After batting first, Hyderabad only managed to score 119 and was bundled out in the 19th over. Chasing the target, Mumbai kept losing wickets at regular intervals. It was a brilliant performance by the Hyderabad bowlers which never really allowed Mumbai to claw their way back into the game.
Sunrisers Hyderabad registered a sensational victory against the Mumbai Indians by 31 runs to return to winning ways after their loss to the Chennai Super Kings. After a below par performance by their batsmen, it was up to their bowlers to deliver the goods for Hyderabad, and they did that it style.
It was an extraordinary bowling performance by Hyderabad which helped them defend their score of 119 in some style.
It was Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma who won the toss and elected to bowl. Shikhar Dhawan made a return to the playing XI. Kane Williamson opened the innings with Dhawan. It was the skipper who got them off to a solid start by smashing a couple of boundaries of the very first over off Jasprit Bumrah.
However, his partner Shikhar Dhawan was castled by a well-directed inswinger by Mitchell McClenaghan.
The left-arm pacer also bagged the wicket of Wriddhiman Saha in the same over. Manish Pandey began with a couple of exquisite shots but was dismissed by Hardik Pandya while going for a big expansive shot over the extra cover region.
Hardik Pandya also bagged the wicket of SRH skipper, Kane Williamson. Mohammad Nabi who was playing his 1st encounter of the IPL struck some gorgeous shots, to begin with. However, young leggie Mayank Markande bowled a sensational delivery which breached through his defence and disturbed his timbers.
He also castled Basil Thampi with a brilliant wrong-un. The Mumbai Indians eventually managed to restrict them to below par score of 118.
They failed to play out their full 20 overs and was skittled out in the 19th over. Mumbai Indians were never in the chase. They kept losing wickets on a consistent basis which never really allowed them to make a comeback. Despite chasing a pretty small total, they ended up losing the encounter by 31 runs.
Evin Lewis was dismissed by Sandeep Sharma in the 3rd over of the innings. The southpaw was finding it difficult to cope with the moving delivery. He eventually gave away a straightforward catch to the short cover fielder. Ishan Kishan headed back to the pavilion without bothering the scorers. It was Mohammed Nabi who bagged the wicket of Kishan.
It was a well-flighted delivery and was well taken by the slip fielder. Krunal Pandya struck some wonderful shots during his knock of 24 off 20 deliveries.
However, the partnership of 40 came to an end when Rashid Khan struck him plumb in front with quick delivery. The leggie also bagged the wicket of Kieron Pollard in quick time.
Mumbai slumped from bad to worst in the last few overs. Hard-hitter Hardik Pandya only managed to score three off 19 deliveries before getting dismissed in the penultimate over.
He played out a maiden over to Rashid Khan in the 17th over which turned the scales in Hyderabad’s favour. In the end, it was a stupendous performance by Siddharth Kaul in the last phase which helped Hyderabad bowl out Mumbai for just 87 runs in the final delivery of the 19th over.
Following their victory, Yusuf Pathan took to his twitter handle to congratulate the team. It was indeed a special win especially given the fact that they only managed to score 119 after batting first. He further added that it was a huge experience playing at the Wankhede Stadium and defeating the 3 time champions Mumbai Indians.
A win like this will go a long way to give our team boost in confidence. It is always a huge experience to be playing at the Wankhede and to win against Mumbai makes it special. #OrangeArmy #IPL @SunRisers
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) April 24, 2018
Sunrisers Hyderabad 119 all-out in 18.3 overs (Kane Williamson 26, Mayank Markande 2/15, Hardik Pandya 2/20, Mitchell McClenaghan 2/22)
Mumbai Indians 87 all-out in 18.5 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 34, Siddharth Kaul 3/23, Basil Thampi 2/4)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 31 runs