Hyderabad, April 6: Jonny Bairstow will be keen to continue his run riot and keep the Sunrisers Hyderabad juggernaut rolling against a Mumbai Indians side that is getting into the groove after an up-and-down start, in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Saturday.
Currently holding the top spot in the points table with three back-to-back victories, the confident Sunrisers would not like to spare an inch against Mumbai, lying at sixth place, with two wins and as many losses from four outings.
However, Mumbai will take heart from the fact that they defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings, their first loss in four games, in the last match.
In contrast, the Sunrisers, after losing their opening game against Kolkata Knight Riders, went on to win against Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals.
The Sunrisers, in fact, were without the services of their captain Kane Williamson during Thursday's match against Delhi because of an injury, but they did not let that have an impact.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar led from the front as the seamer while Mohammad Nabi and Siddarth Kaul chipped in with two wickets each to restrict Delhi to 129 for eight.
And with opener Bairstow (48) once again shining with the bat, the Sunrisers had a cakewalk, cruising to a five-wicket win.
Come Saturday, the Sunrisers would again be banking on the English batsmen to deliver the goods, besides Australian David Warner.
Here’s MyKhel’s Live Updates of the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians match:
That's a wrap from the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Alzarri Joseph stole the show, turning out the best figures in IPL on his debut, and handing Mumbai a 40-run win over hosts SRH.
History in 22 balls 💙💙💙💙— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 6, 2019
1st over: W, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
2nd over: 2, 1, 0, 0, W, 1
3rd over: 0, WD, 1, 1, WD, W, W, 1LB
4th over: W, 4, 1, W
#OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #SRHvMI pic.twitter.com/gr5gmyvXEb
That was a sensational start to his IPL career:
The debutant wreaks havoc here in Hyderabad as the @mipaltan win by 40 runs.— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 6, 2019
Alzarri Joseph with the best ever bowling figures in #VIVOIPL
Scorecard - https://t.co/kzyaotA3mE #SRHvsMI pic.twitter.com/bZECzrjZCE
WICKET!!!! It's all over for SRH at home. With figures of 6 for 12 he hands Mumbai a 40 run victory over SRH. Jospeh has the record for the best IPL Figures. What a debut for the youngster.
Bhuvi walks back as SRH are crumbling at home.
EXCELLENT stuff from Alzarri. With figures of 5 wickets for 7 he's ripped through SRH!
OUT!!! Bumrah dismisses Nabi for 11 of 14 as Sunrisers are eight wickets down.
The SRH middle-over struggled to get going as they need 47 off 22 to win.
WICKET! Alzarri is on a roll here. He's on a hat-trick! Picks up his fourth wicket of the match. SRH in trouble.
BOWLED! Alzarri strikes again. He's picked up a wicket every over! Hooda goes for 20 off 24. SRH 49 off 26.
Alzarri back into the attack. He's gotten his IPL career off to a good start. Will he pick up his third wicket in his third over.
Bumrah back into the attack. SRH need 59 off 32 to win.
Rahul Chahar has had a really good spell. Keeps SRH in check. Can Nabi or Hooda turn it around for the hosts?
13 overs gone. SRH at 73 for 5.
MISSED! A bit too far for Rohit as Nabi is safe. Goes for a single.
FOUR! Hooda keeps the scoreboard ticking.
WICKET!!! Another wicket gifted away by SRH. Pathan goes for a duck. SRH down five.
Yusuf Pathan comes in for the hosts
WICKET! SRH crumbling at home. Behrendorff picks up another big wicket. Skipper Rohit Sharma picks up the catch. Manish Pandey gone for 16 off 21.
Pandya gives away seven off the over
SRH need 85 off 68 to win. Can they pull it off after losing three quick wickets.
Hardik Pandya into the attack for Mumbai
WICKET! Another wicket in his second over. Hardik Pandya takes easy catch as Vijay Shankar goes for 5 off 10. Mumbai turning things around here.
Joseph back into the attack . First ball goes for two runs.
DROPPED!!! The big man Pollard drops Manish Pandey.
Wicket-maiden over for Alzarri. Good start to his IPL career as Alzarri gets 1 wicket in the opening over giving away no run.
Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar take over the reigns after Mumbai took early wickets.
BIG WICKET!! Warner goes for just 15 off 13! Alzarri picks up all important wicket to put Mumbai in control
OUT! BIG WICKET FOR MI. Bairstow gone for 16 off 10. Jasprit Bumrah takes easy catch. SRH lose wicket for the first time in powerplay in this season.
FOUR! The boundaries keep coming as Warner continues his dominating show at this ground.
Chahar into the attack
FOUR! Bairstow continues his impressive show as SRH cruising towards the total.
FOUR! Warner settling in. Hits Behrendorff for a boundary. SRH steady at 18/0 in 2.2 overs.
Bumrah into the attack for MI
Jason Behrendorff in with the new ball for Mumbai. Warner-Bairstow off from the start.
Time for SRH to chase it down. Will Warner-Bairstow chase it down with no loss?
Pollard powered Mumbai at the end to put up 136 on the board. SRH need 137 to win.
MAXIMUM! Pollard turned things around for MI getting 19 off the last over. MI end innings at 136/7
FOUR!! Bhuvi into the attack. But Pollard sends it away four another boundary
MAXIMUM! Pollard finally adding momentum to the innings! Sends it into the crowd. Three sixes off the over.
Two maximum's off the over. Followed by a no-ball. Opportunity for Pollard to go big
ANOTHER MAXIMUM! Pollard finding his groove finally!
