Mumbai Indians beats Gujarat Lions in the very first super over of Indian Premier League 2017. It was Jasprit Bumrah whose magnificent death bowling in the super over takes Mumbai Indians over the winning line.
Earlier, Gujarat Lions put up 153/9 on the scoreboard, with Ishan Kishan the top scorer for GL scoring 48 in just 35 balls. Mumbai Indians got to a good start as Parthiv Patel scoring 70. But the MI innings collapsed in the middle and were all out for 153. However the star of the show was Jusprit-super-Bumrah as Mumbai Indians subdued Gujarat Lions in the super over.
Rohit Sharma: Very good birthday present, great game of cricket. Never been part of Super Over, that’s something we have learnt as well. We got off to a good start, were sitting pretty until the 10th over, knew the wicket was getting slower and the target was going to be tough. We knew they would bowl well, losing wickets wasn’t great, but Krunal did very well to stay till the end. We wanted to build partnerships, but after the first wicket, we didn’t get those, it was a slight let-down. Conditions keep changing, we have to adapt. Never expected the wicket to be so slow, hats off to the guys who kept us in the game. Momentum plays a big part, the last match – we lost by 3 runs, we have great talent, it’s just about playing to our potential, it was a tough match, but we kept ourselves ahead.
Krunal Pandya is the Man of the Match
Krunal: I feel I am an allrounder and need to contribute with bat, ball and in the field. Need to think as a batsman while batting and as a bowler while bowling. It wasn’t an easy wicket, you couldn’t simply go and start playing your shots straightaway. I knew that I had to stay until the end and steer the team home. I wanted to go after the first two balls of the last over (20th), that six helped me. When we needed 2 from 2, I just wanted to go for a single and let Malinga get the other run. I just told him the same, I didn’t want to take a risk in the fifth ball.
Suresh Raina: Heart is fine. One of the most important games I’ve been part of. A very exciting game for crowd and every player. I think Bumrah bowled really well. Needing 12 off one over when he bowls yorkers and reverse-swings, we can’t do much. Wicket was a bit slow. We tried to go really hard early and lost a couple of wickets upfront. The bowlers bowled really well. We came back really strongly. Credit goes to Mumbai Indians. They played really well. Honestly, we were 30-40 runs short. Our bowlers came back strongly. I haven’t seen what has happened (when asked about Tye’s injury). I gotta see what happened when I go to the dressing room. We did really well although we ended up on the losing end. It was a great game. Thanks to all the Gujaratis for their support and also to the Saurashtra Cricket Asociation.