We are reliving some of the best batting performances of the ongoing IPL. Today we have The Gujarat Lions opener Finch’s ice cool innings against Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians posted 143-8 with the help of late burst from Tim Southee 25(11) and Krunal Pandya 20*(11). After the first innings, Gujarat Lions were the clear favourites to win the match considering the modest total and form of the new IPL franchise.
After losing McCullum early, Aaron Finch and the skipper Suresh Raina put a 53 run partnership and it looked like an easy win on the cards. McClenaghan got rid of Raina in the 9th over.That was the breakthrough Mumbai Indians were looking for. And they capitalized the opportunity by picking up wickets on regular intervals that put a brake on the scoring rate.
Finch was going really well at one end but he kept losing partners at the other end. Lions went to 131-7 from 65-1. 13 needed from 8. Raina is not smiling at all. Mumbai smell a victory here.
Finch was cramping(He had an ACL surgery a few months ago). All eyes on Finch. Can he do it with a limping foot?
Yes, he did. He kept his cool and helped his team to a last-ball thriller by hitting a four in the final ball.