Highlights: Alzarri Joseph six-for on debut powers Mumbai Indians to 40-run win

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Alzarri Joseph scythed through SRH's batting line-up on his IPL debut.   -  IPL

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live updates from Match 19 of Indian Premier League between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians.

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Pardon me fellas if I have been a little slow on the updates but it's kind of hard to catch up with a bowler who goes from two wickets to six in a matter of just balls! What a spell that from Alzarri Joseph. His six wickets for just 12 have skittled Hyderabad for a paltry 96, handing Mumbai Indians a comprehensive 40-run win. 

◘ Make that fourth. Unbelievable stuff from the youngster, gets Rashid Khan out for a golden duck. Alzarri Joseph, in the meantime, picks up his third, cleans up Hooda for 20. Bumrah is back for a final crack, Nabi cracks a six off the pace spearhead. Eight off his second. SRH 89/7 after 16 overs.

◘ Chahar and Behrendorff combined concede just eight in the 13th and 14th overs respectively. Hyderabad needs 61 runs in 36 balls. Chahar finishes with figures of two for 21. SRH 76/5 after 14 overs.

◘ Behrendorff returns for his third over and gets the big wicket of Manish Pandey. That's a massive jolt. Pandey is caught by Rohit at mid-wicket. Yusuf Pathan is the new man in.  But he falls for a four-ball duck and Mumbai Indians well and truly in the driver's seat.  Chahar has his second ! Mohammad Nabi is the new man in. SRH 68/5 after 12 overs.

◘ Five coming off the 10th over. Pandya brothers bowling in tandem now. Krunal is on now. Hardik Pandya has been brought into the attack now. He goes for just seven, Manish Pandey has Deepak Hooda for company. SRH 59/3 after 10 overs.

◘ Krunal Pandya to roll his arm now. Just four coming off his first over. What a night this debutant is having. First Warner  and now, Vijay Shankar who departs for a 10-ball 5. Hyderabad in dire straits at the moment. Joseph returns for his second over.  SRH 47/3 after 8 overs.

Goodness! He takes blinders near the boundary ropes but Pollard has dropped a sitter here. Chahar could have had a second, instead Manish Pandey gets a reprieve.  Alzarri Joseph strikes with the first ball off his first over in the IPL and it is the priced wicket of Warner, who gets an inside edge onto the stumps. Manish Pandey joins Vijay Shankar in the middle. SRH 39/2 after 6 overs.

◘ And the bowling change has worked. Bairstow, trying to hit Chahar out of the park, misreads a googly and is out caught. Vijay Shankar is the new man in. Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar has been asked to bowl inside the Powerplay. WHAM BAM! A short one, sitting up niely, as Bairstow rocks back and pulls it past mid-wicket for four before hitting one to long-off for a second consecutive boundary. 13 off that over. Benhrendorff is back for his second, he begins by erring in his line and pays the price with a boundary. Warner isn't letting that one pass by.  MI 33/1 after 4 overs.

◘ Nicely done by the duo, just the ones and a two as they collect six off Bumrah's first. Bumrah has been introduced into the attack. This should be an interesting contest. SRH 14/0 after 2 overs.

◘ SHOT! That's the shot of a man in form. Bairstow gets little bit of room to free his arms and he crunches this one through covers for four. Ho, Ho Ho! Warner has a go at Australia team-mate Behrendorff straightaway, gets a brace to open his account. SRH 8/0 after 1 over.

David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to get Hyderabad's chase underway. Behrendorff with the new ball.

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Pollard hammered a 26-ball 46 to push Mumbai Indians to a competitive 136/7. It was an all-round performance from the SRH bowlers, who choked the Mumbai batsmen in the middle overs, chipping away at the wickets in regular intervals. Siddarth Kaul, who was the pick of the bowlers, was taken to the cleaners by Pollard in the 19th over. He was ably supported by Mohammad Nabi who took one for 13. Hyderabad needs 137 to win.

 

◘ Pollard, you beauty. Takes on Bhuvi, gets four more. He has raced to 46 off just 26 balls, thanks to four sixes and two boundaries.

◘ Pollard is taking apart Siddarth Kaul, one six at a time. A maximum over long-off is followed by another one over deep mid-wicket.  Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar has removed Rahul Chahar. Jeez! Kaul bowls a no-ball and immediately pays the price, as Pollard smacks another six off the free hit and then another one to wrap up a 20-run over. Whaddaplayah! MI 117/7 after 19 overs.

◘ Sandeep Sharma follows it up with just five off his third. Rashid Khan returns and concedes just three. MI needs a move on and if anyone can get them that, it's the pair out in the middle. MI 80/5 after 16 overs.

Time for the strategic Time out!

◘ Kaul returns for his third. Just five coming off it in the end. RUN OUT! Ishan Kishan is caught short of his crease and that's excellent awareness from Bairstow behind the stumps. Hardik Pandya walks out to the middle. Rashid Khan is back for his second over. MI 72/5 after 14 overs.

