IPL 2017 – 10th Match: Mumbai Indians (MI) v Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), April 12 | Scorecard and Report | Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Match report

Three left-handers in the Mumbai Indians’ batting line-up—Parthiv Patel, Nitish Rana and Krunal Pandya—led their team to a commanding, four-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) with utterly stylish knocks of 39, 45 and 37, respectively. 159 was never going to daunt the hosts Mumbai, particularly with the dew doing them a favour. But they could not have taken Sunrisers’s potent bowling attack lightly.

Parthiv and Jos Buttler provided their team with another fast start, which saw a flurry of boundaries be hit in the first two-three overs of the MI innings. Buttler was undone by his intention to play front-foot cricket and Ashish Nehra dismissed the England wicketkeeper-batsman with a well-disguised slower delivery. In the next over, Rohit Sharma was for the third time in IPL 2017 trapped in front, on this occasion by the sensation from Afghanistan, Rashid Khan.

By reducing Mumbai to 41/2, Sunrisers had created an opening for themselves. But the size of the target was such that SRH had to keep taking wickets and restrict the run flow. While the Sunrisers kept chipping away at the wickets column, they never really put the brakes on the scoring and Mumbai were almost always scoring their runs at 8.50-9.00 runs per over.

Rana once again anchored the Mumbai innings, with a 36-ball 45. His first scoring shot was unconvincing, as he took his eyes off the ball from Mustafizur Rahman and hooked it for a six behind square on the leg-side, but the young Delhi left-hander grew into his innings and played some delightful strokes. In a team chock-a-block with stroke-makers and attacking batsmen, Rana played the ideal innings to help Mumbai overhaul Sunrisers’ 158/8.

Talking about stroke-makers, Krunal Pandya had not produced a good score with the bat in the first two matches. Here, with Mumbai in a comfortable position—111/4 in the 14th over and needing less than 8 runs per over—in their pursuit of 159, the senior Pandya came out and played aggressively. The match situation suited him, yes, but Krunal struck the ball well and dominated the bowling. But, like Rana, Krunal Pandya did not manage to see his team home, and Hardik Pandya and Harbhajan Singh were at the crease when the winning runs were hit. Krunal, quite astonishingly, contributed 37 of the 38 runs for the fifth-wicket partnership.

Having won the toss for the second home match in a row and put Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) into bat, Rohit could not have asked for a better performance from his bowlers, who restricted one of the fearsome batting line-ups in the IPL to just 158/8 in 20 overs.

Sunrisers, through their openers David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan, had set themselves up nicely ahead of the second half of their innings. They had not a lost a wicket in the first 10 overs and Warner started sizing up all of the Mumbai bowlers, with as many as 26 of his 49 runs coming in the arc behind square on the off-side. However, Warner’s opening partner, S Dhawan, was not at his fluent best and not only did the Delhi southpaw struggle for runs but also was edgy throughout his innings of 48 (43).

Once Mumbai dismissed Warner, who had scored an unbeaten 76 in Sunrisers’ nine-wicket win over Gujarat Lions, they pulled back the rate at which the visitors were scoring their runs. The Sunrisers’s top and middle order batsmen had to be aggressive and find the boundaries from the word go, which they were unable to. The likes of Yuvraj and Hooda tried to be aggressive but couldn’t quite get the timing of their shots right on the night and SRH lost wickets in almost every over in the second half of their innings—13.1, 14.5, 15.3, 17.4, 18.1, 19.1, and 19.4.

Therefore, the South Indian franchise failed to gather momentum in the back-end of their innings. And truth be told, Bumrah and Malinga, who bowled the final fifth of the SRH innings (overs 17-20), kept Ben Cutting and the rest of the lower order quiet by mixing the length and pace of their deliveries supremely. Harbhajan Singh and Hardik Pandya too, were hard to score off and this duo importantly picked wickets during the middle phase of the Sunrisers’ innings.

MI v SRH, 10th Match Scorecard

Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to field first.

