An in-form Surya as soon as once more lit up the Wankhede as his breathtaking effort helped Mumbai notch up their seventh win of the season. After a scorching 83 within the final sport in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore, the native boy Surya took his innings a notch increased, firing a surprising 103 not out off simply 49 balls.
Taking the Titans bowlers to the cleaners, an unstoppable Surya singlehandedly powered the hosts to an imposing 218 for 5 after Gujarat skipper Hardik Pandya requested Mumbai to bat first. In reply, Titans batting division failed collectively as a unit however Rashid Khan’s unbeaten 32-ball 79 blitz did save them from an embarrassing defeat.
Whereas Suryakumar performed a blinder of an innings which was studded with 11 fours and 6 sixes, Rohit Sharma (29), Ishan Kishan (31) and Vishnu Vinod (30) chipped in for the house facet.
Chasing 219, GT have been at risk of being bowled out for a low complete, however a brutal unbeaten 79 off simply 32 balls from Rashid — which had three fours and 10 sixes — decreased the margin of the defeat drastically.
As It Happened
For Mumbai, Akash Madhwal (4-0-31-3), Kumar Kartikeya (3-0-37-2) and veteran Piyush Chawla (4-0-36-2) produced an excellent present with the ball.
However the indomitable Rashid was merely unstoppable. He adopted his very good bowling effort of 4/30 through the MI innings with a surprising present with the bat as he added 88 runs from simply 40 balls for the unconquered ninth wicket with Alzarri Joseph (7 not out), however his effort was simply not sufficient.
GT’s fourth loss in 12 matches was their first in away video games this season.
With eight wins and 16 factors, they remained on the high of the desk.
MI’s seventh win in 12 matches thus took them again to 3rd spot with 14 factors and a internet run fee of -0.117.
Gujarat Titans made the worst doable begin. Coming off a superb 81 in his final outing, Wriddhiman Saha performed one throughout the road to be adjudged LBW for two off Madhwal, whereas captain Hardik Pandya (4) was caught behind off Jason Behrendorff within the third over.
The in-form Shubman Gill (6) was additionally crushed by the skiddy tempo of Madhwal, who despatched the opener’s off-stump cartwheeling.
With the duty of rebuilding falling on their shoulders, Miller made a cautious begin whereas Vijay Shankar unleashed a flurry of fours.
After powerplay, GT had knocked off 48 from their goal however an enormous blow was dealt by Chawla, who received a googly to cross between Shankar’s bat and pad to crash into his wickets. In 14 balls, Shankar did properly to hit six fours to make 29.
Kartikeya cleaned up Abhinav Manohar (2) subsequent, leaving the guests reeling at 55 for five inside eight overs.
Miller (41 from 26 balls) added 45 runs for the sixth wicket with Rahul Tewatia (14) to assist GT stabilise, however couldn’t lead a comeback for his facet.
Within the twelfth over, Madhwal’s skiddy tempo as soon as once more discovered one other sufferer as Miller fell leg-before.
Within the subsequent over, Tewatia swept one straight to Cameron Inexperienced at deep sq. leg.
Earlier, India and MI skipper Rohit couldn’t convert his begin however gave the impression to be getting again to his normal self on the crease, hitting a number of beautiful pictures in his 61-run opening stand within the powerplay with Ishan Kishan (31) to put the platform for an enormous complete.
Rashid, who took his total wickets tally to 23 to high the bowling chart, jolted MI proper after the powerplay to have Rohit caught within the first slip for an 18-ball 29, which included three fours and a few sixes.
The second breakthrough got here 4 balls later, with the Afghan leg-spinner trapping Kishan LBW.
Rashid continued to make inroads as he had Nehal Wadhera (15) chop one onto his wickets, however MI’s acceleration was sufficient to take them to 96 for 3 at midway mark.
Suryakumar and Vinod then took the assault to Mohammed Shami (0/53), hitting him for 15 runs within the thirteenth over, earlier than the 2 batters smacked Joseph for a six every within the twelfth.
Vinod perished within the sixteenth over as he hit a full toss off Mohit to be dismissed for a superb 30 off 20 balls (2x4s, 2x6s), having placed on a 42-ball 65 for the fourth wicket with Suryakumar.
Rashid, nevertheless, stored chipping away as he snapped the important thing wicket of Tim David (5) within the seventeenth over, taking a simple return catch for his fourth wicket within the sport.
However Suryakumar continued along with his barrage of pictures from the opposite finish, hitting Mohit for 20 runs within the 18th over with three fours and a six and introduced up his first century of IPL profession with a six off the final ball of the innings.
Within the course of, Suryakumar additionally placed on one other 54 runs for the sixth wicket with Cameron Inexperienced (3 not out), which got here off solely 18 balls.
(With inputs from PTI)Watch IPL: Suryakumar outshines all-round Rashid as Mumbai Indians thrash Gujarat Titans