Right then, at the start of the week, we had four teams vying for a spot in the final and Chennai have already made it through. Lucknow are out and now it's down to two teams - Mumbai and Gujarat to battle it out in Qualifier 2 and make a claim for a spot in the final. That game will be played on Friday, the 26th of May in Ahmedabad and will begin at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). It is set up to be an enticing battle and our build-up to it will begin a lot earlier as well. Do join us and till then, take care and goodbye!
Akash Madhwal is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his sensational figures of 3.3-0-5-5! Madhwal says that he was practising hard and was waiting for this opportunity and also mentions that he was doing engineering but decided to pursue his passion for playing cricket and is happy that it has come off. Adds that the coaches and management set up certain executions for them in the nets and that's what he focuses on. Says that he is proud of himself and hopes that the team goes on and wins the trophy. On comparisons with Jasprit Bumrah, he says that he is happy with the comparison but he still has a long way to go. Ends by saying that Pooran's wicket was his favourite and his family would also be proud of him.
Rohit Sharma, the skipper of Mumbai, says that people do not expect them to do what they have done but they manage to do it somehow. Mentions that they knew had a lot of work to do at the start. On Akash Madhwal, he says that he was part of the team as a support bowler last season. Adds that they knew what he had. Feels that once Jofra Archer was gone they needed someone to bowl at the death. Shares that he has the skills and character to do the job. Also says that it is important to make young guys feel special and make them feel part of the team. Shares that they enjoyed fielding and it was good to see everyone contributing on the field. Mentions that they knew the whole team would be needed to come to the party here in Chennai.
The Presentation ceremony...
Cameron Green is in for a chat. He says that it is a pretty good feeling and feels that it was their most complete game. Adds that it is nice that everything is going well and clicking at the moment. Mentions that Akash Madhwal has been a game changer for them. Shares that they had a poor day in the field in the last game and their coach had spoken about hunting in the pack. Feels that is important to bring that energy while bowling second. On Akash Madhwal, he says that ever since he came in, they realized he is special. Adds that he is not overawed by the stage despite playing in his first Indian T20 League season. States that Gujarat are the best team in the competition and it is going to be a tough challenge on their home turf.
Krunal Pandya, the skipper of Lucknow, says that they were in a really good position and adds that everything started from where he played that shot. He says that he takes full responsibility and blames himself for it. Mentions that the wicket was good and the ball came on nicely. Reckons that the wicket remained the same throughout and they just had to bat better. On Quinton de Kock's exclusion, he says that he is a quality player and it was a tough call to leave him out. Adds that Kyle Mayers' record here was great so they went with him. Shares that the Mumbai batters bat well against pace so he thought of starting with spin.
Earlier in the game, Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first as he thought the wicket would get slower later on and this decision was spot on. Mumbai lost two early wickets but then Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav started to take on the bowling and got away a lot of boundaries. Both of them fell but useful contributions from Tilak Varma and then the Impact Player Nehal Wadhera toward the end got them to a commanding total. For Lucknow, it was about bowling well in patches but whenever Naveen-ul-Haq came on, he got wickets, ending up with four in total. Yash Thakur got three wickets as well and did an excellent job but their spinners couldn't make much of an impact. Coming to the chase, it was all Mumbai as only three Lucknow batters got to double-figures and only Marcus Stoinis got over the 20-run mark as he made 40. Mumbai were clinical with the ball and in the field and bundled out Lucknow for just 101 runs with Akash Madhwal picking up five wickets for just 5 runs.
Lucknow will be scratching their heads trying to figure out what happened in the last hour or so as they went from being in a decent position to just bundling over in a matter of a few minutes. They didn't have an idle start with the bat as Prerak Mankad and Kyle Mayers both got out early. Krunal Pandya and Marcus Stoinis then steadied the ship with the latter striking the ball cleanly. Krunal though never got going and eventually got out and this opened the floodgates for Lucknow. Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran got out soon after and then came the most unbelievable phase of the game which included three run-outs. Deepak Hooda was involved in all three of them but the first one, which saw Stoinis collide with Hooda and then walk off was the most damaging one. In the end, they were all out inside 17 overs and fell a long way short of the target.
