MI vs SRH Match
What has hit Rohit Sharma and his men? They are finding ways to lose this season. Today they had it on the plate but still failed to cross the finish line. On the other hand, Hyderabad will be really boosted with this win. Their batters couldn’t come to the party but their bowlers put their hands up and got the job done with a clinical show to end their two-match losing streak.
Man of the Match has been handed to Rashid Khan. Remember, he was taken to the cleaners in the previous two games but boy, he has redeemed himself tonight. His figures 4-1-11-2 is something you wouldn’t see every night. Well done, Rashid!
Once that was done, Suryakumar Yadav was going along well and got support from Krunal Pandya. Both were cruising but it was Rashid Khan, who made good use of the review and removed the latter.
Champion stuff from Williamson’s men and they have beaten Mumbai for the second time this season. After how the first innings panned out, it needed a miraculous effort on the part of Hyderabad’s bowlers to get the job done. They started off on a brilliant note as the nipped out three wickets inside the Powerplay and handed Mumbai an unwanted record – lowest Powerplay score this season.
In a low-scoring yet fiercely contested match played on Tuesday evening, the Sunrisers Hyderabad eked two points out of defending champions Mumbai Indians after they successfully defended 118 – the lowest total defended in IPL matches at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After being bundled for a low total themselves, SRH were charged in the field, held all their chances and dismissed the hosts for 87, to win by 31 runs.
The Mumbai Indians had themselves to blame for their dismal showing, for several of their batsmen were dismissed playing shots they will not want to see themselves. Opener Suryakumar Yadav held his end and played a patient inning, but he kept losing partners at the other end. MI slipped to 21-3 in the first six overs, before Yadav and Krunal Pandya stitched together a 40-run partnership to keep the visitors at bay. But once Rashid Khan trapped Krunal LBW in the twelfth over, the wheels came off the run-chase as the hosts then lost the rest of the line-up for 26 runs. Yadav’s 34, made from 38 balls, would be the top-score of the match.
Earlier in the evening, SRH, who had made four changes to the team that played against Chennai Super Kings, lost the returning Shikhar Dhawan and WriddhimanSaha to single-digit scores in the second over. Captain Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey briefly resurrected the innings with a 24-run stand – which would be the biggest partnership of the innings .