Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha has grown in confidence since he made a come back in the playing XI. After shinning with the bat in the last two games, Saha produced a brilliant stumping to dismiss in-form Suryakumar Yadav; thus, proving Hyderabad a much-needed breakthrough in this crucial IPL 2020 encounter.
Opting to bowl first, Sandeep Sharma drew the first blood removing Rohit Sharma, who was making a comeback from injury. With one down early in the match, Quinton de Kock tried to launch a counter-attack. He smacked Sandeep for a couple of boundaries before pulling one on to his stumps.
Wriddhiman Saha removes Suryakumar Yadav
Meanwhile, it was fired outside off by Shahbaz Nadeem and the batsman failed to connect his lofted drive. In fact, he took a stride to reach out for this and got beaten all ends up. Wriddhiman Saha, who is regarded as India’s best wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha did the rest.
He whipped off the bails in no time leaving no chance for Suryakumar Yadav to get back to the crease. It is a big blow for Mumbai Indians as they’ve lost one of their mainstays in the batting. All hell breaks loose with this dismissal and Hyderabad chipped in with another two to put Mumbai Indians under pressure.
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Shahbaz Nadeem produced another breakthrough removing Krunal Pandya for a duck before Rashid Khan removed Saurabh Tiwary to provide a jolt. From 81 for two to 82 for five, the defending champions were suddenly under a lot of pressure.
They will require a big stand from Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard to put up a challenging total on the scoreboard against Sunrisers Hyderabad, who need to win the game to progress through to the playoffs.