The match Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad saw some unexpected performances from the names in the MI camp who were earlier not able to find their footing well. The 14-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad was much needed for Mumbai Indians. This was MI’s third win in this tournament & was much needed.
With this win, Mumbai is at number 6 in team rankings while SRH is at number 9, after the MI’s win in this match. Mumbai’s key winning at all the crucial moments & SRH losing all the crucial ones became the key difference between the win & the loss in the match.
Both the teams had a slow & bad start to their innings, but Mumbai Indians were able to recover faster & much more accurately to proceed towards winning. Sundar and Jansen played great cameos but sadly it needed to last few more balls. The equation went down to SRH needing 20 off the final over. Skipper Rohit showed faith in Arjun Tendulkar who delivered under pressure by bowling some perfect yorkers. MI eventually won the match by 14 runs.
SRH won the toss & chose to bat first, Cameron Green’s 64 off 40 deliveries & Tilak Varma’s 37 off 17 balls helped Mumbai Indians achieve 192 runs for 5 wickets. Captain Sharma & Ishan Kishan were off to flying runs 28 off 18 & 38 off 31 runs respectively. After Verma’s departure, tall right-hander Cameron Green got down to business as he hit three back-to-back fours off T Natarajan to bring up his maiden fifty in Indian Premier League before collecting a straight six in a 20-run over. In the final Mumbai Indians’ innings, Natarajan gave away many runs as he ended up conceding 50 runs in his four overs. Mumbai scored 62 runs in the last five overs.
Marco Jensen got 2 wickets for the whole team while Bhuvneshwar Kumar & T Natarajan both took one wicket each.