This is Sportstar's match blog of the Indian Premier League 2021 game between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai on Saturday.
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MUMBAI INDIANS DEFEATS THE SUNRISERS HYDERABAD BY 13 RUNS!
SRH 137/10 in 19.4 Overs: Trent Boult (3/28 in 3.4 overs) seals the deal by knocking off the bails twice in the over. Both Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed are clean bowled.
SRH 135/8 in 19 Overs: 16 runs needed to win from 6 balls! Vijay Shankar departs for 28 off 25!!! Jasprit Bumrah does the trick once again. Two doubles, two dots and a single from the penultimate over of the innings. Shankar found Suryakumar Yadav at long-off with a slog. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are in the middle.
SRH 130/7 in 18 Overs: Two wickets in the over! Hardik Pandya runs out Abdul Samad and Trent Boult dismisses Rashid Khan LBW!!! Above all, Boult concedes just six off the over. Hardik has his second run-out of the game. Samad, after hitting a boundary, was not even in the frame. The new batsman Rashid Khan then was out plumb in front. However, he chose to review it and lost his team's only referral.
SRH 124/5 in 17 Overs: A brilliant over from Jasprit Bumrah. Just four runs off it. Vijay Shankar (22 off 18) and Abdul Samad (3 off 5) need big hits to take their side past the finish line tonight. 27 runs to win from 18 balls.
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SRH 120/5 in 16 Overs: Sixteen runs from the 16th! Vijay Shankar slams two huge sixes off the bowling of Krunal Pandya. Both over deep mId-wicket, the first one using his front foot and the next maximum using his back foot. Abdul Samad has joined him in the middle.
SRH 104/5 in 15 Overs: Double-wicket over from Rahul Chahar! He concedes two runs and sends both Virat Singh and new batsman Abhishek Sharma back to the pavilion. Virat found Suryakumar Yadav at long-off in the first ball of the over, while Abhishek sent one to Adam Milne at backward square leg in the penultimate delivery.
SRH 102/3 in 14 Overs: Adam Milne finally bowls an economical over. Vijay Shankar is struggling a bit here. Virat Singh (11 off 11 balls) has to get going soon.
SRH 96/3 in 13 Overs: Rahul Chahar (1/18 in 3 Overs) bowls yet another excellent over. Just four runs came off that. Vijay Shankar (3 off 6 balls) retains strike with a single from the last ball.
SRH 92/3 in 12 Overs: David Warner is run out for 37 by a brilliant Hardik Pandya throw! Five runs came off the first two balls of Kieron Pollard's second over on the night. A top edge gave Virat Singh a boundary. The very next delivery, in an attempt to steal a quick single, Warner lost his wicket. The new batsman Vijay Shankar got off the mark straightaway.
SRH 85/2 in 11 Overs: David Warner (36 runs from 33 balls) has shifted gears here. He slog sweeps Rahul Chahar's first delivery over mid-wicket. He gets a double and two more singles in the over. Virat Singh's single makes it 11 from the over.
SRH 74/2 in 10 Overs: Kieron Pollard with a three-run over now. David Warner and the new batsman Virat Singh were extremely cautious. Another wicket might derail the chase.
SRH 71/2 in 9 Overs: Rahul Chahar strikes in his very first over! Manish Pandey departs for just 2 off 9 balls. Leggie Rahul conceded just three runs in the over. In the final delivery, Pandey found Kieron Pollard at long-off with a lazy shot.
SRH 68/1 in 8 Overs: Jonny Bairstow is out hit wicket! Krunal Pandya is the bowler. Bairstow (43 off 22 balls) tried to divert the ball over the wicketkeeper. But he was too deep inside the crease as he knocked off the bails. Krunal ends up conceding only one single to new batsman Manish Pandey in the over.
SRH 67/0 in 7 Overs: Adam Milne (0/29 in 2 Overs) is struggling with his lines and lengths tonight. After two singles and a dot, David Warner launches a short Milne delivery over mid-wicket for a maximum. The over ends with two more singles.
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SRH 57/0 in 6 Overs: Finally, Jasprit Bumrah comes back into the attack and bowls an economical over. Just a single each for Warner and Bairstow in it.
SRH 55/0 in 5 Overs: Another huge over for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Bairstow (40 off 15 balls) and Warner (14 off 15 balls) have laid a very good foundation. Bairstow hit the second ball of the over towards long-on for a six, while Warner beat mid-off to find the boundary off the last delivery. The over saw a double, a single and two dots as well.
