Brendon McCullum’s footwork is a delight and was needed to counter the usual discipline of Malinga and Bumrah. Gujarat Lions wasted Jason Roy down the order – if he’s picked in the squad, might as well get him in as quick as possible. There are theories floating around that his alleged frailties against left-arm spin was behind Gujarat holding him back.
The Mumbai chase once again saw Pollard exhibiting some clean power hitting. But the culmination of the chase was the paddle sweep by Rohit Sharma in the final over against a Praveen Kumar attempted yorker that sealed the chase.