Mumbai Indians celebrate win over Gujarat Lions    BCCI
Mumbai Indians celebrate win over Gujarat Lions BCCI

The crowd at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium (SCA), Rajkot witnessed a thriller on Saturday. Mumbai Indians (MI) held their nerves to pull off a win in the super over. Jasprit Bumrah bowled brilliantly in the super over, after GL managed to get only six, chasing a target of 12. However, GL clawed their way back into the game brilliantly to ensure that the match ends in a tie at the end of 20 overs. MI skipper Rohit Sharma, who turns 30 on Sunday said that this win was a very good birthday gift for him. Rohit felt that MI were in the game in the first 20 overs of the chase and then lost their way a bit from there. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: GL vs MI, Match 35

[This win is a] very good birthday present, great game of cricket. Never been part of Super Over, that’s something we have learnt as well. We got off to a good start, were sitting pretty until the 10th over, knew the wicket was getting slower and the target was going to be tough. We knew they would bowl well, losing wickets wasn’t great, but Krunal did very well to stay till the end. We wanted to build partnerships, but after the first wicket, we didn’t get those, it was a slight let-down, Rohit said after the match.

Rohit said that he was also surprised with the conditions at Rajkot. Conditions keep changing, we have to adapt. Never expected the wicket to be so slow, hats off to the guys who kept us in the game. Momentum plays a big part, the last match – we lost by 3 runs, we have great talent, it’s just about playing to our potential, it was a tough match, but we kept ourselves ahead, said the MI skipper.