The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) led by David Warner was bowled out for 137 runs in the chase of 151. They lost by 13 runs to Mumbai Indians (MI) led by Rohit Sharma.
The MI team was the first team to bat and defend successfully. The 150 for 5 made by them were not easy for the SRH team. Jonny Bairstow, who opened this time, threatened to run away with the match. He took 3 off the power play over’s for 52 runs. The MI team was crafty and their bowling rallied around Bumrah. Jasprit Bumrah could not make any boundary in his 4 overs.
Rahu Chahar managed to break the back of the SRH team with 3 wickets in the middle over. Trent Boult returned to wipe off any left over resistance.
This pitch required all the scoring to be made in the power play, but at the same time, you need to be sure you do not lose any wickets. Quinton de Kock was seen struggling; Rohit Sharma took over the onus of scoring and managed 31 off 23 balls. No side could claim any honors with 53 for 0.
Rashid, Shankar squeeze on
There was a complete change in the game when the field spread. Shankar got Rohit caught, using the slowness on the surface and also managed to get the dangerous Suryakumar Yadav out by taking his catch. The SRH team used Rashid Khan from the 8th over to the 12th for only 17 runs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman replaced Khan, and got de Kock at deep wicket for 40 off 39 balls. MI team was 98 for 3 in 14 over’s.
Mumbai win at the death
Now it was left to the lower middle order to take the MI team to a total that seemed comfortable. Mujeeb, Khan and Khaleel managed to stifle them. Mujeeb managed to get Ishan caught , and Ahmad managed to get Hardik. There were no sixes in the last 27 balls.
Mumbai claws back
A two run over by the SRH team meant there was a lot of hard work to be done. Bairstow’s back foot slipped onto his wicket’s base when he looked for ramping Krunal Pandya. He was the 5th victim of the SRH team.
Chahar turned the screw in. Manish Pandey eschewed his game but without any luck was hit to long-off for a ‘seven-ball’ 2.
Rohit snucked in 2 over’s of Pollard smartly. This was for exploiting the slowness of the surface and also for providing insurance in case Milne or Boult were not able to bowl out. From the end of the 5th over to the end of the 14th over the SRH team managed only one boundary. There was too much pressure on the middle order, more so as they were quite inexperienced.
In 5 over’s, there was a requirement of 47 runs. Shankar managed to hit 2 sixes to allow the SRH team to breathe. With the mix of Yorkers and slow balls by Bumrah, the asking rate kept increasing.