After putting on a big total of 182 runs on a pitch that seemed more suited to the bowlers, Mumbai were able to pick up a couple of wickets in the Powerplay. For a while, they weren't able to get wickets but once they got rid of Krunal Pandya, they were able to get wickets in a heap. Akash Madhwal bowled a sensational spell as he sent back Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran off consecutive deliveries and put Mumbai in command. Excellent out-fielding coupled with a few judgment errors from the Lucknow batters, Mumbai inflicted three run-outs. Madhwal then rounded up a five-star performance by picking up a five-wicket haul and getting the final wicket of the game as well. All in all, a perfect game for Mumbai.
MUMBAI STAY ALIVE! What a resounding performance from the five-time champions as they pick up their first-ever win against Lucknow and for them, it couldn't have come at a better time. Just like Chennai, Mumbai have once again proved their mettle in the playoffs and have now set a date against Gujarat in Qualifier 2.
Akash Madhwal to Mohsin Khan, out, OUT! TIMBER! Akash Madhwal ends with a five-wicket haul and finishes things off for Mumbai! Comes from 'round the wicket and nails the yorker, on the off stump, Mohsin Khan clears his front leg and swings through the line. He misses and sees his off stump pegged back. Joy on the faces of Mumbai players and fans but dismay on the faces of the Lucknow players. This has been a dominating 81-run win by Rohit Sharma and Co.
Akash Madhwal to Naveen-ul-Haq, 1 run, Length delivery, on middle, Naveen-ul-Haq works this from the inner half of the bat to mid-wicket for a single.
Akash Madhwal to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run, Serves it on a good length, Naveen-ul-Haq uses his feet and pushes it back to the bowler.
Strategic break! Well then, just 4 overs remain and the game seems over for Lucknow as they have just one wicket in hand and need 83 more runs to win. Mumbai had their noses in front in the first half of the chase but the catastrophe that has unfolded in the last few overs for Lucknow has been nothing short of self-destructive. Mumbai have bowled well too and Akash Madhwal has certainly stood out and they are now on the verge of making it through to Qualifier 2.
Chris Jordan to Mohsin Khan, no run, Back of a length and outside off, Mohsin Khan flays at the delivery but misses. The umpire deems it a wide which is challenged by Rohit Sharma. The replays show that the ball was inside the tramline and it is a fair delivery.
Chris Jordan to Mohsin Khan, no run, Fuller this time and outside off, Mohsin Khan heaves across the line and connects with thin air.
Chris Jordan to Mohsin Khan, no run, On a length on middle and leg, Mohsin Khan tucks this one on the leg side for a dot.
Chris Jordan to Mohsin Khan, no run, Bowls it on a yorker length, on off, Mohsin Khan swings and misses once again.
Chris Jordan to Mohsin Khan, no run, Bowls it into the wicket and outside off, Mohsin Khan hangs back and looks to go square but fails to connect.
Chris Jordan to Mohsin Khan, no run, Serves it on a good length and angled across, outside off, Mohsin Khan throws his hands at the ball and misses.
Akash Madhwal to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run, Bowls it full and outside off, Naveen-ul-Haq creams the drive to extra cover for a dot.
Mohsin Khan is the last man in for Lucknow.
Akash Madhwal to Naveen-ul-Haq, out, OUT! RUN OUT! Another one bites the dust! On a good length, around off, Naveen-ul-Haq dabs this one wide of backward point. Cameron Green there dives to his left and makes a good diving stop. Deepak Hooda wants a single and is more than halfway down the track. Green collects the ball and lobs the ball towards Akash Madhwal at the batter's end. Madhwal sees both batters at his end and lobs it towards Rohit Sharma at the non-striker's end who takes the bails off there. Mumbai are delighted and why wouldn't they be?
