Mumbai beaten yet again in IPL as Hyderabad defends only 118

Last time when these two teams met, it was a nail biting finish just like nearly every MI game.

Mumbai Indians will once again face the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 23rd match of IPL 2018. Most thought that chasing a small target on a decent Wankhede pitch, with the explosive firepower that the Mumbai batting possess, shouldn't be an issue at all.

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"Sunrisers Hyderabad fast bowler Billy Stanlake has been ruled out of the remainder of the eleventh edition of the ongoing IPL", a media release said.

Siddharth Kaul (2) was run out by Hardik before Pathan's knock was arrested by Mustafizur and SRH's innings came to an end for 118 in 18.4 overs.

Rohit Sharma (MI captain), "Got ourselves to blame".

Sunrisers Hyderabad may need to look at adding some depth to their batting line-up for this upcoming match. On the other hand, Mumbai is being dragged at #7 with one win and four losses in fife games played so far.

The unique factor about Mumbai has been that their surplus player has been Kieron Pollard for many years. The IPL at times do throw up miracles, Tuesday's game certainly was one. A awful as a mix-up between Kane Williamson and Shakib Al Hasan reduced Hyderabad to 46 for 4 in just 5.3 overs. Shikhar Dhawan also came back in the fray after overcoming an elbow injury. With star performer Bhuvneshwar Kumar missing the game due to injury, SRH started with Sandeep Sharma who stepped up to the occasion giving away just nine runs in his three overs while also picking up the wicket of the unsafe Evin Lewis early in the innings. The team Mumbai Indians was led by Rohit Sharma and the team Sunrisers Hyderabad was led by Kane Williamson. But, the usually oh-so-reliable Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan's form has certainly dipped in the successive defeats, taking only two wickets for the cost of 104 runs.

For Mumbai, young leg-spinner Mayank Markhande (2/15), Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan (2/22) and Indian all-rounder Hardik (2/20) bowled brilliantly to pack off the visitors for the season's lowest total.

The southpaw has scored 581 runs against the Blue Brigade. In all of their first 3-4 matches, they lost in the last over with miniscule margins.

Yes they have been narrowly defeated four times in the final over but this game wasn't close.

WICKET! Sandeep Sharma provides an early breakthrough for SRH as he sees off Evin Lewis for 5. The Sunrisers are fourth in the table, having won three of their five games and losing the remaining two.

In two overs, Kaul bowled four balls to tail-enders and the rest to Hardik. Panfya then claimed the key wicket of Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson (29) as the visitors sunk to 63-5.

  • Julie Sanders