Suryakumar outshines all-round Rashid as Mumbai Indians thrash Gujarat Titans by 27 runs in IPL

MUMBAI, May 12:
Suryakumar Yadav played some outrageous shots en route his maiden IPL hundred (103 not out) as his stunning knock outshone a superlative all-round show from Rashid Khan to set up Mumbai Indians’ 27-run win over Gujarat Titans here today.
Invited to bat, MI posted 218 for 5 on the back of world number one T20 batter Suryakumar’s 103 not out off just 49 balls and then restricted GT to 191 for 8 to notch up their seventh win this season.
This was MI’s fourth consecutive 200-plus score on their home ground.
While Suryakumar played a blinder of an innings which was studded with 11 fours and six sixes, Rohit Sharma (29), Ishan Kishan (31) and Vishnu Vinod (30) chipped in for the home side.
Chasing 219, GT were in danger of being bowled out for a low total, but a brutal unbeaten 79 off just 32 balls from Rashid — which had three fours and 10 sixes — reduced the margin of the defeat drastically.
For Mumbai, Akash Madhwal (4-0-31-3), Kumar Kartikeya (3-0-37-2) and veteran Piyush Chawla (4-0-36-2) produced a superb show with the ball.
But the indomitable Rashid was simply unstoppable. He followed his superb bowling effort of 4/30 during the MI innings with a stunning show with the bat as he added 88 runs from just 40 balls for the unconquered ninth wicket with Alzarri Joseph (7 not out), but his effort was just not enough.
GT’s fourth loss in 12 matches was their first in away games this season.
With eight wins and 16 points, they remained at the top of the table.
MI’s seventh win in 12 matches thus took them back to third spot with 14 points and a net run rate of -0.117.
Gujarat Titans made the worst possible start. Coming off a fine 81 in his last outing, Wriddhiman Saha played one across the line to be adjudged LBW for 2 off Madhwal, while captain Hardik Pandya (4) was caught behind off Jason Behrendorff in the third over.
The in-form Shubman Gill (6) was also beaten by the skiddy pace of Madhwal, who sent the opener’s off-stump cartwheeling.
With the task of rebuilding falling on their shoulders, Miller made a cautious start while Vijay Shankar unleashed a flurry of fours.
After powerplay, GT had knocked off 48 from their target but a huge blow was dealt by Chawla, who got a googly to pass between Shankar’s bat and pad to crash into his wickets. In 14 balls, Shankar did well to hit six fours to make 29.
Kartikeya cleaned up Abhinav Manohar (2) next, leaving the visitors reeling at 55 for 5 inside eight overs. (PTI)

Mumbai Indians:
Ishan Kishan lbw b Rashid Khan 31
Rohit Sharma c Rahul Tewatia b Rashid Khan 29
Suryakumar Yadav not out 103
Nehal Wadhera b Rashid Khan 15
Vishnu Vinod c Abhinav Manohar b Mohit Sharma 30
Tim David c and b Rashid Khan 5
Cameron Green not out 3
Extras: (LB-2) 2
Total: (For 5 wickets in 20 Overs) 218
Fall of wickets: 1-61, 2-66, 3-88, 4-153, 5-164.
Bowling: Mohammed Shami 4-0-53-0, Mohit Sharma 4-0-43-1, Rashid Khan 4-0-30-4, Noor Ahmad 4-0-38-0, Alzarri Joseph 4-0-52-0.
Gujarat Titans:
Wriddhiman Saha lbw b Akash Madhwa l2
Shubman Gill b Akash Madhwal 6
Hardik Pandya c Ishan Kishan b Behrendorff 4
Vijay Shankar b Chawla 29
David Miller lbw b Akash Madhwal 41
Abhinav Manohar b Kumar Kartikeya 2
Rahul Tewatia c Green b Chawla 14
Rashid Khan not out 79
Noor Ahmad b Kumar Kartikeya 1
Alzarri Joseph not out 7
Extras: (LB-3, W-3,) 6
Total: (8 wkts, 20 Ov) 191
Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-12, 3-26, 4-48, 5-55, 6-100, 7-100, 8-103.
Bowling: Jason Behrendorff 4-0-371, Akash Madhwal 4-0-31-3, Chris Jordan 4-0-34-0, Piyush Chawla 4-0-36-2 , Kumar Kartikeya 3-0-37-2, Cameron Green 1-0-13-0.