IPL 2018: Hooda takes SRH over the line in jittery chase

It was another brilliant bowling performance by Hyderabad which restricted Mumbai to a modest score of 147.

Deepak Hooda essayed a brilliant six in the last over to take SRH closer to a thrilling win.   -  K.V.S Giri

Mayank Markande's superb spell of leg-spin bowling ultimately went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad secured a thrilling one-wicket wicket win at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Thursday.

This despite the top-order, with the exception of opener Shikhar Dhawan, coming a cropper.

With Jasprit Bumrah and left-armer Mustafizur Rahman striking a double blow each in the 18th and 19th over respectively, Mumbai stared at a possible win.

But with 11 needed off the last over, Deepak Hooda essayed a stunning, inside-out six off Ben Cutting’s first ball to ease the pressure and eventually guide the team home.

 

Good show by SRH bowlers

Earlier, it was another brilliant bowling performance by the home team, even with star bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar - out with a sore shoulder - making way for Sandeep Sharma.

Mumbai Indians, put in to bat, struggled right through except when Kieron Pollard looked good for a while.

The pace trio of Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep and Billy Stanlake (though expensive) struck at regular intervals to choke the batting line-up.

Leg-spinner Rashid Khan furthered Mumbai's woes with a miserly spell during which he conceded just 13 runs and picked up the wicket of Ben Cutting.

At the half-way stage, Mumbai was on the backfoot at 78 for four and Pollard's dismissal off Stanlake in the 15th over knocked the fight out of Mumbai's batting.