Continuing their troubles since the start of the latest season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2018)
, Mumbai Indians on Tuesday lost fifth of the six matches they have played in the tournament so far. The 23rd match of IPL 2018, played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, saw Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defending the lowest total of the season against Mumbai Indians (MI), ascending to number 3 of the Vivo IPL Points table
and pushing Mumbai to the 7th spot.
After being put to bat first, SRH set a target of 119 runs for Mumbai Indian (MI) but the hosts surrendered before SRH bowlers and were all out for just 87. SRH also managed to register their maiden victory at Wankhede Stadium as Mumbai lost 3 quick wickets, including that of captain Rohit Sharma, who failed to make any significant contribution to the team total. SRH bowlers Shakib Al Hasan and Rashid Khan were instrumental in restricting Mumbai batsmen and Siddharth Kaul provided a good hand, clinching 3 wickets.
Rashid got the better of Pollard as the big man fell to a good delivery by the bowler and half the team was back in the pavilion. The sole good scorer for Mumbai today, Suryakumar Yadav fell in the 15th over at a score of 34 runs, giving a boost to the momentum created by SRH bowlers. Soon Mitchell McClenaghan and Mayank Markande followed him to the pavilion as Siddarth Kaul sent them back in the same over. Mumbai was under pressure as everything was going in favour of SRH bowlers. All eyes were on Pandya as he had a big responsibility to rescue his team today but he soon lost his wicket in the 18th over.
Mumbai Indians innings update: Over by over
Sandeep Sharma to Suryakumar Yadav, wide ball of the first one. No run as ball bounces of the good length. Dot ball. Single of the third ball. No run of the last three deliveries as ball was swinging a bit. MI: 2-0
Over 2: Mohd Nabi is into the attack. MI: 8-0
Over 3: Sandeep Sharma continues. Lewis is out, could not understand the ball. MI: 12-1
Over 4: Nabi continues. Wacked for four, what a shot for four. Hit high in the air, Ishan Kishan is out. Goje for duck.
Sandeep continues. Rohit Sharma is gone. MI 22-3
Over 7: Kaul into the attack. Just one. Tight line. One run towards third man. Dot ball. Single to Suryakumar. Dot to end the over. MI: 26-3
Ove 8: Nabi to continue. Yadav cuts for one.Williamson adjusting the field. Single to Krunal. Cheeky cut by Yadav for four. Another four. Costly over for SRH while defending 118. Double to end the over. MI: 38-3
Kaul continues, classic cover drive by Krunal for four. Ripper!!! Decent line. Beautiful bouncer. Pulled for four. Full toss, brilliant straight drive for four. SRH: 50-3
Rashid Khan continues, dot ball. Yadav cuts and the ball barely misses the edge. very tight line. Single to Yadav. Krunal pulls and takes a single. MI: 51-3
Over 11: Rashid bowls a full toss, double. Four. Krunal is out. Brilliant LBW. Kieron Pollard os the new man in, brilliant stop by Manish. MI 62-4
Over 12: Shakib al Hasan continues. SIX!!! Single taken. Another single. Dot ball. Double. MI: 73-4
Rashid continues, Pollard edges to the slip. He is gone for 9. Hardik Pandya is the new batsman. Brilliant turn. Single to Hardik, opens his account. Single to Suryakumar. MI 75-5. Need 44 form 36
Basil Thampi is the new bowler, straight drive for one. Dot ball. Cheeky single. Suryakumar flicks hard, straight to the fielder. He is out, Mumbai in trouble. Mitchell McClenaghan is the new batsman. Dot ball. MI: 77-6. Need 42 from 30
Kaul to continue. one run to Hardik. Mitchell on strike. OUT , Mitchell is LBW, reviewed. OUT. Mumbai in deep deep trouble. Mayank Markande is the new Batsman, single taken. Dot ball. Cheeky single. Hardik needs to stay on the crease. Markande LBW, what a turn of event. MI 80-8. Need 38 from 24.
Bumrah is the new man in. Rashid continues, Hardik plays a shot and doesn't take a run. Dot ball. Defended. Another dot. Fifth dot. Maiden Over. Surreal. MI: 80-8. Need 39 from 18.
Mohd Nabi comes to the attack. Edge, almost carries. Pandya on strike. Pandya swings and misses. Again, swings and misses. Hardik Pandya hits in the air, and Thambi takes it. Hopes of Mumbai dead. Bumrah pulls and gets a four. Swing and a miss. MI: 85-9. Need 34 runs from 12 balls with one wicket in hand.
