While Kieron Pollard lifted the defending champions to a solid 186 for eight; Jasprit Bumrah's second spell yielding three wickets, including that of KL Rahul (94 off 60), helped MI to a nerve-wracking win. I plan and I back myself in whichever situation I'm bowling.
If you want to catch the latest IPL updates on television, then you can go for Star Sports 1/ HD and Star Sports Select 1/ HD for English commentary. "And obviously Hardik and I are good friends so I felt like it would be nice to collect some jerseys and bring that tradition into cricket as well", the right-handed opener told IPL's official website after the game. Even on a bad day when a batsman hits you, you just have to execute your plan. But when 28 runs were required off the last two overs and Bumrah was given the ball to bowl the 19th over, he gave away 18 runs, which saw Rajasthan chasing the required 10 runs off the last over to win by three wickets.
"He (Hardik) wants to take my wicket and that is how the IPL is".
Bumrah bouncing back to form is the biggest reason that Mumbai have been able to keep their playoffs chances alive despite winning just one of their first six matches at the start. He would bowl quick, mostly short of length and try to pick up wickets.
Pollard played an outstanding inning of 50 runs off only 23 deliveries and smashed 5 fours and 3 sixes.
It is a shame that Kings XI Punjab have the Purple Cap and Orange Cap holders by a distance and the team has had dismal results. "And try and get away with a few balls above his belly button and try and get it back into him".
"Pollard has always been a match-winner for us", Rohit Sharma said. Leaving him out was a tough decision. I don't know, I just hope we're able to find a way and if it happens this year and we're lucky to make finals, that's great. In the meantime, he let Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis and Ankit Rajpoot bowl to the Krunal-Pollard pair, who feasted on the bowling to put on a game-changing 65-run stand in their six-over alliance. "It was very important for us that he comes out and bats like that".
With victory, Mumbai move into the fourth and final playoff spot with one game to play - but before Mumbai face the Delhi Daredevils in their final game on Sunday, the Royal Challengers Bangalore can move above them on net run-rate with a handy win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday.