Sunrisers Put an Overly Experimental Mumbai to the Sword, Win by 7 Wickets

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s batsmen didn’t break a lot of sweat in chasing down 139, reaching the target with 10 balls to spare and losing just three wickets in the process. The hosts of the 48th match lost Warner early but Moises Henriques, restored to No. 3 in the batting order, and Shikhar Dhawan put together a 91-run partnership for the second wicket and put their team in a strong position.

Dhawan saw his team through to victory with a 46-ball 62, an innings in which he struck four fours and two sixes. Henriques had also played a crucial knock (44) in Sunrisers successfully chasing down a tricky target, before being dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah. The New South Wales all-rounder found the boundaries (six altogether) at regular intervals during his innings and in doing so, ensured that his team stayed ahead of Mumbai. Vijay Shankar, who had come in place of Bipul Sharma, hit the winning runs on the second delivery of the 19th over.

With this victory, Sunrisers have taken themselves closer to a spot in the IPL 2017 playoffs. Kings XI now need to win their remaining three matches and hope that Sunrisers lose to Gujarat on Saturday (May 13). Shikhar Dhawan, for his 46-ball 62, was awarded the man-of-the-match.

Rohit Sharma and co. had an off night and just made life easier for Sunrisers with a poor show altogether. However, having been consistent and dominant for much of this season, they will and should not look into this result too much.

Batting first, Mumbai made just 138/7, with their captain alone scoring 48.55% (67) of the team’s total. Barring Rohit Sharma, every other Mumbai batsman was out of touch and played ordinary shots to get out. Though the pitch played a touch slower and shot-making was difficult as a result, the visiting batsmen didn’t quite apply themselves and blindly threw their bats at deliveries they shouldn’t have.

Mumbai did not get off to the kind of start they usually have this season, with Lendl Simmons being bowled by Mohammad Nabi on the tenth delivery of the match and innings. Given that their team had lost an early wicket, the likes of Parthiv Patel and Nitish Rana should ideally have tried to play themselves in and rebuild the innings. Instead, Rana and Patel tried to get on top of the Sunrisers’s bowlers and lost their wickets.

As a result of the impetuousness of their top and middle order batsmen, Mumbai lost wickets at regular intervals and deprived themselves of momentum throughout their innings. A 60-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Rohit and Hardik Pandya recovered the innings from a position of concern (36/3), but Pandya fell in the 15th over and just at a time when his team will have wanted to make a move on.

While Mumbai batted ordinarily, Sunrisers bowlers utilised the conditions perfectly and gave their team complete control over proceedings. Other than Moises Henriques, whose one over cost 15 runs, every specialist bowler did the job for his team and captain.

Nabi had come in place of Kane Williamson and bowled an excellent spell of off-spin, conceding just 13 runs in his four overs and taking the crucial wicket of Simmons. Impressively, despite bowling three of his overs in the powerplay, Nabi kept the Mumbai batsmen on a tight leash and just didn’t concede runs.

At the other end, Siddarth Kaul harnessed the pressure being created by Nabi and was able to pick wickets with the batsmen going after him. Kaul took three wickets (Rana, Patel and Rohit) and all of them were consequences of the batsmen trying to score off him and miscuing their shots. Rashid Khan had another good day at the office as well, bowling economically and taking the odd wicket, of Hardik.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, 48th Match Scorecard

Playing XIs

Hyderabad: 1. David Warner (c), 2. Shikhar Dhawan, 3. Mohammad Nabi, 4. Yuvraj Singh, 5. Naman Ojha (wk), 6. Moises Henriques, 7. Vijay Shankar, 8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9. Rashid Khan, 10. Siddarth Kaul, and 11. Mohammed Siraj

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


Mumbai: 138/7 (Rohit 67; Kaul 3/24 and Bhuvneshwar 2/29)
Sunrisers: 140/3 (Dhawan 62* and Henriques 44; Bumrah 1/24)

Mumbai Indians (MI) innings (toss: Mumbai, who chose to bat first)
Batsman Dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate
Lendl Simmons bowled Nabi 1 (5) 0 0 20.00
Parthiv Patel caught Warner, bowled Kaul 23 (17) 1 1 135.29
Nitish Rana caught Bhuvneshwar, bowled Kaul 9 (11) 2 0 81.81
Rohit Sharma bowled Kaul 67 (45) 6 2 148.88
Hardik Pandya caught Henriques, bowled Rashid 15 (24) 0 0 62.50
Kieron Pollard caught Shankar, bowled Bhuvneshwar 5 (9) 0 0 55.55
Karn Sharma caught Ojha, bowled Bhuvneshwar 5 (5) 1 0 100.00
Harbhajan Singh not out 1 (3) 0 0 33.33
Mitchell McClenaghan not out 2 (1) 0 0 200.00
Batsmen who didn’t bat: Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah
Extras: 10 (7 wides, 2 byes and 1 leg bye)
MI’s total: 138/7 in 20 overs, at 6.90 runs per over
MI’s fall of wickets: 4/1 (Simmons, 1.4), 22/2 (Rana, 4.1), 36/3 (Patel, 6.1), 96/4 (Hardik, 14.2), 126/5 (Rohit, 18.1), 132/6 (Pollard, 19.1), and 136/7 (Karn, 19.5)
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Economy rate
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 9 29 2 7.25
Mohammad Nabi 4 15 13 1 3.25
Mohammed Siraj 3 6 32 0 10.66
Siddarth Kaul 4 8 24 3 6.00
Rashid Khan 4 11 22 1 5.50
Moises Henriques 1 0 15 0 15.00
Hyderabad innings (target: 139 runs in 20 overs, at 6.95 runs per over)
Batsman Dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate
David Warner leg before wicket McClenaghan 6 (6) 1 0 100.00
Shikhar Dhawan not out 62 (46) 4 2 134.78
Moises Henriques caught Rohit, bowled Bumrah 44 (35) 6 0 125.71
Yuvraj Singh caught Hardik, bowled Malinga 9 (11) 1 0 81.81
Vijay Shankar not out 15 (12) 1 0 141.66
Batsmen who didn’t bat: Naman Ojha, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, and Siddarth Kaul
Extras: 4 (2 wides and 2 leg byes)
SRH’s total: 140/3 in 18.2 overs, at 7.63 runs per over
SRH’s fall of wickets: 7/1 (Warner, 1.1), 98/2 (Henriques, 13.1), 112/3 (Yuvraj, 14.4)
Mumbai bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Economy rate
Harbhajan Singh 4 8 23 0 5.75
Mitchell McClenaghan 4 8 26 1 6.50
Lasith Malinga 4 6 33 1 8.25
Jasprit Bumrah 3.2 8 24 1 7.20
Karn Sharma 2 6 19 0 9.50
Hardik Pandya 1 1 13 0 13.00

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