IPL 2021, SRH vs MI Highlights: Mumbai Indians (MI) failed to qualify for the IPL 2021 play-offs but ended their campaign on a positive note as they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 42 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Batting first, MI started off their innings in a ferocious manner as Ishan Kishan’s 32-ball 84 propelled the five-time champions towards a big total. Suryakumar Yadav’s brilliant 82 guided the team to 235/9 at the end of 20 overs. Chasing, SRH ended MI’s hopes of qualification early on as they crossed the 65-run mark with ease. But in the end, they succumbed to their 11th defeat of the season as they were restricted on 193/8 after 20 overs.
Manish Pandey keeps on fighting till the end as he punishes Boult with two well-drilled boundaries in the final over but it goes in vain. 11 runs in the final over but MI emerge victorious in the end on their last match. SRH: 193/8 (20 overs)
Rashid falls on 9 to Bumrah’s brilliance. All but over for SRH as they need 57 off 12 now. SRH: 179/7 (18 overs)
After Garg’s dismissal by Bumrah in the previous over, Coulter-Nile doubles the pain for the chasing team. Holder clears his front leg but his timing is off. The ball goes into the hands of Boult. MI are close to a win. SRH: 166/6 (16.1 overs)
Pandey (47*) and Garg (29*) rally on but the equation’s quite tough now. 80 runs off 30 balls. SRH: 156/4 (15 overs)
After two lacklustre overs, Hyderabad come back to life. Neesham’s economical spell comes to an end as Pandey (30*) hits a four and Garg (17*) contributes a four and a six in his third over. 16 runs off the over. SRH: 127/4 (12 overs)
Neesham bags his second of the night! He sends Samad back to the pavilion on 2 with the help of a Pollard catch. On the next ball, Garg gets one leg-byes and denies Neesham his hattrick! Just five runs off the over. SRH: 105/4 (10 overs)
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After Pandey leathers two of Krunal’s deliveries for a six and a four in the previous over, Mumbai bounce back with the third wicket of the innings. Chawla removes Nabi (3) from the middle off a catch by Pollard. SRH: 97/3 (8.3 overs)
Abhishek falls! The batter takes on Neeshama and tries to up the ante but his mistimed swing sends the ball straight to Coulter-Nile, who is placed right at the boundary rope. He walks back after a 16-ball 33. SRH: 79/2 (7 overs)
Boult bites back and removes Roy from the middle with the help of a catch by Krunal! The batter tries to go for a hook but the ball goes straight to the fielder. But Abhishek’s (30*) four later in the over confirms the four play-off spots. SRH proceed to 70/1, crossing the 65-run mark, essentially knocking out MI out of the qualification race. SRH: 70/1 (6 overs)
After 16 runs in Bumrah’s second over, SRH enjoy wind in their sails! Abhishek (25*) punishes Coulter-Nile with three consecutive fours, each hit with some class. On the other end, Roy’s on 30*. 13 runs off the over. SRH: 60/0 (5 overs)
Given the occasion, Roy (21*) doesn’t back down a bit! He takes on Bumrah and smacks the pacer for two fours and continues in the same fashion in the next over against Chawla! Back-to-back boundaries and a six! SRH: 31/0 (3 overs)
Jason Roy and Abhishek Sharma open the innings for SRH. Trent Boult starts the proceedings with the ball and he keeps it quite tight against the openers in his opening deliveries. He concedes just five runs off his over. SRH: 5/0 (1 over)
Mumbai Indians need to bowl Sunrisers Hyderabad out for 65 or below. Can they achieve the impossible?
Suryakumar keeps the party going with three straight fours against Umran Malik, but he falls in the final over! Holder sends him back after an entertaining 40-ball 82. Bumrah ends the innings with a four. MI: 235/9 (20 overs)
MI finished at 235-9 at the end of 20 overs courtesy of brilliant knocks from Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav.
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The cracking sound from Kieron Pollard’s bat was enough to fear that the ball would have punctured even the sight-screen. It was struck sweet, flat and hard—the fuller length ball that pitched outside the off-stump in Pollard’s murdering range—that it seemed destined for a six the moment it left his bat. But it was not to be. Somehow, Jason Roy, whose fielding was at best sloppy this evening, was perfectly stationed to swallow the catch. He just had to move a couple of inches to his left to house the ball in his palms. So powerfully struck the ball was that it nearly tumbled out his hand, but Roy kept his calm to not add another incident that would have made him look clownish. Praiseworthy though his catch was, the credit goes to Manish Pandey, restored as captain after a while away from the team, who has shrewdly placed a straightish long-on, an unusual fielding station. Pollard though couldn’t comprehend how that shot didn’t leave a ball-sized crack on the sight-screen.
What Kishan had started, Suryakumar (70*) aims to carry on! A six and a four against Holder. MI: 217/7 (18 overs)
Suryakumar (59*) maintains his momentum and reaches his fifty in style! He takes on Kaul and leathers one for a one-bounce boundary… and reaches his fifty in 24 balls. He ends the over with two more fours! MI: 204/6 (17 overs)
Gone! Krunal (9) tries to slog on the leg-side against Rashid but he only finds Nabi. MI: 184/6 (15.3 overs)
Suryakumar (33*) takes some responsibility on his shoulders and absolutely thwacks Kaul left, right and centre. After two fours and a six against the pacer, he punishes Nabi with a well-timed boundary. MI rally on! MI: 177/5 (15 overs)
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Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: Jason Roy, Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Umran Malik, Shreevats Goswami, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammad Nabi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Shahbaz Nadeem, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Virat Singh, David Warner, Basil Thampi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Quinton de Kock, Adam Milne, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Aditya Tare, Dhawal Kulkarni, Chris Lynn, Roosh Kalaria, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh