The ever table toppers Mumbai Indians had a hard luck at the start of the tournament and now they have managed to win 8 out of 13 matches. Mumbai Indians played Sunrisers Hyderabad at Wankhede, Mumbai. There were many key players in Sunrisers Hyderabad who has left the franchise to represent their country in their upcoming One Day International tours. David Warner and Bairstow were supposed to be the promising players for the Sunrisers Hyderabad as their strike-rate was always high in the first six overs of the PowerPlay. Danny Morrison assisted both the captains to the crease for the toss. Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first.
Rohit Sharma and Quinton-de-Kock opened the innings for the Mumbai Indians. Even though the pitch looked batting friendly, the batters couldn’t strike for biggies in the power play. Rohit Sharma was sent back to dug-out early. Quinton De Kock played an amazing knock of 69 runs 58 balls. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar’s quality pace attack was unplayable. Khaleel Ahmad and Rashid Khan were bowling in great tandem and complemented each other well. They could restrict Mumbai Indians 162 for the loss of 5 wickets.
Wriddhiman Saha has come in as a replacement for David Warner and he opens the innings for SRH. Guptill, New Zealand well-known opener played his first match yesterday and was not up to the mark as it was his first innings he might take time to assess the pitch and adapt to the conditions. Asking-rate was not so high if you consider the batting depth SRH has. Two quick wickets built in the pressure for SRH batsman. Kane Williamson, the skipper of the team got out cheaply, scoring only 2 runs. Well considering the dew and other conditions, Manish Pandey showed his absolute consistency, commitment, and grit! He managed to take his side to reach 162. The match was tied! Super-over!! Mumbai Indians won the match.