Opting to bat, Mumbai Indians scored 162 for five and then saw Hyderabad end their innings at the same score.
Needing nine to win in the ‘super over’, Hardik Pandya hammered Rashid Khan’s first ball for a six over long-off and then Kieron Pol
lard took the side home with three balls to spare.
In the one-over eliminator, Hyderabad managed eight for two with Jasprit Bumrah bagging the wicket of Mohammed Nabi after Manish Pandey was run out of the first ball.
Mumbai have 16 points from 13 outings and a game left on Sunday against Kolkata Knight Riders while Sunrisers Hyderabad are placed fourth with 12
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 Pandey (71 not out off 47 balls) carted the allrounder over long-on for a six to bring the scores level and force a ‘super over’, a first at the Wankhede Stadium.
Chasing 163, Hyderabad needed 41 runs from 18 balls, but Malinga (0-43) conceded 12 as the equation was brought down to 29 off 12 balls.
Then Bumrah (2-31) gave 12 runs in the penultimate over, with Pandey hitting two fours.
Earlier, Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten 69 took the hosts to a respectable total on a difficult pitch.
For the visitors, the chase began with Wriddhiman Saha (25 off 15 balls) and Martin Guptill (15 off 11) adding 40 for the first wicket. But Saha was sent back by Bumrah.
Bumrah struck for the second time as he trapped Guptill in front of the wicket in the sixth over. Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya (2-22) struck early as he trapped Kane Williamson (3) in the eighth over, a decision which went in Mumbai’s favour after a successful review. The visitors were in a spot of bother at 65 for three.
Then Pandey and Vijay Shankar (12 off 17 balls) tried to rally the innings with a 33-run stand, but Krunal struck again in the 14th over, sending Shankar back.
Hardik struck in his first over when Abhishek Sharma edged to wicket-keeper De Kock, after which Hyderabad were almost out of the contest. But Mohammad Nabi (31 off 20 balls) and Pandey brought the visitors back.
Earlier, Hyderabad bowlers dished out a clinical performance to restrict Mumbai Indians to 162 for five.
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