The latest Wankhede tussle turned out as a mark against Mumbai Indians that rattled the team into its lowest IPL 2018 score. In fact, it is the lowest for the team in IPL tournament itself. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, had a decisive point into their records defending the lowest total of the season. Sent in to bat first, Hyderabad witnessed a wobbly batting order as they left the pitch at 118. However, when they had the turn to ball, they struck Mumbai leaving the batting lineup stranded at only 87 runs. The home team exhausted itself within 19 overs falling for their fifth defeat in six IPL 2018 matches.
The match was bowler dominated, with only Krunal Pandya finishing wicketless among 12 bowlers, who had at least a single wicket each. Mumbai bowlers, Mitchell McClenaghan, Hardik Pandya and M Markande had two wickets each, while Jasprit Bumrah and Mustafizur Rahman finished with singles. Siddharth Kaul, Sunrisers’ bowler, took three wickets. Still, it was Rashid Khan’s maiden over and 16 dot balls that paralyzed Mumbai in the crucial stage. The team’s attack despite absence of its two top bets, Bhuneshwar Kumar and Billy Stanlake, was impressive.
In Sunrisers’ inning, Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan scored 29 each as the highest scorers. The wicket spree started since the second over and within the powerplay overs, four wickets were done away. This included Shikhar Dhawan and Shakib Al Hasan. Kane Williamson returned after the ninth over hauling the score to 63 runs. Yusuf Pathan and Mohammed Nabi steered the inning for a stretch before the later lost his wicket to Markande. Pathan paired short stretches with the lower order as the last wicket to fall in the pre-ultimate over. The team played 18.4 overs.
In the chase, Mumbai started losing wickets since the third over. By the powerplay overs, three wickets, including that of Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis were down. Surya Kumar Yadav played a brilliant stretch of 14.5 overs as the opener. He added 34 runs off 38 balls. The only partnership of the inning was between Krunal Pandya and Yadav, brining 40 runs at the fourth wicket. It was Rashid Khan that slogged the inning, breaking this crucial pair. He trapped Krunal Pandya in the 12th over, following which, the bowler scalped the lower order.
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