Australia’s Daniel Sams threw three point balls in the last over to concede just three runs and handed the Mumbai Indians, who were under pressure in the first half of the chase, a five-run win over the Gujarat Titans. on Friday at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Aside from the three points, Sams’ over included a run out from Rahul Tewatia and a hard missed catch from Rashid Khan.
WHEN IT HAPPENED
A hit-filled 106-run opening wicket partnership between Wriddhiman Saha, who hit 55 (40b; 6×4, 2×6) and Shubman Gill (52; 36b; 6×4, 2×6), had set the Titans on course in the chase. Both were dismissed by leg spinner Murugan Ashwin in the 13th over.
However, the leakage of captain Hardik Pandya in the 18th gave five-time IPL champions MI an opportunity. The Titans still lead the table with 16 points from 11 games while the Mumbai Indians have four points from 10 games.
Previously, Tim David’s late attack of 4 4 runs in 21 balls (2×4, 4×6) led Mumbai to 177/6 in 20 overs.
Pandya and his bowlers invited his former team to bat after winning the toss and were at the bottom of a short but fighting innings from Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma, who was elegance personified and seemed to be in full swing.
Even when he missed runs, Sharma always believed he was just an inning away from getting back on form and showed glimpses of his class against the Titans’ pacers.
He started with a lofted cover drive from Alzarri Joseph before taking down Shami, the pacesetter with the most wickets on power play this season, with a six-over-fine leg.
David’s sensational attack brought 57 runs in the last five overs in what was ultimately the winning blow.
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