Mumbai bowlers strangle SRH; Fizz falls flat
An all-round show from Mumbai gave them their second win of the season
With an average score of 176 at Wankhade stadium, Sunrisers had to produce something extraordinary to defend a total of 158. But useful contributions from Parthiv Patel, Nitish Rana and Krunal Pandya were enough for the home side chase down a below-par target.
Cricingif takes a look at the talking points from the game.
The performance of umpires has come under discussion numerous times this season with just 10 games into the season. But perhaps the biggest blunder on the part of umpires happened in this game when David Warner played the first ball of the 7th over, having scored a boundary on the last ball of the previous.
Warner guides Bumrah past point for a boundary
Warner takes strike on the first ball of 7th over despite hitting a four off the last ball of the previous over
Despite a cautious start, Sunrisers reached 75 without a loss of any wicket in 10 overs, with both Warner and Dhawan cutting loose. But Harbhajan’s bowling midway in the innings and a brilliant death bowling by Mumbai pacers didn’t let Sunrisers get away. With regular strikes, following the dismissal of openers, no batsman except for Cutting reach the double figures. Cutting was preferred over Henriques despite the latter scoring 2 half centuries in as many games. Despite the loss, Sunrisers still sit at the second spot in the table. They should avoid any unnecessary experimentation as the tournament progresses.
Harbhajan breaks the opening stand
Dhawan departs for 48
Much of the hype had surrounded Mustafizur’s return to the SRH, but his contribution with the ball was ordinary to say the least. He went for 19 in his first over, conceding one six and three boundaries. He was the perhaps the most consistent bowler for the Sunrisers in the previous season and the Hyderabad side will be hoping that he comes good as the season progresses.
Rana greets Mustafizur with a six
Parthiv guides Mustafiz past point
Parthiv follows with an upper-cut
Down the legside and Parthiv collects his third boundary of the over on as many balls
The death bowling from Mumbai Indians was perhaps the turning point in the game as Malinga and Bumrah combined – mixing up the yorkers with brilliantly executed slow bowls to restrict SRH to a below-par score. Since the return of Malinga, Mumbai have looked a much better side and his colleagues have supported him ably to execute the bowling plans efficiently.
Bumrah yorks Cuttings
Malinga’s slow ball deceives Shankar
Ojha howls out to long on
Bumrah takes a skier of his own bowling