Sunrisers Hyderabad thrashed Mumbai Indians by 85 runs at Vizag earlier today. It was a comprehensive performance by SRH team who outplayed Mumbai Indians in all departments. By this win SRH goes at the top of the points table because of better net run rate.
- Explosive start by SRH openers
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl. SRH openers gave the team a solid start with David Warner taking the time to settle and after that Warner crashed on Mumbai Indians bowlers with Shikhar Dhawan giving the support role. At the end of first six overs, SRH scored 51 runs. After the powerplay overs to David Warner and Dhawan played excellent shots to put pressure on Mumbai Indians bowlers. Both of them put on 85 runs in 9.5 overs before David Warner was dismissed for 48.
- Two wickets created pressure on SRH batsmen
As SRH openers were looking for a big total, Mumbai Indians came back well into the match picking the wickets of David Warner and Kane Willamson to leave SRH in a bit of trouble at 91 for 2 in the 12th over. After the dismissal of Kane Willamson, Yuvraj Singh, and Shikhar Dhawan were not able to hit big strokes. In the next four overs, SRH were able to score only 25 runs. It was a case of good bowling by Mumbai Indian bowlers.
- Brilliant partnership between Yuvraj and Shikhar Dhawan
Both of them came to the crease when SRH were 91 for 2 in the 12th over. Yuvraj Singh and Shikhar Dhawan took the time to settle and play according to the situation. At the end of 15 overs, SRH were 116 for 2. After that, both of them played excellent strokes and put pressure on Mumbai Indian bowlers. Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh played wonderful strokes. In the last over Yuvraj Singh was dismissed for 39 while Shikhar Dhawan remained not out on 81 which helped SRH to post a competitive total of 177 runs. Both of them put on 85 runs for the third wicket in 8.3 overs.
- Early wickets put Mumbai Indians on the back foot
Chasing a target of 178 runs, Mumbai Indians got off to a worse start losing 2 quick wickets in the first 2 overs. Parthiv Patel and Rohit Sharma were dismissed which left Mumbai Indians in tatters at 5 for 2. Making matter worse for Mumbai Indians they lost the wickets of Rayadu, Buttler, and Krunal Pandya. At the end of 6 overs, Mumbai Indians were struggling at 32 for 5. Nehra, Kumar, and Sran picked crucial top order wickets which put pressure on Mumbai Indians batting line-up.
- Exceptional bowling SRH bowlers
SRH bowlers did an excellent job by picking wickets at regular intervals which put Mumbai Indians on the backfoot. Right from the start SRH bowlers created pressure by pitching the ball up to the batsmen. Bhuvneshwar Kumar started the slide by picking the wicket of Patel. Nehra was exceptional with the new ball. Rahman continued his impressive run in the tournament picking 3 wickets giving away only 16 runs. Nehra also picked 3 wickets, Kumar, Sran and Henriques picked 1 wicket each. SRH won the match by 85 runs and Ashish Nehra was awarded the man of the match.