We have often heard the quote "catches win matches" but on Saturday we saw a different aspect of fielding that almost snatched a comfortable victory from the Mumbai side and that was the Gujarat's side accurate throws.The home side struck four times through direct hits and forced a super over.
When the Gujarat batting lineup posted a total of 153, many cricket pundits called it a day and predicted a Mumbai Indians victory. Sure enough, the away side got off to a flyer and it looked like the match would end hours before the stipulated time but that was not to be.
The orange brigade set a great example by highlighting the importance of fielding in a close match. The home side sent 4 Mumbai Indians batsmen back to the pavilion with their accurate throwing skills. Interestingly all the players who featured in the run-outs from the Gujarat side were left-handers.
The next left-hander on the list was Irfan Pathan who did not affect the match with his batting and bowling but surely got his side the much-needed momentum towards the end of the 19th over by fetching them the 8th wicket. Mitchell McClenaghan scooped a Basil
The list would have been incomplete without the contribution from Sir Ravindra Jadeja and he delivered the goods twice to send the match into the
The Krunal Pandya run out:
Although the match ended in Mumbai Indians favour the fighting spirit and the commendable effort from the Gujarat side won applause from all the cricketing fans over the world.