Mumbai Indians stumbled in 118 run chase. It is 2nd lowest total defended in the history of IPL and the lowest in Indian soil.
Siddharth Kaul and Rashid Khan combined to spoil Mumbai party with their spectacular match Stellar bowling effort
The game of cricket has new colors every day. On the eve of iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar birthday, Mumbai Indians was all set to present a winning gift to him. When MI bowled out Sunrisers for the lowest total of this season for 118 runs. It seemed like a catwalk chase for star-studded Mumbai batting. The fans, Commentators, Experts all declared that Mumbai will win the match comfortable in 15 overs. Meanwhile, SRH stored something else for Mumbai batsman. Even though the team strength without their best bowlers like Bhuvneshvar and Stanlake cut to half and target of 119 to defend looked next to impossible. However, bowling is the real strength for Sunrisers this season. They got a lot of variety in both Pace and spin department. That’s why we called them best bowling unit of IPL 11.
The bowlers like Sandeep Sharma and Basil Thampi who were the star performer for their previous franchises last year has shown their bowling skills when they got chance to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad in absence of Bhuvneshwar and Stanlake.
Sunrisers came out to the ground with some moral boost from the dressing room. Sandeep starts well with the ball. He didn’t give a ball to hit for a boundary. Instead, he took the dangerous wicket of Evin Lewis to draw the first blood of Mumbai batting. He bowled 3-9-1.
Mumbai batsman made the mess of their own batting. Their batsman seems to be in some hurry to chase the target quickly and improve the net run rate. But their shot selection went wrong and it cost their valuable wickets. Credit also goes to SRH captain Kane Williamson the way he uses his bowlers. Put the right bowler Against right batsman. His move to bring Rashid against Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard is impressive. We all know the fact that West Indies batsman vulnerable against Leg spinners.
Rashid provides crucial breakthrough of Krunal in 11th over from their SRH smells the winning opportunity. After his wicket, Mumbai batting unit lost their plot and got out one after the other.
Basil Thampi bowled the match-winning 15th over for his team. When he scalped his maiden wicket of this year IPL by removing well set Suryakumar Yadav. later Siddharth Kaul damages the lower order and tale of MI. He completed his spell with the bowling figure of 4-23-3.In the end, they lost the match by the big margin of 31 runs with respect to the small target of 119 runs.
Brief Score :
SRH 118 (18.4 Ovs)
MI 87-all out (18.5 Ovs)
Note: Rashid Khan adjudged Player of the match for the match-winning bowling figure of 4-11-1-2