The match was held in Hyderabad at a jam packed stadium. Even Rohit Sharma’s gorgeous wife Ritika Sajdeh watched this match.
Mumbai made only 129 runs, so why did pune still lose this match?
It is due to multiple reasons like good bielung by jasprit bumrah and malinga. Mitchell Johnson bowled a terrific last over as well.
But, the main problem was overconfident nature if Steve smith who should not have wasted balls early in his innings.
Also, useless players like manoj tiwari could not face the speed of bumrah or Mitchell Johnson.
Finally, Steve Smith should have crossed over which would have allowed Daniel christian to face 3 balls.
Dhoni and Smith carted and four and six respectively to take 14 off the 15th, but Mumbai responded solidly by removing Supergiant’s former skipper to provide breathing space once again. As the equation narrowed down to 23 off two, Smith pummelled Bumrah for a six to bring up his fifty. The last over went to Johnson, the first ball of which Tiwary took a boundary. But off the second ball, Johnson got his man. Supergiant’s biggest blow arrived the ball after when Smith holed out to Rayudu at sweeper cover. Four needed off the last ball, Sundar was run out attempting a third and victory was MI’s.
So,all these reasons led to a big loss for Pune. Congrats Mumbai Indians.