Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad played on the field. However, the Kolkata Knight Riders had a watchful eye on the match on the TV screen. Because their play-off fate depended on the result of this match. In the end, fate did not look back at them, the fans of Kolkata have seen the departure of their favorite team on the TV screen.
The equation was easy for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Net run rate is quite good, there are 12 points in 13 matches. As a result, after winning the last match, they will become the third team in the points table to get the play-off ticket. And if Harley says goodbye, then Kolkata will reach the top four.
When such a situation arises, it is as if Hyderabad played their best match. The table topper blew Mumbai away, winning the match by 10 wickets. Hyderabad did not lose a wicket to top Mumbai’s 149, with 16 balls to spare.
This is the 14th victory in the history of IPL by ten wickets. This is the second time Hyderabad has tasted such a big win. In the 2016 edition, they won by 10 wickets against Gujarat Lions. This is the third loss of ten wickets for Mumbai. For the first time since 2011, they lost a match by 10 wickets.
Hyderabad’s 56th match of the first phase of the IPL ended with such a big winning match. Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore are the top four teams in the play-offs after 14 matches each.
Chasing Mumbai’s 150, Hyderabad won the match by an unbroken 151-run stand between openers David Warner and Riddhiman Saha. Captain Warner’s 65 off 56 balls and wicketkeeper-batsman Riddhi’s unbeaten innings of 56 off 45 balls came from the bat.
With this innings, Warner has scored over five hundred runs in his sixth consecutive IPL match. Which no other batsman in the world. Besides, he made a pair of centuries for the 23rd time. Riddhi has given him a worthy companion. Which has brought Hyderabad play-off tickets.
Earlier, Mumbai lost to Rohit Sharma (4) after losing the toss and opting to bat. However, the team was in a fairly good position for a while with the stormy bats of Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav.
De Kock was dismissed for 25 off 13 balls but Surya continued. At the end of 11 overs, Mumbai had 81 runs for 2 wickets. But after Surya returned with 36 off 29 balls, the team got a big push.
Mumbai lost 3 more wickets to make 1 run. Ishan Kishan continued to play in the face of that danger. He was leading the team. The batsman, who made 33 off 30 balls, was dismissed in the 18th over.
The next time, Kieron Pollard played alone. The Caribbean all-rounder made a stormy 41 before being bowled by Jason Holder in the last over of the innings. In that innings of 25 balls, he hit 4 fours with 2 fours.
Sandwip Sharma is the most successful Sunrisers bowler. The pacer took 3 wickets for 34 runs. Jason Holder and Shahbaz Nadeem took 2 wickets each.