IPL 7: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - As it happened...
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Sunrisers Hyderabad Innings
Over 20 || Score 157/7
20 runs needed off six balls. First ball, Pollard Out! Pollard went for a big shot but only manged to get a thick inside edge and it crashed into his stumps. Zaheer is the new man in. Second ball, single from it. Third ball, hit and a miss, dot ball. Off the fourth came a single. In the last two balls came two runs. And with that, Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by 15 runs. Fifth consecutive loss for the defending champions MI.
KA Pollard b Pathan 78 (48b )
Over 19 || Score 153/6
27 runs needed off 12 balls. Bhuvi to bowl the penultimate over of the match. Two singles came from the first two balls. Next was a wide. Third ball was a dot. Bhajji Out! Over-pitched delivery and Bhajji played it straight into the hands of Dhawan at covers. Gautam is the new man in. Off the fifth ball, Gautam placed the ball towards cover region to collect his first boundary. Last ball was a dot. Seven runs came from it.
Harbhajan Singh c Dhawan b Kumar 1 (3b )
Over 18 || Score 146/5
31 runs needed off 18 balls. Dale Steyn to bowl the over. Two singles off the first two balls. Off the third, Tare placed the ball towards sweeper cover to run a double. Tare Out! Tare tried to make some room to play the ball over point region but it came early on him and went sky high after touching his bat, eventually wicket-keeper Naman Ojha took a simple catch. Tight over by Steyn as mere four runs came from it.
AP Tare c †Ojha b Steyn 7 (5b)
Over 17 || Score 142/4
Mishra to bowl his last over. Second ball, full-toss, Pollard cleared the long off fence. Off the next ball, Pollard once again launched him for a six, at same spot. In the third ball, Pollard smacked another six, at same spot, long off. Three sixes in a row by Pollard. Fourth ball, and a boundary this time towards long off. 27 runs came from the over.
Over 16 || Score 115/4
67 runs required off 30 balls. Irfan Pathan has been given the ball for the first time in the match. Rayudu Out! Off the second ball, Rayudu tried to slog the ball over mid-wicket but couldn't quite connect it and eventually gave a simple catch to Warner at deep. Pollard took a double off the third ball. Tare is the new man in. Meanwhile, Pollard completed his fifty off 37 balls with the help of three sixed and a two boundaries. Off the last ball Tare played the ball towards square leg to collect his first boundary.
AT Rayudu c Warner b Pathan 35 (27b)
Over 15 || Score 106/ 3
Bhuvi has been brought back into the attack. Single off the first ball. Off the next Rayudu slashed the bowler for four towards cover region. Single off the third. Single came off the next two balls. Last bowl was a slower one from the bowler, and a dot as well. Seven from the over. Meanwhile, MI crossed the mark of hundred runs.
Over 14 || Score 99/3
Karn to bowl his last over. Two singles off the first tow balls. Off the third Pollard came down the ground and smacked the bowler for a maximum over cow corner. Single off the next. In the fifth ball, Rayudu too came down the ground and launched the bowler for four straight over his head. 13 runs came from the over as last one was a dot.
Over 13 || Score 86/3
Mishra to continue. Pollard collected a boundary off the first towards cow corner. Off the next he launched the bowler for a six over long off. After a gap of one ball, Pollard smacked the bowler for another six towards long-on. Good over for MI, as 19 came from it.
Over 12 || Score 67/3
Spin from both end. Karn has the bowl in hand. Single in the first three balls. Off the next two came two more singles. Spinners are bowling well for SRH. Single from the last. Four runs came from the over.
Over 11 || Score 63/3
Mishra to bowl his second over. Mishra is getting good turn off the track. Two singles in the first four balls. Next was a dot. Off the last came another single from Rayudu's willow.
Over 10 || Score 60/3
Sammy has been reintroduced into the attack. Pollard collected a double off the first ball. Off the third, Pollard slogged the bowler towards cow corner for a boundary. Then in the last, Pollard one again picked the same slot to collect the second four of the over. 12 from the over.
