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Brendon McCullum smacked 66 off 44 balls with 6 boundaries and 3 sixes © BCCI

Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Gujarat Lions (GL) by 6 wickets with 3 balls remaining, in the 16th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The home side chased down Gujarat Lions’ (GL) target of 177 in 19.3 overs, with Nitish Rana striking a fine half-century and Rohit Sharma getting back among run-scorers. Rana was awarded the Man of the Match for his 36-ball 53, whereas Rohit scored a 29-ball 40 not out. For Gujarat Lions, Brendon McCullum scored 66 and Dinesh Karthik made a 26-ball 48 not out, but at the end of the clash their efforts were not enough.  FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions – Match 16

Skipper Rohit Sharma found some form going his way as he anchored Mumbai Indians to an six-wicket victory over Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League encounter, here on Sunday. Chasing a tricky target of 177, skipper Rohit remained unbeaten on 40 off 29 balls with Mumbai Indians knocking off the target with three balls to spare. The popular franchise maintained their pole position with four wins in five matches with the only defeat coming against Rising Pune Supergiant. Lions on the otherhand have now lost three out of their four games and are languishing at the second last position in the eight team table. Full cricket updates: Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions – Match 16

Credit should also be given to Nitish Rana (53 off 36 balls), who set the platform with another matured effort. Kieron Pollard (39 of 23 balls) also did his bit with some lusty blows to make it easier for the skipper to add finishing touches. Needing eight runs off the last over, Rohit guided a yorker past the keeper to take the pressure off. A couple of twos sealed it as the skipper looked relieved having gione through a bad patch since the start of the event. The turning point of the Mumbai Indians innings was the 14th over when Rohit hit Munaf for a boundary and Pollard pulled him for a six. The skipper also lofted Jadeja for an inside out six over extra cover. It was young Rana, whose half-century and the 85-run stand with Jos Buttler that helped Pollard accelerate in the back-10 in company of Rohit. (with inputs from PTI)