MI vs SRH Highlights, IPL 2022: Hyderabad beats Mumbai by three runs to remain alive in playoffs race; ends five-match losing streak

SRH vs MI, IPL 2022 Highlights: Sunrisers Hyderabad held its nerve to successfully defend 19 runs off the last two overs and eke out a thrilling three-run win after Tim David's blitz threatened to take the game away from the Orange Army. Earlier, Rahul Tripathi's 44-ball 76 guided Hyderabad to a competitive 193 for six against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad pulled off a thrilling three-run win over Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.   -  SPORTZPICS

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's HIGHLIGHTS  of the IPL 2022 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians from the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD BEAT MUMBAI INDIANS BY THREE RUNS

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: RAHUL TRIPATHI 76(44)

MUMBAI INDIANS 190/7 IN 20 OVERS

MI 190/7 in 20 overs: Farooqi to bowl the last over. Starts off with a wide outside off. 18 runs to win from five balls. Ramandeep shuffles across his stumps and Farooqi bowls it further outside off and this is not called wide. Ramandeep gets a thick outside edge trying to heave this one on leg-side and gets a couple over the cover region. 16 to win from four balls. Slower one, Ramandeep gets a top edge swinging across the line and a couple more as the ball lands in the vacant area at mid-off. 14 runs to win from 3 balls. FOUR! Short and pulled away to the fine-leg fence for four runs. 10 to win from two balls. Yorker and dug out on the off side and Ramandeep doesn't run. 10 needed off the last ball. SIX! Length ball and Ramandeep pulls this over mid-wicket for a maximum but Sunrisers Hyderabad win by three runs.

MI 175/7 in 19 overs: OUT! Sanjay Yadav ends up slicing this to the man in the deep at point and Bhuvneshwar strikes. Sanjay Yadav c Jagdeesha Suchith b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 0(2b). Bumrah comes in and almost chops the first ball onto his stumps. The next one is a fiery yorker and Bumrah survives it by the skin of his teeth. Another yorker and Bumrah misses after jamming his bat into the ground. Last ball is dug out for another dot. Wicket maiden by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 19th over!

MI 175/6 in 18 overs: Natarajan starts off with a wide outside off. 150 up for MI in 17 overs. SIX! Low full-toss and swipes at it to clear the deep extra cover boundary. Next one is a wide down leg side. 37 runs to win from 17 balls. Driven down the ground again, Natarajan leaps to get a hand to it before the ball crashes into the stumps at the non-striker's end. SIX! Full toss on the pads again and David swings across the line to clear the square leg fence. SIX! Another juicy full toss on the pads and flicked away over the ropes at square leg. SIX! Rinse and repeat. Full-toss and this is smashed over long-on for a 114-metre six. OUT! Run out and David has to go. Tim David run out (T Natarajan) 46(18b 3x4 4x6). David pushed this just wide of the bowler and wanted a quick single to keep strike. But Natarajan got a hand to it and outran David to the stumps. He gets his revenge ultimately after being smashed for four sixes in the over!

MI 149/5 in 17 overs: Bhuvneshwar comes back at the death. Loose full ball on the pads and gets away with it as David flicks it for a single behind the keeper. One more for Stubbs next ball as he digs this yorker out to extra cover. A couple more next ball. OUT! Stubbs is run out. Bhuvi gets his fingertips to the ball after David drives it back to him and Stubbs is out of his crease at the non-striker's end. Tristan Stubbs run out (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) 2(2b). FOUR! Yorker, turned into a low full toss by David and flicked to the long-on boundary. He keeps strike with a single at long-off.

MI 140/4 in 16 overs: David starts off with back-to-back fours off Natarajan. The first one is flicked to the mid-wicket boundary off the pads before a length ball in the channel is pushed through covers. A couple more next ball as David flicks this yorker behind square. A couple of singles to follow. David is key man here in this chase now. Full-toss outside off and slashed to deep cover for a single by David.

MI 127/4 in 15 overs: OUT! Tilak goes and Umran has his second wicket. Tilak top edges a fast bouncer, going for the pull, and Williamson settles under it at cover. Tilak Varma c Kane Williamson b Umran Malik 8(9b 1x4). David comes in next. Starts off with a single. Back of a length to Sams and he flicks this straight to mid-wicket. Vicious short one and it goes off Sams' outside edge and just short of backward point. Could have been his third wicket. Bouncer and he will have to reload that one as it is called wide for height. OUT! Boucer and gone! Sams flat-bats this pull and Garg takes a stunner at mid-wicket. Daniel Sams c Priyam Garg b Umran Malik 15(11b 1x6).

