IPL 2017 Highlights, GL vs MI at Rajkot, cricket scores and updates: Mumbai win by 5 runs in super-over!

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IPL 2017 Highlights, GL vs MI at Rajkot, cricket scores and updates: Mumbai win by 5 runs in super-over!
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    That's it from us in our coverage of a cracker of a match between Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians at the SCA Stadium in Rajkot, the last game of this tournament at this venue. It literally went down the wire, GL nearly pulling off a stunning win, before a dream run by Bumrah in the super over ensured he guided MI to a 5-run win! This clearly has been THE MATCH of IPL 2017 so far! 

    Thank you all for joining in today. Looking forward to another double-header tomorrow. Till then, goodnight! 

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    Krunal Pandya awarded the Man of the Match for his all-round efforts

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    Mumbai collapsed from 104/2 to 153 all out. They lost two wickets in the super-over to score only 11 runs. On top of that, Bumrah started off with a no-ball and a wide! And yet Bumrah managed to get Mumbai home with what should go down as one of the greatest overs in IPL history! Terrific, terrific over by Bumrah, putting up a perfect display of death bowling to choke the likes of McCullum and Finch, two well-established hard-hitters! 

    What an evening we've had! After a string of one-sided games, we really needed a cracker of a contest to bring the tournament alive! 

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    6. Mumbai win by 5 runs in the super over! What an over by Bumrah! McCullum tries to go big, and ends up miscuing it towards wide long-off to get only a single off it! GL 6/0

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    5. ONE! Unbelievable bowling by Bumrah, bowling a full-toss that Finch fails to connect! GL 5/0

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    4. DOT! Pinpoint in his yorker, and Bumrah is accurate in his line! ! GL 4/0

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    3. Another superb slower ball, and a bye is all that McCullum can collect! GL 4/0

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    2. Superb comeback by Bumrah, foxing Baz with a slower ball!  GL 3/0

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    1. Wide! Disappointing for him. Saw Baz move across, and bowls a wide one outside off. GL 3/0

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    1. Wide! Disappointing for him. Saw Baz move across, and bowls a wide one outside off. GL 3/0

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    1. Good delivery by Bumrah in the free-hit, with Finch completely missing the ball in his attempted ramp shot. GL 2/0

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    1. No-ball! Bumrah had a couple of no-balls earlier, and this is not the stage for one to concede such follies! GL 1/0

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    It's McCullum and Finch walking out to bat for Gujarat. 

  • James Faulkner in super-over:

    29/04/2014: 11 runs, 0 wickets v KKR 

    29/04/2017: 11 runs, 2 wickets v MI

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    Well then, Bumrah will be bowling the super over for Mumbai! Let's see who walk out for Gujarat (most likely Baz and Faulkner)

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    With only three batsmen available in the super-over, Mumbai cannot face the last ball of the super-over. 

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    5. OUT! Buttler miscues the next ball, another slower ball, and Kishan takes a fine catch at point! MI 11/2

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    4: OUT! Change of angle works for Faulkner, as he comes over the wicket. Pollard fails to middle this one, and gets caught by Finch at wide long-on! MI 11/1

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    3: SIX! This time Pollard goes big towards long-on! MI 11/0

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    2: FOUR! Pollard heaves it towards wide long-off, and gets a boundary for it! MI 5/0

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    1: Right then. The first super over of IPL 2017, and Buttler collects a single off the first ball, patting it towards the off-side. MI 1/0

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    Mumbai Indians to bat first in the super-over! James Faulkner will be bowling this one, with Buttler and Pollard walking out for this one. 

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    And we have the first super-over of this tournament! What a match this turned out to be! It took a superb effort on Gujarat's part to pull the game back in their favour, from 104/2 to 153 all out! 

