IPL 2018, 7th Match, Sun Risers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians – Sun Risers Hyderabad won by 1 wicket
Thursday, April 12, 2018, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) beat Mumbai Indians (MI) by 1 wicket in Hyderabad on Thursday (April 12) to make it 2 wins in 2 home games. Two straight wins for SRH to start the tournament, while Mumbai are on the receiving end on both the occasions so far.
Home team Sun Risers won the toss and opted to bowl. Mumbai’s batting has not clicked and none of their batsmen crossed the 30-run figure with Evin Lewis (29) being the top scorer for them. Though Bhuvi is missing in the SRH bowling up, Mumbai could only manage 147 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs.
Target is achievable but Sun Risers got there in a dramatic fashion winning the match of the very last delivery. Deepak Hooda held his nerve to hit a six when they needed 11 runs off last 6 deliveries and ‘Big Billy’ hit the winning runs off the final delivery.
Last year, SRH won 6 out of their 7 home games and they are surely in track to repeat the same this year. They will look to continue their winning momentum from the confidence with these two back-to-back wins!
Sun Risers Hyderabad need 12 runs from the last 12 balls to win with 3 wickets in hand. Mustafizur (MI) then bowled the 19th over brilliantly picking up 2 wickets (Siddarth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma) while conceding just a run changing the equation to 11 runs off 6 balls!
Sun Risers Hyderabad – 151/9 in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan – 45, Deepak Hooda – 32*, Mayank Markande – 4/23, Mustafizur Rahman – 3/23) beat Mumbai Indians – 147/8 in 20 overs (Evin Lewis – 29, Kieron Pollard – 28, Sandeep Sharma – 2/25, Siddarth Kaul – 2/29) by 1 wicket!
Player of the Match:
Rashid Khan (SRH)
Shikhar Dhawan (SRH) – 122 runs
Mayank Markande (MI) – 7 wickets
Sun Risers Hyderabad:
Playing XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Bench: Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Ricky Bhui, T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Pradeep Sangwan, Mustafizur Rahman, Jasprit Bumrah
Bench: Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Jean-Paul Duminy, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh
** Photo credits to SportsOnCall