MI 123/2 in 14 overs: Farooqi comes back with the ball. FOUR! Short, angling down leg side and Tilak swivels and pulls this to the fine-leg boundary. Slower outside off and carved behind point for a single and then they steal a second. Farooqi deceives the batters with his slower one and just  a single comes off the final three balls.

MI 115/2 in 13 overs: Sundar bowls out. Sams goes back and punches to long-on for a single. Skidding into Tilak's pads with the arm and beats him; one leg-bye. SIX! Short, Sams goes back inside his crease and pulls it away over deep square leg for six runs. Sundar comes over the wicket now. Pulled flattishly to deep mid-wicket for a couple more by Sams. Gently pushed by Sams to the mid-on region and the batters steal a couple. Single to make it 13 runs from the over.

MI 102/2 in 12 overs: FOUR! Umran comes back into the attack and so do the runs. Short one and Kishan leans back and ramps this to the boundary behind. Hundred up for Mumbai in 11.1 overs. Length ball on leg and Kishan taps it on off for a dot. OUT! Kishan whips this off his pads but this goes higher into the air than he would have wanted it to and good catch at long-on running back. Ishan Kishan c Priyam Garg b Umran Malik 43(34b 5x4 1x6). Tilak is greeted with a bouncer but called wide as this sails over the head of the batter. A couple of dot balls to follow. Almost gone! Tilak was looking to cut this short one to the boundary behind but it ended up looping up and falling just short of short-third.

MI 97/1 in 11 overs: FOUR! Rohit gets an outside edge past the keeper for four runs as Sundar comes back into the attack. Pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single. Kishan drives this to long-on for one more. OUT! Rohit pulls again but finds the fielder at deep mid-wicket for Rohit has to go! Rohit Sharma c Jagadeesha Suchith b Washington Sundar 48(36b 2x4 4x6). Sams in at three and drives to long-off off the backfoot for a single. Single to end the over.

MI 89/0 in 10 overs: Abhishek with the ball. Single to start the over. Yorker to Kishan and dug out to long-on for one. SIX! Rohit steps out and smashes this over long-on for six runs. Length ball outside off and dragged by Rohit for a single in the deep at mid-wicket. Kishan heaves this to wide long-on for one more. Slower one, Rohit steps out again and flicks to long-on for another single.

MI 78/0 in 9 overs: Umran into the attack. Full toss outside off first ball. Kishan misses and so does the keeper. It is called a no-ball as it is over the waist and batters also take a single. Next one is wide. Free Hit continues. Short and pulled away to the fine-leg boundary by Rohit and also called a no-ball for height. Eight runs without a legal delivery bowled. Leg-bye next ball. SIX! Short again and Kishan doesn't connect the pull but the top edge takes it over the keeper and all the way behind the ropes for a maximum. Good comeback by Umran. Two dots and two singles to end the over after an erratic start. 17 runs off Umran's first.

MI 61/0 in 8 overs: Natarajan angles it on leg-stump and Kishan flicks this to short fine-leg. Pierced between point and cover for a single next ball. Length, going across on off and chopped by Rohit for one more through covers. Low full-toss and driven by Kishan for another single. Length ball on middle and Rohit thumps it to long-on for one more. Whipped away by Kishan to long-on for another one. Just five singles from the over.

MI 56/0 in 7 overs: Sundar comes back. Around the wicket to Kishan. Kishan steps out to flick this to long-on for a single. Length, turning into Rohit, and punched to long-on for one more. Kishan goes back and cuts this between cover and point for a single. Kishan drives this down to long-off to make it five singles from the over.

MI 51/0 in 6 overs: Farooqi into this second. Wide down leg side first ball and then Kishan flicks the next one behind square for one. Rohit collects a couple in the deep at cover off a slower one. Full-toss outside off and driven by Rohit for a single and 50 runs up for Mumbai in 5.5 overs. Slower one and short going down leg and Kishan runs it down fine for just one.