Akash Madhwal to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run, A stifled appeal for LBW but turned down! Bowls it on a good length, shaping in around leg, Naveen-ul-Haq gets beaten for pace and gets rapped on the front pad. Akash Madhwal goes up in appeal but the umpire says no. Madhwal feels that the ball was sliding down leg and Rohit Sharma opts not to review.
Naveen-ul-Haq walks out to the middle.
Akash Madhwal to Ravi Bishnoi, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Akash Madhwal with a four-wicket haul and Lucknow are going down in a hurry here. This is bowled on a hard length around off, Ravi Bishnoi hangs back and clears the front leg looking to clobber it over long on but gets no timing on it whatsoever. The ball goes straight down the throat of Chris Jordan at long on and he takes a simple catch. Mumbai are just two wickets away from victory now.
Akash Madhwal to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, Length ball on the stumps, Deepak Hooda works it away in front of deep mid-wicket and picks up a single.
Akash Madhwal to Ravi Bishnoi, leg byes, 1 run, Leg bye! Full and on the pads, Ravi Bishnoi misses the flick and the ball rolls off his pads toward short fine leg. They pick up a leg bye.
Jason Behrendorff to Ravi Bishnoi, 1 run, Good length around the top of off, pushed away in front of extra cover for a single.
Jason Behrendorff to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, Bangs it in short and around leg stump, Deepak Hooda goes hard at the pull shot but mistimes it through square leg for one.
Jason Behrendorff to Ravi Bishnoi, 1 run, On the pads, this is worked away past square leg for a single.
Jason Behrendorff to Ravi Bishnoi, no run, Short of a length and around off, tapped away toward cover.
Jason Behrendorff to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, A low full toss now and this one dips on the batter, Deepak Hooda pushes it down to long on for a single.
Jason Behrendorff to Deepak Hooda, no run, Slower delivery, pitched up around off and angling across. Deepak Hooda looks to play it through cover but is well beaten.
Piyush Chawla to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, Shorter one around off, this is played off the back foot and through mid-wicket for one.
Piyush Chawla to Deepak Hooda, no run, Bowls it short and turning away, on off, Deepak Hooda goes on the back foot and keeps this one out on the off side.
Piyush Chawla to Ravi Bishnoi, 1 run, Floated up, full on off, Ravi Bishnoi gets inside the line and paddles it to fine leg for a single.
Ravi Bishnoi is the new man in.
Piyush Chawla to Krishnappa Gowtham, out, OUT! RUN OUT! Another schoolboy error from Lucknow and they lose their 7th wicket! Another short and wide one from Piyush Chawla. Krishnappa Gowtham rocks back and cuts it in front of Cameron Green at point. Green makes a good stop diving down to his right and immediately lobs the ball to Rohit Sharma at cover. Gowtham is looking for one and once he sees the ball being lobbed to Sharma, he moves forward. Sharma though quickly throws the ball back at the batter's end and scores a direct hit. Gowtham puts in the dive but the replays show that he is well short.
Piyush Chawla to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, Nicely flighted, full and on the stumps, Deepak Hooda leans on and knocks it down to long off for a single.
Piyush Chawla to Krishnappa Gowtham, 1 run, Short and wide, cut away through point for a single.
Cameron Green to Krishnappa Gowtham, 1 run, On a good length, in the channel outside off, Krishnappa Gowtham eases this one in front of cover-point and opens his account with a single.
Krishnappa Gowtham comes out to bat.
Cameron Green to Marcus Stoinis, out, 1 run, OUT! RUN OUT! Oh, absolute travesty and tragedy for Lucknow! This is a slower ball from Cameron Green, full and on middle. Marcus Stoinis works it away well in front of mid-wicket for what looks to be an easy couple of runs but on the way for the second run, the two batters are caught ball-watching. Stoinis collides with Deepak Hooda and the throw comes in toward the batter's end from Tim David. That collision caused Stoinis to be stranded outside his crease and Ishan Kishan dives in to whip off the bails. What a dramatic way to get out!
