuld have been cut off at sweeper cover. Instead it sneaks through Stoinis and crashes into the fence
13.2
1
Andrew Tye to Rohit, 1 run, slower ball around middle and leg, nudged gently towards square leg and Rohit set off quickly for the run in the hope of sneaking a second. Not on
13.1
1
Andrew Tye to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, very full and outside off, squeezed away down towards long-off

Andrew Tye [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack

Rohit Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Finally, the skipper comes out. Huge night for him

12.6
0
Mujeeb to Ishan Kishan, out Bowled!! Excellent comeback from Mujeeb! Got carted for two biggies but the Afghan lad has held his nerve brilliantly. Saw Kishan give the charge and hung it back a bit in the air. Pulled the length back just a touch and that meant that the wild slog was never really on. Kishan misses and finds the stumps in a mess. Back to back overs where the runs have come but so have the wickets and that's what PUN will be concerned with as MUM bat deep. Ishan Kishan b Mujeeb 25(19) [6s-3]

Mujeeb to Ishan Kishan, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

12.5
6
Mujeeb to Ishan Kishan, SIX, that's gone deep into the crowd! Best over of the chase thus far and MUM needed this to be fair. Mujeeb is under pressure now. Full and flat just outside off, Kishan fetches it with a slog sweep over deep mid-wicket. Meaty blow!
12.4
1
Mujeeb to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, flatter and outside off, chops the cut towards cover and takes Yuvraj on for the single. The shy at the bowler's end misses but I reckon Hardik may have made it
12.3
4
Mujeeb to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, clubbed wide of long-on. It was in the air but Hardik got his placement right. On a good length from a flat trajectory, he gets under it and flays it away
12.2
1
Mujeeb to Ishan Kishan, 1 run, tries to flat-bat it away hard past the bowler but it's straight towards long-off

Something has got to give for Ishan Kishan this over. Has to get going in a big way

12.1
1
Mujeeb to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, flatter and a bit short outside off, crashed off the back foot towards deep cover

Mujeeb Ur Rahman [1.0-0-2-1] is back into the attack

11.6
6
Stoinis to Ishan Kishan, SIX, helps it away for a biggie! Stoinis spoils the over with a short ball around leg stump, doesn't rise enough to threaten Kishan who swivels to just control the pull. The emphasis was to just use the pace and get it over short fine leg. In the end, it went all the way
11.5
1
Stoinis to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, full and angling in around middle, heaved away towards long-on for a single

Hardik Pandya, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Hang on, this is a change in the order. Rohit isn't still out there and instead, the all-rounder HP comes out

11.4
0
Stoinis to Suryakumar Yadav, out Caught by Rahul!! Huge wicket! Massive blow for Mumbai as the well-set Suryakumar has to depart. Have to say that this was a result of the slow scoring by Lewis and Kishan at the other end. Slower ball and the length is dragged back as well, Suryakumar went for the slog but only managed to sky it high in the air. Rahul was quick to call for it and trekked back nicely to sit under it. High pressure catch and it's been taken. Mumbai in a spot of bother here. They need their skipper to take charge. Suryakumar Yadav c Rahul b Stoinis 57(42) [4s-6 6s-3]

Stoinis to Suryakumar Yadav, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

11.3
0
Stoinis to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, clever from Stoinis, gets this well wide outside off and takes pace off it as well. Suryakumar tried to reach it but couldn't
11.2
0
Stoinis to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, fullish this time and it's driven towards mid-off. Probably came off the toe end
11.1
4
Stoinis to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR, lovely stroke. Stoinis erred by gifting a low full toss on the pads, Suryakumar with that flourish of his wristed it away through square leg. Rajpoot was stationed well behind square and made a desperate attempt to get to the ball. In vain

Marcus Stoinis [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

10.6
0
Ashwin to Ishan Kishan, no run, tries the reverse sweep this time but hasn't quite connected. Straight to short third man

Brad Hodge - "We started very well in Mohali and now we find ourselves in Indore, so far so good for us. We have gone from a big ground in Mohali to a small ground here in Indore. I think we have the team to adapt. We have a good mixture of young cricketers and some senior players, we have some smart brains to make use of the talent in the team and to get the best out of the players. We want everyone to be in form, Yuvraj has been in good form leading up to the tournament, just that he hasn't made runs in the middle. I think he will score runs for us in future. We have a lot of naughty cricketers in the team but Australians are the hardest to work with but all are well behaved in the team".

