Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 54 of the Indian Premier League( IPL) 2016 between Gujarat Lions (GL) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Kanpur. This is Pramod Ananth and I will bring you the updates of today’s match. This is a crucial match for MI as nothing short of a win will put them in contention to make it to the playoffs. This is an important win for GL as well as a win will assure them of a place in the last four, but a loss may see them miss out on a place due to an inferior net run rate. Live Cricket Scorecard: Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2016, Match 54 at Kanpur

Suresh Raina has been adjudged man of the match

Gujarat Lions have won this match and also make it to the IPL 2016 playoffs. GL and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are the only teams to make it to the playoffs. Here’s Vishal Mehra’s match report

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 173/4 | Overs 17.5| TARGET: 173| BATTING: Dwayne Smith 37 (23), Ravindra Jadeja 21 (15): McClenaghan now. MI have sunk deeper as even Guptill misfields in the deep. Horrible day on the field for MI. Jadeja then goes for a big heave, but nobody gets under it. GL win by 6 wickets and qualify for the playoffs.

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 167/4 | Overs 17| TARGET: 173| BATTING: Dwayne Smith 36 (22), Ravindra Jadeja 16 (11): Bumrah now. He has not had the best of days. Smith was late to set off for the second run and he just about makes it back into the crease. FOUR! On leg and Jadeja just guides it away to the fine leg fence. 10 off this over.

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 157/4 | Overs 16| TARGET: 173| BATTING: Dwayne Smith 34 (20), Ravindra Jadeja 9 (7): Hardik Pandya to bowl his first over of the match. FOUR! A misfield from Rohit takes the ball to the boundary. Jadeja too is in the mood to finish the match early and hits Hardik to the mid-wicket fence.

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 147/4 | Overs 15| TARGET: 173| BATTING: Dwayne Smith 29 (17), Ravindra Jadeja 5 (4): McClenaghan into the attack. FOUR! Short again and Smith pulls. Easily done. McClenaghan makes a solid comeback as his next three deliveries are dots. Just around run-a-ball needed for GL and they do not need to panic at the moment. FOUR! Jadeja then hits the ball to the mid-wicket fence. not a well-timed shot, but the fast outfield takes the ball to the fence.

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 138/4 | Overs 14| TARGET: 173| BATTING: Dwayne Smith 24 (12), Ravindra Jadeja 1 (3): Bhajji continues. He is given a hostile treatment as Smith clobbers a six and a four off consecutive deliveries. 12 off that over and Smith will retain the strike for the next over as well.

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 126/4 | Overs 13| TARGET: 173| BATTING: Dwayne Smith 13 (9), Ravindra Jadeja 0 (0): Bumrah now. OUT! Raina looks for a big shit and he top edges this one and the ball goes high in the air. Jos Buttler takes the catch behind the stumps. Huge wicket for MI. Two new batsmen at the crease now. FOUR! Smith however does not seem too bothered as he smashes the ball past the bowler into the fence.  GL still very much have the upper hand even at this stage. OUT! Suresh Raina c Buttler b Bumrah 58 (36)

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 121/3 | Overs 12| TARGET: 173| BATTING: Suresh Raina 58 (35), Dwayne Smith 8 (4):Bhajji continues. Dwayne Smith is the new batsman and he immediately gets into the groove. Short ball again and Smith pulls it into the crowd with minimal effort. 10 off the over again.

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 111/3 | Overs 11| TARGET: 173| BATTING:Suresh Raina 56 (33): Vinay Kumar into the attack. FOUR and FOUR! Both deliveries are short on leg and Raina has little trouble in dispatching those. The skipper beings up his fifty in style. GL on the verge of completing yet another big win, despite that wicket of McCullum. But GL suffer another blow as Karthik is caught behind down the leg side. OUT! Dinesh Karthik c Buttler b Vinay Kumar

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 100/2 | Overs 10| TARGET: 173| BATTING:Suresh Raina 45 (27), Dinesh Karthik 2 (2): Bhajji continues. Bhajji gets the big scalp of McCullum. He is bowled as Bhajji manages to knock off just the bails. it is referred and the third umpire has very little trouble in giving that off. Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman. 100 up for GL. OUT! Brendon McCullum b Harbhajan 48 (27)

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 96/1 | Overs 9| TARGET: 173| BATTING:  Brendon McCullum 48 (25), Suresh Raina 45 (27): After a horrendous first over, McClenaghan is back into the attack. It’s a much better over from him, but GL pick up six off this over. GL are in an excellent position here.

