#SRH batsmen chased down the modest total of 148 as #MI bowlers couldn’t defend this modest target.
It was a see-saw kind of game where the hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians played a thrilling match to entertain the crowd.
At one point it looked like Mumbai Indians are going to win this match but Sunrisers Hyderabad held their nerves to pull of this one.
In the 7th Match of the Indian Premier League 2018, the hosts SRH won the toss and chose to bowl first.
This decision of their skipper Kane Williamson was right and it was supported well by their bowlers.
The Hyderabad bowlers had a fantastic day, they restricted the Mumbai Indians for just 147 runs.
Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis opened the innings for MI with the bat and Sandeep Sharma opened with the bowl for SRH.
The very first over of the innings was very lucky for Mumbai, Rohit gets a big lifeline, his top edge flew between Rashid Khan and Deepak Hooda, actually Rashid was in a position to catch it better but Deepak went for it and gave a big chance to the MI skipper.
After two balls, Evin Lewis also survived a run-out chance.
In the second over, when Rohit went after Stanlake, after hitting lovely shots in the 2nd and 5th ball, Hit Man got out on the next ball. It was a length delivery which angled on the pads of Rohit, he played the shot too early, it went to the square leg region where Shakib Al Hasan took a diving catch. Rohit was out after scoring just 11 runs.
New man from the Mumbai Indians squad was Ishan Kishan, he came out to bat after the loss of Rohit Sharma.
Ishan Kishan and Evin Lewis batted well, they take on Sandeep Sharma and smash him all over the Rajiv Gandhi international stadium.
Hyderabad was looking to break this partnership before it caused more damage.
In the 5th over, Siddharth Kaul was introduced to the attack and he delivered straight away, he picked up two crucial wickets in his very 1st over.
Ishan Kishen was the first to go, on the first ball of Kaul’s over. On a good length delivery, Ishan goes for a blind swing but manages to get a thick top edge, it went straight to Yusuf Pathan who was standing there in the third man region. Pathan takes a good catch and dismissed Ishan Kishen for 9 runs.
The next man was Surya Kumar Yadav, he came out to support Lewis who was getting set.
But Lewis didn’t last for long as he was expected to do, Lewis was out in the same over, Lewis gets clean bowled, he couldn’t spot the slower ball from Kaul and Lewis went for a biggie but he misses it and gets bowled. He was out after scoring 29 runs.
Mumbai Indians were in a spot of bother because they lost 3 quick wickets in the power play overs.
Krunal Pandya was the next batsman for MI, he and Surya Kumar Yadav looked to stabilized the innings.
Mumbai Indian was in search of a partnership, which never came. Krunal fell to Shakib.
On a tossed up delivery outside the off stump, Krunal went to play for the turn and closed the bat face early, it gets a leading edge and went straight to skipper Williamson. Krunal Pandya was out after scoring 15 runs.
MI was pushed into more trouble after Krunal Pandya’s wicket as the big man came out to bat.
Kieron Pollard was the next batsman for Mumbai Indians, he was with Surya Kumar.
After the break, Pollard and Surya Kumar started off slowly with singles and twos.
It was the 13th over where Pollard decided to break the shackles and go on the second tier, that allowed Mumbai Indians reach the 100 run mark in style.
Kieron Pollard blasted Billy Stanlake but he couldn’t carry the innings along, he was dismissed in the same over by Stanlake.
On a length ball, Pollard went to play a short too early that took cue end of the bat and it went to sweeper cover where Dhawan catches it comfortably. Pollard breezy knock ended on 29 runs.
Ben Cutting was the next man in for MI when Surya Kumar was still there.
Surya Kumar took the responsibility of batting through the remaining overs as Mumbai needed some quick runs and Cutting was supporting him well but he didn’t last for long. He was out to Rashid Khan in the 17th over. He comes down the track to an unknown delivery from Rashid, that delivery goes on and crashes the stumps. Ben Cutting gets clean bowled for 9 runs.
The good thing for Mumbai Indians was that Surya Kumar Yadav was batting well, MI was aiming for a good score for that they needed Surya Kumar to stay till the end.
