Highlights, IPL 2017, MI vs GL, cricket scores and results: Mumbai win by 6 wickets for 4th straight win

Apr, 16 2017 IST

Highlights, IPL 2017, MI vs GL, cricket scores and results: Mumbai win by 6 wickets for 4th straight win
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    One match over and we are quickly moving on to another. The Mumbai vs Gujarat match lived up to its billing going down to the last over, though Mumbai were not really hurried and hustled. Roy dropping Rana hurting Gujarat in the end. Thanks for being with us during the live coverage of MI vs GL. Do join us for all the live scores and updates from the next match of the Sunday double headers. It is RCB vs Pune at Bangalore.

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    Nitish Rana is adjudged the Man of the Match for his 36-ball 53.

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  • MI Indians doing it comfortably. Pollard's strength again proving crucial at the end. Sanjay Manjrekar may have pulled off the greatest reverse jinx in commentary history with his comments on Pollard. Rohit Sharma would have enjoyed some time in the middle. His form was the only worry for MI and they now look even more dangerous with their captain getting back his touch. This team is full of match winners now and is high on confidence. They will take some beating if they continue like this. GL will have to contend with the bowlers they have but they can lift themselves up if they field better. Unfortunately, Raina has a few too many men to hide in the field and that brings down the whole unit despite the presence of some brilliant fielders in their team.

  • Most matches won in T20 cricket:
     
     
    95 - MUMBAI INDIANS*
    94 - Chennai Super Kings 
    90 - Lancashire
     

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    Mumbai Indians 177/4 after 19.3 overs (Rohit Sharma 40, Hardik Pandya 6) 


    Praveen bowls the last over. The first ball is full on the leg side and Rohit paddles it to the boundary. The great start for MI. Two runs off the next ball. Rohit and Hardik take on Jadeja's throw. A direct hit. This would be touch and go. The umpires go upstairs, but Hardik is just in. Good cricket by the three Team India players. A yorker outside off and Rohit squeezes it to cover and take two. That brings up the victory for Mumbai - their fourth of the tournament on the trot. Mumbai win by 6 wickets with three balls to spare.  

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  • Most wickets from career's first two matches in IPL:

    8 - Adam Zampa
    7 - Kevon Cooper, Amit Singh, Lakshmipathy Balaji, ANDREW TYE*
    6 - Lasith Malinga

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    Mumbai Indians 169/4 after 19 overs (Rohit Sharma 32, Hardik Pandya 6) 


    Tye to bowl the penultimate over. And what a wicket taker he is proving for GL. A short delivery. Pollard goes aerial, but gets the inside half of the bat and doesn't get the distance. Caught by Jadeja at wide long on. Hardik Pandya is the new batsman and cuts the first ball backward of square on the off side for a boundary. He can hit a long ball an till he is there MI will be favourites. 8 runs needed off the last over.  

  • Most runs added by MI pairs in IPL:

    1130 - Rohit Sharma/Kieron Pollard*
    1122 - Rohit Sharma/Ambati Rayudu 
    985 - Ambati Rayudu/Kieron Pollard

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    OUT! Tye gives GL a crucial breakthrough as Pollard departs. MI 160/4

     Pollard c Jadeja b Andrew Tye 39(23)

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    Mumbai Indians 160/3 after 18 overs (Kieron Pollard 30, Rohit Sharma 30) 


    Thampi comes back into the attack. A yorker to Pollard. Bit of a miscommunication among the MI batsmen. Pollard was nearly run our there. A single off every delivery. Mumbai almost there. Need 17 runs off the last two overs.   

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    Mumbai Indians 154/3 after 17 overs (Kieron Pollard 36, Rohit Sharma 27) 


    Tye returns to the attack. A big resposibility on him. Th equation is in MI's favour now. Pollard hits one back and the ball hits Rohit. The MI captain goes down in pain. He has just been back from the lengthy layoff induced by injury. He can't afford another injury now. Somehow gets his bat back inside the crease. He is okay though and is up after a while. And now decides to stay away from Pollard's firing range and stand wide of the crease at the non striker's end. Pollard smashes one straight for six and then gets a boundary at long on. Say what. That last shot may have hoit Rohit again. 23 needed off 18 balls .   

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  • GL seamers are bowling a lot of slower deliveries here, probably a few too many. It's not a surprise anymore if you overuse them. Pollard and Rohit are both capable of lining them up if they pick it early. MI still favourites here with wickets in hand and a lot of firepower in the bank.

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    Mumbai Indians 141/3 after 16 overs (Kieron Pollard 25, Rohit Sharma 25) 


    Jadeja comes back into the attack. Pollard drives hard. Jadeja for a moment may have wanted it try and stop that, but thinks better of it. A good decision in the end given the force with which it was hit. A good tumbling stop at the boundary. Rohit goes inside out on the next ball and sends his India teammate over the extra cover boundary. Some bragging rights ensured. MI need 36 runs off the last four overs with seven wickets in the kitty. They are the favourites now, as a strategic timeout is taken. 

