In the 51st match of the Indian Premier League 2022, Mumbai Indians registered a thrilling 5 run win over Gujarat Titans with the amazing bowling of Daniel Sams in the last over. This was the second victory of the Mumbai team in 10 matches in the season-15. Batting first after losing the toss in this match, Mumbai scored a challenging score of 177 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs, in response to which Gujarat could only manage 172 runs for 5 wickets till the last over.
Daniel Sams spent just three runs in the last over for Mumbai defending the target of 178 runs while Gujarat needed 9 runs to win. At the same time, captain Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan had made a great start in batting for Mumbai. There was a partnership of 74 runs for the first wicket between the two.
During this, Rohit Sharma played an innings of 43 runs in 28 balls which included five fours and two sixes. At the same time, Ishan Kishan also contributed 45 runs in 29 balls. Apart from this, in the end, Tim David remained unbeaten after playing an innings of 44 runs in 21 balls. Apart from these three batsmen, no one else could show anything special.
While chasing the target of 178 runs, opener batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill also started with a bang for Gujarat. Both of them shared a partnership of 106 runs for the first wicket while playing half-century. Saha scored 55 runs in 40 balls while Gill contributed 52 runs in 36 balls.
After the dismissal of these two, captain Hardik Pandya and Sai Sudarshan continued to score runs rapidly but Sudarshan became a hit wicket with the score of 14 runs. After this Hardik Pandya was run out after scoring 24 runs.
From here, Mumbai’s bowlers got a chance to come back and kept the batsmen like David Miller and Rahul Teotia, who played the role of finishers this season, silent due to which the result in the last over was in Mumbai’s favor.
In the bowling, Murugan Ashwin got two wickets for Mumbai while Kieron Pollard got one wicket.