SRH 42/0 in 4 Overs: Another big over! Jonny Bairstow is in some form. He smashes two sixes off the bowling of Adam Milne too. The first one was a top edge over fine leg and the next maximum was hit over long-on as the ball smashed the Sunrisers drinks storage. David Warner began the over with a four scored past mid-off.
SRH 23/0 in 3 Overs: Jonny Bairstow is going for the kill here! Three fours, two dots and a six from Trent Boult's second over of the innings. The maximum was lofted over long-off, while the boundaries were all towards the leg side. Poor bowling from Boult.
SRH 5/0 in 2 Overs: A tidy over from Jasprit Bumrah now. But Mumbai Indians wasted its review in the very first ball of the second over. The ball hit Bairstow's pads, however, the impact was high. Quinton de Kock thought there was nick as he collected the ball. On referral by Rohit, the umpire's decision stood.
SRH 2/0 in 1 Over: Just two runs from the first over. Five dot balls and a double, which was supposed to be single. An overthrow from Rohit Sharma cost the extra run.
Openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are out for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Trent Boult has the new ball for Mumbai Indians.
MI 150/5 in 20 Overs: Kieron Pollard you beauty! He smashes two sixes off the last two balls of the innings, the first one over long-on and the next one over mid-wicket. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (0/45 from 4 overs) has a match to forget. Pollard finishes with an unbeaten 35 off 22 balls.
Kieron Pollard becomes the third foreigner and sixth player overall to score 200 sixes in the IPL!
MI 133/5 in 19 Overs: Khaleel Ahmed strikes! Hardik Pandya is out for 7 off 5 balls. Kieron Pollard was dropped by Vijay Shankar in the over too! Pollard scored a boundary off the very first ball, thanks to an outside edge. After a dot ball, Pollard was dropped at mid-wicket. The very next ball, Hardik was caught at sweeper by Virat Singh. Krunal Pandya is the new man in.
MI 126/4 in 18 Overs: A boundary from Hardik Pandya. He just guided a short ball outside off from Bhuvneshwar Kumar past short third man. Pollard and Hardik then scored a double each to accumulate 11 runs from the over, which also included three singles.
Kieron Pollard hits the longest six of the 2021 IPL - 105 metres!
MI 115/4 in 17 Overs: Mujeeb gets his second as Ishan Kishan makes the long walk back to the pavilion after scoring 12 off 21! Kieron Pollard (10 off 11 balls) hit a six over mid-wicket during the very first delivery of the over. Mujeeb Ur Rahman came back in style to dismiss Kishan with the carrom ball. Kishan swung for the fences and got a thin edge as SRH wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow completed a tough catch on leg side.
MI 107/3 in 16 Overs: A six-run final over from Rashid Khan (0/22 from 4 overs). A double, a wide, a leg bye and two singles came off the 16th over of the innings.
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MI 101/3 in 15 Overs: A brilliant over from Khaleel Ahmed (0/17 in 3 overs) comes to an end! Just three off it. Ishan Kishan is struggling to time the ball tonight. Pollard has to get going soon.
MI 98/3 in 14 Overs: Mujeeb takes his first IPL wicket for Sunrisers Hyderabad! De Kock departs for 40. Quinton de Kock came down the track to negotiate an extremely slow length ball from Mujeeb Ur Rahman. But he could only find the substitute fielder J. Suchith at mid-wicket. Kieron Pollard is the new man in.
MI 94/2 in 13 Overs: Vijay Shankar's (2/20 in three overs) slower balls have been extremely hard to pick for the Mumbai Indians top-order tonight. A double and three singles from the 13th over.
MI 89/2 in 12 Overs: Nine runs from a Rashid Khan over! Quinton de Kock reverse sweeps Rashid for a boundary. It was the fourth ball of the over, short and outside off. De Kock beat short third man in style. Three singles and a double from the over too.
MI 80/2 in 11 Overs: A tidy over from Mujeeb Ur Rahman now. Three singles, a wide and a leg bye from it. Quinton de Kock is batting on 26 runs from 27 balls, while Ishan Kishan has made four off nine.
MI 75/2 in 10 Overs: The ball is spinning as usual in Chennai tonight. The Mumbai Indians batsmen are struggling to pick Sunrisers Hyderabad's spin wizard Rashid Khan. Just three runs from the 10th over of the game.
