Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets to advance through to the IPL 2020 playoffs. In the process, they have eliminated KKR out of the tournament. SRH will face RCB in the Eliminator on November 6. Before that Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals face off in the first qualifier on November 5.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to bowl first. The decision turned out to be a masterstroke the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers were on the money right from the start. Making a comeback for Mumbai, Rohit Sharma was dismissed for just four. Suryakumar Yadav looked good before he was dismissed for 36.
Ishan Kishan scored a good looking 30 before he was dismissed as well. The duo added 42 in between them. Quinton de Kock was dismissed for 25 by Sandeep Sharma after he smacked him for two sixes and a boundary. Kieron Pollard’s cameo of 41 from 15 balls took Mumbai Indians to 149, which looked well below par to challenge SRH.
For Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sandeep Sharma picked 3 for 34. Overseas all-rounder Jason Holder took 2 for 25, including the key wicket of Pollard.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Eliminate KKR Out of IPL 2020
In response, SRH tracked down 150 needed for victory inside 17.1 overs to get themselves a comprehensive victory. SRH beat table toppers, DC, RCB and MI on their way to making it to the IPL 2020 playoffs. David Warner was unbeaten on 85 while Wriddhiman Saha scored an unbeaten 58. In the process, Warner scored 500 runs in the IPL for the sixth consecutive season. Saha, meanwhile has scored 214 runs from just four games at an average of 71.33.
The MI bowling attack was without the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult. Warner and Saha worked their absence to their advantage by scoring crafty fifties. With this match, the league stage of IPL 2020 is over with the knockout stage beginning from November 5. Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians face-off in Dubai for the first qualifier.
What Was the Turning Point in the Game?
The SRH bowlers restricting MI to 149 was the turning point of the contest. The chasing team won the last seven games in Sharjah. The start also worked in favour of Sunrisers Hyderabad as Warner and Saha kept their composure to pull off a comprehensive win.
Shahbaz Nadeem for his spell of 2 for 19 off his four was awarded the Man of the Match Award.
“It is important that whenever you get your chances you need to give your 100% and that’s what came out today. I have been working on the carrom ball for a couple of years and I thought it was the right time to bowl it because they have a lost of left-handers in their side. The round arm delivery doesn’t bounce much, but it also depends where it pitches – if it pitches on the leather it stays low and if it pitches on the seam it bounces extra. Today I was looking to get it to skid from the leather. Contributing to the team boosts you” said the left-arm spinner after his match-winning spell.