In the yesterday IPL 2018 match of Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by 1 wicket in a thrilling encounter.
MI: 147/8 in 20 Overs
SRH:151/9 in 20 Overs
In a nail-biting last ball finish, hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad held their nerve to outclass defending champions Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium on Thursday night.Chasing a modest target of 148, SRH began their innings well and were on track to get over the line comfortably, before they lost wickets in a heap. SRH needed 11 runs off the final over with their last pair at the crease.Deepak Hooda kept his cool and proved to be a match winner as he smashed Ben Cutting’sfirst delivery for a six to bring the equation down to run- a ball.A wide delivery, a dot ball and three singles later, the hosts were left with one run to score off the final delivery.Billy Stanlake was the man of the moment as he hit the first ever boundary in senior-grade representative cricket.SRH just managed to cross the line and as a result collecting their second win of Vivo IPL 2018.
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Going back to the technique of winners in the Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Mumbai Indians match, the Sunrisers captain Kane Williamson won the toss and inserted the opposition in.His bowlers were in fine touch and took wickets on regular intervals.They never allowed the MI batsmen to settle in and put together big partnerships.Opener Evin Lewis was the top scorer of the innings and the 38 run partnership between Kieron Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav was the MI’s biggest partnership in the match.MI, who were 54/3 at the end of powerplay overs could only add a further 93 runs in the remaining sixteen overs.
Shikhar Dhawan’s 45 was not only the top-score of the match, but also the innings that’s had the biggest impact on the match. The left-hander was aggressive right from the start scoring six of this eight boundaries in the cover region and midwicket.Overall the bowlers had a good day on the pitch, total of 17 wickets fell in the match.Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowlers as SRH leg spinner returned figures of 4-0-13-1 but the numbers do not provide justification to how well he bowled. The Afghanistan premier bowler had the MI batsmen guessing all the time as they had tough time picking him. The leg spinner in MI was impressive too.Mayank Markande returned career-best figures of 4-23.Brilliant bowling performance by Rashid Khan earned him the man of the match award.
After Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Mumbai Indians match yesterday, stay tuned to read the Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kings XI Punjab match review due to be held today.