Published: Sun, April 15, 2018

IPL-11: Sunrisers score dramatic one-wicket victory over MI

IPL-11: Sunrisers score dramatic one-wicket victory over MI

Kieron Pollard and Hardik later got involved in the dismissals of Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell respectively.

In his absence, big brother Krunal Pandya could be pushed up the order as Hardik did not play in the game against Sunrisers. Roy responded to the challenge of 11 needed off six balls by hitting Mustafizur for a four and a six, but swung and missed at the next three balls.

Instead, Mumbai Indians managed to put up only 194 on the board despite a quickfire 23-ball 44 from the young Ishan Kishan.

Jason Roy, stole victory from the jaws of defeat for the visiting side. Brought it back nicely with the bowlers, took it right to the last ball of the game unfortunately.

Daredevils debutant Jason Roy led the chase with an unbeaten 91 - he faced the first and last ball of the chase - and was supported by Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer as the visitors left the Wankhede with their first points in the bag.

From 48 matches at Wankhede, MI have won 30 at this venue and lost 18. Mumbai's Hardik Pandya had no answer for the rampaging-Brit, the allrounder leaking 32 runs from his two overs and giving Roy the flawless start to capitalise on. "We were waiting for this win, and especially against Mumbai Indians, it's a great comeback from the team and obviously all of wanted to win this game, so really enjoyed".

Hooda hit a six from Ben Cutting before a couple of hasty singles and then Stanlake's killer blow off the final delivery of an epic IPL clash.


Disappointed at not seeing his team through after scoring his first fifty for Mumbai Indians, and his second IPL fifty ever (the first came for Kolkata Knight Riders two years ago), Yadav said: "We were 10-15 runs short but still 180-plus is a good score on any ground".

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has simply been a class act with the ball while Siddharth Kaul has been a revelation in the pace department.

Also, it is time for Gambhir should understand that Shami, who has been facing some tough days in his personal life, has been always an expensive bowler in IPL.

Rishab Pant, walked in to bat with Delhi Daredevils struggling to get accustomed to the total set by Mumbai Indians.

Kishan, meanwhile, picked the length early and used his feet well to hit five fours and two sixes, but his attempt to reverse sweep a full toss from Daniel Christian resulted in him being bowled in the 16 over. MI skipper Rohit Sharma promoted Surya Kumar Yadav at the top of the batting order and dropped himself at NO. 4.

Ishan was on 25 off 11 balls with his captain Rohit Sharma on 7. He smashed four fours and as many sixes during his stay.

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