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    Rohit Sharma becomes the first batsman to score 2,000 runs batting at No 4 in IPL. 

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    Mumbai Indians 132/3 after 15 overs (Kieron Pollard 24, Rohit Sharma 17) 


    Dwayne Smith in for the first time. West Indian to West Indian. Smith bowls to Pollard. Starts with a wide. Pollard goes big on the fourth ball and over the long on fence. SIX. The next delivery is a slower one, but Pollard picks it up early and pulls to the mid wicket boundary. The last ball of the over is slower again. Pollard misses. 45 runs neede off 30 balls. 

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    Mumbai Indians 119/3 after 14 overs (Kieron Pollard 14, Rohit Sharma 16) 


    Munaf continues. Rohit cuts hard and goes over backward point. No chance for any of the fielders. Four. A gentle short delivery then, bowled at 120 kmph and Pollard despatches it into the stands over wide long on. A delayed appeal for caught behind off the next ball. Not out. 

  • Against the run of play, MI find themselves with two new men at the crease. Both Pollard and Rohit are looking to get in before going for the big shots. Basil Thampi bowled a superb over where he tried to execute six yorkers. More fast bowlers should try that strategy. Think six yorkers at the start of the over and try to execute them. Can he find support at the other end though?

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    Mumbai Indians 106/3 after 13 overs (Kieron Pollard 3, Rohit Sharma 11) 


    Thampi into the attack. Gets the yorker on target on more than one occasion, though one of the balls ends up being a full toss. Pollard fails to get the placement. Employs good change of pace as well. Only five runs from that over.  

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    Mumbai Indians 101/3 after 12 overs (Kieron Pollard 3, Rohit Sharma 9) 


    Munaf back into the attack. The first ball is a slower one and dragged short. Buttler mistimes and is caught long on. Kieron Pollard is the new man in. The last ball offers bit of a width and Rohit brings out the square cut and gets a boundary through backward point. 

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    OUT! Buttler goes now, as he holes out in the deep off a Munaf slower ball. MI 92/3

    Buttler c Brendon McCullum b Munaf Patel 26(24)

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    Mumbai Indians 92/2 after 11 overs (Jos Buttler 26, Rohit Sharma 3) 


    Jadeja with the 11th over. Pulls things back nicely after conceding 15 runs in his previous over. Only three runs in that over. That is more like the Jadeja we know.  

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    Mumbai Indians 89/2 after 10 overs (Jos Buttler 24, Rohit Sharma 2) 


    Tye gets GL their second wicket. A knuckle ball and finally GL see the back of Rana. The southpaw gets a faint edge to wicketkeeper Karthik. He is now the Orange Cap holder. Crosses Gautam Gambhir. A brilliant fifty by him. At the halfway stage, Mumbai though are very much on course. 

  • Tye with yet another wicket with the knuckle ball. He has been massive for Lions since he came into this team and that was the perfect time to get the wicket of Rana who was looking in superb touch once again. Mumbai still favourites here, but there is a lot of pressure on Rohit and Pollard to get them over the line and neither man has been in great touch. 

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    OUT! Andrew Tye gives GL the second breakthrough as Rana gets a faint edge to the keeper.

    Nitish Rana c Karthik b Andrew Tye 53(36)

    Rohit Sharma is the new man in.

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  • MI are on track in the chase here. None of the GL bowlers have had an impact and to make matters worse the fielding and catching has been ordinary, to say the least. GL as a don't seem to enjoy staying in the field much. They are probably reverse counting the overs from twenty to one and hoping for the best. Rana has played some splendid shots in his half century. He doesn't look rushed at the crease and waits for the right balls to play his shots. He is the find of this season for Mumbai. 

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    Mumbai Indians 85/1 after 9 overs (Nitish Rana 53, Jos Buttler 23) 


    Jadeja continues. Rana cuts and gets the ball in the gap past the right of backward point and to the boundary. Rana gets to his second fifty of the tournament. Just for the record Rana was dropped by Roy earlier in the innings. Would it come to hurt GL? Buttler then gets a stride forward and hits Jadeja into the stands at long on. Fifteen runs from that over.

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    Mumbai Indians 70/1 after 8 overs (Nitish Rana 45, Jos Buttler 16) 


    Munaf in the attack now. He bowls to Rana. It is classic old vs young battle. And Rana getting the better of the first few exchanges. A cracking square cut sends the ball rocketing to the fence. Buttler tries to be cheeky o the last ball. Tries a reverse scoop, but ends up playing a no shot.     

