MI vs SRH Super Over: Twitter was exhilarated to witness Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Manish Pandey’s last-ball six.
During the 51st match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Mumbai, Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Manish Pandey hit a last-ball six off Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya to tie the match.
Chasing a 163-run target, Hyderabad lost wickets at regular intervals to make a difficult task of what shouldn’t have been a difficult chase. Manish Pandey, who came in to bat at No. 3 in the fifth over, top-scored for his team scoring 71* (47) with the help of eight fours and two sixes.
In what was another half-century from the right-hand batsman, Pandey continued his stellar form after coming back from being benched for several matches. Chasing 17 runs in the last over, Pandey and SRH all-rounder Mohammed Nabi brought down the equation to needing seven runs on the last ball.
With Hardik Pandya bowling in the batsman’s arc, Pandey didn’t hesitate from hitting him for a six over deep mid-wicket. With bowling figures of 2-0-20-2, Hardik Pandya was the pick of the hosts’ bowlers.
After Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat, MI posted a mediocre 162/4 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Top-scoring for his team, wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock scored 69* (58) with the help of six fours and two sixes. Khaleel Ahmed (4-0-42-3) was the highest wicket-taker for the visitors.
In the Super Over, Hyderabad scored eight in four balls with losing both their wickets. Hardik Pandya, who faced the first ball for MI, scored a six off Rashid Khan to gain advantage in the contest. With Hardik taking a single and Kieron Pollard running a couple of runs saw Mumbai winning the match on the third ball.
How Twitter reacted:
kamaal karte ho pandey ji #MIvSRH
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) May 2, 2019
Remarkable from Manish Pandey. Six off the last ball for a super over👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Vivo IPL is on fire🔥🔥🔥🔥.
— ian bishop (@irbishi) May 2, 2019
In all the Rayudu vs Shankar debate (how many dimensions has that reached now?)…. let it not be forgotten, who really should have been India’s number four… Manish Pandey. #IPL2019
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) May 2, 2019
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) May 2, 2019
Brilliant game of cricket this has been.
Onto the Super Over now 😎😎. Second of the season pic.twitter.com/XlQQrEY5gQ
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 2, 2019
Number of tied matches in an IPL season
— Cover Driving (@CoverDriving) May 2, 2019
Stunning finish — or not as yet — to the match! Mumbai looked like they had made fine defence of modest score by creaming off Hyderabad’s top order. Except @im_manishpandey, and what a hand he’s played to take it to the Super Over
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 2, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 2, 2019
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