MAXIMUM! Pollard keeps the runs coming.
OUT!! Rahul Chahar caught by Bairstow. Chahar goes for 10 off 7.
FOUR! Kumar to Chahar. Cut past the keeper's right for a boundary.
WICKET!! Rashid Khan gets his man as Hardik Pandya goes straight to deep mid wicket and is caught by Shankar. Pandya goes for 14 off 14.
MASSIVE!! Hardik Pandya smashes Rashid Khan for a maximum. A much-needed delivery for MI.
The Mumbai innings have been painfully slow. The last 27 balls have given away 17 run and 2 wickets.
Rashid Khan back into the attack after the timeout.
Pollard-Pandya in the centre. Can the duo salvage Mumbai's sinking innings. Seven overs to go.
OUT! Bairstow knocks the stump off prematurely but its knocks it successfully to second time to run out Kishan. Mumbai crumbling here. Kishan goes for 17 off 21. MI 65/5 in 12.5 overs.
RUN OUT? Goes upstairs
BIG appeal. But umpire nods his head.
Pollard in. Will he be able to add some quick runs to salvage Mumbai's innings?
WICKET! Another one down for Mumbai Indians. Krunal Pandya goes for 6.
Mumbai languishing at 62/3 and desperately need the boundaries to put up a defendable total.
FOUR! Ishan Kishan gets it past first slip off a Rashid Khan delivery
He's safe. Rashid goes wide off the next ball
BIG appeal. They go upstairs. Rashid the bowler. Bairstow gets the bails off.
Just four runs off Nabi's last over. MI languishing at 52/3 halfway through the innings.
Nabi in for his last over.
FOUR! Ishan Kishan squeezes it away for a much-needed boundary.
Krunal Pandya in
OUT!!! BIG WICKET for SRH. As Mumbai's highest run getter Quinton de Kock is comfortably caught by Hooda off Kaul's delivery. de Kock walks for 19 off 18. MI 43/3 in 8.2 overs
Kaul into the attack. Mumbai going slow. Desperately in need of the boundaries,
Nabi back into the attack. Keeps it tight giving away only four runs.
Sweep shot. Rashid Khan stops the boundary. Nabi de Kock steadies Mumbai innings
Ishan Kishan in. Kishan in place for Yuvraj Singh today.
Review retained and Suryakumar Yadav has to walk back.
BIG SHOUT and he's gone. Goes for the sweep shot. Mumbai Indians go for a review this time.
Sandeep Sharma in. Boundary of the first ball. SuryaKumar Yadav settles right in after the shaky first ball.
Wonderful over from Nabi. Gives away just three runs and picks up a wicket in his first over of the match.
Suryakumar Yadav survives.
Big Appeal on the very next ball for a caught behind. Waiting on the third umpire's decision.
WICKET!!! Nabi gets his man on the fourth ball. This time Rohit Sharma has to go. Caught by Deepak Hooda and Rohit goes for 11 off 14. MI 21/1 in 3.4 overs
Nabi into the attack for SRH
Three overs done. 19 without loss. Rohit Sharma settles down after surviving twice in the 2nd over.
MAXIMUM! de Kock joins the party. A clean shot send over the on side for a six over Bhuvi.
9 runs off the second over
MASSIVE! Rohit Sharma gets it right. Hits Sandeep Sharma for a maximum. This time he places it well. It's an absolutely smashing shot and he sends it into the crowd. SRH being punished for dropping him.
DROPPED! Rohit goes for the big one off Bhuvi's last delivery High up in the air, goes to third man but he's put down by Siddharth Kaul.
Decision unchanged. Rohit Sharma survives.
SRH review. Umpire's call was not out.
Four dot balls on the trot and big appeal on the fifth delivery!
Mumbai Indians innings underway. Starts with a dot ball
Skipper Rohit Sharma's going to take strike. Quinton de Kock in the other end. Bhuvneshwar in with the new ball.
Minutes away. The umpires are out. The teams are in.
Here’s the playing XI for visitors Mumbai Indians. Two changes for the Rohit Sharma-led team. Ishan Kishan and Alzarri Joseph come in for Yuvraj Singh and Lasith Malinga. Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jason Behrendorff, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jasprit Bumrah
Here’s the Playing XI for the hosts. No changes for SRH. Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c), Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Game 1 of the Saturday double-header is done and duster. Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs. Time for the second match.
TOSS: Hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and will bowl first
Ten minutes to go for the toss.
With every win we celebrate,— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 6, 2019
With every battle we conquer,
With every game we achieve,
With every fall we learn,
With every sweat we break,
With every loss we rise,
We rise with pride,
We rise with belief,
We are SunRisers Hyderabad,#OrangeArmy,#RiseWithUs. pic.twitter.com/QzrOWsS71U
On the other hand, Mumbai have gotten off to a shaky start. The Rohit Sharma led team lie sixth on the table after two wins and two losses from four outings. But the visitors will take heart from their last match, where they defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings, who have been absolutely unstoppable this season. The match promises to be a cracker one this evening!
Hosts SRH are currently placed on top of the table, having notched three wins from four outings. After losing their opener against KKR, there has been no stopping this team, who have seen an all-round show, with the batsmen in fiery form and the bowlers keeping up their end of the show.
Match number 19 of the ongoing season of the IPL is just an hour away. Welcome to MyKhel’s Live Updates of the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians match scheduled to start at 8:00pm at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. It is the second match of the weekend double-header and promises to be a scintillating affair.