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Gujarat Lions win by six wickets! That is it, Gujarat Lions win the match and qualify for play-offs. With then Sunrisers Hyderabad qualify as well. Defending champions Mumbai Indians will have to wait for other results. Also Catch- GL vs MI, Free Live Streaming
Live Score GL 167/4 after 17 Overs | So Gujarat Lions now need just six runs to win from three overs. They will look to finish the game in the 18th over and better their net run rate. The partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Smith is now worth 45 off 28 balls.
Suresh Raina Out! Oh Dear! Gujarat Lions have lost another wicket here. Skipper Raina departs. Mumbai Indians can sense an opportunity here. Banged in short, Raina goes for pull, but gets the top-edge. The ball goes high in the air and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler settles underneath it to complete the catch. Raina c Buttler b Bumrah 58(36). Also Catch- Live Score, Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2016
Dinesh Karthik Out! Well, Mumbai Indians pick another wicket here. Bowled down the leg, Karthik was looking to push it. He could not do so, and the ball goes to the keeper. There was some noise and the bowler and keeper went up. Umpire took his time and reckoned Karthik has edged it. However, TV replays confirm the ball hit his thigh pad on the way to keeper. D Karthik c Buttler b Vinay 3(4)
Brendon McCullum Out! Gone! Harbhajan Singh strikes. Is it little late or not? Well coming back to the dismissal, Harbhajan picthe dit short, Baz was looking to smoke it on the leg-side. He misses the line of the ball and it hits the bails on its way. McCullum b Harbhajan 48(27).
Live Score GL 70/1 after 6 Overs | This absolutely superb start for Gujarat Lions. Suresh Raina is batting on 32 off 17 balls while Brendon McCullum is batting on 36 off 17 balls as well. Gujarat Lions now need 103 more runs in 84 balls.
Live Score GL 26/1 after 3 Overs | Gujarat Lions have lost the wicket of Dwayne Smith in the first over, but Suresh Raina has come out strong and has already smashed three fours and a six. He smashed Mitchell McClenaghan for 18 runs.
Live Score MI 172/8 after 20 Overs | So Mumbai Indians finish with a decent total on board. Although it looks like they are 10-15 runs short on this wicket. Nevertheless, it will still take some effort from Gujarat Lions to chase down 173. Join us back for the Lions chase.
Kieron Pollard Out! Big wicket this! Pollard looking to go over long-off ends up hitting it straight to his compatriot Dwayne Smith placed there. Pollard c Dwayne Smith b D Kulkarni 9(11).
Nitesh Rana Out! Gone! Nitesh Rana finally falls. He has played a wonderful knock. Helped his side out of the initial slump. Slower one from Dwayne Bravo and Rana goes for a big shot. He doesn’t get the connection right and fielder at deep backward square leg takes the catch. N Rana c D Kulkarni b D Bravo 70 (36).
Live Score MI 134/4 after 15 Overs | Mumbai Indians have somewhat recovered. Nitesh Rana is playing an excellent knock and has just scored his maiden IPL fifty. He and Jos Buttler shared valuable 75-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Live Score MI 72/3 after 10 Overs | Halfway through and Mumbai Indians are scoring at a rate of 7.20 runs per over. Mumbai Indians will be looking to add hundred more from here on. Anything above 170 will test the Gujarat Lions batting.
Live Score MI 59/3 after 8 Overs | Gujarat Lions in control of things out there now. Jos Buttler and Nitish Rana have to do the repair work. The pitch is not that bad for batting, it is the shot selection that brought the downfall of dismissed batsmen.
Krunal Pandya Out! Make that two from Dwayne Smith’s first over. Again pitched short, Pandya goes for a pull short, but with no control. The ball takes the top-edge and goes high in the air. Aaron Finch runs in from deep mid-wicket to take that catch. He fumbles a bit but takes it on his chest! K Pandya c Finch b Dwayne Smith 4(3).
Martin Guptill Out! Dwayne Smith strikes in his first over. Guptill punches it straight to mid-on fielder. Soft dismissal this. He was looking to clear the mid-on but could not time it properly. Guptill c Dwayne Bravo b Dwayne Smith 7(9).
Rohit Sharma Out! Gone! Breakthrough for Gujarat Lions. Dhawal Kulkarni pitches it short, Rohit goes on back foot for a pull shot. He doesn’t keep it on ground and straight to Shadab Jakati placed at deep square leg. Rohit c Jakati b D Kulkarni 30(17)
Live Score MI 19/0 after 2 Overs | What a start for Rohit Sharma. He has already three fours and a six. There was a lbw shout against him, which the umpire turned down. Mumbai Indians need their skipper to score big tonight in this crucial tie.
TOSS: Gujarat Lions have won the toss and opt to bowl. Mumbai Indians have made one change. Hardik Pandya comes in for injured Ambati Rayudu. Gujarat Lions have not made any change to their winning combination.
Hello and welcome to Indian Premier League match 54 between Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians. It is going to be a cracker of a game as both teams have their eyes set on the play-offs spot. Stay tuned for the updates.
With seven wins in 13 matches, Mumbai are currently placed fifth, tied on 14 points with Royal Challengers Bangalore (3rd) and Kolkata Knight Riders (4th), both having better net run-rate with one match to go.
A loss here in this fixture will knock them out of the race for play-offs and Mumbai will hope to pull the rug from under the feet of the Lions this time after suffering a defeat during their home leg on April 16. Gujarat, on the other hand, are at the second spot with 16 points from 13 matches and a victory will seal their play-off berth.
However, a slip-up will keep the door open for the other teams to sneak in at the last moment and the IPL debutants will be eager to avoid any such situation after doing all the hard work this season. Also Check- IPL 2016- Full Coverage
Two-time champions, Mumbai have failed to build a winning momentum this season and all their victories have been mostly followed by losses. A massive 80-run win against Delhi Daredevils in their last outing on May 15 has boosted Mumbai’s confidence and they would want to carry on the momentum this time. (With input from agency).