IPL 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad Win A Thriller Against Mumbai Indians

Leslie Hanson
April 14, 2018

Something will have to give in Mumbai as Indians and Daredevils have each lost their opening two games - Mumbai beaten by Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling opening encounter before losing on the final ball to Sunrisers.

Choosing to bowl first, the Sunrisers got an early breakthrough as Indians captain Rohit Sharma was dismissed by Billy Stanlake in the second over for 11. The pressure seemed to be too much for Cutting as he delivered a wide next ball. He first bowled his stock ball and then a googly to trap Saha leg before. Dhawan went trying to hit a slog sweep to a delivery that bounced a tad more.

His seven wickets, including the four scalps that he captured in a low-scoring tie against Sunrisers, earned him the purple cap.

However young Hooda and the seasoned Yusuf Pathan (14) added 29 runs to bring their team closer to victory.


The second match of Sunrisers Hyderabad was played last night against Mumbai Indians. Thanks to Hooda they achieved it. Their own leggie, Rashid Khan, had conceded 13 runs in his four overs but had taken just one wicket because the Mumbai Indians batsmen chose to play him out, attempting only four attacking shots in his four overs.

Rohit has so far failed to lead from the front for Mumbai while the likes of West Indians Elvin Lewis, Kieron Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav have also not fired.

The injury-hit Mumbai Indians have received a reinforcement in the form of New Zealand pacer Adam Milne, who has replaced Australian Pat Cummins for the current IPL.

Stanlake, Sandeep Sharma and Siddarth Kaul all took two wickets, while Adelaide Strikers teammate Rashid Khan proved impossible to get away with an astonishing 18 dot balls from his four-over spell. Rashid bowled flat and fast with a mix of googlies and flippers. Gambhir will look forward to setting the tone of the innings early with a composed knock at the top against the Mumbai bowling, comprising of clever short-format bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Mustafizur Rahman. The beauty about the 20-year-old is that he rarely wavers and mixes his variations that catches the batsmen in two minds and has scalped such big wickets as MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan and Manish Pandey, all no less big hitters in the format.

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