10.5
6
Ashwin to Ishan Kishan, SIX, muscled away! Much-needed release stroke for Kishan. He was crawling along and this should help. Fired flat and on a good length, Kishan was down on one knee in a flash and slog swept hard. Flat over deep square leg for a biggie. Nicely struck
10.4
1
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, quicker and a fraction short, it's been swatted off the back foot but there is a deep cover in place
10.3
0
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, swing and a miss! How did that miss leg stump? The pressure nearly got Suryakumar but he survives by the closest of margins. Was tossed in generously with a bit of drift, Suryakumar cleared his front leg for the heave but couldn't connect. Just past the sticks as Rahul fails to gather
10.2
1
Ashwin to Ishan Kishan, 1 run, darted into Kishan from around middle, worked with the angle through mid-wicket
10.1
1
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, the skidder outside off, crunched off the back foot towards cover

Ravichandran Ashwin [3.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Skipper is back on

9.6
0
Rajpoot to Ishan Kishan, no run, was that off the bat? Landed well short of Rahul though. Slower and shortish down the leg-side, Kishan swivelled across to pull and there was some noise as it went past him. Was it off the glove? Have to wait and see. Good part for Kishan is that it didn't carry
9.5
1
Rajpoot to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, slower ball for damage control, Suryakumar wanted to slash it away hard, only managed a bottom edge towards backward point
9.4
4
Rajpoot to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR, more runs! Just the momentum MUM were needing after a lull phase. Rajpoot errs on the shorter side and there is width as well, Suryakumar holds his shape and slaps the cut behind point. Fifty for SKY
9.3
6
Rajpoot to Suryakumar Yadav, SIX, going...going...going..GONE! That was in the nightsky for an eternity and yet had enough distance to go deep into the crowd. Clean hit! Full and in the slot for Suryakumar who just goes through the line with the loft. Didn't seem like he got hold of it initally but boy, didn't he??
9.2
0
Rajpoot to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, back to the normal pace, hits the deck hard and Suryakumar doesn't time the back foot punch. Finds cover
9.1
1
Rajpoot to Ishan Kishan, 1 run, a cutter that cramps Kishan who was making room by backing away. Gets a bottom edge on the dab and Rahul gets forward to his left to tidy up

Ankit Rajpoot [2.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack

Time-out: This pitch isn't the Chinnaswamy that disappoints, or the Rajkot that overwhelms. This, right here in Indore, is the median. But ask Mumbai, who're digging a hole for themselves. More on the other side of this mini break.

8.6
1
Stoinis to Ishan Kishan, 1 run, very full outside off, Ishan Kishan squeezes it out to point
8.5
0
Stoinis to Ishan Kishan, no run, beaten. Skids it across from over the wicket and Ishan Kishan, in trying to glide it down to third man, doesn't connect

Long-off comes in

8.4
1
Stoinis to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, low full toss and down leg, and he gets away with just a couple. Flicked through mid-wicket
8.3
0
Stoinis to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, raps the pad with a length ball that he's angled in. High and then the angle looked to be taking it down leg. Not out
8.2
0
Stoinis to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, quicker length ball and Suryakumar Yadav is beaten by pace. Defeated on the inside of the bat and is hit on the thigh I reckon. Winces a little
8.1
4
Stoinis to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR, overpitched slower one and that's been burnt down to long-on. Absolutely drilled away with little respect

Marcus Stoinis, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

7.6
0
Axar to Ishan Kishan, no run, swivels on the sweep this time but he's done that to the short fine leg in place. Dot ball
7.5
1
Axar to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, slowish arm-ball pushed off the front foot to long-off
7.4
1
Axar to Ishan Kishan, 1 run, good bounce on off-stump but Ishan Kishan makes some room last-minute and punches through cover
7.3
2
Axar to Ishan Kishan, 2 runs, flatter and quicker to the left-hander. And Ishan Kishan stays in the crease to work it around to deep mid-wicket
7.2
1
Axar to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, bit of turn for Axar. Straightens it outside off but the length's on the shorter side, so Suryakumar Yadav swats him to deep mid-wicket
7.1
4
Axar to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR, perfect length for Suryakumar Yadav. Not too full, not too short, so he could kneel and half-pull half-sweep that through fine leg

