On Thursday, it was a thrilling IPL contest played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians that had all the makings of a T20 classic.
Mumbai Indians, after put in to bat posted a score of 147/8 with Evin Lewis making 29, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard making 28 each.
Sandeep Sharma picked up 2/25 on his SRH debut whereas Siddharth Kaul took 2 wickets for 29.
Chasing 149 to win, SRH had a good opening with Shikhar Dhawan making 45, but then Mayank Markande happened and the hosts lost their way.
In his quota of 4 overs, Markande removed the likes of Wriddhiman Saha, Dhawan, Manish Pandey and Shakib-Al-Hasan, to leave SRH a bit worried. But Deepak Hooda remained nonchalant during the innings and played a gem of unbeaten 32 off 25 balls, with a six in the last over, when 11 runs were needed off the final six balls with one wicket in hand.
Billy Stanlake finally won the match for SRH by smashing a four off the last ball and MI was left cursing their luck, as they lost their second straight game by one wicket.
Twitter was out of breath as the match ended in a nail-biter and SRH won.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions:
Got too close to comfort in the end but that was T20 Cricket at its best. The bowlers did an excellent job in restricting MI to 147 & in the end Hooda held his nerve under pressure.Special mention to young Markande,looks a promising prospect. #OrangeArmy is a happy army #SRHvMI
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 12, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 12, 2018
What a win! This season is quickly becoming all about super close finishes. @SunRisers really pulled it back! But all said and done, tonight was owned by the bowlers of both teams. #SRHvsMI #VIVOIPLonStar
— Sanjana Ganesan (@SanjanaGanesan) April 12, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 12, 2018
Big Billy!!! 👏👏👏 #allrounder
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) April 12, 2018
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) April 12, 2018
Wonder why Cutting did not attempt the Yorker against Stanlake. Pressure? No 11 batsman after all! @SunRisers had almost muffed it up. A story of almost all round.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) April 12, 2018
Good couple of days for the 'Bill' lads in IPL. What a Nail biting thriller. #SRHvMI
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 12, 2018
What A Game!
How good is the @IPL?
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) April 12, 2018
So even a relatively low scoring game has produced a thriller…..
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 12, 2018
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) April 13, 2018
IPL what a match Nobody knew till last ball was bold who will win @IPL
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) April 12, 2018
What a game. Chennai twice chased what looked unchaseable and Mumbai today nearly defended the undefendable. Last 3 overs SRH needed 15 with 5 wickets in hand. Fizz, Markande, Bumrah made a match out of it. Hooda, in the end held his nerve #SRHvMI
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 12, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 12, 2018
😂😂 I saw the last over 👀👀👀👀 https://t.co/7iQdLZmoBE
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) April 12, 2018
— Andrew Tye (@aj191) April 12, 2018
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) April 12, 2018
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) April 12, 2018
Hyderabad have failed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory #SRHvMI
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) April 12, 2018
The #SRHvMI match is the first ever IPL match in which the chasing side won the match by 1 wicket off the final delivery of the 20th over!
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 12, 2018
Well played everyone.. It's win of cricket 🏏👏👏#RjAlok
— RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) April 12, 2018
— GILL 2.0 IG ikpsgill1 (@ikpsgill1) April 12, 2018
Please Stop Bringing These Nailbiting Last Over Finishes, We Don't Have Enough Nails Left For Upcoming Matches. 🙊🙏
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) April 12, 2018