SRH vs MI IPL 2024 match in pictures: Records galore as Sunrisers Hyderabad beats Mumbai Indians by 31 runs

Sachin Tendulkar, the mentor of Mumbai Indians, presented a special jersey to commemorate former skipper Rohit Sharma’s 200th IPL match for the franchise

Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first

There were changes in the starting 11 for both the sides but the point of interest was Kwena Maphaka, who replaced Luke Wood

Meanwhile, Travis Head, who replaced Marco Jansen, opened the innings with Mayank Agarwal

Skipper Pandya gave an early breakthrough for Mumbai as he scalped the wicket of Mayank Agarwal, who holed out to Tim David at mid on

But Head continued to decimate the bowlers and went on to make a swashbuckling half century in just 18 balls, the fastest 50 by a SRH batter

Head’s record was short-lived as Abhishek Sharma’s 50 came in just 16 balls.

The duo added 68 runs in 23 balls for the second wicket as SRH set its sights on the highest-ever IPL total, 263, set by RCB in 2013

South African duo Heinrich Klaasen and Aiden Markram then forged a 116-run partnership in 55 balls to take SRH to a record-breaking 277/3 in 20 overs

This is currently the third highest team total in T20s, behind Nepal’s 314/3 vs Mongolia and Afghanistan’s 278/3 vs Ireland

With a daunting target in front of them, Rohit and Ishan Kishan got off to a blistering start, stitching a 56-run stand in just 20 deliveries

However, the openers fell on consecutive overs as Shahbaz Ahmed and SRH skipper Pat Cummins made inroads

As the momentum started to shift towards Mumbai, Cummins gave the much needed breakthrough for Hyderabad as he dismissed the dangerous Tilak Varma (64 off 34b)

With Hardik and Tim David in the middle, MI needed a whopping 92 runs to get from the final five overs

Despite David and impact player Romario Shepherd’s late flourish, SRH managed to win the match by 31 runs

The win lifted SRH to third on the points table while MI is placed ninth