IPL Moneyball: Jasprit Bumrah sails MI to playoffs

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After the Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad both ended their regulation twenty overs with 162 runs on the board, Match 51 of VIVO IPL 2019 – played at the Wankhede Stadium – had to be decided by means of a Super Over. The Mumbai Indians prevailed in the one-over contest; they first limited the Sunrisers to 8, after which Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard scored the runs required in three deliveries. The win ensured MI’s passage to the Playoffs.

Jasprit Bumrah, who is placed No.1 on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Rankings for Bowlers, took 2/31 in his four overs for Mumbai Indians against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was the man of the match in the last night thriller between Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, for his two wickets in the main match and the one wicket in the Super Over. Bumrah had added 30 impact points in his IPL Moneyball Impact Rank card. Now Bumrah has accumulated a total of 169 impact points for his 16 wickets and 3 catches in 10 games of this season IPL so far and occupied 57th  position in the IPL Impact point table.


Impact Rank is a methodology devised by Moneyball to rate players on the basis of their performance impact on the match in all aspects – batting, bowling, fielding – of the game. The Impact Rank takes into consideration runs scored, wickets and catches took as well as stumping and run-outs executed by a player.


Impact points are arrived at by applying the formula for performance evaluation. Players earn one point for each run scored, 10 points are allocated for each wicket while catching, stumping and run-out add three points to a players IMPACT RANK.

Last Night Performance

In the one-over eliminator, Sunrisers Hyderabad managed 8/2 with Jasprit Bumrah bagging the wickets of Manish Pandey and Mohammed Nabi. Bumrah (2-31) gave 12 runs in the penultimate over, with Manish Pandey hitting two fours. For the visitors, the chase began with Wriddiman Saha (25 off 15 balls) and Martin Guptill (15 off 11) adding 40 for the first wicket. But Saha was sent back by Bumrah. He struck for the second time as he trapped Guptill in front of the wicket in the sixth over..

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