Indian Premier League, 2022 |Match 44 |4/30/2022 Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
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Suryakumar Yadav is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH. He says it was a really important knock as his job was to take the game till the end. Adds that it was a good game for the team, and hopes to win more games in future as well. Tells that he loves to bat at number 3 but at the same time he is quite flexible. Mentions that this win will give a lot of positivity and tells they have to enjoy the moment rather than thinking too much about the next match.
Rohit Sharma, the skipper of Mumbai, says that they will take this win. Adds that they bowled really well and their bowlers kept applying pressure on Rajasthan's batters. Tells that this was the team with which they played in the first two games but as a side, they wanted to try a few things as they were searching for a perfect combination. Says, had they won some crucial moments in their previous games, they would have ended up on the winning side in those games as well. Mentions that Hrithik Shokeen and Kumar Kartikeya are very brave bowlers and they are very confident in their skills.
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Ishan Kishan is up for a chat. He says it's not an easy time for them but they have to stuck together, and it was a collective effort in this game. Adds that the intent was clear to hit the loose balls and he hopes to win their upcoming games. Tells that the wicket was not easy, so his intent was to give his side a good start. Hopes, they win all the matches from hereon.
Sanju Samson, the skipper of Rajasthan is in for a chat. He says they should have scored more runs as there was dew later on in the game. Adds that different venues are playing in different ways. Tells that batting first was a bit tough on this wicket, as it was two-paced.
Rajasthan pulled things back really nicely after Ishan Kishan put them under pressure. It was Ravichandran Ashwin who took the prized scalp of Rohit Sharma and Trent Boult dismissed the well-set Ishan Kishan. However, they were kept at bay for a while and it was only in the 15th over that they got the much-needed wicket of SKY. Prasidh Krishna and Kuldeep Sen also got into the wickets column but it was too little, too late as the damage was already been done by Mumbai's batters.
Mumbai did get off to a good start and it was Ishan Kishan who came out all guns blazing and took the attack to the opposition. Although, the skipper perished early and Ishan too, got out after scoring 26 runs in no time. Then it was the partnership between Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma that steadied the ship for Mumbai and it looked like Mumbai will chase down the total with ease. However, both of them got out in quick succession and Kieron Pollard didn't find the middle of the bat either. It was Tim David who played a handy cameo and in the end, it was Daniel Sams who finished things off in style with a biggie. Not a clinical win, but Mumbai badly needed this one.
Finally, the 5-time champions have managed to win a game this season after losing 8 games in a row. Yes, Mumbai now have a 'W' in front of their name. They were cruising along nicely at one point when Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma were scoring freely but they lost wickets in quick succession and were in a spot of bother yet again. They almost made a mess of the chase but the Aussie duo of Daniel Sams and Tim David made sure that Mumbai get a win under their belt.
Kuldeep Sen to Daniel Sams, SIX! Mumbai end their 8-match losing streak! On a length and just outside off. Sams shuffles across and pulls it hard over square leg for a biggie. Mumbai win by 5 wickets.
Daniel Sams walks out to bat.
Kuldeep Sen to Kieron Pollard, OUT! CAUGHT! This game is not done yet as there is another twist! A length ball, slower and angling around middle and leg. Pollard pulls it flat and to deep backward square leg where Daryl Mitchell dives forward and takes it. The umpires ask Pollard to wait as they check the catch. After numerous replays, the decision comes out against Mumbai's favour as the big screen shows OUT.
END OF OVER 19 | 8 Runs & 1 Wkt | MI 155/4
Is that a clean catch? Daryl Mitchell is not sure if he has taken it cleanly at fine leg and the umpire has sent it upstairs. The replays roll in and it looks very close. He might have got his fingers underneath the ball. The third umpire gives it OUT.
Who will bowl the last over of the innings? Kuldeep Sen it is.
Prasidh Krishna to Kieron Pollard, Length ball, outside off. Pollard drags it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Mumbai one hit away now from a victory.
Prasidh Krishna to Kieron Pollard, Short in length, on middle, pulled to mid-wicket.
Prasidh Krishna to Kieron Pollard, Too full and outside off. Pollard slices this over point for another couple now.
Prasidh Krishna to Kieron Pollard, Full and on middle. Pollard flicks it hard past the mid-wicket fielder. Long on and deep mid-wicket converge and almost collide as they both try to stop the ball. A couple of runs.
Prasidh Krishna to Kieron Pollard, On a length, outside off. Pollard chips it over extra-cover for a brace.
Prasidh Krishna to Tim David, Length ball, outside off. David pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
END OF OVER 18 | 13 Runs & 0 Wkt | MI 147/4
Prasidh Krishna (3-0-21-1) is back on.
Kuldeep Sen to Tim David, Around off, fuller and this is hit to long on for a single.
Kuldeep Sen to Kieron Pollard, A length ball targeting the stumps. Kieron works it to mid-wicket for a single.