  • Tied matches in IPL:

    KKR v RR, Cape Town, 2009

    CSK v KXIP, Chennai, 2010

    SRH v RCB, Hyderabad, 2013

    RCB v DD, Bangalore, 2013

    KKR v RR, Abu Dhabi, 2014

    RR v KXIP, Ahmedabad, 2015

    GL v MI, Rajkot, 2017

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    After 20 overs,Mumbai Indians 153/10 ( Lasith Malinga 0 , )

    Pathan to bowl the final over. SIX! Krunal powers the first ball down the ground with a mighty heave! Krunal takes a single in the next ball, before Bumrah gets run-out in the third ball. Krunal guides the fourth ball towards backward point, and collects a couple of runs! Kishan does well to save a couple near the boundary! Krunal can only get a single off the fifth ball. 

    All fielders converge inside the circle, with McCullum standing right next to the umpire. The ball deflects off Malinga's foot, and Krunal is caught well marginally short of his crease at the striker's end, thanks to a superb direct hit by Jadeja! 

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    OUT! Bumrah is run-out while trying to collect a quick single! What are we witnessing right now? Proper thriller at the moment! MI 150/9

    Bumrah run-out 0(1)

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    After 19 overs,Mumbai Indians 143/8 ( Krunal Pandya 19 , )

    Thampi bowls the penultimate over, and gets rid of Hardik in the very first ball, with the latter miscuing an attempted slog towards midwicket. Krunal gets a couple of runs in the third ball, before nearly getting run-out in the next ball. Harbhajan gets trapped lbw, before McClenaghan gets run-out in the last ball. Thampi pulls Gujarat right back into the game! 

    Mumbai Indians need 11 to win from 6 balls.

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    OUT! McClenaghan goes for a ramp shot, and tries running back for a second run, and falls short of his crease by a mile thanks to a direct hit by Pathan from fine-leg. MI 143/8

    McClenaghan run out 1(1)

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    OUT! What an over by Thampi! Harbhajan was looking to hit it across the line, and got trapped lbw in front of leg for a golden duck! MI 142/7

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    OUT! No end to the twists in this game, with Hardik miscuing an attempted slog while looking to clear the boundary towards the leg side! Gets caught by Kishan at the midwicket boundary! MI 139/6

    Hardik c Kishan b  Thampi 4(5)

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    After 18 overs,Mumbai Indians 139/5 ( Krunal Pandya 16 , Hardik Pandya 4)

    Faulkner into the attack for the last time this evening. Krunal flicks the third ball towards the leg side, and Gujarat skipper Raina nearly pulls off a stunner at square-leg. Krunal mistimes a slog towards cow-corner, and gets a couple of runs in the process. Goes for a similar shot in the last ball, and this time the ball lands just wide of a diving McCullum, before running away for a boundary. Nine off the over! 

    Mumbai Indians need 15 to win from 12 balls.

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    After 17 overs,Mumbai Indians 130/5 ( Krunal Pandya 9 , Hardik Pandya 2)

    FOUR! Pollard and his almight heave towards the leg side! Tries the same thing next ball, but ends up holing out straight into the hands of McCullum at longon. Hardik joins brother Krunal out at the centre, and the two siblings will look to guide Mumbai home right now. 

    Mumbai Indians need 24 to win from 18 balls.

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    OUT! Right after getting a boundary, Pollard gets ambitious again, except he holes out to McCullum at long-on! MI 127/5

    Pollard c McCullum b Thampi 15(11)

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    After 16 overs,Mumbai Indians 123/4 ( Kieron Pollard 11 , Krunal Pandya 8)

    Krunal Pandya got MI a much needed boundary. GL showed some nerves as Suresh Raina gave away some overthrows. Nine runs came off that over which is par to their requirement at the moment

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    After 15 overs,Mumbai Indians 114/4 ( Kieron Pollard 8 , Krunal Pandya 2)

    Thampi back into the attack. Pollard and Krunal, who have formed match-winning stands in this edition before, stick to singles in this over. Five runs off the over, with the umpire calling for the second timeout of the innings. 

    Mumbai Indians need 40 to win from 30 balls.

