MI vs SRH: Defiant Mumbai Indians overpowered Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs to register another convincing victory at the ongoing edition of Tata IPL 2023. With this victory, Mumbai Indians climb two spots and claim the sixth position in the standings whereas Sunrisers Hyderabad continues to struggle at the ninth.
Winning the toss at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad, Sunrisers skipper Aiden Markram made an unfortunate decision to bowl first. Batting first, Mumbai Indians were absolutely stunning in their efforts as they put up a massive 192/5 run total in their first innings of 20 overs.
Mumbai Indians were off to a flying start as skipper Rohit Sharma (28) and Ishan Kishan (38) put up a solid 41-run partnership for the first wicket. Kishan continued to exploit the conditions and recorded another 46-run partnership for the second wicket alongside Cameron Green.
Cameron Green (64)* and Tilak Varma (37) powered an explosive match-winning partnership of 56 runs for the fourth wicket. Green was absolutely thundering in his batting approach and he received another sizzling support from Tim David (16) as the two added 41 runs for the sixth wicket and took Mumbai near a 200-run total.
MI vs SRH: Hyderabad succumbed to a fiery bowling attack by Mumbai Indians
For Sunrisers Hyderabad, Marco Jansen (2/43) starred in the bowling attack with a splendid spell whereas Natarajan and Bhuvaneshwar chipped in a wicket apiece. Chasing a gigantic total of 193 runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad were off to a sluggish start as they lost Harry Brook (9) and Rahul Tripathi (7) in quick succession. Mayank Agarwal (48) and Aiden Markram (22) tried to anchor a rescue by adding 46 runs for the third wicket, but they could not hold on to the crease.
Wickets continued to tumble at regular intervals that distanced Sunrisers Hyderabad from a victory. Heinrich Klaasen (36) played an exemplary knock and push his side towards a victory, but the last-over heroics of Arjun Tendulkar helped Mumbai anchor a thumping 14-run victory as Hyderabad was bowled out on 178. For Mumbai Indians, Jason Behendorff (2/37), Riley Meredith (2/33), and Piyush Chawla (2/43) led the bowling attack whereas Arjun Tendulkar (1/18) and Cameron Green (1/29) grabbed a wicket apiece.
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