MI 45/0 in 5 overs: Natarajan into the attack. Rohit punches this length ball  angling across outside off to cover for a dot. Driven to mid-on for a single next ball. FOUR! Short of a length outside off. Kishan steers it aerially and it is just wide of the fielder at short-third and runs away to the boundary. FOUR! This is imperious. Slot ball and thumped down the ground for a second consecutive boundary. Flicked to deep mid-wicket for one. SIX! You could watch this all day! Rohit shuffles across slightly and then gets down one one knee to flick this to the boundary behind square for a maximum.

MI 28/0 in 4 overs: SIX! Short of a length from Bhuvi and Rohit clears his front leg and pulls this over deep mid-wicket for six runs. Full-toss on the pads and clipped to deep square leg for one more. Full and straight and Kishan defends it back to the bowler. Pace off, angling across outside off. Kishan steps out to hack across the line on leg-side but is beaten for pace. Whipped to mid-wicket region for a single by Kishan. Good yorker to end the over. Rohit backs away outside leg and Bhuvi follows him with a accurate yorker and Rohit digs it out for a single.

MI 20/0 in 3 overs: FOUR! Sundar comes into the attack and drifts into the pads and swept away by Kishan to the fine-leg boundary. Flicked for a single at long-on. Sundar drags his length back and a dot and a single follow. FOUR! Full again and Kishan thumps it over the bowler's head for four runs. Dot to end as this turns into Kishan on a length outside off.

MI 10/0 in 2 overs: Bhuvneshwar from the other end. Rohit whips it off his pads for a single behind square. Kishan pushes to mid-on for a quick single next ball. Full on middle and Rohit gently nudges it down the ground to mid-on. Another full one and dug out to mid-wicket. Just two singles off the first four balls. SIX! Rohit breaks free. It is full on off-stump and Rohit launches this over the long-on fence for maximum. Punched to mid-off for a dot.

MI 2/0 in 1 over: Farooqi has the new ball. Rohit on strike. A slip in place. The bowler comes over the wicket, angling it across. Wide ball outside off to start with. Suchith has replaced Tripathi on the field. Full outside off and Rohit reaches out and drives to extra cover for a dot ball. Full on the pads this time and flicked to square-leg for another dot. Beaten! Length, outside off, Rohit reaches out for it but is beaten as it angles away further outside off. Pushed to point next ball. Finally off the mark with a single, tucking this length ball on middle and leg to deep square. Left outside off by Kishan and dot to end the over.

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD 193/6 IN 20 OVERS

SRH 193/6 in 20 overs: Full-toss outside off, and Williamson misses it as it is a slower one. FOUR! Full outside off and Williamson kneels one lofts it over covers for four runs. Full toss again and Williamson slashes it straight to backward point and only gets a single. Sundar drills this yorker back to the bowler and it is a precious dot ball in the final over. Another low full toss and clipped to mid-wicket for just a couple. OUT! Bumrah rattles the stumps as Sundar misses this full-toss straight on the stumps. Washington Sundar b Jasprit Bumrah 9(7b).

SRH 184/5 in 19 overs: Meredith bowls out. Williamson whips this to mid-wicket for a single. Wide ball outside off next ball. Slower one outside off and Sundar slaps this to deep extra cover for three runs. Top yorker and Williamson digs it out to short-third for a single. Sundar slashes behind point for a couple, and Sanjay puts in a sensational dive to save a boundary. Slower bouncer angling across outside off, Sundar flaps at it but misses and it is called wide for height. Full outside off and Sundar drills it through covers for another couple of runs. Dot to end as Sundar gets an inside edge onto his pads dragging this from outside off.

SRH 175/5 in 18 overs: OUT! Tripathi skies this and taken at long-on and Ramandeep has his second wicket. Rahul Tripathi c Tilak Varma b Ramandeep Singh 76(44b 9x4 3x6). Williamson comes in and starts off with a dot and a single. Slower yorker on off-stump and dug out to the bowler by Markram. Excellent bowling by Ramandeep here. Keeping it slow and accurate. OUT! Ramandeep is bringing Mumbai back into the game here. Another slower one and Markram holes out at long-off trying to clear the boundary. Aiden Markram c Tim David b Ramandeep Singh 2(4b).