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    After 14 overs,Mumbai Indians 109/4 ( Kieron Pollard 5 , Krunal Pandya 0)

    Faulkner into his second over, and gets rid of Rohit in the first ball while the latter was looking to guide towards fine-leg. Pollard walks out, and gets a leading edge off the next two deliveries, with the first one running away to the third-man boundary. Pollard flicks one towards midwicket, where Thampi puts down a chance. The Australian all-rounder though, gets his second wicket of the over by dismissing Parthiv in near identical-manner as Rohit. 

    Mumbai Indians need 45 to win from 36 balls.

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    OUT! And this is a double-wicket over for Faulkner! And it mirrors Rohit's dismissal, as he gets a top-edge while looking to guide a cutter down towards third man. What was an easy chase so far has suddenly turned into pressure situation for Mumbai! MI 109/4

    Parthiv c Karthik b Faulkner 70(44)

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    OUT! Rohit gets a faint nick off Faulkner's bowling while looking to guide the first ball down towards fine-leg! Gets caught-behind for 5; MI 108/3

    Rohit c Karthik b Faulkner 5(13)

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    After 13 overs,Mumbai Indians 104/2 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 70 , Rohit Sharma (C) 5)

    Jadeja introduced in the 13th over of the innings, and ends up conceding 11 off it, with the 100 coming up for Mumbai in the over. Parthiv hammers consecutive boundaries off the last two balls of the over. 

    Mumbai Indians need 50 to win from 42 balls.

Preview: As the Indian Premier League (IPL) enters its middle phase, Gujarat Lions will aim to accelerate from here as they face a comfortable looking Mumbai Indians at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Saturday evening.

Gujarat, who have six points from eight matches, are improving day by day as out of the three matches, they have won two. Their last win was a seven-wicket thrashing of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). What would have pleased the Rajkot franchise is the way the bowlers dismissed a power-packed batting line-up of Bangalore for 134 on Thursday.

 IPL 2017 Highlights, GL vs MI at Rajkot, cricket scores and updates: Mumbai win by 5 runs in super-over!

Gujarat Lions captain Suresh raina (L) and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma

Australian medium pacer Andrew Tye has been their leading light. With 12 scalps, he is the second highest wicket-taker of this edition so far. Along with him, youngsters Basil Thampi and Nathu Singh are improving, keeping veteran Praveen Kumar on the bench.

"Nathu Singh has been bowling extremely well in the last two games and Basil Thampi too has been a consistent wicket-taking bowler in first class cricket. Credit also goes to Ankit Soni, who has joined the team recently and performed well under pressure," captain Suresh Raina said after the win in Bengaluru.

A lot will depend on the performances of all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and James Faulkner. It would also be interesting to see if Irfan Pathan, who was roped in as a replacement for injured all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, would be included.

It will be important for the Suresh Raina-led team to hit some kind of momentum that will help them move up the ladder.

Their next encounter is against second-placed Mumbai, who saw their six-match winning run came to an end with a three-run loss to Rising Pune Supergiant on Monday.

Mumbai will know that out of the two opponents they have lost to in the eight matches played so far, Gujarat are one of them and the visitors will be keen to get back to winning ways.

Their batsmen have been contributing. Nitish Rana (266 runs), Jos Buttler (230), Parthiv Patel (169) have been consistent, along with all-rounders Kieran Pollard (199 runs), Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya. Rohit Sharma has shown signs of returning to form with two crucial knocks.

Mumbai's bowling line-up boasts the likes of Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Hardik, Harbhajan Singh and Pollard.

It should be an interesting contest when these bowlers will be up against Gujarat's destructive batsmen Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Raina, Aaron Finch and Dinesh Karthik.

"We have a lot of match-winners in our team, starting from McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik, Jadeja, Finch and myself. We have that balance in our team and today was a result of that combination that we have been searching for," Raina felt.

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Updated Date: Apr 30, 2017 00:36:03 IST