The Sunrisers Hyderabad showcased a complete performance against the Mumbai Indians winning the game by 7 wickets. With Mumbai winning the toss and opting to bat first, they were targeting something over 160 for the Sunrisers to chase. But the strong bowling lineup of Sunrisers ensured that the Mumbai Indians were restricted to a score of 138 for 7 in their 20 overs. Chasing 139 was not a huge task but after an early hiccup with the fall of Warner, they recovered well with Shikhar Dhawan and Moises Henriques getting their team to a successful run chase.
Let us have a look at the Heroes and Zeroes from the game:-
- Rohit Sharma: – Rohit Sharma continued his great form since the last few games scoring his third half century in the last five games. He held Mumbai’s innings together from one end but was not well supported from the other end. He scored a good innings of 67 off 45 against a good bowling lineup of the Sunrisers to get Mumbai Indians to a target of 138 after their 20 overs.
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- Sidharth Kaul: – Sidharth Kaul impressed yet again with his excellent bowling performance picking up 3 for 24 in his four overs. He picked up three very crucial wickets of the Mumbai batting lineup including the likes of in form Parthiv Patel and the dangerous Rohit Sharma.
- Shikhar Dhawan:- Shikhar Dhawan played a well compiled 62 off 46 balls to get the Sunrisers off to a comfortable win and stay alive in the competition. After an early loss of his opening partner David Warner, he steadied the ship and counter attacked the bowlers taking calculated risks to help Sunrisers secure a comfortable win by 7 wickets.
- Lendl Simmons: – After making a grand start to his IPL campaign against Delhi Daredevils, Simmons failed horribly against the Sunrisers on a slow wicket. He was knocked over by a good delivery by Mohammad Nabi in his very first over.
- Kieron Pollard: – Kieron Pollard too failed to score big after a good previous game against the Delhi Daredevils where he scored a fabulous fifty. But against SRH, he was unable to time the ball and was out after scoring 5.
- David Warner: – The orange cap holder David Warner did not trouble the scorers today as he was trapped in front of the stumps to Mitchell McClanaghan. Warner who rarely ever fails with the bat, did not have much of an effect on the run chase of the Sunrisers.