Manish Pandey’s swashbuckling 71 went in vain, as Sunrisers Hyderabad went down to Mumbai Indians in a thrilling super over at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday.
Mumbai went in with an unchanged XI, while Hyderabad included Martin Guptill and Basil Thampi in place of David Warner and Sandeep Sharma.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Mumbai Indians opening pair of Quinton De Kock and Rohit Sharma made a steady beginning as the duo added 36 runs for the first wicket, before Khaleel Ahmed broke through by dismissing the home skipper for 24.
De Kock and Suryakumar Yadav added 54 runs for the second wicket stand, before the latter was caught by Rashid Khan off left arm fast bowler Khaleel.
Mohammad Nabi brought Hyderabad back into the game by claiming the wicket of Evin Lewis for 1 run. Hardik Pandya looked good in his short stay before he was caught by Nabi off Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a quickfire 18.
The South African wicket keeper meanwhile reached his fifty off just 48 balls.
Mumbai in the last 5 overs scored 49 runs, as they ended up with a competitive score of 162/5 at the end of their allotted 20 overs.
Khaleel Ahmed was Sunrisers best bowler as he claimed 3/42 in 4 overs.
Chasing a score of 163, SRH pair off Wriddhiman Saha and Guptill got the team off to a fantastic start by adding 40 runs in 3.2 overs before Jasprit Bumrah struck twice by dismissing Saha and Guptill for 25 and 15 respectively.
After the powerplay left arm spinner Krunal Pandya dismissed skipper Kane Williamson leg before wicket, a decision which went in home side favour after a successful review.
Pandey and Vijay Shankar steadied the innings with a 33 run stand for the fourth wicket, before the latter was caught by by Kieron Pollard off Krunal in the 14th over.
Sunrisers were in deep trouble at 105/5 as Abhishek Sharma was caught by De Kock in Hardik Pandya’s first over.
The 29 year old Karnataka batsman along with Nabi brought the visitors back into the contest with 49 run stand for the sixth wicket, before the latter was caught by Yadav off the 25 year old Hardik for a superb 31.
With 7 needing off the final ball, Manish Pandey smashed all rounder for a six over long on to take the match to the Super Over, which was the first ever at the Wankhede Stadium.
Bumrah and the Pandya brothers bagged 2 wickets each.
Batting first in the super Over, Pandey was run out of the very first ball. Nabi after hitting a six was bowled by Bumrah to end the proceedings as SRH could muster only 8 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.
Chasing the target of 9, Hardik Pandya smashed Rashid Khan for a six off the very first ball and scored a single, before Pollard took 2 runs to guide Mumbai Indians to a memorable win.
Bumrah was declared the Man of the Match for his outstanding performance with the ball.
The 52nd match of the Indian Premier League will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders at Chandigarh on May 3, Friday.