Cameron Green to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Nicely bowled! A well-directed short ball over middle and this one angles in a bit. Marcus Stoinis bends his back and tries to ramp it away but misses. There is a stifled appeal for caught behind but the umpire turns it down.
Cameron Green to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, Hits the deck hard and bowls it over middle, Deepak Hooda pushes it down to mid on and gets across for a run.
Cameron Green to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Banged in short and over leg stump, Marcus Stoinis awkwardly pulls it down to fine leg and picks up a single.
Cameron Green to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Length ball from Cameron Green, pushed wider of the off stump, Marcus Stoinis mistimes the shot toward mid off.
Piyush Chawla to Deepak Hooda, no run, Quicker one around middle, Deepak Hooda looks to play it off the back foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
Piyush Chawla to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, The googly now, on the pads, Marcus Stoinis tucks it away 'round the corner for yet another single.
Piyush Chawla to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, One more as Deepak Hooda knocks this tossed-up delivery down to long off.
Piyush Chawla to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, 1Around off stump, a bit slower through the air, Marcus Stoinis sits down and sweeps it through backward square leg for a single.
Piyush Chawla to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, Floated up around off, Deepak Hooda leans on and pushes it down to long on for one.
Piyush Chawla to Deepak Hooda, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Pushed through quicker and down the leg side, Deepak Hooda misses the flick and a wide is called.
Piyush Chawla to Deepak Hooda, SIX, SIX! All the way! Tossed up well outside off, Deepak Hooda gets across and slogs it away over the wide long on fence for a maximum.
Akash Madhwal to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, Goes full this time and on off, Deepak Hooda drives it along the ground to long on and opens his account with a single.
Deepak Hooda to face the hat-trick ball.
Akash Madhwal to Nicholas Pooran, out, OUT! CAUGHT! BEHIND Two in two for Akash Madhwal and Nicholas Pooran departs for a golden duck! Switches to 'round the wicket and bowls it on a good length, in the corridor of uncertainty, on off, Nicholas Pooran pokes his bat at the delivery and gets an outside edge. Ishan Kishan behind the wicket does the rest. Madhwal is all smiles and he will be on a hat-trick now. Lucknow have now lost half their side.
Nicholas Pooran is the new man in.
Akash Madhwal to Ayush Badoni, out, OUT! TIMBER! The pressure of dots gets the better of Ayush Badoni! Madhwal bowls it on a good length, shaping in on off and middle, Ayush Badoni has a wild swing across the line and pays the price. He connects with thin air and sees his woodwork rattled. Akash Madhwal gets his reward for bowling tight lines and Mumbai have two wickets in quick succession.
Akash Madhwal to Ayush Badoni, no run, Back of a length this time and outside off, Ayush Badoni hops to punch this one but misses.
Akash Madhwal to Ayush Badoni, no run, Stunning stop! Fuller delivery, outside off, Ayush Badoni creams the drive towards extra cover where Rohit Sharma puts in a full-length dive and saves a certain boundary.
Akash Madhwal to Ayush Badoni, no run, A confident appeal for LBW but turned down! Bowls it on a good length, angling in on middle, Ayush Badoni crouches and has a swipe across the line. He misses and gets rapped on the thigh pad. Mumbai go up in appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Rohit Sharma has a word with Madhwal and goes for the review. The UltraEdge shows no bat but it is umpire's call on wickets on Ball Tracking. The on-field decision stands and Ayush Badoni survives a close call here.
Piyush Chawla to Marcus Stoinis, leg byes, 4 runs, Four Leg Byes! How did that miss the stumps? Bowls a googly, short and quicker on middle, Marcus Stoinis goes on the back foot and gets beaten all ends up. Luckily for him, the ball comes off his thigh pad and goes over the stumps. Ishan Kishan gets beaten as well and the ball races away to the fence.