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MI 72/2 in 9 Overs: What a comeback from Vijay Shankar! He removes Suryakumar Yadav after conceding a six. After Quinton de Kock rotated the strike. Suryakumar launched one towards extra cover for six runs. The very next delivery, he chipped the ball straight back to Shankar who caught it. The new batsman Ishan Kishan is off the mark straightaway.
MI 64/1 in 8 Overs: Rashid Khan bowls an economical first over too. Four dot balls, a four and a single from it. Quinton de Kock scored the boundary off the fourth ball with a sweep past fine leg.
MI 59/1 in 7 Overs: The slower ball works as Rohit Sharma departs for 32 off 25 balls! Vijay Shankar is the wicket taker for Sunrisers. The all-rounder took pace off the ball and Rohit went for the slog. But he could only find Virat Singh at midwicket. The new batsman Suryakumar Yadav scores a boundary past mid-off in the second ball he faced. This was a miss-field from Abhishek Sharma.
MI 53/0 in 6 Overs: Finally, there's a tidy over for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The bowler is Abhishek Sharma. He concedes a double, two dots and three singles. Rohit Sharma is batting on 31 runs from 23 balls, while Quinton de Kock has 16 off 14.
MI 48/0 in 5 Overs: Khaleel changes ends too as Mujeeb gets only one over up front. Both Rohit and De Kock score a boundary each in the penultimate powerplay over. Rohit cut the third ball of the over past backward point, while De Kock paddle sweeped the final delivery past fine leg. There was a wide in the over too.
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MI 38/0 in 4 Overs: Bhuvneshwar Kumar changes ends now. Two singles and two dot balls from the first four Bhuvi deliveries. The fifth goes for a six! Rohit Sharma executes a perfect slog over midwicket to cross the 20-run mark. He takes a single to keep strike for the next over.
MI 29/0 in 3 Overs: Rohit Sharma gets going! He smashed a four and six off the bowling of Mujeeb ur Rahman. The boundary came off a sweep over midwicket in ball four of the over, while the maximum was over square leg during ball five which was a very short one.
MI 16/0 in 2 Overs: Captain Rohit Sharma rotates the strike straightaway. And it's a no ball from Khaleel. He oversteps by quite a bit. De Kock gives the strike back to Rohit, who fetches four leg byes during the free hit ball. Khaleel finally bowls a dot and the remaining three deliveries see two dot balls on either side of a single.
Khaleel Ahmed will bowl his first over of the 2021 IPL now!
MI 8/0 in 1 Over: What a start from Quinton de Kock! He beautifully drives the first ball of the match past the bowler -- Bhuvneshwar Kumar -- for a four. After three dot balls, he finds the boundary again. This time, past Vijay Shankar at extra cover. There's an appeal for caught behind during the last ball of the over, but it was off the pad.
Openers Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma walk out into the field for the Mumbai Indians. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
TOSS RESULT - Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma wins the toss and elects to bat first! MI has brought in Adam Milne to replace Marco Jansen in the playing XI tonight.
Meanwhile Sunrisers Hyderabad has made four changes! Virat Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Mujeeb and Khaleel Ahmed have come in for Wriddhiman Saha, Jason Holder, Shahbaz Nadeem and T. Natarajan.
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Confident Mumbai Indians, fresh after a brilliant win against Kolkata Knight riders, will look to build on the momentum when it takes on an unsettled Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.
The title-holders managed to defend a small total with some exceptional bowling in the final five overs of the game, showing its first match loss was an aberration. Even in the opening match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai had done well to take the game till the last over and will feel it has most of its bases covered.
One area the five-time winners will hope to improve upon will be its batting, as it did not put up enough runs on the board in both the games.
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The pitch in Chennai so far has been better for the team batting first and, it will be interesting to see if the team winning the toss opts to set a total for the first time.
After two losses so far, both while chasing, Sunrisers would probably look at the option of setting a total considering it has one of the best bowling attacks in the IPL.
They have a bit of a headache in nailing its combinations right and, the big question will be how can the team accommodate Kane Williamson if he is match-ready. The New Zealand skipper adds stability to its batting unit, an area of concern, especially in the middle-order.
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The team will hope players like Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar can be more aggressive and not let the whole batting unit depend on David Warner and Jonny Bairstow.
The 2016 champion needs to get on board soon and a win against a side like Mumbai could be the booster shot it desperately seeks.
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