2017 IPL Sixteenth Match Highlights: Mumbai Indians VS. Gujarat Lions

Yet another cracking match of the 2017 IPL has come to an end. The 16th match of the Indian Premier League was played between none other than Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions on 16 April at 16:00 as per IST, and 10:30 according to GMT on Mumbai’s home ground, i.e. Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. In the nail-biting match, both the teams gave each other tough competition but one had to win anyway. And that was none other Mumbai Indians. Team Mumbai won the match by 6 wickets. How did Mumbai manage to win? Where did Gujarat Lions lack? We will find it out right here in the match highlights of the 16th match of the 2017 IPL.

When Mumbai Indians Smashed Gujarat Lions

In the 16th match of IPL 10, on one side we had Mumbai Indians, a team which have been playing remarkable in the tournament so far, while on the other we had Gujarat Lions which have been constantly failing to prove itself. Although the match was quite predictable, Gujarat Lions gave team Mumbai quite a tough time. Mumbai Indians were playing on their home ground which acted as an advantage to them. Team Mumbai won the toss and opted to bowl. Gujarat Lions came in to bat first scoring 176 runs on a fall of 4 wickets in 20 overs. Brendon McCullum was back in form this time scoring 64 runs on 44 balls. Mumbai Indians had quite a good score in front of them to chase. With batsmen playing so striking, Mumbai Indians finished the game in just 19.3 overs scoring 177 runs on a loss of 4 wickets. This is how team Mumbai won the match by 6 wickets.

The Real Heroes of the Match 

Every match has its own heroes. And the 16th match of the 2017 IPL was full of it. This was match beneficial for the batsmen. From team Mumbai Nitish Rana became the highest scorer, making 53 runs on 36 balls and hence, was given the player of the match title. Other players like Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard played impressive as well.