Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians – April 12, 2018

Shikhar Dhawan wins orange cap while Mayank Markande gets the purple cap

Mayank Markande, the purple cap holder

In a roller-coaster match on Thursday, Sunrisers ultimately prevailed over Mumbai. Sunrisers have now won both of their first two games and are sitting at the top of the table while Mumbai have lost both of their first two games.

Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss in this home game and put Mumbai Indians in to bat first. For Mumbai, Hardik Pandya missed out on the game with an ankle injury and was replaced by Pradeep Sangwan while Mitchell McClenaghan was replaced by Ben Cutting. Hyderabad too made one change, giving Sandeep Sharma his debut while Bhuvneshwar Kumar sat out due to soreness.

Mumbai lost Rohit Sharma (11 runs off 10 deliveries) at the end of the 2nd over, with the score reading 11 for 1. Evin Lewis (29 runs off 17 deliveries) and Ishan Kishan (9 runs off 9 deliveries) took the score to 48, before Ishan was caught by Yusuf Pathan off the bowling of Siddarth Kaul. In the same over, the 6th of the Mumbai innings, Kaul also bowled out Lewis.

Mumbai then lost Krunal Pandya (15 runs off 15 deliveries) with the score at 72 and Kieron Pollard (28 runs off 23 deliveries) with the score at 110. Suryakumar Yadav made 28 off 31 deliveries while none of the other batsmen reached double figures. Mumbai thus ended their innings at 147 for 8. For Hyderabad, Rashid Khan bowled 4 overs and took 1 wicket while conceding only 13 runs.

A target of 148 looked fairly easy for Hyderabad, especially when they reached 56 for no loss at the end of their first 6 overs. Wriddhiman Saha (22 runs off 20 deliveries) was the first to fall, with the score reading 62 for 1 in 6.5 overs. Shikhar Dhawan (45 runs off 28 deliveries) batted fluently before giving a catch in the 9th over.

Shikhar Dhawan, the orange cap holder

Hyderabad still appeared set for an easy win with their score reading 133 for 5 at the end of the 17th over. Bumrah then took the wickets of Yusuf Pathan and Rashid Khan off successive deliveries in the 18th over and threw the match wide open. Mustafizur Rahman too took 2 wickets in the 19th over and gave away just one run, leaving Hyderabad with 11 to get off the last over with only one wicket in hand.

Deepak Hooda then struck a six off the first ball of the 20th over. After a few singles, the scores were tied off the 5th ball of the final over. The number 11 batsman, Billy Stanlake, then struck a boundary to take Hyderabad home off the final delivery of the match. In the history of the IPL, this was the first game in which a team won off the last delivery with just 1 wicket in hand. For Mumbai, Markande took 4 wickets for 23 runs off his quota of 4 overs.

Hyderabad are thus at the top of the table currently, while Mumbai are at number 6.



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