SRH 173/3 in 17 overs: Full and wide outside off and Pooran creams this extra cover-drive but gets only a single. Meredith into his third over. SIX! Full on the pads and whipped away over deep mid-wicket for a maximum by Tripathi. Another full one on the pads and swept behind square leg for a single. Slower short ball angling across just outside off, Pooran tips toes before letting it go. One called for the over. OUT! And finally something to rejoice for Mumbai as Pooran flicks this to deep backward square, where Markande dives forward to take a good catch. The umpires want to check the legitimacy of the catch and go upstairs. He seems to have his fingers underneath the ball and it is given out. Nicholas Pooran c Mayank Markande b Riley Meredith 38(22b 2x4 3x6). Markram comes in and collects a single off the last ball at long-on.

SRH 164/2 in 16 overs: Sams comes back with the ball. Tripathi guides this slower one outside off for a single behind point. Another slower one and Pooran with a checked-pull to square leg for one more. SIX! Tripathi smokes this outside off length ball over  long-on and this a huge six, deep into the stands. FOUR! Tripathi shuffles across the line and sweeps this to the fine-leg boundary. FOUR! Another boundary to end the over. The runs keep coming as Tripathi finds the boundary behind point as he slices this outside off length ball.

SRH 148/2 in 15 overs: Bumrah returns. Dabbed to third-man for a single first ball by Tripathi. Low full-toss on the pads and Pooran clips this behind square leg for one more. Tripathi swipes across the line and collects a couple at deep mid-wicket for a couple and that's the 50-run stand off 29 balls between Tripathi and Pooran. Angling into Tripathi on a length and tucked away for a single at short fine-leg. Pooran defends back to the bowler to end the over with a dot.

SRH 143/2 in 14 overs: Markande into his third over. Two singles to start with. FOUR! Pooran carries on with his intent and clobber this flighted off-side delivery to the long-off boundary. SIX! Tossed up on middle and off  and Pooran gets on one knee and sweeps this over deep mid-wicket for six runs. Length ball, turning into him, and punched to long-on off the backfoot for a single. Wide outside off and Tripathi sweeps this to deep mid-wicket for a single and brings up his 50 off 32 balls.

SRH 129/2 in 13 overs: Meredith comes back and Pooran steers this slower one to third man for a single. Full on the toes and clipped to deep mid-wicket for one more. One more for Tripathi at third man. The slower ones on this wicket are working well for the bowlers. SIX! In the slot on off-stump and Pooran slices this over the long-off boundary for half a dozen. SIX! Back-to-back sixes. Pooran flicks this length ball over deep square leg and this goes flat and over the ropes. Single to end the over.

SRH 112/2 in 12 overs: Ramandeep continues. Starts off with a slower one that Pooran punches to long-on for a single. Another single next ball after Tripathi doesn't connect the pull well. Pooran clips to long-on for one more. This is wide outside off and wide ball called. Low and slow full-toss and Tripathi digs it out for a single at long-on. Pooran pulls this but there isn't much pace to work with and just a single at deep mid-wicket. FOUR! Full-toss outside off and this is thumped to the long-on boundary by Tripathi to make it a 10-run over.

SRH 102/2 in 11 overs: FOUR! Pooran flicks this length ball by Bumrah going down leg to the fine-leg boudary. Hundred runs up for SRH in 10.1 overs. Sanjay slides to save this but instead helps it onto the boundary cushion. Poor fielding. Two dots as Bumrah keeps it on  a length outside off and then induces an outside edge with a slower one but reaches the keeper on the bounce and the batters collect a single. Two more dots to end the over. Length balls angling into Tripathi keep the batter quiet.

SRH 97/2 in 10 overs: Ramandeep Singh with the ball. FOUR! Wide and short outside off and Tripathi slashes hard and gets it just over the fielder at backward point and finds the boundary. Fuller, angling into the batter, and flicked for a single. Slower one outside off and carved to third-man for a single by Garg. Another pace-off delivery and dabbed to backward point for one more. OUT! Garg pushes this yorker length ball back to the bowler and Ramandeep pouches this sharply with good reflexes. Priyam Garg c & b Ramandeep Singh 42(26b 4x4 2x6). Pooran comes in and pulls this into the ground for a single off the last ball.

SRH 89/1 in 9 overs: Another one turning down leg-side and tucked away by Garg for a couple. FOUR! Flighted around middle and off and Garg reverse-sweeps this to the deep backward point boundary, but not before Bumrah makes a mess of this behind point to allow four runs. A couple of singles and then FOUR! Garg sweeps this for four runs. Dot to end.

