Mumbai Indians (MI) registered a comfortable 27-run win over table-toppers Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Wankhede stadium on Friday. . Batting first, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan set the tone early on with their aggressive approach. But Rashid threatened to steal the game, claiming his four-wicket haul (4/30). But Surya's unbeaten 103 off just 49 balls, laced with 11 boundaries and six maximums, lifted MI to 218/5 in 20 overs.
Rashid Khan's late onslaught not enough
In reply, GT did not get the much-needed start and were reduced to 48-3 in powerplay. David Miller and Rahul Tewatia steadied things in the middle overs. But the Titans never got going in the chase as they lost wickets at regular intervals. After his impressive bowling showcase, Rashid produced magic with the bat and kept the crowd entertained with his unbeaten 79 off 32. However, his late onslaught was not enough for the visitors as Gujarat could eventually reach 191/8 in 20 overs.
MI bowlers shine, Rashid Khan claims four wickets
Chasing 219, the Titans got off to a shocking start as they lost three batters in three successive overs in the Powerplay. Akash Madhwal drew the first blood in the second over, trapping Wriddhiman Saha lbw. The next over, Jason Behrendorff got the skipper Hardik Pandya caught behind. Then, Madhwal struck again in the third over and cleaned up Shubman Gill for 6, reducing GT to 26-3. After the time-out, Piyush Chawla came into the attack and cleaned up Vijay Shankar. The Titans slipped further in the run chase with Kartikeya removing Noor Ahmad in the 14th over.
Suryakumar Yadav, Rashid Khan Shine with the Bat
Then, Rashid Khan hammered two successive maximums to Kartikey. He continued with his hits, collecting 14 runs off the next over. Rashid was single-handedly trying to take the game deep with his timely hits and brought up his maiden IPL fifty with a flat six in the 18th over. He heaved it across the line and sent the ball into the stands once again in the penultimate over. There was just a formality left in the chase as 48 was needed in the final over, but Rashid was on his merry ways as he hammered three sixes to Katikeya during his late onslaught was enough for the visitors to save the match as MI sealed a win.
Suryakumar Yadav's maiden IPL Century sets up MI's win
Earlier, putting into bat first, MI got off to an electrifying start with the opening pair of skipper Rohit and Ishan dealing in sixes and fours, taking the Powerplay total to 61 for no loss. Rashid bounced back after the break as he struck twice to dismiss both the MI openers and ended the 61-run stand in the seventh over to shift the momentum. Nihal Wadhera started off with a classy shot that went for a boundary through mid-off and launched it straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum, taking 15 off the eight over before becoming Rashid's victim in the next over. Then, Vishnu Vinod
Brief scores: Mumbai Indians 218/5 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 103 off 49, Vishnu Vinod 30 off 20; Rashid Khan 4/30) beat Gujarat Titans 191 (Rashid Khan 79 off 32, David Miller 41 off 26; Akash Madhwal 3/31, Piyush Chawla 2/36) by 27 runs.