IPL 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad Win A Thriller Against Mumbai Indians

Carla Harmon
April 14, 2018

Both the batsman cleared the boundary ropes easily as runs began to flow thick and fast.

DD Squad: Gambhir, Roy, Iyer, Pant, Maxwell, Shankar, Christian, Tewatia, Nadeem, Shami, Boult. MI have come from behind in the past - and with worse starts - and have suffered two defeats in close encounters. The highlight of his assault was a reverse swept six as Mumbai muscled their way to 144 for 2 after 13 overs. Strategic timeout! 5:08pm: Mumbai Indians 158/2 after 15 overs Kishan smashes two boundaries to Shami, nine runs off the over.

Yadav also brought his fifty in just 29 balls before being caught LBW for 51 runs by Tewatia, who picked up his second wicket in the 11th over.

Despite Bhuvneshwar's absence on Friday, youngster Sandeep Sharma filled in seamlessly as the hosts restricted Mumbai to just 148 in their 20 overs.

After the departure of Yadav, wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan and skipper Rohit Sharma took the charge, and put up 57-run partnership for the third wicket. Rohit showed a peculiar lack of urgency, Kieron Pollard was bowled for a golden duck, and even the Pandya brothers - Krunal and Hardik - were kept quiet. The away side finally managed to pull things back in the final five overs giving away 35 runs and picking up five wickets to halt Mumbai innings at 194 runs for the loss of 7 wickets.

After a brief struggle to get going, Delhi capain Gautam Gambhir fell topedging Mustafizur Rahman to Rohit Sharma at shortmidwicket.

Needing 11 runs from the last over, Roy sent the first ball to the cover fence and then flicked the next one over the long-leg rope.

Bowling: HH Pandya 2-0-32-0, Dananjaya 4-0-47-0, Bumrah 4-0-27-0, Rahman 4-0-25-1, Markande 3-0-42-0, KH Pandya 3-0-21-2. But he couldn't connect the next three balls and somehow got bat on ball off the last to get the winning run.

The 19-year-old left-hander hit two sixes and a four off Rahul Tewatia as Mumbai garnered 19 runs from the over.

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, it's a doubleheader, the first game of the Indian Premier League will be played between the Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils at 4:00 PM India time. Focus will be on Hardik Pandya's presence, or lack of, in the Mumbai Indians setup.

English players haven't been over-used in the tournament so far - Jason Roy still waiting for a hit for Delhi Daredevils, who have yet to deploy late call-up Liam Plunkett. Hardik Pandya out! 2 (3balls) c Shreyas Iyer.Mayank Markande comes into attack. With one needed off one, Roy swung again and this time made enough contact to clear the infield on the off side and ensure his outstanding debut for Daredevils did not have a Super Over.

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