Hardik Pandya is the Man of the Match
Rohit: It was a nerve-wracking game. It went down to the last ball, but we held out nerves. A great game for the supporters to watch but extremely happy with the way things turned out today. I think 170 was a good score, the odd ball was stopping and gripping. We didn't know how much was a good score. We have played here before and 180 off is usually the par total. During the strategic timeout, Pollard has handled the situation before and I went with my instinct to bowl him. His body language was confident and I threw the ball to him. We want to concentrate on what we have been doing as a team. Our training sessions have been good and precise, the guys are putting in a lot of effort. We have one final game against SRH, it is going to be a different challenge but we are up for that challenge.
Gambhir: I always felt that we gave away too many runs in the end. Not a great effort by the bowlers at that time. Taking it to the last over was a good effort, but we needed to be more sensible with the bat. The wicket wasn't doing too much, but we kept losing wickets at crucial junctures. Yusuf played an unbelievable knock and letting them score 170 odd was probably the game changer. The first 15 overs we were pretty much in the game. You can't let anyone score 70 in the last five. A little more sense in the last two overs with the bat would have probably got us home. Hopefully, we can turn up well against Rajasthan Royals and win the game.
Mumbai Indians won by 5 runs
Over 19.6 KA Pollard bowls a slower one to PP Chawla, no runs, comes down the track and looks to go big on the on-side, fails to connect .
Over 19.5 KA Pollard bowls a good length delivery to PP Chawla, no runs, gets to the pitch of the ball and fails to connect with the slog.
Over 19.4 KA Pollard bowls a good length delivery to PP Chawla, no runs, gets forward and goes for a slog but misses
Over 19.4 KA Pollard bowls it wide outside off to PP Chawla, Wide!
Over 19.3 KA Pollard bowls a pitched up delivery to U Yadav, 1 run, gets forward and drives it down to long-on and gets a single.
Over 19.2 KA Pollard bowls it short of length to U Yadav, Boundary! Goes across the line and flicks it pass Malinga at short fine-leg and the ball raced away to the boundary.
Over 19.1 KA Pollard to YK Pathan, out Caught by Parthiv Patel!! It was the slower short ball from Pollard, Pathan goes for the pull but can only manage to get a top-edge, Patel moves to his left and takes a simple catch.
End of Over 19 (8 runs) Kolkata XI 160/6
PP Chawla 1/4 SL Malinga 4-0-31-1
YK Pathan 52/36
Over 18.6SL Malinga bowls good length delivery to PP Chawla, gets forward and leaves it outside off to the wicket keeper.No runs
Over 18.5SL Malinga bowls half volley to YKPathan, gets forward and drives it straight to mid off.Single
Over 18.4SL Malinga bowls half volley to YKPathan, gets forward and drives it straight to mid onSixer!
Over 18.3SL Malinga bowls short of length delivery to PP Chawla, gets forward and leaves it outside off to the wicket keeper.One bye
Over 18.2SL Malinga bowls good length delivery to PP Chawla, gets forward and leaves it outside off to the wicket keeper.No runs
Over 18.1SL Malinga bowls half volley to YKPathan, gets onto the frontfoot and drives it straight to point.Single
End of Over 18 (7 runs) Kolkata XI 151/6
YK Pathan 44/33 MJ McClenaghan 4-0-31-1
PP Chawla 1/1
Over 17.6 MJ McClenaghan bowls a good length delivery to YK Pathan, 1 run, gets forward and works it down to deep square-leg.
Over 17.5 MJ McClenaghan bowls a good length delivery to PP Chawla, 1 run, gets forward and defends it to backward-point and gets a single.