Thampi into the attack. Swings and misses. Mustafizur tries to hit, just one. Swings and misses again. In the air, gone. SRH win by 31 runs.
Mumbai Indians innings analysis after end of the match
Chasing the target of 119 runs, Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav came to open the innings for Mumbai Indians. Sandeep Sharma came to bowl the first over of the innings and bowled brilliantly to give only 2 runs as MI batsmen struggled to connect the ball. Mohammad Nabi came to bowl the 2nd over and greeted by Suryakumar Yadav punched the ball for four in the cover region, but he pulled back and gave only 2 runs in the next 5 balls. Sandeep Sharma continued from the other end and got hit for a four by Lewis in the cover region. Sandeep Sharma kept swinging the deliveries and at last got the wicket of Evin Lewis of the 5th ball. Evin Lewis scored 5 runs off 9 balls. Ishan Kishan came to bat after the dismissal of Lewis. Sandeep gave away 4 runs in his 2nd over. Mohammad Nabi came to bowl the 4th over and Yadav hit the 3rd ball of the innings for four straight down the ground. But Nabi got the wicket of youngster Ishan Kishan of the last ball, who got out for a duck. Rohit Sharma came to bat after the wicket of Ishan Kishan and his failed to stay on the crease for long as Shakib Al Hasan got the outside edge of his bat and Dhawan took an easy to catch in the slip. Rohit Sharma again failed to score runs as he made only 2 runs from 6 balls. Mumbai Indians were in deep trouble and Krunal Pandya joined Suryakumar Yadav to rescue their team from the slump. Siddhartha Kaul came to bowl the 7th over and gave only 4 runs as MI were in rebuilding mode. Nabi came to bowl the 8th over and Yadav hit 2 consecutive fours to collect 12 runs in the Nabi’s 3rd over. Kaul continued from the other end and hit for 3 boundaries by Krunal.
After the end of the 9th over Mumbai Indians were 50 for 3 with Krunal Pandya (16 runs off 11 balls) and Suryakumar Yadav (26 runs off 25 balls) at the crease. MI needed 69 runs from 11 overs with a required rate of 6.27 rpo.
Rashid Khan came to bowl the 10th over of the innings and didn’t allow Suryakumar Yadav to score runs and only gave two runs in his first over. SRH bowlers need to maintain the pressure by not giving easy runs. Shakib Al Hasan came to bowl the 11th over bowled with a great line and length, bowling 3 dot balls and giving only 3 runs. The required rate was hovering around 7 runs per over. Rashid Khan came to bowl the 12th over and got the wicket of Krunal Pandya on review, a much-needed wicket for SRH, he gave 7 runs in his second over. Krunal Pandya scored 24 runs off 20 balls with a strike rate of 120. Kieron Pollard came to bat after the dismissal of Pandya. Shakib came to bowl the 13th over of the innings and Pollard hit the second ball of the over for a gigantic six over the r long-on boundary. Pollard was playing sensibly as he took a single of the next ball. The ball had been changed. Shakib gave away 11 runs in his 3rd over as MI were scoring at a run-rate of 5.61. Kieron Pollard scored 9 runs off 6 balls. Rashid Khan continued to bowl from the other end and he got the wicket of mighty Pollard as he again failed to score runs for Mumbai Indian. Rashid Khan gave only 2 runs in his 3rd over and brought SRH back into the game. After the end of the 14th over Mumbai Indians were 75 for 5 with Suryakumar Yadav (33 runs off 36 balls) and Hardik Pandya (1 run off 4 balls) at the crease. MI needed 44 runs from 36 balls with a required run-rate of 7.33.
Basil Thampi came to bowl the 15th over and Suryakumar Yadav hit the ball straight down the ground for a single, followed by two dot balls. Thampi got the prized wicket of Suryakumar Yadav, who was holding one end, as he picked the fielder at deep square leg boundary. Suryakumar Yadav scored 34 runs off 38 balls with a strike rate of 89.47. Mitchell McClenaghan came to the crease after the wicket of Yadav and now all hopes of Mumbai Indians is on Hardik Pandya. Thampi gave only 2 runs in his 1st over. Siddhartha Kaul came to bowl the 16th over and trapped McClenaghan in front of the wicket to get a 7th wicket for Sunrisers Hyderabad. McClenaghan was out for a duck. Mayank Markande came to the crease after the wicket of McClenaghan as the required run-rate crossed 9.30 mark. Kaul did it for SRH for the second time as he got the wicket of Markande of the last ball of his 3rd over. Mumbai Indians were tottering at 80/8. Rashid Khan came to bowl the 17th over and Hardik Pandya played a maiden over as he didn’t manage to get a single of the last ball of Rashid’s spell. Kaul came to bowl the 18th over and got the wicket of Hardik Pandya this a last nail in the Mumbai Indians coffin.
