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Mumbai Indians reach IPL 2019 playoff after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in a Super Over

Mumbai Indians defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in a super over to qualify for the IPL 2019 playoffs on Thursday. Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Manish Pandey scripted a 71 run unbeaten knock to tie the game at the Wankhede Stadium against Mumbai Indians.

In the super over, Mumbai’s quality bowler Jasprit Bumrah restricted Hyderabad to eight runs. Chasing the target of nine runs, Hardik Pandya started with a six and followed it up with a single and then Kieron Pollard took two runs to get to the target.

Mumbai reached 16 points from 13 games to qualify for the playoffs.

Sunrisers Hyderabad are placed fourth with 12 points.

The visitors needed 17 runs off the final over to win the game, and seven from the final delivery bowled by Hardik Pandya. Manish Pandey swung a six, to level the score taking the game to a super over.

Bumrah gave away 12 runs in the penultimate over, as Pandey smashed two boundaries.

While chasing the target, a forty run partnership was made between  Wriddhiman Saha and Martin Guptill. Kane Williamson once again had a bad outing, he was sent back on 3. The visitors fell to 65/3. Pandey and Vijay Shankar tried to anchor the innings, but soon Krunal struck sending off Vijay for 12 from 17 balls.

It was then left to new batsman Mohammed Nabi and Pandey to get back to the innings.

Earlier while batting first, Rohit Sharma was the first to go on 24 from 18 deliveries. It was Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock who anchored the innings for Mumbai. The duo took the score to 90/2. Yadav was dismissed for 23.

From then on Mumbai lost successive wickets, as none were able to continue a a partnership with de Kock. He remained unbeaten on 69 from 58 balls. In the final overs it was the Panday brothers who dished out big with strike rate of 180 and 300 to take Mumbai Indians to 162 for five.