MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians (MI) set a 178-run target against Gujarat in the final match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here today with a good start given to captain Rohit Sharma and wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kish and an aggressive innings by Tim David in the final over. With five runs to spare, Mumbai Indians won by five runs.
The Gujarat Titans got off to a good start with Riddhiman Saha and Shubhaman Gill hitting half-centuries. Both lost their wickets for 111 runs. Sai Sudarshan was hit out for a personal 14 by Pollard and became the first player to hit a wicket this season and the 14th in IPL history. Hardik was also run out for a personal 24. 9 runs were to be scored in the final over and despite Rahul Tewatia and David Miller being at the crease, Daniel Sams gave Mumbai a five-run victory with just three runs.
After the Gujarat Titans decided to field after winning the toss, the Mumbai Indians got off to a good start with a 74-run partnership between Rohit and Ishaan. Rohit was dismissed for 43 off 28 balls. Mumbai then lost four wickets till the score reached 119 in 15 overs. With the final 5 overs remaining, Tim David came into the batting and played an aggressive innings, scoring 44 off 21 balls with the help of 4 sixes and 2 fours. Pratap was the only Mumbai batsman to reach 177 in this innings.
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