Over 9 || Score 48/3
Amit Mishra has been given the ball. Single off the second ball. Rayudu, collect a single off the next as he played the ball towards long-on. Mishra is mixing his deliveries well. Three singles in the next three balls as well. Six singles came from the over.
Over 8 || Score 43/3
Karn Sharma to continue. Pollard and Rayudu are in the middle. Three runs came off the third ball from Pollard's willow. Tight over by the leg-spinner as mere five runs conceded in it.
Over 7 || Score 38/3
Steyn has been brought back into the attack. First ball was a wide. Then came a single off the next three balls. Off the fourth, Rayudu, got a thick edge but was lucky as the ball went between the wicket-keeper and 1st slip. Five came from the over.
Over 6 || Score 32/3
Darren Sammy is being given the ball. Off the second ball Dunk, slapped the bowler for a four towards cover region. Two singles off the next two balls. Dunk Out! Dunk tried to play across the line but missed it completely and his stumps got dislodged. Eight runs came from the over.
BR Dunk b Sammy 20 (17b)
Over 5 || Score 24/2
Karn Sharma has been introduced into the attack. Off the fourth ball Dunk played the bowler over mid-off to collect a boundary. In the fifth ball, Dunk cut the ball lat and fine towards third man to get another boundary of the over. Good over for MI as 11 came from it.
Over 4 || Score 13/2
Bhuvi to continue. First ball was a wide, down the leg side. It was the only run conceded in the over as the seamer bowled a tight over.
Over 3 || Score 12/2
Steyn to continue. Three dot balls first up by the speedster. Corey Anderson Out!It was quick delivery, which unsettle Corey a bit and at the end it took a top edge of his bat and wicket-keeper took a simple catch at the end. Ambati Rayudu is the new man in. A boundary came off the last ball from Rayudu's bat.
CJ Anderson c Ojha b Steyn 1 (8b)
Over 2 || Score 8/1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to share the new ball with Steyn. Birthday boy Rohit Sharma Out! It was a length delivery which swung a bit and went through the gap of Rohit's bat and pad to crash into his stumps. What a delivery! Corey Anderson is the new man in. Two runs from the over.
RG Sharma b Kumar 1 (5b)
Over 1 || Score 6/0
Ben Dunk and skipper Rohit Sharma are opening the innings for MI, whereas, Dale Steyn is to bowl the opening over. Single off the second ball from the bat of Dunk. Next two balls were dot. Off the fourth came a dangerous single. In the last ball, Dunck slapped the short and wide ball towards point region for a boundary. Six runs from the first over.
Mumbai Indians Innings
Over 20 || Score 172/5
Malinga to bowl the last over of the innings. Rahul Out! Off the second ball, Rahul tried to slog the bowler but got the edge of his bat and wicket-keeper took a simple catch in the end. In the last two balls, new man, Naman Ojha, collected two boundaries to take the score to 172 runs. In the last seven overs MI leaked 83 runs.
KL Rahul c Gautam b Malinga 46 (40b)
Over 19 || Score 161/4
Strangely, Corey Anderson has been given the ball to bowl his fist over of the innings. First ball, length delivery and Warner sent it out of the park over mid-wicket. Waner out! Warner tried a switch hit but only managed a thick edge of his bat, only to give a simple catch to wicket keeper. His fine innings finally came to an end. Darren Sammy is the new man in. Six, Sammy launched the bowler for a maximum over long-on off the first delivery he faced. Next was a wide down the leg side. Next ball was a dot. 2nd wide off the over. Off the fifth ball, Sammy got the thick outside edge of his bat the ball flew for a boundary towards third man. Sammy out! Sammy went for another big one but couldn't connect it well and eventually Pollard took a simple catch at long-on. 18 runs came from the over.
DJG Sammy c Pollard b Anderson 10 (4b)
DA Warner c †Gautam b Anderson 65 (51b)
Over 18 || Score 143/2
Zaheer Khan has the ball in hand. Single from the first. 100 runs partnership between Rahul and Warner for the third wicket. Off the next came a single from Warner's willow. Another single from the third ball. Zaheer is bowling at a tight line. No room for the batsmen to free their arms. Two more singles from the next two balls. Last ball, yet another single. Excellent over by Zak, as six runs came from the over and all in singles.
