Mumbai snatch last-ball win from Deccan
Rohit Sharma struck six off last ball of the innings to steer Mumbai Indians to an unbelievable five-wicket victory against Deccan Chargers in the ninth match of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament here on Monday.
Chasing 139, Mumbai Indians achieved the target when Sharma along with James Franklin of New Zealand smashed 21 runs in the final over.
Sharma hit an unbeaten 73 off 50 balls with five sixes and four boundaries while Franklin was seven not out.
For Deccan, South Africa’s fast bowler Dale Steyn took three wickets for just 12 runs.
Earlier, Deccan Chargers, batting first after winning the toss, made 138 for nine in the allotted 20 overs.
Their main scorers were Shikhar Dhawan (41 from 24 balls with four sixes and two fours), Daniel Christian (39 with two sixes) and Cameron White (30 with two sixes).
Paceman Munaf Patel captured four wickets for 20 runs and Sri Lanka’s pacer Lasith Malinga claimed three for 27.
This match was telecast live by Geo Super, Pakistan’s first sports tv channel.