The group league matches of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) have recently been concluded. While the most successful sides – Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings failed to reach the playoffs, both the new teams – Gujarat and Lucknow have finished in the top four teams as well. Meanwhile, during the final game of Mumbai, an unusual incident took place.
During the 18th over of the MI vs DC game, Tim David hit a shot high over the bowler’s head. While it went for a boundary, the ball had hit the cables which went unnoticed by all. Even the umpire too didn’t notice as well. As far as the game is concerned, Mumbai won the match convincingly. With Delhi’s defeat, Royal Challengers Bangalore reached the playoffs as well.
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After the win, Rohit Sharma said: “We were here to win the game. I know few teams were watching us closely, but we wanted to finish on a high. We’ll try to correct the mistakes next season. It was tough after losing eight games, so we needed to rectify the mistakes. But I think we performed well in the second half of the season. When they got to 160 I was nervous, because it was a sluggish pitch. It wasn’t coming on to the bat nicely. I thought if you restrict a team to 150-160, it was about getting one good partnership. We didn’t get off to a good start, but that (Kishan and Brevis) partnership put us in a good position.”
He continued, “There are a lot of things, I have been talking about it, it’s the collective performance that can get you through. When the bowlers did well, the batters didn’t. And when the batters performed well, the bowlers didn’t. We came to the party a bit too late, but at least we can take a few positives from this tournament. Every time we go into the auction, we keep an eye on the players who will play for us in a couple of cycles. We get a few youngsters who will eventually go on and play for their country. Congrats to them (on RCB), they have qualified, I would like to wish all the four teams all the best. May the best team win.”