Bengaluru, April 17: Bengaluru, April 17: Sunrisers Hyderabad’s miserable run continued as Mumbai Indians registered a comfortable 13-run win over SRH in match no. 9 of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday.
Playing at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, MI skipper Rohit Sharma opted to bat first and the MI openers gave the defending champions a strong start as they stitched together an opening stand of 55 off 41.
But following Rohit Sharma’s (32 off 25) dismissal the Mumbai innings slowed down and lost quick wickets.
As the Chennai pitch has proved this season, Mumbai struggled to get going there on, but a quickfire knock by Kieron Pollard in the end saw Mumbai reach a modest total. Though it would not look like it’s enough on the board, but the defending champs once again proved that they can defend small totals as they bowled out the Sunrisers for 137.
Much like their previous game, Mumbai looked like they would lose the encounter as SRH openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow handed Sunrisers a flying start in the run chase. The duo stitched together 67 off 45 for the opening stand. But following Bairstow and Warner’s dismissal, the Sunrisers crumbled like a pack of cards.
Once again, Rahul Chahar impressed with the ball with a three-wicket haul, while Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Bould were at their lethal best.
With Saturday’s win, Mumbai have now won two matches on the trot after losing their opener, and Sunrisers have lost three on the trot. After Saturday’s game, the two sides are placed at two ends of the table.
While MI occupy the top spot with four points from three games, SRH are yet to open their account and lie at the bottom of the table, having lost all three games so far.
Here's how the MI vs SRH IPL match panned out.
End of match: With Saturday's loss, SRH have now had the worst start to an IPL season. The David Warner-led side are yet to open their account this season as they have lost three on the trot. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians bounced back from their opening day loss to pick up their second win on the trot. Mumbai bowlers once again proved that they can defend a low total with ease. MI all rounder Kieron Pollard picked up the man-of-the-match award as his 22-ball 35 helped pile the important runs in the end.
BOWLED!! Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 13 runs. The misery for Sunrisers Hyderabad continue as they lose three on the trot
BOWLED! And Boult takes the bails off as Bhuvi goes for 1. SRH at 135 for 9
CAUGHT!! And Bumrah picks up the important wicket of Vijay Shankar. The pressure got to Shankar as he is caught by Suryakumar Yadav. Shankar goes for 28 off 25. SRH staring at defeat as they lose their eighth. SRH need 7 off 17
2 runs to begin Bumrah's final over. Vijay Shankar the one who can take it over the ropes for SRH here.
OUT!! Superb over from Boult! Rashid goes for a duck. LBW on the first ball. He goes upstairs but review retained as SRH lose their seventh wicket. 21 needed off 12
Bull's eyes!! Another direct hit from Pandya as Samad is run out for 7 off 8
FOUR! Samad joins the party with an important boundary of Boult. Samad finds the gap between deep square and midwicket
A dot to begin Bumrah's over
Another three-wicket haul for Chahar this evening.
Barring first match v RCB, Rahul Chahar has been excellent in control, accuracy and wicket taking propensity— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 17, 2021
Superb over for Sunrisers as 16 runs come off it. SRH need 31 off 24 to register their first win of the season
Back-to-back Maximums!! This one is short from Krunal and Shankar punishes him with another one over deep midwicket
SIX!! Vijay Shankar sends this over deep midwicket to hit Krunal for a maximum
Krunal Pandya replaces Adam Milne. SRH 47 off 30
CAUGHT!! Adam Milne takes a running catch at backward square as Abhishek Sharma goes for 2 off 4. Chahar picks up his third wicket of the evening
Missed chance as Rohit Sharma can't get to it.
Another youngster at the crease. Abhishek Sharma the new batsman in
CAUGHT!! Virat Singh looks to hit it out of the park but it goes straight to Suryakumar Yadav. Singh has to go for 11 off 12 as Chahar picks up his second wicket of the evening.
Good over from Adam Milne as only six runs come off it. SRH at 102/3 after 14 overs
Vijay Shankar the new batsman in
OUT!! Direct hit by Hardik Pandya as David Warner loses his wicket. The SRH skipper goes for 37 off 34. After a flying start, the quick wickets have put Mumbai right back into the game.
FOUR! Virat Singh gets his first boundary of the evening off Pollard
SIX!! Warner keeps the scoreboard ticking as he sends this out of the park for a maximum as he hits Chahar for a six over midwicket on the first ball of the over
Good over from Kieron Pollard as he gives away just three runs.
