Hardik Pandya, super over
Hardik Pandya celebrating the super over win (Photo: IPLT20.com)

Mumbai Indians defeated the SunRisers Hyderabad in an intense super over match to climb to second position in the IPL 2019 points table.

Winning the toss, the home side skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first.

Sharma definitely took the right call as he came out and smashed five boundaries in the first two overs.

Khaleel Ahmed got rid of the dangerous Mumbai skipper for a score of 24 runs off 18 balls.

Suryakumar Yadav scored 23 runs off 17 balls hitting away three boundaries and a solitary maximum.

Hardik Pandya was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar after scoring 18 runs off 10 balls. The all-rounder scored a four and a six in his short stay at the crease

Quinton de Kock played the perfect anchor as he had 48 runs off 47 balls and then he smashed 21 runs off the last 10 balls he faced in the innings ending with 69 runs off 58 balls. The Proteas wicket-keeper hit away six boundaries and a couple of maximums while preserving the wicket from one end.

Chasing just 163 on a batting-friendly pitch, Wriddhiman Saha ensured a good start for the SunRisers as the wicket-keeper scored 25 runs off 15 balls scoring five boundaries.

Martin Guptill, drafted in for David Warner scored 15 runs off 11 balls scoring one boundary and one six before getting dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah.

Kane Williamson soon followed his country mate back to the pavilion as he perished for just 3 runs off 7 balls.

Vijay Shankar failed to deliver under pressure as he could muster only 12 runs off 17 balls, with Abhishek Sharma failing too for a meagre score of 2 runs.

Hyderabad’s innings looked derailed but Manish Pandey and Mohammed Nabi put together a brilliant 49-run partnership off 31 balls.

Nabi scored 31 runs off 20 balls scoring a couple of boundaries and as many maximums.

Manish Pandey remained unbeaten till the end scoring 71 runs off 47 balls smashing eight boundaries and a couple of sixes, one of those two coming with 7 runs required off the last ball.

In the Super Over, Pandey was run out on the first ball trying to convert a single into a double. Nabi scored a maximum and was clean bowled on the next ball by Bumrah setting a target of 9 runs.

Hardik Pandya scored a six off Rashid Khan’s first ball and then Mumbai wrapped up the match in the next couple of balls climbing above Delhi Capitals in the points table.


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