Piyush Chawla to Ayush Badoni, 1 run, Flighted again, fuller on middle, Ayush Badoni gets forward to defend. Gets it from the inner part of the bat towards mid-wicket for a single.
Piyush Chawla to Ayush Badoni, no run, Shortens his length and bowls it outside off, Ayush Badoni dabs it towards point for a dot.
Piyush Chawla to Ayush Badoni, no run, Floats it up, on middle, Ayush Badoni takes a good stride forward and keeps it out.
Ayush Badoni is the new man in.
Piyush Chawla to Krunal Pandya, out, OUT! TAKEN! Piyush Chawla strikes and removes Krunal Pandya! Gives the ball air nicely and bowls a googly, full on off and middle, Krunal Pandya shimmies down the track and tries to go down the ground. Swings through the line but gets it from the toe end of the bat. Skies this one high in the air towards long on where Tim David settles under it and makes no mistake. A much-needed breakthrough for Piyush Chawla and Mumbai.
Piyush Chawla to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Low full toss, on off, Marcus Stoinis gets on the front foot and knocks it towards long on for a single.
Strategic break! Having lost a couple of early wickets, Lucknow have done well to steady the ship. Marcus Stoinis has counter-attacked really well and has put the spinners under pressure. Mumbai have let a solid start slip a bit but will know that a couple of wickets here and they will be right on top of proceedings. Which side will dominate the middle overs and get in pole position to get the win? Let's find out...
Cameron Green to Krunal Pandya, no run, Continues to go full and on the stumps, Krunal Pandya drives it down the wicket. Cameron Green gets down quickly and stops the ball in his follow-through. He hits the stumps at the batter's end with an underarm throw but Krunal Pandya was in his crease.
Cameron Green to Krunal Pandya, no run, Lands it fuller and outside off, Krunal Pandya drives it crisply off the front foot but finds Rohit Sharma at extra cover.
Cameron Green to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Slides onto the pads on a length, Marcus Stoinis wrists this one to deep square leg for one more run.
Cameron Green to Krunal Pandya, 1 run, Goes wide of the crease from 'round the wicket and bowls it on a length, around off, Krunal Pandya runs it down to third man for a single.
Cameron Green to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, On a length, in the channel outside off, Marcus Stoinis drops it in front of backward point and takes a single.
Cameron Green to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Bowls it full and outside off, Marcus Stoinis tries to carve it on the off side but misses.
Piyush Chawla to Krunal Pandya, no run, Bowls it short again, turning in on middle, Krunal Pandya punches it to mid-wicket where Rohit Sharma dives to his right and keeps it to a dot. Another good over for Lucknow, 11 runs off it.
Piyush Chawla to Krunal Pandya, FOUR, FOUR! Nicely swept! Tossed up, full down leg, Krunal Pandya gets inside the line and rolls his wrists. Sweeps it wide of deep backward square leg for four more runs.
Piyush Chawla to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, On the pads on a short length, Marcus Stoinis works this one behind square on the leg side for a run.
Piyush Chawla to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR, FOUR! Cut away! Chawla bowls it short and just outside off, Marcus Stoinis goes back in the crease and cuts it wide of deep point. Cameron Green sprints to his left and puts in a full-length dive but in vain.
Piyush Chawla to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Turning away, on middle, on a short length, Marcus Stoinis pushes it back to the bowler.
Piyush Chawla to Marcus Stoinis, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Tossed up nicely, full and turning away, beyond the tramline on off, Marcus Stoinis gets down to sweep but misses. Rohit Sharma has a word with Ishan Kishan and opts not to challenge the wide call.
Piyush Chawla to Krunal Pandya, 1 run, Starts his spell with a googly, short around leg, Krunal Pandya tucks it off his hips towards square leg for a single.
Hrithik Shokeen to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Shortens his length and bowls it on off, Marcus Stoinis punches it off the back foot and finds mid off. An expensive first over by Hrithik Shokeen, 18 runs off it.
