Continuing their troubles since the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, Mumbai Indians on Tuesday lost fifth of the six matches they have played in the tournament so far.
The 23rd match of ongoing IPL, played at the Wankhede Stadium, saw Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defending the lowest total of the season against Mumbai Indians (MI), ascending to number 3 of the points table and pushing Mumbai to the 7th spot.
After being put to bat first, SRH set a target of 119 runs for (MI but the hosts surrendered before SRH bowlers and were all out for just 87.
SRH also managed to register their maiden victory at Wankhede Stadium as Mumbai lost 3 quick wickets, including that of captain Rohit Sharma, who failed to make any significant contribution to the team total.
SRH bowlers Shakib Al Hasan and Rashid Khan were instrumental in restricting Mumbai batsmen and Siddharth Kaul provided a good hand, clinching 3 wickets.
Rashid got the better of Pollard as the big man fell to a good delivery by the bowler and half the team was back in the pavilion. The sole good scorer for MI, Suryakumar Yadav fell in the 15th over at a score of 34 runs, giving a boost to the momentum created by SRH bowlers.
Soon Mitchell McClenaghan and Mayank Markande followed him to the pavilion as Siddarth Kaul sent them back in the same over. MI was under pressure as everything was going in favour of SRH bowlers. All eyes were on Pandya as he had a big responsibility to rescue his team but he soon lost his wicket in the 18th over.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to SRH win over MI:
“Victory comes from finding opportunities in problems “. Extremely proud of the #OrangeArmy for their stellar performance in defending 118. Kane led brilliantly and all the bowlers executed their plan to perfection. Super proud #MIvSRH
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 24, 2018
Outstanding defence from the @SunRisers . Without Bhuvi, defending 118 against a MI line up with superstars is an exceptional effort. Am very impressed with Sid Kaul who has been so consistent in the death overs. For Mumbai, it looks difficult to comeback after this #MIvSRH
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 24, 2018
A win like this will go a long way to give our team boost in confidence. It is always a huge experience to be playing at the Wankhede and to win against Mumbai makes it special. #OrangeArmy #IPL @SunRisers
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) April 24, 2018
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) April 24, 2018
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 24, 2018
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) April 24, 2018
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 24, 2018
Easily Sunrisers's toughest, most significant win this season yet. Terrific bowling, fielding, superb captaincy in defending a paltry 118
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 24, 2018
One of the best bowling performances you'll see. Each bowler getting his A game to the field. Tough for a team to recover from this kind of loss #MIvSRH
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) April 24, 2018
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) April 24, 2018
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) April 24, 2018
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) April 24, 2018
— Sai Dharam Tej (@IamSaiDharamTej) April 24, 2018
Woww SRH just Defended 128 runs against team like Mumbai Indians. Incredible stuff. Undoubtedly best bowling attack of IPL. All bowlers performing really well in various situation . MI needs some miracle again this year to make the playoffs. #MIvSRH
— Dhyey Vithalani (@Being_Dhyey_) April 24, 2018
Mumbai Indians not even scoring 100 on Sachin's birthday. They are paying the opposite of a tribute. #MIvSRH
— Karan Talwar (@BollywoodGandu) April 24, 2018
Damn. Won't be able to see Mumbai Indians lose in the final over now. #MIvSRH
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) April 24, 2018
— Abhijith AG (@iabhijithag) April 24, 2018
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 24, 2018
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) April 24, 2018