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 90/1 | Overs 8| TARGET: 173| BATTING:  Brendon McCullum 46 (22), Suresh Raina 42 (24): Harbhajan Singh into the attack. McCullum smashes the first two balls to the boundary with ease. The first one is short on middle, McCullum pulls with ease. Bhajji then follows it up with a short ball outside off and despite a good effort in the cover fence by Hardik, the ball wins the race. He takes a single and brings Raina back on strike. Signs of some turn from Bhajji.

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 80/1 | Overs 7| TARGET: 173| BATTING:  Brendon McCullum 37 (19), Suresh Raina 41 (21): Krunal continues. TWO BALLS TWO FOURS! The first one was wide outside off and Raina cuts it to the fence. Krunal then strays down leg and Raina pulls. GL have done incredibly well after losing Finch in the first over. 10 off this over.

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 70/1 | Overs 6| TARGET: 173| BATTING:  Brendon McCullum 36 (17), Suresh Raina 32 (17): Bumrah back into the attack. FOUR! Raina goes for a heave, but an outside edge and the ball goes to the third man fence. SIX! This time it’s a well timed shot and Raina launches the ball over deep mid-wicket hence. DROPPED! A tough chance as Raina smashes the ball back to Bumrah, but he is unable to cling on to it. FOUR! Full toss on McCullum’s pads and an easy boundary for McCullum once again. FOUR! This time McCullum smashes it to the cover fence.

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 51/1 | Overs 5| TARGET: 173| BATTING:  Brendon McCullum 28 (15), Suresh Raina 21 (13): Krunal Pandya into the attack. FOUR! McCullum welcomes him with a boundary through covers. Another good short but some excellent fielding in the deep mid-wicket fence saves a certain boundary. FOUR! McCullum charges down the track and gets the ball past the mid-on fielder. A quick single but the third umpire is referred for a run out against Raina. SIX from McCullum’s blade to finish the over. 50 up! Another excellent over for GL.

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 33/1 | Overs 4| TARGET: 173| BATTING:  Brendon McCullum 11 (10), Suresh Raina 20 (12): Vinay is into the attack. McCullum smashes it back and hits Vinay Kumar on the leg at a rapid pace. That has to hurt! But Vinay is all set to bowl his next ball. FOUR! Full toss and McClullum just clips it off his pads. Vinay Kumar then follows it up with a good delivery. Seven off this over.

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 26/1 | Overs 3| TARGET: 173| BATTING:  Brendon McCullum 5 (5), Suresh Raina 19 (11): McClenaghan into the attack. FOUR! Raina punches the ball on the off side but a misfield from Hardik fetches GL a boundary. Raina pulls but falls just short of Krunal this time. FOUR! Short ball and Raina pulls it through mid-wicket. FOUR! Short outside off and the ball sails through to the cover point fence. Three fours off this over. Good one for GL. Similar ball and this time Raina climbs into it and dispatches it over the third man fence for a SIX!

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 8/1 | Overs 2| TARGET: 173| BATTING:  Brendon McCullum 5 (5), Suresh Raina 1 (5): Jasprit Bumrah now. He starts off with a wide. McCullum then plays a delightful drive down the ground and collects a boundary. First runs of the bat for GL. Bumrah strays again down the leg side. Eight off this over.

Live cricket score and updates Gujarat Lions 0/1 | Overs 1| TARGET: 173| BATTING:  Brendon McCullum 0 (0), Suresh Raina 0 (4): Vinay Kumar opens the bowling makes an immediate impact as he dismisses Aaron Finch for a duck. This is just the start they would have wanted. GL on the back foot immediately as their skipper Suresh Raina walks into the middle. WICKET MAIDEN! OUT! Aaron Finch LBW b Vinay Kumar 0 (2)

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 172/8 | Overs 20| BATTING:  Vinay Kumar 1 (1): MI lose the wicket of Harbhajan Singh in the final over. Pandya hits a boundary, but he too falls off the final ball of the innings. MI set GL a target of 173. OUT! Harbhajan Singh c Raina b Praveen 3 (5), Hardik Pandya c Jadeja b Praveen 7 (8)

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 166/6 | Overs 19| BATTING:  Hardik Pandya 2 (5), Harbhajan Singh 3 (4): Bravo continues. MI look to go big, but manage to get just six off this over. MI will be looking to get a big final over, that will give them momentum going into the break. Good spell from Bravo nevertheless.

