Mumbai maul Rajasthan to head into play-offs

2014-05-26 00:00

MUMBAI — Corey Anderson’s sensational unbeaten innings of 95 saw the Mumbai Indians scoop an extraordinary five-wicket victory with 32 balls to spare over the Rajasthan Royals, and earn a place in the IPL play-offs in the most dramatic circumstances at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium yesterday.

Having been sent in by Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma, the visitors cruised their way to 189 for four, seemingly burying Mumbai’s hopes.

By virtue of the net run rate system, Mumbai then faced an extremely stiff challenge in reply, as they needed to overhaul the target of 190 in 14.3 overs or less if they were to book their place in the play-offs.

But it set the stage for Anderson, who blasted nine fours and six sixes in a 44-ball knock that powered his side to 195 for five off 14.4 overs, and booked their place in the play-offs.

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