It was yet another win for the Mumbai Indians as they beat Gujarat Titans by a slim margin of 5 runs.
Hardik Pandya won it at the toss and decided to bowl first.
Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma laid a solid foundation for Mumbai.
Some last-minute heroics from Tim David ensured that Mumbai Indians ended with a strong and defendable score of 177/6.
Gujarat Titans needed 178 to win the game.
Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha played fabulously and made half-centuries of their own.
It was however unfortunate for the youngster Sai Sudharsan who got himself out on hit wicket.
Even the big hitters Miller, Tewatia and Rashid Khan couldn’t do much for their team.
In the end, Gujarat managed to score just 172/5.
Player of the Match
Tim David for his 44* (21)
Post Match Reactions
Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans skipper said that although they were doing pretty well in the second innings, the loss of constant wickets pulled the game away from them. Mentioned that he was not happy with his batsmen. However, added that in T20 cricket a team can’t just go on losing wickets, and they have won from crunch situations before. Mentioned that they should not have let the game go till the 20th over and praised the bowling unit of Mumbai. In conclusion, said that at one point Mumbai looked to score past 200 but they did a good job of restricting them to 170.
Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians captain said that it got close but it now feels satisfying that they won the game. Felt that they were 15-20 runs short but he was happy with the way Tim David turned the game around for them and took them to a defendable target. Added that bowling is dependent on the type of the pitch and he had the resources in the game to look to who could help him defend the target easily. Praised all his bowlers and their skillsets and said that all of them work very hard in the nets. Added that Daniel Sams was under pressure in the last two games, but he kept backing him. Ended by saying they are now trying to keep the same squad.
Mumbai Indians will next play Kolkata Knight Riders on the 9th of May at Dr DY Patil Stadium.
Gujarat Titans will next face Lucknow Super Giants on the 10th of May at MCA Stadium, Pune.