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 160/6 | Overs 18| BATTING:  Hardik Pandya 1 (2), Harbhajan Singh 0 (0): Dhawal now. Pollard manages to strike the ball out of the park and looks to clear the fence once again, but holes out in the deep. Pollard fails once again. Harbhajan Singh is the new batsman for MI. He too can smash it around a bit. OUT! Kieron Pollard c Smith b Kulkarni 9 (11)

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 153/5 | Overs 17| BATTING: Kieron Pollard 1 (2): Bravo is now into the attack. Rana once again manages to get a boundary in the over. He has however been dismissed for an excellent 70 and GL will be delighted to see his back. OUT! Nitish Rana c Kulkarni b Bravo 70 (36)

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 145/4 | Overs 16| BATTING: Nitish Rana 56 (29), Kieron Pollard 1 (2): Dhawal Kulkarni into the attack. Rana continues his onslaught as he manages to launch him over the deep mid-wicket fence. The manage to take the ones and twos throughout the over to make it a 11-run over.

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 134/4 | Overs 15| BATTING: Nitish Rana 56 (29), Kieron Pollard 1 (2): Jakati now. Nitish Rana continues his good run, smashes the ball through the mid-wicket region. FOUR MORE! And Nitish Rana gets his first fifty in IPL. What a brilliant innings from him. He has rescued MI when in need.

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 120/4 | Overs 14| BATTING: Nitish Rana 43 (24), Kieron Pollard 0 (1): Nitish Rana is looking in excellent touch and he smashes Jakati out of the park off the final ball off the 13th over. MI are slowly getting a boundary every over now. They will want to post a score close to 180 from here. Dwayne Bravo bowls the 14th over.  Rana continues his blitz. He goes inside out and collects another boundary. OUT! Out of nowhere, Bravo takes a brilliant catch off his own bowling.Kieron Pollard is the new batsman.  OUT! Jos Buttler c & b Bravo 33 (31)

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 102/3 | Overs 12| BATTING: Nitish Rana 30 (19), Jos Buttler 29 (25): Dwayne Smith to bowl out. NO BALL! That probably slipped out of Smith’s hand and the free hit ends up over the mid-wicket fence. 100 is up for MI and they have managed to recover from their early losses of wickets. Wayward over from Smith, he even bowls a WIDE!

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 87/3 | Overs 11| BATTING: Nitish Rana 18 (14), Jos Buttler 27 (23): Ravindra Jadeja is into the attack. Rana takes him on and launches him over the long on fence. They’ll need more of these. FOUR! Buttler then joins the party and gets a boundary to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 72/3 | Overs 10| BATTING: Nitish Rana 10 (11), Jos Buttler 20 (20): Dwayne Bravo is into the attack. Bravo starts well in his very first over, that sets him well on course to do well in the remaining three overs. He has been used in the death in this tournament and may be kept for a couple of overs in the end of the innings.

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 67/3 | Overs 9| BATTING: Nitish Rana 8 (8), Jos Buttler 17 (17): Smith bowls his third over. FOUR! Buttler breaks the shackles with a boundary through point. Eight off this over. A decent one for GL and it is time for the strategic time out.

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 59/3 | Overs 8| BATTING: Nitish Rana 7 (7), Jos Buttler 10 (12): Shadab Jakati is introduced into the attack. MI manage to knock the ball around, but are not able to get the big shots away. Buttler and Rana trying to get his eye in. Just 5 off this over.

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 54/3 | Overs 7| BATTING: Nitish Rana 6 (4), Jos Buttler 6 (9): After bowling a magical first over, Smith continues. ONE! Nitish Rana immediately takes a single off the first ball to third man. FIFTY comes up for MI. Smith is mixing it up beautifully. Another good over for GL. MI need to start accelerating again here.

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 49/3 | Overs 6| BATTING: Nitish Rana 4 (1), Jos Buttler 4 (6): Some good bowling and bating out there. But it is MI, who are on the back foot, having already lost three wickets in the powerplay overs. Praveen, who bowled the last over before the powerplay ends, swung the ball both ways and the batsman was in deep trpuble. But then strayed in line and Buttler just played the ball to the fine leg fence. Good over for GL, nevertheless.