 

◘ Kaul strikes and it's Krunal Pandya who has to take the long walk back to the dressing room. He was hurried for pace and bounce, and ends up offering a simple catch to Bairstow. Pollard is at the crease. Kaul bowling his second. Rashid Khan to bowl the 11th over, Kishan scores a boundary off his last ball. MI 64/4 after 12 overs.

Nabi returns figures of one for 13. What a spell! Mumbai has limped past the 50-run mark. Nabi is bowling out.  Ishan Kishan has punished a short of a length ball with just a short-arm jab past point for four. Krunal Pandya is the new man in. Got'em! Kaul gets rid of MI's top scorer this season, de Kock. He is out caught and Mumbai has lost its third. First look at Siddarth Kaul.  MI 52/3 after 10 overs.

Nabi to bowl his third, gives away only four. Brilliant stuff. They are choking the MI batsmen in the middle overs. Yusuf Pathan has been brought into the attack. De kock puts away a bad ball to fine leg for four.  Eight off his first over. MI 42/2 after 8 overs.

Nabi returns for his second. Just two off it in the end. Ishan Kishan is the new man in. OUT! Surya has been given out lbw trying to sweep Sandeep Sharma and he has reviewed this. And it's the umpire's call, so Mumbai Indians has lost its second wicket. Sandeep Sharma is back into the attack, and he is straightaway dismissed for a boundary by Surya. MI 30/2 after 6 overs.

 

◘ And an appeal for stumping right away. The umpires have gone upstairs but replays show Surya was inside the crease at the time the bails were taken off. Suryakumar Yadav comes to the crease. Nabi has got the big wicket of Rohit! The Mumbai skipper has hit that one straight to Deepak Hooda at deep mid-wicket. Mohammad Nabi to bowl the fourth over. Bhuvi is back for his second. And de Kock has dispatched this one over deep square leg for six. Bhuvi errs in line, drops this on middle and leg and pays the price.  MI 23/1 after 4 overs.

◘ Rohit Sharma rubbing salt in the wounds now. Sandeep Sharma pitches one in the slot and Rohit has launced it over deep mid-wicket for six. Nine off it in the end. MI 10/0 after 2 overs.

◘ Oh Dear! What drama. First a review is turned down and now Siddarth Kaul has dropped Rohit. He lost it in the lights there, or that's what he is suggesting! Kumar bowls four dots before reviewing a lbw decision. The umpire has turned it down but SRH believe they might have got their man here. Rohit is struck in front and the only that can save him is an inside edge. Replays show the ball brushing the bat before thudding into the pad. SRH has lost a review

Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the new ball, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock to open for Mumbai.

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TOSS UPDATE: Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to field first against Mumbai Indians.

Teams:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar says Kane Williamson is close to being completely fit but has been rested since the side is still not halfway through the league.

Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jason Behrendorff, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jasprit Bumrah.

There are two team changes. Ishan Kishan and Alzarri Joseph come in for Yuvraj Singh and Lasith Malinga.

Preview by V. V. SUBRAHMANYAM: Sunrisers Hyderabad’s resurgence after its setback in the first contest against Kolkata Knight Riders may be an ominous sign for Mumbai Indians, positioned sixth in the points table, when the two teams clash at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday night.

Sunrisers has now won three matches in a row, including one against Delhi Capitals on Thursday, and is perched at the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table.

 

The fact that Kane Williamson’s absence — he is ‘resting’ his injured shoulder — isn’t being felt that badly at the top of the batting order is a tribute to the consistency of the explosive duo of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, who are clearly setting the tempo — in chasing down targets and in setting them.

However, there is still some cause for worry for Sunrisers. Despite all-rounder Vijay Shankar chipping in with useful contributions, the middle-order has stood exposed. Chasing 130 at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi on Thursday, there were moments of despair after the openers, who got the team off to a flying start, departed.

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The total was low enough for the side to wriggle out of the situation, but it will not have this liberty against sides which have the ability to seize on half-chances to turn the game around.

Potent bowling attack

The welcome news for the host is that stand-in captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been rediscovering his confidence in bowling. It is crucial to the attack, which profits from his variety, depth and quality. The pace duo of Sandeep Sharma and Siddarth Kaul back him, and the spin duo from Afghanistan — leg-spinner Rashid Khan and off-spinner Mohammad Nabi — prove to be a handful as well. Nabi is exceptional in the PowerPlay itself.

 

Mumbai Indians is high on confidence, too. It can look back on its win against Chennai Super Kings with pride as key players clicked when it mattered the most. It will be interesting to see how its bowling attack challenges the formidable Sunrisers batting line-up in familiar conditions.

With the bat, Mumbai Indians badly needs its star-studded line-up — comprising Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard — to score big and set the platform the bowlers to do the job.