Mumbai muscle puts Amla ton in the shade
Rohits men return to the top with resounding eight wicket win as Punjabs 198 for 4 proves way inadequate
M Sharma to N Rana, SIX, and that is that! Slower short ball from Mohit and Rana latches onto that pull. He pulls it over the fine leg fence. 277 runs combined in boundaries. There were so many boundaries, it became boring after a point.
M Sharma to N Rana, 2 runs, slower ball on the off stump. Rana waits on it and hits through the line to extra cover.
M Sharma to N Rana, no run, Amla misses an easy chance there. Rana bunts that to point and Hardik’s in a hurry. He’s half-way down the track and Amla has all the time to take down the stumps but he misses.
MI - 191/2 (15.0 overs)
H Pandya : 15(5) N Rana : 54(31)
I Sharma : 4-0-58-0 M Sharma : 2.1-0-21-1
I Sharma to H Pandya, FOUR, low full tosses are racing to the fence these days. This is an absolute rollicking. He stood deep in his crease and just drove through the line to beat the long on fielder. Like a time-out is needed at this point, but well.
I Sharma to H Pandya, FOUR, this is a full toss on the off stump and it has been belted over cover and to the fence. He didn’t quite middle but a little too late in the game to worry about that.
I Sharma to H Pandya, SIX, that’s just demeaning. Hardik picks the slower ball and slaps it deep into the long on stand. 87 metres apparently. That looked like it went further.
I Sharma to N Rana, 1 run, another one in the blockhole. Rana digs that out towards cover and sets off for a single.
I Sharma to N Rana, no run, in the blockhole and it’s dug out to mid off. He turns down the single.
I Sharma to N Rana, SIX, how in the world? Oh well. Rana goes for the heave and he has topped edged that to the third man fence. That’s another half-century for this youngster.
MI - 170/2 (14.0 overs)
H Pandya : 1(2) N Rana : 47(28)
M Sharma : 2.1-0-21-1 S Sharma : 3-0-39-0
M Sharma to H Pandya, no run,
M Sharma to N Rana, 1 run, drives a length ball on off to long off
M Sharma to H Pandya, 1 run, back of length, steered down to third man
M Sharma to N Rana, 1 run, slower ball outside off, driven to deep backward point
M Sharma to N Rana, no run, length on off, pushed to point
M Sharma to N Rana, WIDE, short, pitched outside leg, wide called by the umpire
M Sharma to N Rana, no run, clips the thigh on the way to the keeper