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 45/3 | Overs 5| BATTING: Nitish Rana 4 (1): Dwayne Smith is into the attack now. FOUR! Guptill, who has been a mere spectatpr puts the ball into the fence through fine leg. OUT! Guptill looks to clear mid on, but Bravo takes the catch. Krunal Pandya is the new batsman. FOUR! Pandya too is off the mark with a boundary through sweeper cover. ANOTHER WICKET! Pandya top-edges a short ball to fine leg. Excellent over for GL.  OUT! Martin Guptill c Bravo b Smith 7 (9), Krunal Pandya c Finch b Smith 4 (3)

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 37/1 | Overs 4| BATTING: Martin Guptill 3 (6), Nitish Rana 4 (1): Dhawal continues. Rohit continues his elegance. Smashes Dhawal over the long off fence. GONE! Rohit pulls and finds the fielder in the deep. Nitish Rana is the new batsman and starts with a boundary through mid-wicket.  OUT! Rohit Sharma c Jakati b Kulkarni 30 (17)

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 25/0 | Overs 3| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 23 (13), Martin Guptill 2 (5): Praveen continues. Guptill immediately knocks the ball around and brings Rohit back on strike. FOUR! Just a flick through mid-wicket. Elegance at his best here! He goes through the same area, but does not time it and gets a single. Guptill punches the ball to covers to end the over.

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 19/0 | Overs 2| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 18 (9), Martin Guptill 1 (3): Dhawal Kulkarni bowls the second over. Martin Guptill will look to continue his good form. Dhawal has been one of the better bowlers for GL this season. Excellent effort from Brendon McCullum, stops some vital runs. FOUR! Rohit is back on strike and cuts the ball with ease. Rohit looks set for a big one. HUGE APPEAL! Dhawal appeals for LBW, but an inside edge saves him. But the replays suggest it hasn’t. SIX! To add insult to injury, Rohit launches the ball out of the park,.

Live cricket score and updates Mumbai Indians 8/0 | Overs 1| BATTING: Rohit Sharma 8 (6), Martin Guptill 0 (0): Praveen Kumar bowls the first over. FOUR! After a dot off the first ball, Rohit drives the ball through the gap in the cover region. DOT! Praveen bowls a beauty, beats him outside off. FOUR! This time it’s a little short on his hips and it is clipped through the on side. Rohit also played a couple of elegant drives, but has found the fielder. Good start by Praveen.

Playing XI:

Gujarat Lions: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Eklavya Dwivedi, Praveen Kumar, Shadab Jakati, Dhawal Kulkarni

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Martin Guptill, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jos Buttler(wk), Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah

TEAM CHANGES: Hardik Pandya comes in place of the injured Ambati Rayudu for MI. GL are going in with the same side that thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their previous match.

TOSS: Gujarat Lions have won the toss and elect to bowl first.

MI breezed past Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 80 runs in the previous match. Krunal Pandya had played a magical innings in that match as MI posted 206. GL on the other hand also romped home with a convincing win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and boosted their chances of making it to the playoffs. READ: Gujarat Lions (GL) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), IPL 2016: Predictions and Preview

GL will also want to ensure that they finish in the top 2, which will increase their chances of making it to the final. MI are the defending champions and will want to make sure that they make it to the playoff, then to the final and give themselves a chance of retaining the title.

GL have 16 points from their 13 games going into this match. MI have 14 from their 13 matches ahead of this match. Toss will once again be crucial. Majority of the matches have been won by the team chasing in this edition.

Squads:

Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner, Brendon McCullum, Praveen Kumar, Dale Steyn, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Dwayne Smith, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aaron Finch, Eklavya Dwivedi, Andrew Tye, Ishan Kishan, Jaydev Shah, Shadab Jakati, Pravin Tambe, Pradeep Sangwan, Amit Mishra, Shivil Kaushik, Aksh Deep Nath, Sarabjeet Ladda, Umang Sharma, Paras Dogra

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Harbhajan Singh, Martin Guptill, Kieron Pollard, Tim Southee, Vinay Kumar, Jos Buttler, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell McClenaghan, Unmukt Chand, Marchant de Lange, Akshay Wakhare, Corey Anderson, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Gopal, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Suchith, Kishore Kamath, Nathu Singh, Krunal Pandya

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