Mumbai Indians moved level with Kolkata Knight Riders as the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah saw them through in the one-over eliminator format after they had tied their match with Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League on Friday.
Krunal Pandya had been run out on the last ball of the match, when Mumbai had required just one run to win, to force the extra over format to come into play in the league for the first time this season.
Mumbai scored 11 in their over through Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler, and Bumrah, despite bowling one no ball and a wide, kept it tight as he did not concede a boundary as Gujarat could only score six runs.
Earlier, opener Ishan Kishan top-scored with 48 as Gujarat made 153-9 batting first.
Mumbai, led by Parthiv Patel’s 70 off 44 balls, looked on target for a comfortable win at 109-3. The dismissal of Patel led to a collapse but they rallied to tie and prevail in the extra over.
Elsewhere yesterday, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s miserable season continued when they went down to a seventh defeat as Rising Pune Supergiant won by 61 runs.
Pune captain Steve Smith top-scored for his side with 45 off 32 balls in their score of 157-3.
That proved too much for Bangalore, who struggled against some accurate Pune bowling, with New Zealander Lockie Ferguson leading the way as he took 2-7 from his four overs.
Virat Kohli, the Bangalore captain, made 55 off 48 balls, but he was the only member of his side to make double figures as they finished on 96-9 in their 20 overs.
Today’s action is highlighted by Kolkata Knight Riders visiting last year’s champions Sunrisers Hyderabad as they look to open up a two-point lead at the top of the table again.
The day’s other game sees Kings XI Punjab bidding to boost their flagging hopes of reaching the play-offs as they play host to bottom side Delhi Daredevils.
* The National staff
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