Twitter Reactions: Mumbai Indians openers muscle them to 194
- Author: Joanne Flowers Apr 14, 2018,
Apr 14, 2018, 23:21
Sunrisers Hyderabad continued their ideal start to the IPL 2018 campaign as they made it two wins out of two with a last-ball, one-wicket victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians on Thursday. Rashid Khan received the Man of the Match award for this game. In this way, any batsman of the Mumbai Indians team could not make runs on these balls. But the visitors did not look too convincing in a modest chase against Mumbai Indians last night before pulling off a one-wicket victory off the last ball, a first in IPL history.
Rohit has so far failed to lead from the front for Mumbai while the likes of West Indians Elvin Lewis, Kieron Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav have also not fired.
Earlier, Mumbai scored 194 runs and attempted to give Delhi a challenge.
Both the batsman cleared the boundary ropes easily as runs began to flow thick and fast. Later, Daniel Christian (3-35-2) and Trent Boult (4-39-2) also chipped in with a couple of wickets each. However, after a batting collapse, Deepak Hooda's 32 off 25 balls followed by Billy Stanlake's boundary off the final delivery guided the hosts home.
Hopefully, in today's game, they will chase a good score or bat first and put up a formidable total on the board.
Mumbai raced to their 100 in just 8.3 overs.
Both openers were scalped by spinner Rahul Tewatia (4-36-2). In trying to go for another big hit off Teewatia, Lewis holed out to long off for a power-packed 48 off 28 balls including four fours and as many sixes.
Despite the result, MI would be pleased to at least have found a solution for their opening pair. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem was horribly inaccurate and did not flight the ball, while Shami and Dan Christian bowled lengths that allowed the batsmen room.
The last over was heart-stopping with Delhi needing 11 to win and getting 10 following a four and a six off Mustafizur Rehman by Roy off the first two balls. The India all-rounder is capable of hitting towering sixes and has the knack of picking up wickets at crucial stages of the match, besides being an athletic fieldsman. If DD's impressive batting order of Gautam Gambhir, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell and Shreyas Iyer perform well, the team could see at adding to their tally of victories at Wankhede. Daredevils could say they got on the wrong end of DLS in their last match.
Rohit Sharma, the home team captain, wasn't too fussed about batting first, and made two changes to his XI. IndianExpress.com will have live scores, updates and commentary from Wankhede Stadium.