Rohit Sharma (Mumbai): We do agree that we didn't play to our potential, but it's a long tournament and we need to stick to our plans and reading the situations is very important and we can take a lot of confidence from that. Important not to lose the guard. The way he understood the situation was very crucial from a team's perspective, it's important for him to spend the time in the middle as he's coming back from a injury. It's a tough call and he seems very confident and the reply you get from him was very boosting as well. Saurabh has played the perfect role today and he's done well to nudge around in the middle overs. We are gonna back him as he's a very important player for us. The ball was coming off when we started off and the grass is coming off the surface in the middle overs and we need to adjust to the conditions. He (Pollard) is one of our key players. Crucuial part of MI for so many years. He will be happy with taking the 'Man of the Match' for his bowling performance.
KL Rahul (Punjab): It was a great fight, but 135 was not enough on this pitch. We should have got about 170. The boys showed a lot of fight with the ball, we have done that two games in a row. The next three games will be interesting for us as the table looks interesting. It is what it is, we haven't been able to handle the pressure. We'll learn more if we play more together as a team. We need to be positive. We have three games, so we need to take one game at a time. We need to go out there and enjoy ourselves. All our games in the UAE have gone down to the wire, hopefully we can build on that.
Mumbai Indians won by 6 wickets
Over 18.6 Mohammed Shamibowls a good length deliveryto Hardik Pandya,Six! Stays deep inside the crease and heaves the length ball flat to the right of long-on, Hooda dives across and ends up finger-tipping it over the ropes
Over 18.5 Mohammed Shamibowls it short of lengthto Hardik Pandya, Boundary! Rock back in the crease to pull and gets it over the leaping Gayle at wide mid-on, Hooda puts in a dive in the deep but fails.
Over 18.4 Mohammed Shamibowls a good length deliveryto Hardik Pandya, 2 runs, came down the track and hammers it to the right of deep extra cover
Over 18.3 Mohammed Shamibowls it short and wide outside offto Hardik Pandya, Boundary! Goes back in the crease and cuts it late past the man at backward point and the ball raced away to the fence for four.
Over 18.2 Mohammed Shami bowls a slower one to Hardik Pandya, no run, Moves a long way across his off-stump and gets beaten for the extra bounce
Over 18.1 Mohammed Shamibowls a good length deliveryto Kieron Pollard,1 run, goes back and across to whack a fuller length delivery down to long-on