IPL 2019: Bumrah, Hardik Pandya Star As Mumbai Indians Outshine

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Mumbai Indians defeated SunRisers Hyderabad in Super Over to qualify for the Indian Premier League 2019 playoffs on Friday. SunRisers Hyderabad rode on an unbeaten knock of 71 runs by Manish Pandey to tie the score of 162 with Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium. In the super over, Jasprit Bumrah bowled a brilliant over to restrict SunRisers Hyderabad to eight runs. Chasing nine runs, Hardik Pandya started with a six and followed it up with a single and then Kieron Pollard took two runs to complete Mumbai Indians’ victory.

Mumbai have 16 points from 13 outings and have a game left on Sunday against Kolkata Knight Riders, while Sunrisers are placed fourth with 12 points.

Hyderabad needed 17 runs off the last over and the equation was brought down to seven by the time Hardik braced up to bowl the final delivery.

But Manish Pandey (71 not out off 47 balls) carted the all-rounder over long-on for a six to bring the scores level and force a Super Over, a first at the Wankhede.

Chasing 163, Hyderabad needed 41 runs from 18 balls, but Malinga (0-37) conceded 12 runs as the equation was brought down to 29 runs off 12 balls.

Then Bumrah (2-31) gave 12 runs in the penultimate over, with Manish Pandey hitting two fours.

Earlier, Quinton De Kock’s unbeaten 69 took the hosts to a respectable total on a difficult pitch.