Over 17 || Score 137/2
Mallinga has been brought back. Seven runs came from the first four balls as Warner collected three two's of it. The last two balls were dot. Seven from the over.
Over 16 || Score 130/2
Pollard to bowl his final over. First ball was no-ball, above waist. Off the next two balls came two singles. In the third ball, Warner launched the bowler over his favorite area, mid-wicket, for a six. Two doubles came from the next two balls. Off the last came a single. Another big over for SRH as 14 came from it. Meanwhile, David Warner has completed his fifty as well.
Over 15 || Score 117/2
Ojha has been given the ball. First ball was a wide down the leg-side and five runs came from it as wicket-keeper couldn't stop it. Off the fifth ball, Warner, smacked the bowler out of the park over cow-corner. Wacked! 18 runs conceded from the over.
Over 14 || Score 99/2
Pollard to continue. Off the second ball, Pollard offered some room and Rahul cut the ball hard towards point for a boundary. In the fifth ball, Warner, hit the bowler for another boundary. Good over for SRH as ten came from the over.
Over 13 || Score 89/2
Bhajji is ready to bowl his final over. The offie is still giving no room to the batsmen. Rahul and Warner are finding it difficult to collect boundaries at the moment. Meanwhile, they completed the fifty runs partnership for the third wicket. Bhajji completed his bowling spell with an impressive fingers of 4-0-16-0.
Over 12 || Score 83/2
Pollard to continue. Double from the first as Warner played the ball towards long-off. Three singles from the next three balls. Off the next came yet another single, from the Rahul's willow. Next was a dot. In the last ball Warner took a single. Pollard conceded seven from the over.
Over 11 || Score 76/2
Bhajji to continue. He has bowl well so far in the match. Two singles from the first three balls. The Offie is not giving any room to the batsmen to free their arms. Fourth was again a dot. Off the next, Warner played a reverse sweep to collect a double. Single came from the last. Another tight over by Bhajji as five came from the over.
Over 10 || Score 71/2
Kieron Pollard has been given the ball for the first time. Three singles came from the first three balls. Next was a dot. Fifth ball, Warner on strike, he placed the ball towards third-man for a single. Off the last Rahul took single to collect seven runs from the over.
Over 9 || Score 65/2
Bhajji to continue. Single came from the first three balls. Next was a dot. Off the fifth came another single from the bat of Rahul. Last ball was a dot as well. Excellent over by Bhajji as mere two singles came from it.
Over 8 || Score 63/2
Spin from both end as Ojha is continuing. Third ball was a wide down the leg side, which was also missed by the wicket-keeper. Five from it. Off the next delivery, Warner slogged the ball towards mid-wicket for a six. Good over for SRH as 15 runs came from it.
Over 7 || Score 48/2
Harbhajan Singh has been introduced into the attack. Two runs from the first four balls. Single off the next. Bhajji hasn't quite performed in this edition of the league. Good over first up by the offie, as he conceded mere four runs from it.
Over 6 || Score 44/2
Malinga to bowl his second over. David Warner is the new man in. A tight over by the slinger as he gave mere six runs from it.
Over 5 || Score 38/2
Zak to ball his third over. In the second ball, Rahul placed the ball towards point to get a double. In the next ball, Rahul collected his second boundary as Bhajji miss-fielded at slips. Zaheer Strikes again. It was a length delivery, Finch tried to play it over covers but couldn't clear it and Dunk took an amazing catch, inside the circle. Seven runs conceded in the over.
AJ Finch c Dunk b Khan 16 (15b)
Over 4 || Score 31/1
Pragyan Ojha has been introduced into the attack as the first change. Lokesh Rahul is the new man in. Off the second, Finch played an inside-out to launched the ball over extra-covers for four. Single off the next. In the fourth ball, Rahul, stepped out and worked the ball towards cover region to get his first boundary. Ten from the over.
