The Mumbai Indians made a remarkable turnaround to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 13 runs and take first place in the table with points on Saturday. 67-series discovery partnership between David Warner and Johnny Beirstov laid the groundwork, but it was not enough to give SRH their first win of the season.
While Warner anchored the inning with 36 of 34 deliveries, Beirstow hit a bubble 22-ball 43, tied with 3 fours and 4 highs. It seemed that Bairstow and Warner would have no problem completing the game for Hyderbad’s equipment until the former returned after coming out of the hit wicket. The pair added 57 in the first six overs, denying likes Jasprit bumrah and Trent Bult in powerplay.
However, things have changed quickly for SRH in the last five overs. Vijay Shankarwho slammed a six back Crowned Panda at one point in the game, they put up some resistance and stayed until the penultimate, but the weekends kept falling at the other end. And out of 90 for three for 11.3 overs, SRH lost seven wickets in a 49-ball space for just 47 runs, Shankar scoring 28 out of 25.
At the bowling front, Rahul Chahar and Trent Bult chose three wickets each, while Jasper Bumra and Krunal Pandya added one each to their names. “I don’t know how to take that. Obviously disappointing. The two of us were in the mood, but it proves that if you don’t hit deep, you can’t win,” said Warner dejectedly when SRH recorded its worst start in history. IPL history.
Earlier, Kieron Pollard’s prosperity helped Mumbai publish a racing scoreboard. The West Indian dasher hit 22-ball 35, which included two highs from the last two balls of the pass. He even smokes a 105-meter six – the largest in the tournament so far – to boost the wadding.
After winning the throw, Mumbai started well with a skipper Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Cock55th series to open. Rohit completed the 4000 T20 tracks as a skipper and also surpassed MS Dhonirecord of hitting at most sixes from an Indian in the tournament.
However, Vijay Shankar withdrew SRH back into the race, taking tickets from Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav (10) in both overs. The loss of two men in a row reduced the flow of MI as Rashid Khan and Mujib Ur Rahman spun it effectively.
Pollard and Ishan Kishan (11 of 21) remained in the middle before the latter was fired by Mujib. Hardik Pandya, the next man inside, turned to Virat Singh as Mumbai lingered toward the end. Pollard hit two sixes from the last two innings deliveries to take MI to 150 for five on 20 overs For SRH, Shankar (2/19), Mujib (2/29) and Haleil Ahmed (1/24) were the successful bowlers.