Twitter Reactions: SRH bowlers hurt Mumbai Indians with regular strikes

Henrietta Brewer
April 13, 2018

Indian Premier League 2018 witnessed yet another close encounter within a week as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by just 1 wicket at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal on Thursday. His unbeaten 32 constituted a sensational final-over six off a wide yorker off Ben Cutting that reduced the equation to five off five deliveries.

The real action unfolded in the last over. But what should have been an effortless run-chase for the hosts following a promising 62-run opening stand turned into a procession of batsmen following each other to the pavillion in the middle overs, before just about scraping through off the last ball.

Markande took 3-23 on his IPL debut in a defeat to Chennai Super Kings last weekend and claimed 4-23 as the Indians looked set to pull off an unlikely victory.

Saha finally fell in the seventh over, after a brilliant review by Mumbai saw him out lbw to a Markande googly after it had initially not been given. Manish Pandey danced down the track and mistimed his lofted shot while Shakib Al Hasan was played on off the last ball of his spell.

Hooda, however, tried to narrow the gap between their score and the target.

After the departure of Wriddhiman Saha (22), Shikhar Dhawan 45 off 28 balls studied the innings. Ishan's hard-hitting approach didn't pay dividends as well as he failed to make most of a dropped catch by Sandeep Sharma as Siddharth Kaul had him caught at third man. The scoreboard was then reading 137/9.

Mumbai Indian's Mustafizur Rahman with a brilliant penultimate over nearly turned what was a Tiger derby on its head against Shakib Al Hasan's Sunrisers Hyderabad in a pulsating Indian Premier League game in Hyderabad yesterday.

None in the MI line-up managed to get past 30 - Evin Lewis top-scoring with 29. For Hyderabad, Sandeep Sharma, Billy Stanlake and Siddarth Kaul took two wickets each.

Before the match started Kane Williamson, the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and chose to bowl first. His knuckleball to dismiss a dangerous-looking Evin Lewis, who had smashed three fours and two sixes in his 17-ball 29 as an opener, set the tone for Sunrisers' domination. He was clean bowled by Kaul. The seamer sent down two expensive overs, including one off which three boundaries were scored. The normally dependable Krunal Pandya closed his face to a Shakib Al Hasan (1/34 in 4 overs) delivery to offer a simple catch. SRH's chase was rocked by a superb four-for by the 20-year-old leg-spinner Markande, who not only applied breaks on the home team's march but gave Mumbai Indians a realistic hope of pulling off a victory. Find us on Facebook too!

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