Mumbai Indians prevailed over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the super over to qualify for the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs on Thursday; the win propelling them to the second position in the pecking order. Opting to bat at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Indians posted 162 runs for five in their quota of 20 overs. 

Manish Pandey's 71 runs off 47 deliveries, involving eight boundaries and two mighty sixes, propelled Sunrisers Hyderabad. They posted the same score. In the super over, Sunrisers Hyderabad managed 8/2 with Jasprit Bumrah bagging the wickets of Pandey and Mohammed Nabi. In reply, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard rattled off the runs required in three balls.  

Mumbai have 16 points from 13 outings and have a game left on Sunday against Kolkata Knight Riders, while Sunrisers Hyderabad are placed fourth with 12 points.

Hyderabad lost two wickets in four balls in the super over. 

The game between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad went all down to the wire, with the visitors managing to finish on the same score. Seeing the form Pandey is going through, the SRH team management asked him to open with Nabi in the super over. 

However, when Pandey came out to bat, he made a big blunder. He struck the first ball from Bumrah towards the point region. Krunal Pandya ran in and fumbled. The all-rounder noticed that Pandey is trying to sneak a second run as he threw the ball to Quinton de Kock. The wicket-keeper took the bails off with Pandey miles away from the crease. Pandey was the only SRH batsman who confidently played his strokes throughout the innings and he had to walk back to the pavilion early on in the super over.

Thereafter, Nabi hit a six off the third ball, but was bowled on the very next ball, which meant that SRH could manage only eight runs in the super over. 

Hardik sealed the deal when he smashed Rashid Khan for a six in the first ball of the super over. Two deliveries later, Pollard hit the winning runs for Mumbai. The home side clinched a thrilling victory and a spot in the playoffs.