Virat Singh the new batsman in
OUT! Chahar picks up a wicket in his first over. Pollard picks him up as Manish Pandey goes for 2 off 7. SRH lose two wickets quickly
Manish Pandey the new batsman in. SRH had been flying till now. Will the wicket slow down the chase? Rahul Chahar into the attack
OUT! Krunal Pandya hands Mumbai the big wicket as he removes Bairstow. The SRH's sizzling innings of 43 off 22 comes to an end.
Six!! Warner's first maximum of the night
Good over from Bumrah as he gives away only three runs. End of powerplay. SRH at 57/0
Just the single to begin the over. Bairstow deceived but it lands in no man's land.
13 runs off Krunal Pandya's over. Bumrah bowls the final over of the powerplay
FOUR!! A boundary to end the over
50 comes up for SRH. 100 needed off 92 to win
SIX!! Bairstow sends this over long-on.
19 runs come off Adam Milne's first over of the tournament. Bairstow hammered him with two back-to-back maximums. SRH cruising in this run chase
SIX! Back-to-back maximums! Bairstow whacks this over long on for two sixes in a row
SIX!!! What a welcome to the IPL! Adam Milne being hammered in his first over. Bairstow sends this to the SRH dugout as everyone scrambles to get out of the way
FOUR! Milne's first ball in the tournament goes for a boundary. Warner gets his first boundary of the innings as he sends it over Pollard at mid-off
FOUR! This one goes over extra cover. Four consecutive boundaries. 18 runs already of the over
SIX!!! Bairstow effortlessly lifts this over mid-off! Sensational from Bairstow as he hits Boult for three consecutive boundaries
BACK-TO-BACK! First boundary of the innings goes to Jonny Bairstow. Bairstow finds the gap as he picks up a four on the first ball of the over! Follows it up with a second consecutive boundary in the same direction. Good start to the over from Bairstow.
Good start from MI. Bumrah gives away just three runs. SRH at 5/0 after two overs
MI lose review. Warner keeps his wicket
Big appeal for caught behind. But umpire nods his head. Rohit Sharma goes upstairs
Good start from Boult as two runs come off the over.
Chase begins. A dot to begin the proceedings. Warner, Bairstow open for Sunrisers
After starting off well, MI struggled in the middle with the ball slowing down. The middle-order struggles to get going. But a big finish by Pollard in the end saw Mumbai reach a modest total. The total has been defendable at this ground. SRH have the firepower, but let's wait for the chase to get underway at the Chidambaram stadium. MI are known to defend small totals and have in fact defended a total like this in their previous game itself.
The final over yielded 17 runs and lifted MI's score as they reached 150.
Back-to-back maximums to end the over! 150 comes up for Mumbai Indians
SIX!!!! And that's Pollard whacks this straight!
Two singles to begin the final over
Krunal Pandya the new batsman in.
OUT!! Hardik caught by Virat Singh this time, Pandya goes for 7 off 5
DROPPED! And Pollard dropped by Shankar
FOUR! A boundary to begin the penultimate over. Pollard swings this past Bairstow
FOUR! Hardik gets off the mark with a boundary. MI will need a few of these if they are to put up a defendable score.
Bhuvneshwar back into the attack. A single to begin the over
OUT!! Super catch by Jonny Bairstow behind the wicket as Ishan Kishan goes for 12 off 21. MI at 114/4 after 16.5overs
SIX!!! And there's the shot MI were waiting for. A 105 metre six!! The biggest hit of the season comes from Pollard as he sends it into the stands over deep midwicket
Big appeal for LWB turned down. Warner doesn't review it
100 comes up for Mumbai Indians off 14.3 overs.
Kieron Pollard the new man in and he's almost run out on the first delivery.
WICKET! And Mujeeb picks up a wicket as substitute Suchit picks up De Kock at deep midwicket. The MI opener goes for 40 of 399. MI at 98/3 after 14 overs
The MI innings have slowed down after the two wickets.
Trouble building up for Mumbai with dismissals of Rohit and Surya Yadav. Testing time for the middle order— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 17, 2021
Missed chance! Vijay Shankar nearly picked up wicket number 3. Rashid Khan doesn't manage to hold on and then the overthrow, and the MI batsmen pick up two runs. Quinton de Kock dropped on 34 by Rashid Khan
FOUR! de Kock whips this past deep square for an important boundary. MI at 89/2
Quick two runs to begin Rashid's over. The MI innings have considerably slowed down after the skipper's departure. No boundary after SKY's innings ended.
