At the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Sunday, Mumbai Indians defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by an impressive margin of eight wickets thanks to Cameron Green’s outstanding first century and Rohit Sharma’s half-century.
Mumbai earned 16 points from 14 games by achieving the 201-run mark with 12 deliveries and eight wickets remaining.
Their fate will be decided, though, after the Gujarat Titans’ later-in-the-evening encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru, which is now being played in the rain.
Mumbai will advance to the final four if the match between RCB and GT is cancelled, but if the hosts triumph, they will qualify due to a higher Net Run Rate.
Mumbai Indians’ current NRR is -0.044, while RCB’s is +0.180.
MI faced the difficult job of scoring 201 in 11.4 overs or 70 balls if they wanted to climb past RCB on the table while having a lower NRR.
Green scored an unbroken 100 off just 47 balls, hitting eight fours and eight sixes. In a third-wicket stand that lasted an uninterrupted 53 runs, he and Suryakumar Yadav (25 not out) helped Mumbai cross the finish line.
In the third over, Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck first when he got rid of Ishan Kishan (14). In the fifth over, Nitish Kumar Reddy presented Rohit with a chance to save himself when Sanvir Singh botched a challenging catch at midwicket.
However, Green gave MI the push it needed, as his four boundaries and a few sixes helped MI reach 60 for 1 following the powerplay.
In contrast to Green, who reached fifty off just 20 balls, Rohit got off to a slow start in the ninth over, hitting his first six only on the 22nd ball he faced.