Mumbai Indians qualified for the IPL 2019 playoffs in the most dramatic way possible as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in a Super Over at the Wankhede stadium on Thursday, 2 May.
The game ended in a tie courtesy Manish Pandey’s unbeaten 71 which helped Sunrisers score 163 in their 20 overs – the same as Mumbai Indians. The tie also meant that the match went into a Super over, the second of the season.
Delhi Capitals and KKR played the first Super Over of the season which was won by Delhi.
Pandey’s knock along with Mohammad Nabi’s 31 proved to be key at the end in helping Sunrisers stay alive in the contest.
In the Super Over, Bumrah stood up to the expectations, taking two wickets and limiting Sunrisers to just 9 runs.
Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard then finished the game off in 3 balls thereby helping Mumbai become the third team to qualify for the playoffs.
The Super Over kept the Twitter users interested in the contest and this is what they had to say on the same.
In form, Manish Pandey is a superb finisher. Now, singlehandedly, he takes #SRH to a SuperOver— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 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
from future seasons, an additional strategic timeout should be added halfway through a super over #MIvSRH— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) May 2, 2019
Qualification scenarios for the teams:— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) May 2, 2019
RR: Win their remaining match. Hope KXIP & KKR win not more than one match. SRH loses to RCB.
KKR and KXIP:Win both their games and hope SRH loses to RCB. KKR v KXIP is a knockout
SRH: Win against RCB. Their NRR is very good.#MIvSRH
Mumbai Indians face Kolkata Knight Riders in their last league game while Sunrisers face Bangalore.
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