Mumbai Indians managed to defeat the Gujarat Titans by 5 runs. MI team made 177 runs for the loss of 6 wickets and GT made 172 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.
The MI team managed to give their home crowd a win and defended 8 runs in the last over.
The GT team who has managed to be victorious in the toughest of times took defeat easily with the ‘quick’ single runs that led to run-outs.
The GT seem to be on track from for a win around 33 overs, from the powerplay of the MI team to the last over of the match. Despite the flying start the GT could restrict the MI team to 177.
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Form of Rohit
In the first 6 over’s, Rohit went after each bowler, and scored 42 runs. His ‘smooth’ hitting seemed to have returned. Though Ishaan Kishan was not very smooth, he managed to score quickly. The 63 runs for no loss after 6 over’s turned out to be their ‘best’ powerplay in a season that was not too favorable.
Strike Back of Rashid
Rashid entered this match with only 9 wickets but under 7 an over. Rohit was in a mood to attack all the bowlers as his team needed a substantial total in this ‘good’ pitch. In his first, Rashid went for thirteen. In the 2nd he managed to bring out the reverse sweep and managed to trap Rohit for a lbw.
The Muddle in the Middle-over’s
Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav managed to score 38 runs in 40 balls. It was a strange choice to bring Pollard during the 13th over.
The GT team had responded well enough in the power play. They managed to mix the pace for the rest of the ‘innings’ for restricting the MI team. Hitting 2 sixes in the final over, David managed to take them to 177 runs with 2 sixes in the last over.
Gill and Saha
Saha could manage to relieve Gill of pressure at the beginning of the chase. He managed to take 25 runs off 9 balls in his 1st two overs. Gill took over the pressure from Saha towards the power play’s end. He took a 6 and also a 4 off M Ashwin and a ‘hat-trick’ of 4’s off Daniel Sams. He also took a 6 and a 4 off Kumar Kartikeya, the spinner.
Titan runs themselves ‘out’
The GT seem to be on track even though Sai Sudarshan was dismissed with a ‘hit-wicket’. They needed 22 runs from 15 balls.
Bumrah managed to create some tension in the 19th over as he conceded only 4 runs in 4 balls. It seemed Miller had sealed the chase by hitting the 5th ball for a 6. This brought down the equation to 10 off 7 balls.
Rahul Tewatia managed to miss a slow ball from Sams when the requirement was 8 runs from 5 balls. Rashid managed to take only a single from the 4th ball and the equation, now, was 6 from 2 balls.