Hrithik Shokeen to Marcus Stoinis, 2 runs, In the air...safe! Keeps it fuller, around off, Marcus Stoinis plants his foot forward to go down the ground. Miscues it on the off side but luckily for him, he gets it over cover for a couple of runs.
Hrithik Shokeen to Marcus Stoinis, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Sprays this one down the leg side, turning away, Marcus Stoinis misses the sweep and the umpire signals a wide.
Hrithik Shokeen to Marcus Stoinis, SIX, SIX! Straight as an arrow! Floated up, full and on off, from 'round the wicket, Marcus Stoinis swings through the line and tonks it towards the sightscreen for a maximum.
Hrithik Shokeen to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR, FOUR! Helped away! Another half-tracker by Shokeen, outside off, Marcus Stoinis reaches out and pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for four more runs.
Hrithik Shokeen to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR, FOUR! Short and punished! Shokeen drags it halfway down the track, on off, Marcus Stoinis shuffles and helps this one over square leg for a boundary.
Hrithik Shokeen to Krunal Pandya, 1 run, Comes into the attack and tossed up, full on middle and leg, Krunal Pandya clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Cameron Green to Krunal Pandya, 1 run, Comes from around the wicket now and angles in a 143.5 KPH delivery into the top of off stump. Krunal Pandya pushes it out toward mid off and picks up a quick single.
Halt! Chris Jordan hurt his left knee while diving to stop the ball. He is walking off with the physio and we are good to go now.
Cameron Green to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Pitched up on middle, Marcus Stoinis plays a sweetly-timed straight drive to the left of mid on. Chris Jordan at mid on puts in the dive and keeps it down to a single.
Cameron Green to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Goes full now and bowls it around off, Marcus Stoinis punches it straight back toward the bowler who is able to make a sharp stop down to his left.
Cameron Green to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR, FOUR! Short of a length at the body, Marcus Stoinis stands tall and pulls it away behind square leg for a boundary.
Cameron Green to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Back of a length and around off, Marcus Stoinis keeps it down on the off side.
Cameron Green to Marcus Stoinis, 2 runs, A good effort in the deep but the catch is spilled! This is a length ball around off, Marcus Stoinis goes after it and tries to lift it over mid off. The ball is sliced away over the cover region. The fielder in the deep, Nehal Wadhera comes running in but hesitates a bit before putting in the dive and misses the ball. Two runs are taken.
Cameron Green is introduced into the attack.
Chris Jordan to Krunal Pandya, no run, Banged in short and around off, Krunal Pandya hops and keeps it down toward cover-point.
Chris Jordan to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run, Loose shot! Shorter and outside off, Marcus Stoinis gets caught on the crease and just jars at the ball. Stoinis gets an outside edge that runs down to third man and they get a single.
Chris Jordan to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR, FOUR! Top shot! Back of a length again, at 142.4 clicks and outside off. Marcus Stoinis gets on top of the bounce and slaps it away in front of square on the off side for a boundary.
Chris Jordan to Marcus Stoinis, no run, Switches to over the wicket now and bowls it back of a length around off. Marcus Stoinis looks to pull it away but the ball sneaks under the willow.
Marcus Stoinis is the new man in.
Chris Jordan to Kyle Mayers, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Chris Jordan does the trick for Mumbai and Kyle Mayers has to walk back. This is banged in at around 138 clicks and over middle, it is the cross-seamer as well. Mayers tries to hang back and take on the pull shot but gets hurried on. The ball comes off the splice of the bat and lobs up toward mid on where Cameron Green takes a couple of steps back and grabs a simple catch. Lucknow are now two down inside the first 4 overs.
Chris Jordan to Kyle Mayers, 2 runs, Comes from around the wicket and angles in a fullish delivery into the off stump. Kyle Mayers punches it through extra cover and picks up a couple of runs.
Chris Jordan comes into the attack now.
Jason Behrendorff to Kyle Mayers, 1 run, Length again, Kyle Mayers comes forward and hits it hard down to long off for a single.
