Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) lives to see another day in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season after a thrilling final win over Mumbai Indians (MI) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Tuesday, May 17.
Hyderabad need plenty more results to follow their path as they still sit in eighth place, but the result means they still have a low mathematical chance if the teams above them stumble in their final phase encounters. groups.
Rahul Tripathi (76 from 44 balls) and Priyam Garg (42 from 26 balls) shot SRH to a dominating total of 193/6 after going at bat. Umran Malik (2/23) then played in pursuit to help seal the win despite some late strikes from Tim David (46 from 18 balls)
MI’s pursuit got off to a great start as fly-half Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan set up an opening position of 95 points.
MI captain Rohit (48 from 36 balls) recorded his best score of the season but fell short of his half-century by 2 runs as he fired a delivery from Washington Sundar (1/36) at the man in the middle of the deep wicket at 11th over.
Malik then got rid of Kishan (43 from 34 balls) in the next game, Garg taking a nice catch running towards the boundary from the middle.
Malik came back to kick off the 15th and this time swung the momentum in SRH’s favor with two quick wickets while only giving up 4 runs to reduce MI to 127/4. Tilak Varma (8) was his first casualty with the MI batter mistimed the shot off a short, fast ball.
Malik then got rid of 15-year-old Daniel Sams with Garg taking another stunning hold, this time jumping halfway up to take a great one-handed hold while at full capacity.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar then got Tristan Stubbs (2) Run Out in the 17th after getting his hands on David’s right drive which crashed into the stumps to catch the non-striker.
MI needed 45 balls to win from 18 balls when David unleashed a deadly attack on T Natarajan, helped in part by poor bowling from the SRH pacer.
Natarajan sent a series of full throws as David hammered 4 sixes in the over, including three in a row to give up 26 points.
However, there was redemption for Natarajan as he reacted quickly to get David out (46 on 18 balls) with the batter looking to steal a single on the final delivery.
With the equation reduced to 19 needed from 12 balls, Bhuvneshwar (1/26) saved a maiden at the wicket in the penultimate, getting rid of Sanjay Yadav (0) to regain momentum.
Fazalhaq Farooqi (0/31) then kept his cool and defended 19 points in the final to seal a thrilling 3-point win.
Earlier at the Toss, Kane Williamson opted to strike as both teams made two substitutions apiece. Garg and Farooqi came on for Hyderabad while Mumbai drafted Mayank Markande and Sanjay Yadav into their Playing XI.
Sams (1/39) gave MI a good start when he caught Abhishek Sharma (9) in 3rd. However, Tripathi came out and teamed up with Garg as the pair crushed 78 runs on the next 43 balls.
Garg, 21 (42 from 26 balls), who was playing his first game of the season, was finally dismissed by Ramandeep Singh who took a good comeback in the 10th.
Meanwhile, Tripathi threw fifty 32 balls on the 14th. He was well supported by Nicholas Pooran who hit 2 fours and 3 sixes in an entertaining partnership as both batters went after MI’s bowling attack.
Pooran (38 on 22 balls) was caught in the 17th as he looked to attack a full delivery from Riley Meredith (1/44).
Tripathi hammered 9 fours and 3 sixes as he looked serene in the middle, but eventually ran out of steam on the 18th. Ramandeep (3/20) got rid of Tripathi (76) and Markram (2) in the over to reduce the SRH to 175/5 with two overs to go.
Washington Sundar (9) and Kane Williamson (8) then took SRH to 193/6 before Bumrah (1/32) casted Sundar on the final innings delivery.
First post: STI