Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Mumbai Indians (MI) had won 8 games against each other before they squared off in match 10 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. However, MI now have an upper hand, for they edged out SRH by 4 wickets at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. While it was Jasprit Bumrah and Harbhajan Singh who combined to take 5 wickets to restrict SRH to 158 for 8, Nitesh Rana scored 45 off 36 to finish the chase in 18.4 overs. All in all, it was their collective effort that places them at the third spot in the points table. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD, Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Match 10
Parthiv Patel was at his sublime best when he took the crease to chase down a meagre 158. He hit 5 boundaries off veteran Ashish Nehra. When bowled short, he scythed it between the fielders. When bowled full, he delightfully flicked it on the on-side boundary. Jos Buttler, at the other end, scored 3 boundaries before Nehra outfoxed him with a slower ball.
Rohit, who batted at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively in the first two games, came one-down. Given he was dismissed off Imran Tahir’s wrong ‘un in MI’s opener, David Warner straight away introduced dynamo Rashid Khan in the fifth over. The result was no different. Rohit yet again exposed his defence and was trapped lbw for 4. He, however, has scored only 9 runs in 3 matches.
The fall of wicket did not affect Parthiv’s brand of cricket. He smashed a couple of fours until he holed out to Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Nitish Rana, Man of the Match of the previous match, continued where he left from. He made a mockery of the chase, swatting 3 fours and 2 sixes. With the help of Krual Pandya’s late blitz, MI won the match with 8 balls to spare.
In the first innings, barring Warner and Shikhar Dhawan, none of their batters could step up to the task, losing 8 wickets in the last 9.1 overs.
Come to think of it, top-scorers from both teams were left-handed batsmen. Amidst their onslaught, four bowlers — Bumrah, Harbhajan, Rashid, and Bhuvneshwar — did not concede more than run a ball. However, Bumrah was awarded Man of the Match for his 3 for 24, taking crucial wickets of Ben Cutting, Namam Ojha, and Rashid.
All the same, Nehra and Mustafizur Rahman leaked as many as 80 runs off 6.4 overs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad 158 for 8 (Shikhar Dhawan 48 (43), David Warner 49 (34); Harbhajan Singh 23 for 2, Jasprit Bumrah 3 for 24) lost to Mumbai Indians 159/6 (Parthiv Patel 39 (24), Nitish Rana 45 (36); Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3 for 21, Rashid Khan 1 for 19) by 4 wickets.