In what may be one of the IPL classics, Mumbai Indians clinched a dramatic victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Super Over. Kieron Pollard hit the winning runs as MI became the third team to qualify for the playoffs after CSK and DC. However, the defeat threw SRH’s chances of a top four finish into quandary. Although they are still placed at the fourth position with 12 points, they may slip to the fifth with KKR and KXIP (who both have 10 points apiece) taking on each other on Friday.
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) May 2, 2019
The visiting team did reasonably well to bowl Mumbai Indian out for a competitive total of 162/5 with Quinton de Kock (69*) scoring the majority of the runs. Khaleel Ahmed again scalped three wickets while Rashid Khan was economical with the ball, but wicket-less. However, as expected, the Warner-less Sunrisers suffered in the second innings with the bat. Although they passed the power play with flying colours, SRH soon witnessed Jasprit Bumrah and Krunal Pandya swiftly running through their top and middle order.
Having reduced the visiting team for 105/5, MI were certainly on the course of victory but for the excellence of one man – Manish Pandey, who scored a brilliant knock of 71*. May be Mumbai Indians became a bit complacent towards the end, but they let the in-form batsman have his say in the last over and failed to defend 16 runs. As a result, the game went to Super Over.
Nonetheless, SRH’s luck ran out in the tense Super Over, with their saviour Pandey being runout on the first ball itself. Bumrah then took the second wicket on the fourth ball to set the target at a measly 9 runs. Hardik Pandya closed the contest before it could even become interesting by scoring a six on the first ball in the following over.
Soon, Twitter was flooded with Tweets congratulating MI for qualifying to the Playoffs under such dramatic conditions. Here is how fans reacted:
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) May 2, 2019
I have said it earlier & will say it again….Rohit Sharma is far better captain than Virat Kohli.
India should handover T20 captaincy to Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli can Captain Tests and ODIs. #MIVSRH
— Siddharth Jha (@jha_siddhus91) May 2, 2019
I would never bowl a spinner to Hardik, even if it's Rashid. The man absolute swallows 'em. #MIvSRH
— Manya (@CSKian716) May 2, 2019
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 2, 2019
— Sumanth (@sumanth031) May 2, 2019
हैदराबादी बिर्याणी वर वडापाव ठरला भारी.#MIvSRH
— Jeevan Patil (@PoyrePatil) May 2, 2019
And MI are through…not convincingly but this will do just as well. Sad to see Hardik Pandya miss out today though. #MIvSRH
— Swapnil (@Brahmonaut) May 2, 2019
Apart from Bumrah , credit also has 2 go 2 the spinners Krunal n Chahar who were phenomenal in their respective roles !! Both took wickets giving away a few runs n made Bumrah's job that much more easier . Way 2 go this !! #MIvSRH #IPL2019 #SRHvsMI
— Tejas Pujare (@tejas_pujare) May 2, 2019
— virare (@Bakchodmemer) May 2, 2019
— Rahul Pandey (@rahul_pandey95) May 2, 2019
Whattay match & Whattay super over. #MIvSRH
— Hardik Shah (@hardik) May 2, 2019
One single error in judgement for that second run and we lost it.
Let's get RCB in Bengaluru with this confidence. Gayle vs Russell tomorrow.
Battle if the ruffled teams.#MIvSRH
— Arvind Ramachander (@arvindia4u) May 2, 2019
Rohit to Pandya – Rashid ll be bowling the super over.
Pandya – hold my beer#MIvSRH
— Mohan (@ismyname_1) May 2, 2019