Mumbai Indians clinches comfortable win
In the 10th match of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians have defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the home team successfully completed their run chase at the 18.4 overs of the match losing 6 wickets.
Replying to Sunrisers Hyderabad’s 158 run total, Mumbai Indians approached firmly in their innings. In three overs, two openers of the home team Parthiv Patel and Joss Buttler added 28 runs.
Hammering 7 shots of four, Parthiv Patel scored 39 runs of 24 deliveries. Bangladesh youngster Mustafizur Rahman playing his first match of this season’s IPL, was hit hard by the Mumbai Indians’ batsman. He conceded 19 runs in his first over and another 11 in his second over.
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Left handed Delhi born Nitish Rana was instrumental in Mumbai Indians’ comfortable win in the match; the 23 year old produced a 36 ball 45 runs and became the last batsman to be dismissed by the visiting team. He struck 3 fours and 2 sixes.
Mumbai Indian’s Caribbean hard hitter Keiron Pollard made a run a ball 11 runs while K Pandya scored bulk of runs in the middle order of the home team’s innings. Pandya’s 37 runs came from just 20 deliveries hitting 3 fours and equal number of sixes.
For Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the most successful bowler claiming 3 wickets and gave away 21 runs in his allotted 4 overs.
Mustafizur, in his first match of the season, frustrated his followers, conceded 34 runs bowling 2 overs and 4 deliveries of his spell.
At the beginning of things, two openers of the Sunrisers Hyderabad scored the bulk of runs for the team. In fact, none other than David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan could contribute anything worthy in the moderate team score of 158 runs.
Warner and Dhawan delivered a solid 81 run partnership in the opening stand providing Sunrisers Hyderabad a good kick off for the match. in the eleventh over of the innings SRH’s Aussie skipper David Warner became the first victim of Harbhajan Singh in the match, the visitors seemingly lost the tempo and started losing wickets at regular intervals.
The second wicket partnership between D Hooda and Shikhar Dhawan consisted of only 24 runs and third one was even lesser, 9 runs were added in the third wicket in between Dhawan and Yuvuraj Singh.
Poetically no other batsman in the Sunrisers Hyderabad innings except the openers and Ben Cutting in the middle could touch the two figure mark in the innings.
Ben Cutting, batting at number five, scored the third highest – 20 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
With the Mumbai Indians uplifted their position in the point table, now standing at three surpassing Delhi Daredevils while Sunrisers Hyderabad is still in the second position with Kings XI Punjab became the topper.
Sunrisers Hyderabad 158/8
David Warner 49, Shikhar Dhawan 48, B Cutting 20
J Bumrah 3/24, Harbhajan Singh 2/23, H Pandya 1/22
Mumbai Indians 159/6 (18.4 overs)
Nitish Rana 45, Parthiv Patel 39, K Pandya 37
B Kumar 3/21, D Hooda 1/18, Rashid Khan 1/19
Result: Mumbai Indians won by 4 wickets.
Toss: Mumbai Indians