Axar Patel, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

6.6
0
Ashwin to Ishan Kishan, no run, straightens with good bounce, Ishan Kishan pops the leading edge towards mid-off as he looks to work it leg-side. Good bit of bowling by Ashwin
6.5
0
Ashwin to Ishan Kishan, no run, flights him even more. And Ishan Kishan defends. What's helping Ashwin is that he's angling the loopy balls in, and that Ishan Kishan really isn't really ready to go for the big hit
6.4
0
Ashwin to Ishan Kishan, no run, draws Ishan Kishan on the front foot with this loopy full ball from round the wicket. He's bowling well
6.3
1
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, a bit short, Suryakumar Yadav pulls it uppishly wide of mid-on region
6.2
0
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, shortens the length and cages the batsman in the crease with the bounce. Defended
6.1
0
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, strewn full and on middle-stump, Suryakumar Yadav blocks it to mid-wicket

Ravichandran Ashwin [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

5.6
0
Mujeeb to Ishan Kishan, no run, quicker length ball that's spinning into Ishan Kishan. Caught in the crease with a defence. Nothing much that he could have done honestly. Only 2 runs conceded off Mujeeb's over!
5.6
1
Mujeeb to Ishan Kishan, wide, splayed too wide outside off, Ishan Kishan reaches out for the slash but couldn't
5.5
0
Mujeeb to Ishan Kishan, no run, off the outside half. Stays half-baked with the footwork, takes the bottom hand off and slices it to point

Ishan Kishan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

5.4
0
Mujeeb to Lewis, out Caught by Rahul!! Gets Lewis with the back-of-the-hand delivery. But to be honest, that wasn't what defeated the batsman; it was more the drift that was taking the ball away. Lewis went for the cut, played out of sync with the lack of pace on the ball, and edged it behind. Sharp catch by KL Rahul, it must be said. Lewis c Rahul b Mujeeb 10(13)

Mujeeb to Lewis, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

5.3
0
Mujeeb to Lewis, no run, ... and he spins the ball into the batsman from round the wicket. Cut the ball a little on the side and spun it in. Hit high on the pad

A slip for the left-hander too, which is good to see

5.2
1
Mujeeb to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, cuts the pace down and gets the ball angling into Suryakumar Yadav from wide of the crease. Worked to long-on
5.1
0
Mujeeb to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, carrom ball that spins away, Suryakumar Yadav drives it to extra cover

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Just the 5 runs off this over, and now PUN can say that they're doing fine. Very similar to the start that they themselves got with the bat, and they'll know that they need a wicket in this last over of powerplay. So Ashwin brings in Mujeeb! A slip.

4.6
0
Andrew Tye to Lewis, no run, wide yorker length delivery from over the wicket, and Lewis's jammed it out towards short third man. No run.
4.5
1
Andrew Tye to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, full and slow, and Suryakumar Yadav is way overcommitted on the front foot. So he slices it through covers and picks a single
4.4
0
Andrew Tye to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, into the pads now, Suryakumar Yadav can only defend it back down the pitch
4.3
0
Andrew Tye to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, wide delivery and Suryakumar Yadav, with his feet going nowhere, doesn't have the weight going into the shot. Cuts b ut it's off the toe-end, and he finds point
4.2
0
Andrew Tye to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, even slower at 113.9kays. And very full. Suryakumar Yadav is nowhere with the footwork or the hawk-eye needed to read the slower one. Stays in the crease and prods, and is beaten on the outside edge
4.1
4
Andrew Tye to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR, so starts with a slower delivery that decks away and ironically allows Suryakumar Yadav the room to slap it off the back foot. Through extra cover