Another good over from SRH. Mujeeb gives away just five runs. MI at 80/2 after 11 overs
Good over from Rashid Khan as just three runs come off the over
Another good over from Vijay Shankar. In his second over of the evening, the all rounder picked up his second wicket and gave away 8 runs. MI at 72/2 after 9 overs
Ishan Kishan the new batsman in. A single to get off the mark
OUT! And Shankar gets his revenge immediately as he takes Suryakumar's catch off his own delivery. SKY goes for 10 off 6. Time for the first break of the evening.
SIX!! SKY sends this over extra cover boundary
Good over from Rashid as he gives away just five runs. MI at 64/1
FOUR! De Kock gets just enough on it to send it past short fine
Three dots to begin Rashid spell tonight
FOUR! Though for the first time Suryakumar Yadav hasn't hit a boundary on the first ball, the second one is well timed past exta cover
OUT!! And the MI skipper has to go. Bringing on Shankar worked for SRH as the dangerous Rohit Sharma goes with Virat Singh picking up an easy catch in the deep. Rohit Sharma goes for 32 off 25
Vijay Shankar into the attack. A single to begin the over
Good over from Abhishek Sharma as he manages to keep the batsmen quiet and gives away just five runs. End of the powerplay and MI at 53/1
50 runs come up for the Mumbai Indians off 5.3 overs
Abhishek Sharma round the wicket for the final over for the powerplay
FOUR! De Kock ends the over with a boundary past fine leg. 10 runs come off the over. MI at 48/0 after five overs
FOUR! After two dots to start the over, Rohit sends this past backward point
9 runs come off the over. MI off to strong start
SIX!!! Rohit smashes this over midwicket
Bhuvi replaces Khaleel. A dot to begin the over. In the previous over Mujeeb leaked 13 runs
4-6!!! Rohit hammers Mujeeb with back-to-back boundaries. First the skipper gets the boundary over midwicket and then he whacks it over square leg for the first maximum of the innings
Mujeeb ur Rahman replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar. A single to begin the third over
8 runs off the second over. MI at 16 for no loss after two overs
FOUR! 4 leg byes. Goes past the wicketkeeper for a boundary. Bairstow donning the gloves behind the wicket for the first time this season
No ball. Big opportunity for Rohit as free hit awarded
Khaleel Ahmed into the attack. A single to begin
Appeal for catch behind. Not given and Warner chooses not to review it. 8 runs off the first over
FOUR! Misfield and that's the second boundary
FOUR! Quinton de Kock gets the innings underway with a boundary as he punches it past the bowler
It's game time in Chennai. The umpires walk in. SRH in a huddle. Here we go. Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma to open
After losing two on the trot, SRH will see four changes to the side, while MI will just see one change as Adam Milne is set to play his first match tonight. Will the changes work for Sunrisers and see them pick up their points of the season. 15 minutes to go for the match to get underway in Chennai
The four changes in the SRH camp: The four changes will see Virat Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Khaleel Ahmed come in and Wriddhiman Saha, Jason Holder, T Natarajan and Shahbaz Nadeem miss out. Still no Kane Williamson in the playing XI.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: David Warner (capt), Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Adam Milne, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
MI skipper Rohit after winning the toss: Looks to be a good track. But we will come to know more as the game progresses.
One change in the MI camp: Adam Milne, who was earlier handed his cap, will come into the team tonight in place of Marco Jansen
Heads is the call. Rohit Sharma wins the toss and opts to bat first
Time for the toss. The two captains are out in the middle
Looks like Adam Milne is being handed the cap in the Mumbai huddle. Just a few minutes to toss. What will the line-ups look like tonight?
Ahead of tonight’s game MI are placed third on the points table with two points from as many matches. On the other hand, SRH are yet to open their account and are placed last on the points table. SRH is the only team to have not won a single match this season.
Two hours to go for the ninth match the season. Both sides have won an equal number of games in their head-to-head encounter. But Mumbai will be the more confident side after their win over KKR. SRH's confidence will be a little shaky after two consecutive losses.
Both sides began the season on a losing note. But defending champions Mumbai Indians bounced back with a win over Kolkata Knight Riders. Mumbai fought back and won the second game from a losing position. On the other hand, SRH have lost two matches on the trot and will be desperate for a win, when they take on MI in Chennai.
Here's what the MI head coach had to say ahead of their third game of the season.
"It's going to be a very interesting battle." 🤜🤛— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 17, 2021
Head coach @MahelaJay previews #MIvSRH 🗣️
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Hello & welcome to mykhel’s coverage of match 9 of the 14th season of the IPL! In tonight’s match, defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on former champions Sunrisers Hyderabad. Stay tuned as we bring you the toss, pitch and match updates. The ninth game of the season is set to get underway at 7:30pm IST at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.