"In a close match like that, they made a couple of really good saves on the boundary, chased a couple of balls down and, you know, that makes a difference when you lose the match by about five runs". If MI win, they will go to 12 points and it is their net run-rate that will keep their hopes alive for the qualification, of course, they will have to win their final game. "I was just focusing on that and it was a good day, so it went well", Bumrah said after the match. Other than him, the in-form players Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Evin Lewis will be the key. In Mumbai's match against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur, the hosts needed 44 runs off the last four overs. For this, Jasprit Bumrah played the major role of destruction as achieved the match figures of 4-0-15-3 which included the key 17th and 19th overs where the major damage was done. But that did not dither Pollard who kept hitting his shots and raced to his fifty in just 22 balls studded with five fours and three sixes.
Coming back, the right-left duo of Pollard and Krunal sent the visiting bowlers to the leather hunt as they resurrected the innings with a quick-fire 65-run stand. Tye now has 24 wickets in 13 matches and comfortably leads the list of highest wicket-takers. In the last over of his brilliant spell, the Mumbai pacer had Rahul caught at long-off for 94 to deliver the final nail in the coffin for Punjab. He put together a 111-run partnership with Aaron Finch who scored 46 runs. Punjab's Middle-order is leading by Karun Nair, has done his job well but he has not got any support apart from Lokesh Rahul. Skipper Rohit Sharma hold the key for MI batting unit, whenever he scored more than 30, MI end up winning 85% of their matches. But Finch's dismissal when KXIP were still 42 away saw an impromptu, perhaps a panic-stricken, rejigging of the batting order. Marcus Stoinis fell to Bumrah as well in the same over. "And try and get away with a few balls above his belly button and try and get it back into him".
No sight of Ramazan moon in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday
The Islamic calendar, like the Jewish calendar, is a lunar calendar and the start of the month changes from one year to the next. According to reports on Saudi Arabian state TV, as published by Arab News, bad weather made observation of the crescent hard .
"It looks a fairy tale".
However, on MI's spectacular comeback after a poor start in the tournament, Bumrah said they were closing out games which they had failed to do earlier in the season.