Mumbai. Daniel Sams, this name will probably be remembered by the fans even today. 35 runs were scored in one over of this left-arm fast bowler playing for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022. Now exactly a month later, on May 6, this bowler gave the team a thrilling victory and gave only 3 runs in the last over. In the 51st match of the T20 league, Mumbai Indians scored 177 for 6 while playing first. In reply, the team of Gujarat Titans could only score 172 runs for 5 wickets. This is Mumbai’s second consecutive win. Earlier, the team has been out of the playoff race after losing 8 consecutive matches. At the same time, Gujarat got its third defeat in 11 matches. Although the team still remains on top with 16 points.
Chasing the target, Gujarat Titans scored 169 for 4 in 19 overs. The pair of David Miller and Rahul Tewatia were at the crease and had to score only 9 runs. In such a situation, everyone was assuming that he would get an easy victory. On the first ball of Daniel Sams, Miller took a run after playing a shot at deep point. Rahul Tewatia could not score on the second ball. Now 8 runs were to be scored in 4 balls. On the third ball, Tewatia tried to take 2 runs by playing a shot at deep midwicket, but he was run out.
7 runs to be scored off 3 balls
Now Gujarat had to score 7 runs in 3 balls. Rashid Khan played a high shot on the fourth ball. But Sams could not catch this difficult catch on his own ball while running. Now 6 runs were to be scored off 2 balls. Miller could not score on the 5th ball. Now everyone was expecting a six off the last ball. But even this did not score runs. In this way, Mumbai won this match by 5 runs. If the team of Gujarat wins this match, then it reaches the playoff. This is his second consecutive defeat. Earlier it was defeated by Punjab by 8 wickets.
Earlier, in a match played on 6 April, KKR batsman Pat Cummins scored 35 runs including 4 sixes and 2 fours in an over of Danian Sams. Playing first in the match, Mumbai scored 161 runs for 4 wickets. In reply, KKR’s score was 127 for 5 after 15 overs. He had to score 35 runs in 5 overs and had 5 wickets left. So the match was stuck. But Cummins had won the team by scoring 35 runs in a single over.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 07, 2022, 05:30 IST