Sunrisers Hyderabad defended the lowest total in IPL
2018 as they defeated Mumbai Indians by 31 runs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad innings update: Over by over
Over 1: Shikhar Dhawan is back for Sunrisers Hyderabad and will open the innings with Kane Williamson. Jasprit Bumrah will lead the attack for Mumbai Indians. Starts off with a bouncer. Chipped towards the leg for single. Williamson plays a cracking square cut for four. And here is another cover drive for four. Easy single for Kane. Goes past the outside edge of Shikhar. End of over. SRH: 10-0
Over 2: Mitchell McClenaghan comes into the attack. Williamson to face. Lofted in the air, there was protection on the off side, just one to Williamson. Down the leg side, wide and Ishan Kishan fails to collect it, 5 wides to SRH. Dhawan on strike, cuts over point for four. Dhawan is hit on his knee. Looks in deep pain. He is struggling to even walk. He takes stance again to face. CLEAN BOWLED. He barely moved his feet, which was very obvious, and he lost his wicket. Gone for 5. Wriddhiman Saha is the new batsman. He almost edged it. Saha swings the bat outside the off stump without moving his feet, edges it to the keeper and is gone for a duck. Disastrous start for Sunrisers Hyderabad. End of the over. SRH: 20-2
Bumrah continues, Manish Pandey is the new man in. Williamson plays it well for dot. Single taken. Pandey on strike. Plays a beautiful cover drive for four. That is some confidence. Single to Manish. Quick single to Williamson. Single to end the over. SRH: 28-2
Over 4: McClenaghan continues, Pandey wacks him for four over his head. Plays dot balls. Here is another four, this time over the in-field for four. SRH: 38-2
Over 5: Hardik Pandya comes in. Williamson edges on, lucky that it didn't hit the stump, gets four. Very lucky. Wide ball down the leg. SIngle to Kane. Brilliant line by Pandya, Manish almost edged it. And this time Manish plays a lofted shot, and gets caught at covers. He departs at 16. Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in. End of the over. SRH: 45-3
Mitchell McClenaghan to continue, to Hasan. Dot ball. Quick single.Oh what a mix-up. There was never a run there. Shakib wanted one and paid the price. He is gone for 2. Yusuf Pathan is the new man in. Single to Williamson. Bouncer, gone for four as Bys. SRH 51-4
Over 7: Hardik to continue, Williamson almost edged it. kane wacks it for four. Just one to Willamson. End of the over. SRH: 56-4
Mustafizur Rahman comes in, Williamson greets him with four. Better line from Rahman, no run. Short ball, brilliant pull by Williamson, and equally well fielded. Stopped three runs there. Pathan plays with well for no run. Pushed away by Yusuf for a single. 3000 runs for Yusuf Pathan in IPL.
Easy single for Williamson. End of the over. SRH: 63-4
Sunrisers Hyderabad innings analysis after end of innings
Hardik to continue, Williamson gets the inside edge and he is walking. Fifth wicket down for SRH. Kane Williamson gone for 29. Mohd Nabi is the new man in. Take a single. Pathan plays it down to the third man, gets a single. Brilliant cover drive by Nabi for four. Plays it to the third man for a single. Down the leg, wide. Bouncer to end the over. SRH 71-5
Mayank Markande is the new bowler, nabi greets him with a pull for four. Single to Nabi. Yusuf sweeps him for four with one hand. SIngle taken. Nabi takes a single. LBW appeal turned down. MI reviews, the ball missing all three parameters, MI loses the review. SRH: 82-5
Over 11: Krunal Pandya comes to the attack. Single to Nabi, tighter line by Krunal. SRH: 85-5
Markande continues, Nabi tries to wack the ball, misses the line completely. CLEAN BOWLED. Nabi gone for 14. SRH 85-6. Rashid Khan is the new batsman. Sweeps and misses. Sweeps for single. Yusuf cuts for one.
