Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field. Harbhajan Singh the most experienced spinners started the first over. Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner start the innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Four dot balls by Harbhajan Singh to Shikhar Dhawan and then a single towards third man region. Just 2 runs of the over. 2nd over and Lasith Malinga comes into bowl to David Warner, stroked to covers and well fielded by Bhajji. The stadium is jam-packed with MI supporters and SRH fans. Superb bowling and fielding by MI. SRH were just 5 runs after 2 overs.
Next, over Harbhajan to Warner, he hits it for 2 fours and next ball a stumping appeal by Parthiv Patel, and it was not out by Third Umpire. Good field placement by Mumbai was making it difficult for SRH to hit the gaps. SRH with some more boundaries reached 34 in the 6 overs power play. David Warner 49(34) was out caught on a special effort catch by Parthiv Patel on the bowling of Harbhajan Singh. SRH now were 81/1 in the 11th over. On 114 fell the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan 48(43) with 5 fours and 1 sixer. He was out bowled to a slow full toss delivery by Mitchell McClenaghan.
Ben Cutting and Yuvraj Singh now on strike started accelerating the runrate for SRH. Yuvraj Singh 5(7) bowled Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting 20 (10) with 4 fours was bowled by Jasprit Bumrah on with a good yorker delivery. The rest of the SRH batting could not add many runs to the total 154/8 after 20 overs. The Mumbai Indian Bowlers and fielders did very well this time. Jasprit Bumrah was the top bowler with 3 wickets giving 24 runs in 4 overs and Harbhajan Singh 2 wicket for 23 in 4 overs.
With good bowling line up with SRH they can defend the total of 154, and Mumbai will try to finish the match winning with a good runrate and wickets in hand. What happened next was good cricket.
The Mumbai Indian batting started strong with Parthiv Patel and Jos Butler 14(11), Butler was bowled by Ashish Nehra. Rohit Sharma 4(4) was soon out LBW on the bowling by Rashid Khan. Parthiv Patel scored a good 39 runs in 24 balls with 7 fours.
Kieron Pollard scored 11(11) and came in Krunal Pandya to bat join Nitish Rana who was batting with a good strike rate. Krunal 37(20) hit 3 sixes and 3 fours before getting out caught by the fielder at the boundary. Nitish Rana 45(36) with 2 sixes and 3 fours. The remaining runs were easily scored by Hardik Pandya and Harbhajan Singh.
Rashid Khan bowled great again 4 over 19 runs 1 wicket with an economy 5.45 bowling 12 dot balls. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 13 wickets, in 4 over giving 21 runs and bowling 13 dot balls.
Mumbai Indians successfully chased the target winning by 4 wickets at 159/6 in 18.4 overs. Man of the match was awarded to Jasprit Bumrah taking 3 wickets.
Good cricket by both teams, good batting, good fielding, and catching. Mumbai played better today and won the match. SRH gave a good fight and will want to win their next match now.
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