SRH 77/1 in 8 overs: Sanjay into his second over. Garg is beaten by this length ball outside off. SIX! Flighted around off and Garg sweeps this just over the deep square leg fielder for half a dozen. FOUR! Tripathi goes down the track, makes room outside off, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts this inside out over the covers for a boundary. This is angling down leg-side and wide called. Full and swept away behind square by Tripathi for a couple of runs. Another wide ball sliding down leg and Tripathi misses the sweep. Good ball to end the over. Turning in sharply on a length and Tripathi goes back in his crease to defend this on the off-side.

SRH 62/1 in 7 overs: Markande with the ball. Three singles to start the over. The leg-spinner keeps it on a length and doesn't allow the batters to free their arms. Five singles now. Tripathi is too early into the sweep and misses the last ball of the over. Umpire goes upstairs for the stumping appeal. Tripathi has his boot just over the line and he survives. Just five runs from the over.

SRH 57/1 in 6 overs: Garg is beaten outside off by this off-cutter by Sams. Chance and missed! Garg gets a top edge on the pull, and miscommunication by Sanjay and Bumrah leads to the ball landing between them at fine-leg. Two couples off the next two balls. SIX! Short going down leg and Garg pulls well this time and clear fine-leg for a maximum. Single to end the over.

SRH 46/1 in 5 overs: Bumrah into the attack. Length around leg and Garg flicks this just short of mid-on for a single. Searing yorker to Tripathi next ball and he digs it out desperately. Angling into him from wide of the crease and he defends it on the off-side. SIX! Short wide outside off and Tripathi pulls this one over deep mid-wicket with a flourish of the bat at the end to ice this graceful shot. FOUR! Length around off and this is gently dabbed to the third-man boundary. FOUR! Yorker but this is driven away by Tripathi through the covers for another four. 14 runs from the last three deliveries.

SRH 31/1 in 4 overs: Spinner Sanjay Yadav into the attack. Flighted on off-stump and dug out by Tripathi to cover but no runs. Another dot ball as this is thumped to mid-off. FOUR! Full going down leg and Tripathi sweeps this to the fine leg boundary - the shorter side of the field. Misses the sweep this time - this is pitching slightly outside off. FOUR! Full on middle, Tripathi makes room outside off and goes inside out over extra cover for another boundary. Pushed to behind point for a dot ball to end the over.

SRH 23/1 in 3 overs: Sams continues. On a length outside off and steered behind point for a single by Abhishek. A slight misfield there allows the single. FOUR! Short, fast, into the body and easily pulled away to the fine-leg boundary by Garg. Short of length down leg-side and tucked away to long leg for a single. OUT! Abhishek looks to clear the long-off boundary off this length delivery on off but the ball goes high into the air and taken at mid-off. Abhishek Sharma c Mayank Markande b Daniel Sams 9(10b 1x4). Fullish to Tripathi on leg-stump and he flicks behind square for a single. FOUR! Garg gets a bit lucky here. It flies off the edge and over the extra cover fielder for a boundary.

SRH 12/0 in 2 overs: FOUR! Half-volley by Meredith outside off and Abhishek hammers this through the covers for four runs. This strays on the pads and clipped through mid-wicket for a couple more. Dug in on middle and off, Abhishek miscues the pull and just a single at square leg. Beaten! Full just outside off, moves it away and beats Garg's outside edge. Beaten again, closer to off-stump and beats the batter with another in-swinger.

SRH 5/0 in 1 over: On the money straightaway, and Abhishek gently taps this full off-stump delivery on leg-side. Beaten! A peach, Sams curls away from the batter and Abhishek misses poking outside off. Angling into leg-stump and Abhishek defends it back to the bowler. Carved behind point for a single and Abhishek is off the mark. FOUR LEG-BYES! Fullish outside leg stump and Garg tucks it away to the boundary behind. He didn't get bat on it and it is signalled leg-byes by the umpire, who waits for Rohit Sharma's decision to review this for LBW or not. Bouncer and almost took his head off. Garg shimmied down the track a bit and Sams pitches it short.

Mumbai Indians in a huddle. For Sunrisers Hyderabad Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma are out to open the innings. Daniel Sams has the new ball. A slip in place for Abhishek.

MI VS SRH PLAYING XI

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Priyam Garg, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.

Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Daniel Sams, Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Sanjay Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith, Mayank Markande.

TOSS: Mumbai Indians wins the toss and elects to bowl. Mayank Markande and Sanjay Yadav come into the playing XI for Hrithik Shokeen and Kumar Kartikeya Singh. For Sunrisers Hyderabad Priyam Garg andFazalhaq Farooqi come in for Shashank Singh and Marco Jansen.

