IPL 2017 35th Match: Bumrah’s Super Over heroics sees Mumbai Indians fend off Gujarat Lions

Bumrah got the job done for the Indians in the Super Over

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Jasprit Bumrah starred in the Super Over to help the Mumbai Indians beat the Gujarat Lions and get back to their winning ways.

After falling to the Rising Pune Supergiants in their last match, the Indians came out firing on all cylinders after being made to bowl first.

With Lasith Malinga, Bumrah and Krunal Pandya leading the way, the Indian ripped through the Supergiants’ top and middle order with relative ease.

Opening batsman Ishan Kishan scored a 35-ball 48 in the midst of that collapse, but his efforts were not enough to stop his side from being reduced to 101/7 in the 16th over.

But, thanks to Andrew Tye and James Faulkner’s 25 not out and 21 respectively, the Lions managed to claw their way to 153/9 off their 20 overs.

Pandya was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Bumrah and Malinga snapped up two wickets apiece. Harbhajan Singh, meanwhile, chipped in with one.

Chasing 154 to win, the Indians made a solid start to their innings before Jos Buttler was run out by Faulkner for nine runs.

Nitish Rana managed to make 19 runs before being given out lbw off the bowling of Ankit Soni.

The Indians continued to lose wickets at regular intervals following Rana’s dismissal, including that of opener Parthiv Patel, who scored 70 off 44 balls, which included nine boundaries and a six.

Patel scored his ninth IPL fifty

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With the Indians on 143/8 and needing 11 runs to win heading into the final over, Pandya scored seven runs off the first two balls before Bumrah was run out by Ravindra Jadeja for a golden duck.

Three runs came off the next two balls, which left the Indians needing one run for victory off the final ball of the match.

However, they were unable to do it as Pandya was run out by Jadeja for 29, which set up a Super Over.

Pandya excelled with both the bat and ball

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Batting first, the Indians scored 11 runs off the first three balls of their Super Over before Faulkner struck back by getting rid of Kieron Pollard and Buttler in successive deliveries.

Needing 12 runs to win from their Super Over, the Lions were unable to get the job done as Bumrah only conceded six runs from his over even after bowling a no-ball and wide.

Pandya was named Man of the Match.

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