Wide ball by Krunal. Rashid takes a double. Yusuf cuts brilliantly for four. SRH: 98-6
Over 14: Bumrah is back. Rashid nicks one to Ishan Kishan, he makes no mistake taking the catch. Rashid gone for 6. Basil Thampi is the new man in. Cuts over the in-field towards third man for one. Yusuf takes a single. End of over. SRH: 102-7
Rahman continues. Thampi takes a single. Another single. High in the air, just one. Yusuf barely escapes that one. SRH: 106-7
Markande is back, Thampi tries to cut the straight ball, misses and is clean bowled. Siddharth Kaul is the new man. Double to Kaul. SRH: 109-8
Rahman continues, Kaul swings and misses. Once Again. Again. He is not moving his feet at all. Run out, Kaul is gone. 109-9. Sandeep Sharma is the last man in. Dot ball. SRH: 109-9.
Bumrah continues, Yusuf is looking to take as much strike as possible. No runs in two balls. Pulls hard, no run. Straight down the ground for two. Brilliant fielding. Single on the last ball. SRH: 112-9
Mustafizur continues, Yusuf sweeps and misses. Powerfully driven, no run. Wacked for six. Pulled, out. SRH: 118-all out
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and asked Sunrisers Hyderabad to bat first. Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson came to open the innings, Bumrah came to bowl the first over of the innings and hit for two consecutive boundaries of 3rd and 4th ball by Williamson. Bumrah gave 10 runs in his first ball. Mitchell McClenaghan came to bowl the 2nd over of the innings and Williamson took a single off the first ball. Dhawan hit the 2nd ball of the over four over the point region and an inside edge hit the knee cap of Dhawan and another inside edge of the 4th ball and hit the off stump. Shikhar Dhawan out for 5 as McClenaghan got the first wicket for Mumbai Indians. Wriddiman Saha came to the crease after the dismissal of Shikar Dhawan and got out of the last ball of the over. McClenaghan got the second scalp for MI, great start for Mumbai Indians. Manish Pandey came to bat after two big blows for SRH. Bumrah came to bowl the 3rd over and gave 8 runs of his 2nd over. After the end of third over SRH were 28 for the loss of two wickets. Kane Williamson (12 runs off 7 balls) and Manish Pandey (6 runs off 3 balls) were at the crease.
McClenaghan continued from the other end and Pandey hit the 2nd ball for 4 over the mid-on fielder. McClenaghan gave away 10 runs in his 2nd over as Manish Pandey timed the last ball with perfection for a boundary. Hardik Pandya came to bowl the 5th over of the innings and Williamson got an inside edge that went past fine leg for four, followed by a wide on the leg side. Hardik Pandya got the wicket of Pandey of the 4th over as Manish Pandey was trying to get the full advantage of the powerplay and hit the ball straight to the fielder. He scored 16 runs off 14 balls with a strike rate of 145.45. Shakib Al Hasan came to the crease after the wicket of Pandey and played a dot ball. Pandya gave 7 runs in his first over. McClenaghan came to bowl the last over of the powerplay and a great mix-up in running resulted in Shakib’s wicket as the situation got worst from bad for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Yusuf Pathan came to bat after Shakib’s wicket. The last ball of the powerplay went for 4 byes as Ishan failed to collect the bouncer. After the end of the powerplay, SRH were 51/4 with a run rate of 8.50 rpo and Kane Williamson (10 runs of 11 balls) and Yusuf Pathan (0 runs of 2 balls) were at the crease.
Hardik Pandya came to bowl the 7th over of the innings and hit for a boundary of the 2nd ball but Pandya pulled it back and gave away only 1 run of the last 4 balls. Mustafizur Rahman came to bowl the 8th over and Williamson hammered the first ball in the deep square region for four. Rahman gave only 3 runs in the remaining four balls. Hardik Pandya came to bowl the 9th over and his golden arm gave Mumbai Indians 5th breakthrough as he got the wicket of Williamson. Kane Williamson scored 29 runs in 21 balls with a strike rate of 138.09. Mohammad Nabi came to bat and hit the 2nd ball he faced for a superb cover drive for four. Pandya gave away 8 runs in his 2nd over and took a prized wicket of SRH captain.