Jason Behrendorff to Kyle Mayers, no run, Perfect length, around middle and off, Kyle Mayers watchfully keeps it out.
Jason Behrendorff to Kyle Mayers, 2 runs, Short of a length over middle, Kyle Mayers pulls it over the mid-wicket region and picks up a couple of runs more. Also, Jason Behrendorff runs on the pitch on his followthrough and receives a warning from the umpire.
Jason Behrendorff to Kyle Mayers, byes, 2 runs, TWO BYES! Well, that one surprised everyone. Jason Behrendorff hits the length hard at around 130 clicks and bowls it around off. The ball zips off the deck and beats Kyle Mayers. Ishan Kishan leaps up and does well to get a glove on it. The batters get a couple of byes.
Jason Behrendorff to Kyle Mayers, no run, Slower ball, bowled fuller and in line with the stumps. Kyle Mayers blocks it out.
Jason Behrendorff to Kyle Mayers, FOUR, FOUR! Up and over! Length ball on off, Kyle Mayers holds his shape and lifts it over mid off for a boundary.
Akash Madhwal to Krunal Pandya, no run, Full and straight, Krunal Pandya flicks it straight to mid-wicket. Solid start from Akash Madhwal, just 2 runs and a wicket off it.
Krunal Pandya walks in at number 3.
Akash Madhwal to Prerak Mankad, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Akash Madhwal draws first blood for Mumbai here and sends Prerak Mankad packing. Pitches this one up a bit and pushes it wider of the off stump. Mankad charges down the track and tries to break the shackles as he looks to slap it over cover. The ball though comes off the outer half and flies toward third man where Hrithik Shokeen takes a good low catch to his left.
Akash Madhwal to Prerak Mankad, 2 runs, Short of a length and over the stumps, this is pulled away through square leg for a couple of runs.
Akash Madhwal to Prerak Mankad, no run, Lucknow get away with one here! Hard length outside off, Prerak Mankad taps it to the right of point where Hrithik Shokeen making a brilliant diving stop. The batters get stranded in the middle and they scamper to get back. Shokeen throws the ball at the bowler's end where Kyle Mayers is well out of his crease but misses. Tim David, the man backing up pick up the ball and under-arms it onto the stumps. The replays show that Mayers was able to get back in time.
Akash Madhwal to Prerak Mankad, no run, Shorter one angled into the hips, Prerak Mankad looks to tuck it away but misses. The ball goes off his thigh pads and toward short fine leg.
Akash Madhwal to Prerak Mankad, no run, Nice shape first up. A tad short and wide, swinging away. Prerak Mankad looks to slap it away but fails to get any bat on it. They think about taking the review for a wide but the time runs out.
It will be Akash Madhwal to operate from the other end.
Jason Behrendorff to Prerak Mankad, 1 run, A single to end and 10 runs come off the first over of the chase. This is full on middle, Prerak Mankad leans on and flicks it away in front of mid-wicket for one.
Jason Behrendorff to Kyle Mayers, 1 run, Length ball, swinging into the off stump, Kyle Mayers pushes it out toward cover-point and gets across quickly for a single.
Jason Behrendorff to Kyle Mayers, FOUR, FOUR! Deliberately done this time. Hard length very close to the off stump, Kyle Mayers stays back and plays it late as he just dabs it wide of the first slip and collects four more runs.
Jason Behrendorff to Kyle Mayers, FOUR, FOUR! Kyle Mayers and Lucknow are away in a streaky fashion. Hits the length hard and bowls it outside off, Mayers goes after it but gets a thick outside edge over a leaping Cameron Green at the first slip for a boundary.
Jason Behrendorff to Kyle Mayers, no run, A touch fuller this time and shaping it into middle. Kyle Mayers stays watchful and blocks it out.
Jason Behrendorff to Kyle Mayers, no run, Starts off with a good-length delivery right in the channel around off. Kyle Mayers stays on the back foot and pats it away toward point.