IPL 2021: MI vs SRH: Match report: Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult shine for Mumbai Indians
Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma played knocks of 40 and 32, but SRH managed to maintain a stranglehold as Mumbai Indians were restricted to 150/5. In response, SRH were bundled out for 137 despite a flying start given by Jonny Bairstow.
IPL SPECIAL PAGE | MI VS SRH SCOREBOARD
SRH needed 47 runs in the last five overs and Vijay Shankar whacked back-to-back sixes in Krunal Pandya’s third over to reduce the gap. But SRH was again put on the back foot when they lost two wickets in the 18th over and the team’s hopes were finally down when Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Shankar with 17 required off seven balls.
SRH collapsed from 129/5 to 137 in nine balls as Boult and Bumrah denied the batsmen any chance of slogging in the death overs.
Chasing 151, SRH had a decent start but opening batsman Bairstow took the charge and smashed 18 runs in the third over. The English batsman didn’t stop and continued his onslaught as he whacked two consecutive six in the fourth.
While David Warner played a sluggish knock, Bairstow was in top form as he hammered Mumbai Indians bowlers all around the park to take SRH over the 50-run mark before completion of the fifth over. However, the England opener brought his own innings to an end as he disturbed the stumps while attempting to hit the ball towards the fine leg.
Manish Pandey failed to leave a mark as he hardly timed the slog down the ground and Kieron Pollard made no mistake. Warner changed gears in the second half of the SRH innings but a sensational direct hit from Hardik Pandya ended his stint leaving SRH reeling at 90/3.
The wicket of Warner triggered a middle-order collapse as SRH lost two quick wickets. Rahul Chahar, who had dismissed Manish, sent both Virat Singh and Abhishek Sharma back in the hut to pile further misery on SRH. Shankar tried his best to take SRH over the line but was dismissed in the penultimate over by Bumrah.
In the end, Boult cleaned up SRH’s tail to hand Mumbai Indians their second win of the season.
Earlier, opting to bat, Mumbai Indians got off to a brilliant start as openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock put on 53 runs inside the first six overs. SRH got the much-needed breakthrough in the seventh over as Vijay dismissed Rohit (32).
Suryakumar Yadav (10) played two stunning shots but that was what he managed to do in totality as he was dismissed by Shankar in the ninth over, reducing Mumbai to 71/2. Ishan Kishan (12) failed to get going with the bat and at no point, he looked comfortable in his 21-ball knock.
In the final two overs, Hardik Pandya (7), Pollard, and Krunal Pandya tried their best to register big strikes, but SRH managed to keep them in check. In the final over, Pollard hit two sixes and as a result, he registered his 200th sixth in the IPL.
IPL 2021: MI vs SRH: Kieron Pollard: It’s good we won after a scrap, our confidence is up
IPL 2021: These scores are chaseable, it’s just poor batting: Warner after SRH fell to third consecutive loss
IPL 2021: MI vs SRH: Rohit Sharma lauds Mumbai Indians bowling after tight win over Sunrisers Hyderabad
IPL 2021: MI vs SRH: Hardik Pandya reveals secret of his Superman 15-meter throw to dismiss David Warner
IPL 2021: DC vs PBKS: Preview, Timing, Live telecast, Live streaming, Mumbai pitch report
IPL 2021: MI vs SRH: Toss report: Mumbai Indians to bat, make one change, Sunrisers make four changes
IPL 2021: Match 10: RCB vs KKR: Preview, TV timing, Live telecast, Live streaming, Chennai pitch report
IPL 2021: RCB vs KKR: Kyle Jamieson picks the brains of AB, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell
IPL 2021: Daniel Sams tests negative for Covid 19, joins Royal Challengers Bangalore bubble
IPL 2021: MI vs SRH, Match 9 Highlights: Sunrisers lose three on the trot as Mumbai register 13-run win
BCCI domestic season to start with Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
IPL 2021: Lara expects Padikkal to prove his mettle
Get breaking news alerts.
You have already subscribed