After the end of the 9th over, SRH were 71 for 5 with Nabi (10 runs off 3 balls) and Yusuf Pathan (2 runs off 7 balls)
Mayank Markande came to bowl the 10th over and Nabi greeted him with a four in the mid-wicket region. Pathan also took the advantage of the poor bowling and paddled the 3rd ball for four in the fine leg region. Markande gave away 11 runs in his first over. Krunal Pandya came to bowl the 11th over and he continued his IPL
2018 form and gave only 3 runs as SRH were scoring at a run-rate of 7.72 rpo. Markande continued to bowl from the other end and foxed Nabi and clean bowled him. Nabi got perished while trying to send the ball out of the stadium. Rashid Khan came to the crease after the wicket of his fellow Afghan cricketer. Markande gave away only 2 runs as miseries of SRH deepens
Krunal Pandya came to bowl the 13th over and gave away 11 runs as SRH batsmen were looking to score in singles and doubles and for some odd boundaries. Bumrah came to bowl the 14th over of the innings and thick outside of Rashid’s bat went for single to the deep third man region. Jasprit Bumrah got the wicket of Rashid Khan as he edged the ball to the keeper. Sunrisers Hyderabad was in a great trouble as the fear of all-out looms over SRH. Rashid Khan scored 6 runs off 9 balls. Basil Thampi came to bat after the wicket of Rashid and got a top edge but it landed safely for a single in the third man region. Bumrah delivered for his captain as he gave away only 4 runs and took a wicket in his 3rd over. Mustafizur Rahman came to bowl the 15th over and gave only 4 runs as SRH scampered for a single as they didn’t want to get all out before 20 overs.
Markande came to bowl the 16th over and foxed Thampi with a leg-spin as he took the 10th wicket of IPL 2018. Markande gave away only 2 runs as SRH struggling to score runs. Mustafizur Rahman came to bowl the 17th over and Pathan took a single of the first ball. Yusuf should have taken most of the strike as he was the only recognized batsman on the crease. Siddhartha Kaul played 4 dot ball before getting run out as kaul tried to give Pathan strike. SRH were 109/9 with Pathan at the crease. Sandeep Sharma came to the crease after the wicket of Thampi. Bumrah came to bowl the 18th over and gave only 3 runs as Yusuf took a single off the last ball to retain the strike. Mustafizur came to bowl the 18th over of the innings and hit the 3rd ball of the over for the first six of the innings followed by another big hit but found Hardik Pandya at the mid-wicket boundary. Sunrisers Hyderabd got all-out of their lowest total of IPL 2018 as they only managed to score 118 in 18.4 overs.
Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul. Shikhar Dhawan back in the tea. Nabi and Thampi get a game
Mumbai Indians had started their IPL 2018 campaign with three losses on the trot before a victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore, but the three-wicket defeat against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur, their fourth last-over setback, put them under tremendous pressure. With nine games left before the play-off stage
, Mumbai Indians find themselves in a difficult situation, as they need to win at least seven of them to improve their chances. As such, a win over SRH in today’s match will be imperative for them to be able to stay in the hunt. MI's campaign has so far seen few bright spots, such as local player and opener Suryakumar Yadav, the team's most consisten batsman who is only four runs short of the 200 mark in IPL 2018.
However, lack of runs from Rohit Sharma, barring the one match-winning knock of 94 against Royal Challengers Bangalore,
has hurt the three-time champions and they need their inspirational captain to bounce back with a big knock against SRH. Another major disappointment for the team has been the big West Indian Kieron Pollard, who has put only 54 runs against his name in five games. He is in danger of being left out to warm the bench. His Trinidadian's compatriot Evin Lewis has not been a complete let-down, but his performance cannot be called outstanding, either. The Pandya brothers -- Hardik and Krunal -- have not sparkled with the bat. Mumbai Indians have so far not made too many changes to their playing eleven; they might seriously consider that before it is too late.
Meanwhile, despite a three-match winning streak, Sunrisers Hyderabad find themselves in the lower half of the Vivo IPL points table
, thanks to their successive defeats to Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings. While captain Kane Williamson has been in a superb form, carrying the team's batting on his shoulders, amassing 230 runs in five games, the other batsmen, including opener Shikhar Dhawan, have not given him enough support. Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has been particularly sub-par with a tally of just 62 runs and might have to soon make way for Shreevats Goswami. Among other batsmen, Yusuf Pathan showed glimpses of his old attacking self against Rajasthan with a quick 27-ball 45, but he still lacks consistency.