* With 90 runs, David Warner is the Man of the Match.
Exhilarating! That is one word fans would associate with today’s match after seeing David Warner pull a Herculean effort to carry Sunrisers to victory. That man was a machine today. With Sunrisers Hyderabad at the bottom of the table currently, not much was expected from this team who lost two of their last matches. But, boy!, were they back with a vengeance.
But it was apparently clear from the first half of the match when Mumbai Indians crumbled under the attack of the Sunrisers’ bowlers and their brilliant pace attack. They could’ve targeted for a higher score to at least bring the match to a par with level which can be considered competitive. But with 142 in 20 overs, people had to little to imagine, and Sunrisers proved rightly so in the second half.
* SIX!!! SUNRISERS HAVE WON THE GAME! What energy this man has. Appalling! With 4 runs needed only, Warner has ended this match with a six.
* SIXER! The unstoppable David Warner does it again. Should we assume it’s the last over now?
* McClenaghan‘s over.
* Looks like this game is going to end sooner than we thought it would.
* End of 17th Over: Sunrisers 133/3. One boundary conceded in this over. (6)
* SIX! That time-out must have been really something. Warner has shot the gun again, unmissed this time.
* Bumrah‘s over.
* End of 16th Over: Sunrisers 122/3. Two boundaries conceded in this over. (4,4)
* That’s a four again. Lovely swing.
* FOUR! It’s a clever shot to the bounce by Hooda. It’s gone for four.
* Hardik Pandya‘s over.
* End of 15th Over: Sunrisers 108/3. One wicket and boundary taken in this match. (Eoin Morgan) (4)
* Four with a vengeance! Great shot by Warner.
* Deepak Hooda comes in after Morgan.
* OUT! Eoin Morgan’s shot has been caught out by Pandya. The batsmen has left the podium for 11 runs.
* Tim Southee‘s over.
* End of 14th Over: Sunrisers 99/2. One boundary conceded in this over. (4)
* Warner 61*
* FOUR by David Warner. This man isn’t going to give up any time soon.
* McClenaghan‘s over.
* End of 13th Over: Sunrisers 91/2. No boundaries conceded in this over.
* HH Pandya‘s over.
* End of 12th Over: Sunrisers 83/2. Two boundaries conceded in this over. (4,4)
* FOUR! Morgan on the drive, shot supremely for a four.
* By the proceedings of this match, it looks like the match will remain in Sunrisers pocket unless Mumbai Indians bowl a magical hattrick.
* FOUR! Seems like Warner has got Harbhajan in a torment now. It’s gone between the fielders for four.
* Eoin Morgan comes in for Henriques.
* End of 11th Over: Sunrisers 70/2. One wicket taken in this over. (Henriques)
* OUT! Henriques has been taken out by Southee. He’s gone for 20.
* Tim Southee‘s over.
* End of 1oth Over: Sunrisers 66/1. One boundary conceded in this over. (4)
* FOUR! Warner at it again. Beautiful shot for the boundary.
* Harbhajan Singh‘s over.
* End of the 9th Over: Sunrisers 56/1. One boundary conceded in this over. (4)
* FOUR! Good shot from Warner.
* End of 8th Over: Sunrisers 49/1. Two boundaries conceded in this over. (6,4)
* SIX! SIX! That’s a great shot from Henriques. Totally caught Harbhajan offguard.
* End of 7th Over: Sunrisers 37/1. No boundaries conceded in this over.
* End of 6th Over: Sunrisers 33/1. No boundaries conceded in this over.
* Harbhajan Singh’s over.
* End of 5th Over: Sunrisers 29/1. No boundaries conceded in this over.
* Jasprit Bumrah’s over.
* End of 4th Over: Sunrisers 25/1. No boundaries conceded in this over.
* End of 3rd Over: Sunrisers 22/1. One boundary conceded in this over. (4)
* FOUR! Warner looks menacing. He is unforgiving.
* End of 2nd Over: Sunrisers Hyderabad 14/2. Two boundaries conceded in this over. (6,4)
* FOUR! That’s damning reply to McClenaghan. Good shot.
* SIX! Great shot by Warner. That’s gone for a good six.
* End of 1st Over: Sunrisers 4/1. One wicket taken in this over. (Shikhar Dhawan)
* OUT! That’s it for Shikhar Dhawan. He’s been taken out by Southee for a meagre score of 2.
* Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner start the score line for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
* Tim Southee bowls the first over for Mumbai Indians.
* Let the second half begin.
Whew! That was a hard match to watch. There was no turn at which Mumbai Indians did not feel the extent of the attack from the Sunrisers. But one over shone itself as the defining over of the match for the Mumbai Indians, with four sixes in one over, Pandya and Rayudu brought the match into a different rhythm. But other than them, the rest were just embellishments. Let’s see what the Sunrisers have in store for us in the second half where they have to chase a total of 143 runs.
* End of 20th Over: Mumbai Indians 142/6. No boundaries conceded in this over.
* End of 19th Over: Mumbai Indians 136/6. One wicket taken in this match. (Pandya)
* OUT! Pandya has been bowled out by Rahman for 2.
* End of 18th Over: Mumbai Indians 130/4. One wicket taken in this over. (Rayudu)
* OUT! Rayudu has been taken out by Sran. Mumbai Indians hope has dimmed for now.
* End of 17th Over: Mumbai Indians 123/4. No boundaries conceded in this over.
