Bumrah brilliance sees Indians win in super over drama

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From the ridiculous to the sublime in more ways than one the Mumbai Indians won a super over shootout with the Gujarat Lions by five runs.

The Mumbai Indians looked set to easily eclipse the Gujarat Lions total of 153 for 9 but lost five wickets in the last two overs and the scores ended tied with MI 153 all out.

James Faulkner picked up two Mumbai Indians wickets ending the super over for them 1 ball short of the six with 11 runs of the board.

Bumrah started his over with a no-ball and bowled a wide immediately after the resulting free hit but recovered bowling brilliant slow Yorkers to leave the Lions six runs short.

Ishan Kishan (48) was the topscorer as the Lions top order malfunctioned with Brendon McCullum (6), Suresh Raina (1) and Aaron Finch (0) going cheaply.

Bowlers Ravindra Jadeja (28), Faulkner (21) and Andrew Tye (25) gave themselves something to bowl at with some late hitting that carried the Lions past 150.

Krunal Pandya (3 for 14) was the pick of the Mumbai Indians bowlers.

A stunning 70 from 44 balls from Parthiv Patel looked to have put the Mumbai Indians on course for a victory despite a series of top order failures.

Nitesh Rana (19) and Kieron Pollard (15) got started but couldn’t go on but Krunal Pandya took over once Parthiv had departed nicking off to Faulkner.

Krunal (29) would be run out off the final ball of the innings the fifth of the five wickets to fall in the last two overs and the third one to be caught short of his ground after hitting the first ball of the final over for six.

The other two wickets fell to Basil Thampi (3 for 29) who ended as the pick of the Lions bowlers.

Bumrah had it all to do in the super over and recovered from his earlier missteps to further prove his credentials as a death bowler.

Krunal was named man of the match and said afterwards:  “I feel I’m an allrounder, to contribute with bat, ball and in the field. The wicket wasn’t easy, that you go in and hit big shots straightaway. About making sure we bat till the 20th over. When it was 2 ball, 2 runs, I tried for a big shot, but I had a chat with Malinga that I’ll not go for a big shot.”