Playing XIs

MI: 1. Rohit Sharma (c), 2. Parthiv Patel, 3. Jos Buttler, 4. Nitish Rana, 5. Kieron Pollard, 6. Krunal Pandya, 7. Hardik Pandya, 8. Harbhajan Singh, 9. Mitchell McClenaghan, 10. Lasith Malinga, and 11. Jasprit Bumrah

SRH: 1. David Warner, 2. Shikhar Dhawan, 3. Ben Cutting, 4. Yuvraj Singh, 5. Naman Ojha, 6. Deepak Hooda, 7. Bipul Sharma, 8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9. Ashish Nehra, 10. Rashid Khan, and 11. Mustafizur Rahman


SRH: 158/8 (Warner 49; Bumrah 3/24)
MI: 159/6 (Rana 45 and Patel 39; Bhuvneshwar 3/21)

Result: Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by four wickets in the 10th match of IPL 2017. Jasprit Bumrah was awarded the man-of-the-match for his spell of 4-9 dots-24-3.

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) Innings 
Batsmen and dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate  
Shikhar Dhawan

bowled McClenaghan

48 (43) 5 1 111.62
David Warner

caught Patel, bowled Harbhajan

49 (34) 7 2 144.11
Deepak Hooda

caught Pollard, bowled Harbhajan

9 (9) 1 0 100.00
Yuvraj Singh

bowled H Pandya

5 (7) 1 0 71.42
Ben Cutting

bowled Bumrah

20 (10) 4 0 200.00
Naman Ojha

caught Pollard, bowled Bumrah

9 (9) 0 0 100.00
Vijay Shankar

caught Rana, bowled Malinga

1 (2) 0 0 50.00
Rashid Khan

caught and bowled Bumrah

2 (4) 0 0 50.00
Bhuvneshwar Kumar

not out

4 (3) 0 0 133.33
Ashish Nehra

not out

0 (0) 0 0 0.00
Batsmen who didn’t bat Mustafizur Rahman
Extras 11 (1 no-ball, 5 wides and 5 leg byes)
SRH’s total 158/8 in 20 overs, at 7.90 runs per over
SRH’s fall of wickets 81/1 (Warner, 10.2), 105/2 (Hooda, 13.1), 114/3 (S Dhawan, 14.5), 123/4 (Yuvraj, 15.3), 146/5 (Cutting, 17.4), 147/6 (Shankar, 18.1), 153/7 (N Ojha, 19.1), and 155/8 (Rashid, 19.4)
Mumbai Indians (MI) Bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Economy rate
Harbhajan Singh 4 15 23 2 5.75
Lasith Malinga 4 9 30 1 7.50
Jasprit Bumrah 4 9 24 3 6.00
Mitchell McClenaghan 4 7 42 1 10.50
Hardik Pandya 3 10 22 1 7.33
Krunal Pandya 1 0 12 0 12.00
MI’s Innings (target: 159 in 20 overs, at 7.95 runs per over)
Batsmen and dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate  
Parthiv Patel

caught Bhuvneshwar, bowled Hooda

39 (24) 7 0 162.50
Jos Buttler

bowled Nehra

14 (11) 3 0 127.27
Rohit Sharma

leg before wicket Rashid

4 (4) 0 0 100.00
Nitish Rana

bowled Bhuvneshwar

45 (36) 3 2 125.00
Kieron Pollard

caught S Dhawan, bowled Bhuvneshwar

11 (11) 0 1 100.00
Krunal Pandya

caught Cutting, bowled Bhuvneshwar

37 (20) 3 3 185.00
Hardik Pandya

not out

2 (3) 0 0 66.67
Harbhajan Singh

not out

3 (3) 0 0 100.00
Batsmen who didn’t bat Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell McClenaghan
Extras 4 (3 leg byes and 1 wide)
MI’s total 159/6 in 18.4 overs, at 8.51 runs per over
MI’s fall of wicket 28/1 (Buttler, 3.1), 41/2 (Rohit, 4.5), 79/3 (Patel, 9.4), 111/4 (Pollard, 13.4), 149/5 (K Pandya, 17.1), and 155/6 (Rana, 17.6)
SRH Bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Economy rate
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 13 21 3 5.25
Ashish Nehra 4 7 46 1 11.50
Rashid Khan 4 12 19 1 4.75
Mustafizur Rahman 2.4 3 34 0 12.75
Deepak Hooda 2 2 18 1 9.00
Ben Cutting 2 5 18 0 9.00

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