PITCH REPORT: The boundaries are 58m and 72m square of the wicket, with the straight boundary running 74m. A dry surface with some cracks and not much grass. Hayden reckons spinners will play a key role here and chasing will be difficult with the wicket wearing down and not much dew here.

PACE VS SPIN AT WANKHEDE IN IPL 2022

Pace: Wickets - 123; Economy - 8.66; Average - 29.39; Strike Rate - 20.34.

Spin: Wickets - 56; Economy - 7.63; Average - 32.75; Strike Rate - 25.73.

STATS AT WANKHEDE IN IPL 2022

Total matches played: 17

Team batting first won: 7

Team batting second won: 10

Average first innings score: 166

Average first innings winning score: 188

Highest first innings score: 222

Lowest first innings score: 97

Highest successful run chase: 196

MUMBAI INDIANS AT WANKHEDE IN IPL 2022

Beat Chennai Super Kings by five wickets

Lost to Lucknow Super Giants by 36 runs

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD AT WANKHEDE IN IPL 2022

Lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 67 runs

Lost to Gujarat Titans by five wickets

LAST FIVE RESULTS AT WANKHEDE IN IPL 2022

Gujarat Titans beat Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets

Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by five wickets

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 67 runs

Rajasthan Royals beat Punjab Kings by six wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets

MATCH PREVIEW

Mumbai Indians has already ended the IPL 2022 playoff hopes of Chennai Super Kings and in its path next, at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday, is the beleaguered Sunrisers Hyderabad, which needs to win to stay alive. 

The 54-run loss against Kolkata Knight Riders has dented Sunrisers' hopes of reaching the last four. But it could still sneak through with 14 points. However, its poor NRR of -0.270 makes qualification an uphill task.

As a barometer of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team, captain Kane Williamson is pretty accurate. His batting woes mirror SRH's.

In IPL-15, SRH has the worst PowerPlay run rate (6.80). Williamson has scored 208 runs at a strike rate of 92.85 - the worst among batters with a minimum of 100 runs this season. But SRH continues to persist with the Williamson-Abhishek Sharma opening formula, despite having options in Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram.

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SRH head coach Tom Moody, after the last game, had reasoned that tweaking the middle order that had been doing well was not a good idea. While he may be right — SRH has the second-best run rate (8.58) between overs 7 and 16 — Williamson's PowerPlay strike rate of 76.38 is leaving the middle order batters with too much work to do. Instead, Williamson could bat at 3, where he averages 39.62 at a strike rate of 128.21 in IPL, and the in-form Tripathi can open.

In the bowling department, the return of T Natarajan and Washington Sundar is good news although the duo went for a combined 83 runs in eight overs and took just one wicket against KKR.

Mumbai Indians, too, has had to contend with top-order issues, but the emergence of Tilak Varma  - 368 runs in 12 innings - has been a silver lining. Varma along with all-rounder Hrithik Shokeen, playing his maiden IPL season, put MI on course for victory against CSK with a mature 48-run stand after the initial wobble.

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Tristan Stubbs was handed his IPL debut in the last game against CSK, with Kieron Pollard making way for the uncapped South African batter. Although Stubbs was out for a duck, MI is likely to persist with him with one eye on the future.

Jasprit Bumrah's return to wicket-taking ways in the latter half of the IPL has boosted MI further. Bumrah enjoys bowling at the Wankhede, where he has the third-highest number of wickets in IPL — 37 wickets in 34 matches at an economy rate of 7.72. His battle with SRH top-order could be decisive. 

While for the Sunrisers, it certainly is win-or-bust now, Mumbai will continue exploring its stable of talent to reinvigorate its title bid next season. 

MI VS SRH FULL SQUADS

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Akash Madhwal, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, N Tilak Varma, Sanjay Yadav, Jofra Archer, Daniel Sams, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Riley Meredith, Kumar Kartikeya Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Aryan Juyal (wk), Fabian Allen.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (c), Umran Malik, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Nicholas Pooran, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Romario Shepherd, Sean Abbott, R Samarth, Shashank Singh, Saurabh Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Glenn Phillips, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH SRH VS MI IPL 2O22 LIVE?

The IPL 2022 match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 7:30 PM IST on Tuesday, May 17. The match will also be available for LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.