Which was not possible because Yadav was out the next over.
Surya Kumar was out on the length which was bowled by Sandeep Sharma. Yadav went through the line and miscues it, this time Deepak Hooda makes no mistake and takes a running catch. This ended a little cameo played by Surya Kumar Yadav, he departed after 28 runs.
After that, it was Jasprit Bumrah and Mayank Marrande who dragged MI to the score of 147 runs in their allotted 20 overs.
The SRH bowlers bowled well, for them Sandeep Sharma, Billy Stanlake and Siddharth Kaul took 2 wickets each, with them the spinners Rashid Khan and Shakib Al Hasan took 1 wicket each.
The chase of the modest total was a thrilling one from Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Dhawan and Saha opened the innings for the SRH and Sangwan opened the bowling from the Mumbai Indians side.
The openers started off well, Dhawan and Saha gave them the brisk start of 62 runs in 6.5 overs.
After the first wicket of Saha, the innings lost the momentum.
Saha was out on Lbw to Makrande, it was a quicker delivery and Saha was out of the crease. Umpire didn’t raise his finger so MI members went for DRS, the ball tracker showed that Saha has to go.
A Brilliant review by MI that allowed them to break this opening stand. Saha goes for 22 runs.
Then skipper Williamson came out to bat with Dhawan, they were aiming for smooth run chase like they won against Rajasthan Royals.
But this time Kane Williamson departed early, a cutter delivery from Fizz that Williamson tried to run down the third man and gets a faint edge. Mumbai reviews again and got it in their favor yet again. Williamson was out caught behind for just 6 runs.
The next batsman was Manish Pandey, he came in to bat with Dhawan.
But SRH gets a huge blow in-form of Dhawan, Gabbar goes for 45 runs. He goes for a risky shot and paid the price, on a quicker and flatter delivery Dhawan goes for a slog sweep and edges it to the man at long on. Dhawan goes after scoring 45 runs.
The SRH batsmen lost the wickets at regular intervals, after Dhawan, Manish Pandey was also dismissed.
Pandey comes down the wicket and gets a leading edge, Rohit completes a good catch. Pandey was out for 11 runs.
Deepak Hooda was the next man in to bat with Shakib.
SRH was looking for a partnership but that never came because Makrande struck again, this time he dismissed Shakib for just 12 runs.
Shakib chopped the googly onto the stumps and gets clean bowled.
SRH lost their momentum after a good opening stand.
As they were inching towards the target they also lost the wickets.
Deepak Hooda and Yusuf Pathan the last recognized batting pair were battling out in the middle.
It seemed ok when these two were batting, the target was looking in reach.
When Yusuf Pathan got out in the 17th over, the game shifted slightly to Mumbai Indians.
Pathan tried to attempt a pull shot but he couldn’t time it well, it went straight to the big man Pollard. Yusuf was out after scoring 13 runs.
After Yusuf, Rashid Khan was also out on the very next ball.
Rashid tried to go for a cover drive but nicks it to keeper Ishan Kishen. Rashid was out on 0.
It looked like Mumbai Indian will emerge as the winners as Fizz dismissed Sidharth Kaul in the very next over. Kaul was caught and bowled by Fizz.
Fizz stamped the authority on Mumbai as Sandeep Sharma also departed after scoring 0.
Billy Stanlake was the next batsman for SRH with Deepak Hooda still there, that was a relief for the Hyderabad team.
Ben Cutting bowled the last over of the innings, but he couldn’t defend 14 runs in the last over.
Hoda and Stanlake took SRH home comfortably.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the match by 1 wicket.
Mumbai Indians bowlers did a decent job, but they couldn’t hold on their nerves.
Makrande took 4 wickets, Fizz took 3 and Bumrah took 2 wickets.
Deepak Hooda played a good hand, he was unbeaten on 32 runs and Billy Stanlake was good as well, the last four was awesome. He hit the winning runs, Stanlake was not out on 4 runs.
Rashid Khan was the man of the match for an economical spell.
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