Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians Match

Earlier, Mumbai scored 147 runs for the loss of eight wickets. They attempted four attacking shots off his first five balls, and the fourth of these saw Wriddhiman Saha out lbw while well down the wicket. In contrast, Mumbai Indians held some tough chances. A situation came when they were 137/9 with still 11 runs to win but the Haryana batsman kept his nerve.

There's very little a team can do when defending a small total except back itself into bowling the opposition out. Stanlake hurried Pollard into ballooning one to Shikhar Dhawan at sweeper cover. Ben Cutting (9), Yadav (28) and Pradeep Sangwan (4) were the next three wickets to fall.

And compounding its woes was the impressive spell by leggie Rashid Khan, who conceded just 13 runs from four overs besides dismissing Cutting cheaply.

Suryakumar Yadav (28) looked to rebuild, first with Pandya, and then with Pollard, but Shakib al Hasan (1-34) accounted for Pandya on the back of back-to-back boundaries, while Pollard fell to Stanlake soon after smiting two huge sixes straight down the ground.

On paper, Kane Williamson-led SRH are one of the most balanced sides, boasting an experienced batting lineup and an equally effective bowling unit, a dream combination for any captain.

Dhawan vs Johnson: Dhawan has been out to Johnson thrice in 26 deliveries, scoring just 22 runs. The tiniest edge of his bat caught the ball and Kishan took the catch off Mustafizur Rahman's bowling. And the young leggie accounted for SRH's meat as he got rid of Saha, Dhawan, Manish Pandey and Shakib Al Hasan.

SRH have lost all their five matches against KKR in Kolkata. This was Mayank's second match in the IPL and he was playing like a legend.

MI will take on Delhi Daredevils at home on Saturday while SRH will face Kolkata Knight Riders in an away fixture the same day.

But SRH still had some good players. Williamson sent in power hitter Yusuf Pathan. Later, England's Sam Billings guided MS Dhoni's team to victory with a 23-ball 56.

It seemed that the batsmen would make short work of the bowlers again.

Despite posting 202/6 riding West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell's unbeaten 36-ball 88, KKR bowlers found it hard to stop CSK from the off as Shane Watson set up the chase with a belligerent 19-ball 42. Finally, it was Stanlake's turn. Obviously, he missed the line and it went for a six (in the first ball of the final over). After two innings, he's the purple cap holder and has bagged 7 wickets for 46 runs.

The logo of SRH is on the left side and will be close to my heart.

The pace trio of Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep and Stanlake (though expensive) struck at regular intervals to choke the visitors' batting line-up.

  • Julie Sanders