Rohit Sharma’s dismissal has triggered another middle-order collapse for the Mumbai Indians with all-rounder Krunal Pandya being one of the many batsmen falling to a spinner- Lalit Yadav.
Batting first, Mumbai Indians were going along nicely at 1/67 after 6.5 overs with Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav being in full flow.
But the wicket of Suryakumar Yadav on the final ball of the 7th over followed by Rohit Sharma holing out in the deep in the next, has triggered a collapse that reduced them to 6/84.
Amit Mishra, who was taken for plenty by SKY and then Rohit, in his first eight balls, fought back brilliantly to dismiss both Rohit and then Hardik Pandya within a space of 3 balls.
Both Rohit and Hardik holed out at long-on to Steve Smith courtesy of some clever bowling by Mishra.
The dual blows were followed by yet another dent in the form of dismissal of Krunal Pandya by Lalit Yadav.
Krunal failed to read the arm-ball by Lalit Yadav and ended up chopping it onto his stumps in an attempt to dab it to third-man.
Mumbai Indians lost another big wicket in the form of Kieron Pollard, who failed to read Amit Mishra’s googly and was trapped plumb in front.
Since then, Ishan Kishan and Jayant Yadav led Mumbai Indians’ revival with a 39-run-stand but Amit Mishra [4/24 in 4 overs] once again proved to be the partnership-breaker as Ishan Kishan somehow found a way to chop a loopy delivery on his stumps.