Brendon McCullum and Rohit Sharma share smiles after the game © BCCI
Brendon McCullum and Rohit Sharma share smiles after the game © BCCI

Mumbai Indians (MI) edged past Gujarat Lions (GL) in match 16 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. Nitish Rana was adjudged Man of the Match for scoring a timely half-century to set the stage in a pursuit of 177 runs. Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard then added 68 runs for the fourth wicket to seal the deal. With this win, MI move to the top of IPL 2017 points table, while GL are positioned second-last after their losing their third match in 4 matches. However, this was MI’s maiden victory over GL in IPL. Let us have a look at the top highlights. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions – Match 16

McCullum continues having fun: After his entertaining 49 in the last match, Brendon McCullum played another gem of innings to set up a big target for MI. He blasted 6 fours and 3 fours before Lasith Malinga cleaned him up with a peach of a yorker.

Karthik calls vintage Karthik: Karthik was in a great touch in the domestic circuit. However, he continued his rich form in IPL as well, scoring 47, 30, 3 in the last three matches. Against MI, he was seen putting low full-tosses in the gap. He remained unbeaten on 48 off 26 with the helped 2 sixes and 2 fours. Live cricket updates: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions – Match 16

McClenaghan and Harbhajan contain onslaught: Amidst the rampage, Harbhajan Singh and Mitchell McClenaghan took 3 wickets, conceding only 46 sixes off 8 overs between them.

Raina – Harbhajan’s bunny: Harbhajan Singh has dismissed Suresh Raina five times in IPL. All in all, Raina faced 10 deliveries against the off-spinner but could not score a boundary. In the pursuit of clearing the boundary line, Raina stepped down the track only to find Rohit Sharma are cover-point. IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians (MI) register maiden victory over Gujarat Lions (GL), in IPL 10 match 16

Rohit takes a stunner: Rohit had to run back when Raina could not get enough elevation. He jumped back at the last moment to get rid of the opposition captain.

Smith’s duck by chance: Dwayne Smith has been dismissed the most number of times in T20 cricket. He walked back without disturbing the scoreboard 24 times.

Finch’s luggage goes missing: “Finchy misses out, unfortunately, his kit bag didn’t arrive,” said Raina at the toss. Well, such things only happen in IPL.

Rana gets Orange Cap: In MI’s last match against GL, Rana had bludgeoned 70 off 36. Today, he played as many deliveries to score a resolute 53, including 4 fours on 2 sixes. However, he faced a lucky escape early in his innings, as Jason Roy dropped a catch on the leg-side.

Rohit finally gets going: After scoring 9 runs in 4 matches, Rohit finally found his from. He scored an unbeaten 40 off 29 to gift his team fourth consecutive win. Pollard and he scored 11th 50-plus stand — the most by any MI pair.