* End of 16th Over: Mumbai Indians 118/4. One boundary conceded in this over.
* FOUR! Clever shot from Pandya.
* Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s over.
* End of 15th Over: Mumbai Indians 111/4. Two boundaries conceded in this over. (4,4)
* FOUR again! Nice shot from Pandya.
* FOUR! Good shot by Rayudu. Just what they need.
* End of 14th Over: Mumbai Indians 98/4. Two boundaries conceded in this over. (6,6) Good over for the Indians.
* SIX again! But this time, it is Pandya’s shot. Dhawan must be musing about his missed catch right now.
* SIX! The curse has been lifted this time. Great shot by Rayudu. Keeping the fight equal.
* That’s gone high in the mid-field, but Dhawan has dropped the catch. Might prove costly later.
* Bipul Sharma‘s over.
* Mumbai Indians need some desperate boundaries right now if they want to set a daunting target for the Sunrisers.
* End of 13th Over: Mumbai Indians 72/4. No boundaries conceded in this over.
* Henriques’ over.
* End of 12th Over: Mumbai Indians 67/4. No boundaries conceded in this over.
* End of 11th Over: Mumbai Indians 61/4. One wicket taken in this over. (JC Buttler)
* Krunal Pandya comes in for Buttler.
* OUT! Buttler has been caught out by the skipper. He has gone out for 11.
* Sran’s over.
* End of 10th Over: Mumbai Indians 58/3. No boundaries conceded in this over,
* Bipul Sharma bowling his first over.
* Mumbai Indians need to come up with better partnership and better shots if they want to register a higher score. Sunrisers looks good at the moment.
* End of 9th Over: Mumbai Indians 54/3. One boundary conceded in this over. (4)
* Four! Good shot by Buttler. We can’t help but get excited with the fans too.
* Henriques bowling the over.
* End of 8th Over: Mumbai Indians 47/3. One wicket taken in this over. ( Rohit Sharma)
* Jos Buttler comes in for Rohit Sharma.
* OUT! Miscommunication in the field. Rohit Sharma has fallen short of a run. He’s been taken for a run out.
* End of 7th Over: Mumbai Indians 43/2. No boundaries conceded in this over.
* Moises Henriques bowling the 7th over.
* End of 6th Over: Mumbai Indians 60/2. One boundary conceded in this over. (4)
* FOUR! Great handling from Sharma. It has gone straight for four.
* Mustafizur Rahman bowling the 6th Over.
* End of 5th Over: Mumbai Indians 31/2. One boundary conceded in this over. (6)
* SIX! That is a marvelous shot from Rayudu. Who would’ve expected that?
* Rohit Sharma comes in for Parthiv Patel.
* Moises Henriques bowling the 5th Over.
* End of 4th Over: Mumbai Indians 23/2. Two boundaries and one wicket taken in this over. (4,4) (Parthiv Patel)
* OUT! Parthiv Patel has been bowled out by Sran. It’s a state of crumble for Mumbai right now. Patel gone for 10.
* That’s a Four! Nice shot from Patel.
* Mumbai Indians, they’re going slow at the moment. No big shots as of now.
* FOUR! Good shot by Patel.
* Barinder Svan bowling the 4th over.
* End of 3rd Over: Mumbai Indians 12/1. No boundaries conceded in this over.
* End of 2nd Over: Mumbai Indians 10/1. One boundary conceded in this over. (4)
* FOUR! That’s the first boundary of the match from Rayudu’s bat. Great shot.
* Barinder Sran bowling the second over.
* End of 1st Over: Mumbai Indians 2/1. One wicket taken in this over. (Martin Guptill). Great over from Kumar.
* Ambati Rayutu comes in replacement for Guptill.
* OUT! That’s a magnificent bowl from Kumar. Guptill has been caught out by the skipper for 2.
* Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowling the first over for Sunrisers.
* The game has started right now. Martin Guptill and Parthiv Patel will open the batting line up for Mumbai Indians.
* Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and chosen to bowl first.
* The two captains have come on the pitch. The toss is going to take place anytime now.
Hyderabad: Sunrisers to take on the defending champions in game 12 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians in season 9 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is not having a time like champions as the team has lost 2 out of 3 matches so far in the tournament. But it seems that they need not to worry because the hosts, Sunrisers, have also not been able to mark their first win.
Mumbai lost out by three wickets in a last-ball finish against the Gujarat Lions on April 16, which brought their momentum down.
Meanwhile the Sunrisers Hyderabad game will depend on Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Eoin Morgan and Moises Henriques if they really want to sail over the Mumbai Indians.
After having performed well in the last clash against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Sunrisers will also be highly dependent on Mustafizur.
So, which team is going to pick up its momentum, let’s wait and watch.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: (probable) 1 David Warner (capt), 2 Shikhar, Dhawan, 3 Moises Henriques, 4 Eoin Morgan, 5 Deepak Hooda, 6 Naman Ojha (wk), 7 Ashish Reddy, 8 Karn Sharma, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Barinder Sran Kieron
Mumbai Indians: (probable) 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Parthiv Patel (wk), 3 Ambati Rayudu, 4 Jos Buttler, 5 Kieron Pollard/Corey Anderson/Martin Guptill, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Harbhajan Singh, 8 Krunal Pandya, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Mitchell McClenaghan, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium provides a decent bounce and is helpful for setting high targets.
First Published | 18 April 2016 7:18 PM