It was a close shave for the Sunrisers Hyderabad but they managed to defeat Mumbai Indians by 3 runs.
This win keeps the playoffs hope alive for SRH.
If we talk about the toss, then Rohit Sharma won it and sent Hyderabad to bat first.
Priyam Garg and Rahul Tripathi did a superb job with the bat along with Nicholas Pooran who smashed 38 off 22 balls.
Sunrisers Hyderabad ended up with 193/6 in their 20 overs.
Mumbai Indians required 194 runs to win the game and to dispel SRH from making it to the playoffs.
And MI had a great start with the bat as Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan helped themselves to boundaries at will.
Mumbai lost the plot in the middle overs but it was Tim David who resurrected them once again and hit massive boundaries off all SRH bowlers.
He, unfortunately, got run-out which caused Mumbai Indians to lose the game by 3 runs and kept SRH’s hopes alive for a playoffs berth.
Player of the Match
Rahul Tripathi for his 76 (44).
Post Match Reactions
Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians skipper said that the score was very much gettable for them but Hyderabad did well with both bat and ball. Mentioned that he tried a few players in this match but they just couldn’t deliver at the last moment. Ended by saying that he will continue to try some more new players in their last game as well.
Kane Williamson, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain was really happy with the performance of his team. Praised Rahul Tripathi and Priyam Garg for their wonderful batting which helped ensure them of putting up a defendable total. Also said that Umran Malik has been great for them in this season and he’s a special player. Added that their death bowling has been pretty good and Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a death-overs specialist for them. Ended by saying that Bhuvi’s contribution was match-winning one for them.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will lastly face Punjab Kings on the 22nd of May at Wankhede Stadium.
Mumbai Indians will next face Delhi Capitals on the 21st of May at the same venue.