Andrew Tye, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

It's been a safe-yet-adventurous start by MUM here, let's say

3.6
0
Rajpoot to Lewis, no run, stays put and uses the width to bunt it to point
3.5
1
Rajpoot to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, direct-hit by mid-on at the bowler's end but Suryakumar Yadav's in. Rajpoot's weak appeal counts for nothing. Basically a short of length delivery there that was punched to Ashwin there
3.4
4
Rajpoot to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR, that's been smuggled past Ashwin at mid-on. Slower ball yeah, and Suryakumar Yadav clips it safely wide of Ashwin there. Knew the chase, as lethargic as it'll be, will be more for the cameras. And it was..
3.3
0
Rajpoot to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, stays in the crease and prods the ball to the cover fielder
3.2
6
Rajpoot to Suryakumar Yadav, SIX, that's been picked up like a bestseller on the shelf. Length on the pads and Suryakumar Yadav's lovely wrists come into play. Whipped all the way over deep square
3.1
1
Rajpoot to Lewis, 1 run, again. He's cramping the left-hander with a bit of in-seam from over the wicket. So Lewis's shaping for the cut or glide -- whatever -- and is made to slice it off the outside half to short third man
2.6
1
Ashwin to Lewis, 1 run, 92.3ks delivery angled into the pads from wide of the crease. Ashwin doing that consistently, and taking the off-side play out of the play. So it's a gentle nudge to mid-wicket
2.5
2
Ashwin to Lewis, 2 runs, a bit round-armish this time from Ashwin. Loops it up and Lewis decides to play it off the back foot. Couple through cover
2.4
1
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, spinning again, this time into the right-hander, who's cramped. Punched to long-on as a makeshift exit
2.3
1
Ashwin to Lewis, 1 run, fires the off break flat and purchases some spin, that Lewis uses to chop it to short third man
2.2
1
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, slower through the air, Suryakumar Yadav delays the straight-batted punch to long-on
2.1
1
Ashwin to Lewis, 1 run, darted in the pad and is nudged to deep mid-wicket
1.6
6
Rajpoot to Suryakumar Yadav, SIX, over Mayank's ambitious one-handed leap at deep square leg! Was pulled away by Suryakumar Yadav. Short and at 132ks isn't going to threaten him on this pitch. So he swivels, without bothering to keep the shot down and gets it all the way
1.5
0
Rajpoot to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, cracked to the cover fielder now. Consistent away swing for Rajpoot, meaning it's predictable but Suryakumar Yadav not helping himself with the placement
1.4
0
Rajpoot to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, waits a touch to punch to cover-point but he's placed it straight to the fielder
1.3
0
Rajpoot to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, we've a review. Keeper KL Rahul is convinced that they've Suryakumar Yadav strangled down leg. Attempted inswinger from Rajpoot but he splays it down leg. Do we have a tickle? Looks like there's only thigh pad. Slow-mos overworking to make sure that there's no bat, and yeah, snickometer confirms the same. "(Ball hits the ) Side edge of the golden pocket," is how Hayden confirms it on air. So it'll stay not out..

Review time!

1.2
0
Rajpoot to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, nicely bowled -- hint of shape away in the air. Add to that the slither and bounce off the deck. Safe leave. Wide leave
1.1
1
Rajpoot to Lewis, 1 run, from over the wicket with the seam pointing in, so the ball decks in and cramps Lewis for room. Skewed beside the pitch and off the back foot for a single

Ankit Rajpoot, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

A slip in place

0.6
1
Ashwin to Lewis, 1 run, that's well bowled. Quicker and drifting in late to Lewis, who is quick to rock back and punch with a straight bat, down to long-off. Tidy start by Ashwin, 6 singles off the first over
0.5
1
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, again punched off the back foot to long-on
0.4
1
Ashwin to Lewis, 1 run, Lewis is well in. But they have gone upstairs. To me that is a waste of time. Easy call for the umpire but he sends it to the third umpire. Slower and a hint of turn away, Lewis defends off the outer half of the bat in front of short cover, quick single stolen
0.3
1
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, slower but slides on nicely to the bat, punched with a straight bat to long-on
0.2
1
Ashwin to Lewis, 1 run, slower on middle and leg, tucked off the back foot through vacant mid-wicket. Off the mark with a single
0.1
1
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, fires it flat veering down leg, flicked to short fine leg

Suryakumar Yadav and Lewis are at the crease. Suryakumar Yadav is on strike. Ashwin will open the attack