Host Mumbai Indians (186 for eight) beat Kings XI Punjab (183 for five) by three runs at the Wankhede Stadium in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday.
Lokesh Rahul claimed 94 for the visitors, who also boasted the bowling performance of the day from Andrew Tye as he bagged four wickets, but it was not enough for them.
The Indians have moved to fourth in the table with the win:
(Team, Played, Points, Net Run Rate)
1. q-Sunrisers Hyderabad, 12, 18, +0.400
2. q-Chennai Super Kings, 12, 16, +0.383
3. Kolkata Knight Riders, 13, 14, -0.096
4. Mumbai Indians, 13, 12, +0.384
5. Rajasthan Royals, 13, 12, -0.399
6. Kings XI Punjab, 13, 12, -0.490
7. Royal Challengers Bangalore, 12, 10, +0.218
8. Delhi Daredevils, 12, 6, -0.478
q- qualified for play-offs
(All matches start at 8 p.m. local time/3:30 p.m. BST)
Thursday, May 17: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad
Friday, May 18: Delhi Daredevils vs. Chennai Super Kings
Mumbai were asked to bat first, and despite an exceptional bowling effort from Tye, they were able to post 186 runs.
Kieron Pollard stood out for the hosts with his knock of 50 from 23 balls, while Krunal Pandya picked up 32 from the same number of deliveries.
Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan were the only others to reach or surpass 20 runs. Along with Evin Lewis and Hardik Pandya, both fell victim to Tye, who not only claimed four wickets from as many overs but also limited Mumbai to just 16 runs in that time.
ESPNcricinfo's Bharath Seervi praised Tye's efforts:
Unlike Mumbai, the visitor's innings was less of a teamwide effort as Rahul and Aaron Finch provided the majority of the impetus in their chase, racking up 140 runs and 17 boundaries between them.
Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan expressed his admiration for Rahul:
Tye's effort was not the only impressive display of bowling on Wednesday, and Punjab were stopped in their tracks by Jasprit Bumrah, whose haul of wickets included Rahul, Finch and Marcus Stoinis.
Meanwhile, Mitchell McClenaghan took the stumps of Chris Gayle and Yuvraj Singh, ensuring the visitors fell just short in their chase.