The vulnerabilities in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s middle order was once again exposed as they went down to Mumbai Indians by 13 runs. There is something special about this Mumbai Indians team. No matter how gloomy the situation is, they just don’t give up. Chasing 151, Jonny Bairstow and David Warner set the game beautifully for SRH and added 67 runs in 7.2 overs. However, a brilliant fightback by Mumbai bowlers turned the game in no time. A flurry of wickets saw Hyderabad crumble to 104-5 from 67-0. Rahul Chahar was the pick of the bowlers and returned with figures of 19-3 in four overs. Bumrah was also on song and gave just 14 runs in his 4 overs.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians once again settled for a sub-par total despite a solid start. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock got Mumbai off to a brisk start. The duo added 55 runs for the first wicket before Rohit departed for 32. The Mumbai skipper once again failed to convert his start into a decent score.
Suryakumar Yadav came, hit a six, a four and departed soon after for 10. At 71-2 in 8.3 overs with a set Quinton de Kock, and plenty of batting in the dugout, Mumbai looked good to set a 170+ total. However, it wasn’t easy to score against the likes of Mujeeb ur Rahman and Rashid Khan. Mumbai could only score 27 runs in the next 32 balls. With runs drying, there was some urgency in the Mumbai camp and in an attempt to score quickly, De Kock departed for 40, leaving Mumbai Indians inning in a mess. However, the big Caribbean Kieron Pollard played a whirlwind knock of 35 off 22 balls and dragged them to a respectable 150-5. This was Hyderabad’s third consecutive loss in the IPL 2021.
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