Over 3 || Score 21/1
Zak to continue. Two singles came from the first two balls. Off the third, Dhawan smacked the short and wide ball towards wide cover for a boundary. Dhawan Out! Zaheer produced an excellent delivery, which took the outside edge of the southpaw and Bhajji took a sharp catch at first slip. Dhawan's poor run continues. Six runs came from the over.
S Dhawan c Harbhajan Singh b Khan 6 (6b)
Over 2 || Score 15/0
Lasith Mallinga is sharing the new ball with Zak. Three runs came from the first two balls. Next was a dot. It's 100th IPL match for MI skipper Rohit Sharma. Finch guided the ball towards third-man for a single. Dhawan on strike. The southpaw played the ball towards long-on to collect yet another single. Last ball was a dot. The Sri Lankan conceded five runs from his first over.
Over 1 || Score 10/0
Off the third ball, Finch, flicked the ball towards mid-wicket to collect the first boundary of the match. In the next ball, the Australian placed the ball fine towards led side, to get the second boundary. Ten runs came from the first over.
Aaron Finch and Shikhar Dhawan are in the middle to open the innings for SRH, whereas, Zaheer Khan is set to bowl the first over for MI.
Toss: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and chose to bowl first. Only one change in Mumbai as Ben Duck has replaced out of form Michael Hussey. On the other hand, two changes in SRH as Irfan Pathan and Naman Ojha come in.
Within a few minutes from now, the 20th match of Indian Premier League`s seventh edition will kick start, in which Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be up against each other at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It`s the last match of the IPL-7 in UAE.
Both the teams – MI and SRH – are the bottom two teams at the point tally. The defending champions, MI, are right at eighth position, as they haven`t won a single match so far out of the four they have played in this edition. It would be the last chance for Mumbai franchise to win a match in the first leg of the edition, before the action shifts to India.
It`s a golden chance for MI to end their win-less streak, as Hyderabad franchise too are struggling to get their house in order.
Though, Mumbai have a solid batting line up, with having batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Mike Hussey, Corey Anderson and Kieron Pollard at their disposal, but they have failed to fire in unison. In today`s game, Mumbai need all these big hitters to contribute if they want to end their winless-streak. When it come to bowling department, Sri Lankan slinger, Lasith Malinga has been performing exceptionally well but even he needs the help of two experienced Indian bowlers, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh, to turn the tables around. MI`s need their batsmen and bowlers to lift their performance to outclass Hyderabad.
When it come to Sunrisers Hyderabad, their skipper Shikhar Dhawan has struggled to score runs so far. At the top of the order, he needs to score runs to provide his team some a solid start. The other two top order batsmen, Aaron Finch and David Warner are among runs, but it`s high time skipper should lead the team by examples. The middle-order, with the likes of Lokesh Rahul, Y Venugopal Rao and Darren Sammy, also need to play key roles.
SRH bowlers, specially speedsters, have performed well so far. Dale Steyn and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been pretty consistent, whereas, leg-spinners Karn Sharma has also been decent. Amit Mishra, who impressed everyone with his variations during the World T20 2014, has to pull up his socks a bit to give the batsmen a difficult time in the middle.
In today`s encounter, where Mumbai will look to win their maiden match of the edition, SRH will try to end the Dubai-leg on a winning note.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Michael Hussey, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Corey Anderson, Josh Hazlewood, CM Gautam, Aditya Tare, Apoorv Wankhade, Marchant de Lange, Krishmar Santokie, Ben Dunk, Pawan Suyal, Sushant Marathe, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Jalaj Saxena.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Dale Steyn, David Warner, Darren Sammy, Amit Mishra, Aaron Finch, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Brendan Taylor, Moises Henriques, Venugopala Rao, Jason Holder, S Aniruddha, Manprit Juneja, KL Rahul, Amit Paunikar, Naman Ojha, Ricky Bhui, Ashish Reddy, Chama Milind, Parveez Rasool, Prashanth Parameshwaran, Karn Sharma.
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