Mumbai Indians registered their third victory of IPL 2020 as they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 34 runs in match 17 in Sharjah. Courtesy this victory, they have moved up to the top of the points table. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other end, succumbs to their third loss of the season. A total of 21 sixes were hit in the SRH vs RCB contest. More about the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians match report in detail below.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat first. Rohit Sharma was dismissed early for just six. Quinton de Kock was back amongst the runs for Mumbai as he scored 67. Mumbai’s middle-order of Suryakumar Yadav (27), Ishan Kishan (31), Hardik Pandya (28), Kieron Pollard (25), Krunal Pandya (20) came up with important contributions in helping MI post a total of 208.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Lost by 34 Runs
Chasing 209 to win, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost Jonny Bairstow early for 25. Warner then added a crucial 60-run stand with Manish Pandey (30). Once this partnership was broken, it was extra pressure on Warner to do the most of the scoring. Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson failed this time around to make a substantial contribution with the bat scoring just 3. SRH at the end lost the game by 34 runs.
This win takes Mumbai Indians to the top of the points table again after they lost the spot momentarily to Royal Challengers Bangalore. It was a complete performance from Mumbai, who are becoming stronger with every game they play in the competition.
What was the Turning Point of the Game?
David Warner getting out on the 16th over of the SRH chase turned out to be the turning point of the contest for both teams. When he was dismissed with the team score on 142, Sunrisers still needed 67 off the last four overs. They fell short by 34 at the end.
Kiwi pacer Trent Boult was adjudged the Man of the Match for his spell of 2 for 28. He took the key wickets of Jonny Bairstow at the top and Kane Williamson in the middle-order.
“We had watched a bit of cricket played on this wicket. Small ground too. Good effort by the boys. We had something to bowl to. I am known for swing and not for slower ones with the new ball, but you just use variations and angles. Have a bit of fun. I don’t actually get Kane out too much in the nets. So nice to do so, but more important to get the wicket” said Boult who now has six wickets from four games in IPL 2020.