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    Mumbai Indians 63/1 after 7 overs (Nitish Rana 39, Jos Buttler 16) 


    Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now. His addition is a huge boost to the GL bowling. Bowls stump to stump as usual. Some indecision in the running between the wickets. Buttler wanted a second run on the fifth ball. Rana sends Buttler back though. Some sloppy cricket at the end from GL conceding an overthrow. 

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    Mumbai Indians 56/1 after 6 overs (Nitish Rana 34, Jos Buttler 14) 


    Andrew Tye, the hat-trick hero from the next match is in the attack now. Rana pulls and pulls handsomely. Gets six over square leg. He is turning out to be one of the success stories of the IPL. Nine runs off that over. Strategic timeout taken at the end of that over. 

  • A ten-ball over from hell from Praveen Kumar after getting Parthiv Patel early in his first. PK managed to keep his composure though (yes, PK and composure in the same sentence) to end the over strongly with three dot balls. The 120 kmph nostalgia theme continued at the other end with Munaf Patel looking as tidy as ever. PK and Munaf both have the look and pace of a 40-year-old fast bowling pensioner but they are still 30 and 33 respectively. Not every Indian bowler ages as gracefully as Ashish Nehra.

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    Mumbai Indians 47/1 after 5 overs (Nitish Rana 26, Jos Buttler 13) 


    Thampi bowls the next over. He bowls to Buttler who moves across the stumps and scoops it for six. Rana gets another six in that over. An imperious drive over cover sends that wide delivery into the stands. Fifteen runs from that over.

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    Mumbai Indians 32/1 after 4 overs (Nitish Rana 18, Jos Buttler 6) 


    Munaf comes into the attack. He is making an IPL appearance for the first time since 2013 and making an appearance against the team he last represented. Gets flicked by Buttler to the backward square leg fence. Seven runs conceded. Not a bad one coming back after a long hiatus.

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  • This is little more than a par total for the Lions and they will need to bowl well to defend it. The wicket of Patel early will be a boost for them, but the real danger men are either at the crease or to come. The Mumbai batting order isn’t all that long so early wickets will be the key. Once again all eyes will be on Andrew Tye and his knuckle ball. 

Preview: High on confidence after one of their splendid run-chases across 10 editions, Mumbai Indians will like to continue their winning momentum against a resurgent Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter on Sunday.

It's Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions in Match 16 of IPL 2017. Sportzpics

It's Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions in Match 16 of IPL 2017. Sportzpics

Gujarat have somewhat redeemed themselves after a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiant while Mumbai have six points from four games shedding their poor starters tag.

One area where MI will like to focus on is their top- order collapse against RCB. Leg-spinner Samuel Badree took a hat-trick but it was one of Kieron Pollard's best run-chases that sealed it for the Mumbai outfit.

Another area of concern would be skipper Rohit Sharma's inability to read the googly. Thrice he has played for the leg-break and was deceived by the wrong 'un bowled by Imran Tahir, Rashid Khan and Badree.

With three sub-10 scores, Rohit would like to fire against the Gujarat Lions especially on the Wankhede track, which is usually considered friendly for batsmen.

One of the biggest positives for Mumbai has been the form of Pandya brothers — Hardik and Krunal. They have made significant all-round contribution in all the matches. Krunal impressed with his unbeaten innings of 37 off 30 balls in a pressure situation in the game against RCB after his 37 off 20 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

This apart, his restrictive left-arm spin has also helped the team in the middle overs.

The win showed Mumbai's ability to bounce back into the game from any stage but the team will like to dominate their opponents tomorrow in all departments.

Harbhajan Singh has been fantastic in the Powerplay overs and if Lasith Malinga comes back after a match's break.

If Malinga plays tomorrow, he would most likely replace Kiwi pacer Tim Southee, who leaked runs in the game in Bangalore.

Another notable aspect will be lack of dew which becomes a factor during evening matches.

For Gujarat Lions, they would like to start with opening pair of Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith, both having regained form.

Also skipper Suresh Raina got some runs under his belt so as Aaron Finch, and this will boost their chances. All the four batsman back in form would make any bowling attack in the world worry so of Mumbai's. Even their bowling attack which was hammered so far got a new lease of life with Australian pacer Andrew Tye.

Tye, who snapped up the second hattrick of this season, would need support from others specially Praveen Kumar who was list less in the game against RPS. Ravindra Jadeja and Shadab Jakati's role is crucial for them if they have to restrict Mumbai line up.

A definite entertainment for the crowd is on the cards as the hosts would like to continue their love affair with Wankhede and retain the top spot.

With PTI inputs.


Published Date: Apr 16, 2017 07:45 pm | Updated Date: Apr 16, 2017 11:40 pm

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