SRH vs MI
SRH vs MI

IPL 2020 SRH vs MI Highlights: Sunrisers Hyderabad is set to play the last league match of the IPL 2020 against Mumbai Indians. SRH is in pressure to win the match in order to enter the playoff.

If SRH wins this match then KKR would knock out of IPL 2020 playoff and SRH will bag the 3rd spot on the IPL 2020 points table.

Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) vs Mumbai Indians(MI)

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Toss Details: SRH won the toss and opt to bowl

Captains View 

David Warner | SRH captain

We are having a bowl first. It played nice and slow the other day, even though it was another pitch, so even though there is some sheen on it, I think it will be a little slow early on so we’d like to capitalise on that. We have to beat the best teams to enter the play-offs. We have gotten Priyam Garg in for Abhishek Sharma.

Rohit Sharma | MI captain

Throughout the tournament, there has been a lot of talk about the toss, and we need to take toss out of contention and play good cricket. Looks like I’m fit and fine. We are resting some key bowlers – Bumrah and Boult will rest, Pattinson and Dhawal Kulkarni will replace them. I am coming in the place of Jayant Yadav.

Playing XI

Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH)

David Warner(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.

Mumbai Indians(MI)

Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni.

SRH vs MI Highlights

Mumbai Indians(MI) Batting

Rohit and de Kock get in to the crease to lead MI. While Sandeep Sharma opens the attack against MI. MI is in need to win the match in order to eliminate SRH from the IPL 2020. Sandeep Sharma dismissed Rohit Sharma in his second over and scatters the dream of Hitman’s man.

Rohit plays the match after missing five league matches before this. Sandeep again in his third over dismissed the aggressive de Kock and makes a massive blow for MI. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav gets in to join hands to build the much-needed partnership.

At the end of the powerplay, MI scored 48 runs for 2 wicket loss. SRH is in need to break this partnership in order to restrict MI from scoring big. SRH’s magical spinner Rashid Khan struggles to make wickets and to control runs. As a result, MI scored 78 runs for 2 wicket loss at the end of the 10th over.

Shahbaz Nadeem in the 12th over dismissed Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya in the same over and set a massive blow for MI. Rashid Khan in the next over finds his mojo by dismissing Saurabh Tiwary for 1 run.

MI’s most dangerous batsman Pollard gets in to the crease. SRH is in pressure to dismiss Pollard who is capable of pumping score to a greater extend. Sandeep Sharma on the other hand dismissed Ishan Kissan in his last over.

MI misses the well-settled batsman in the death over. Pollard hits a massive hat-trick sixes of the 19th over bowled by T Natarajan and drags MI score to 139 runs for 7 wicket loss at the end of the over.

SRH needs to dismiss Pollard in order to avoid an expensive last over. As expected Holder dismissed Pollard after striking a six and restrict MI score to 149 runs for 8 wicket loss.

Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) Batting

David Warner and Saha get in to lead the SRH to chase down the target of 149 runs. SRH must win the match in order to enter the playoff. Warner takes the responsibility for the chase and makes a slow start.

On the other hand Saha in the second over strikes back to back six and boundary which shows how SRH strives for big shots. In addition to this Warner strikes a hat-trick boundaries of the 4th over and the duo continuous to strike back to back boundaries and sixes.

This leads SRH score to 56 runs for no wicket loss at the end of the powerplay. MI is in need to dismiss the partnership in order to slow down the SRH’s run rate. MI tries it best to dismiss the Warner – Saha but fails each time.

With a massive one-kneed massive flat-six Warner reached his half-century. In the same over Saha too register his half-century. With well-settled aggressive openers, SRH won the match by 10 wickets. 

SRH have beaten the top 3 teams of this season consecutively – DC, RCB & MI.

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Man of the Match 

Shahbaz Nadeem | SRH

(On playing only his fifth match of the season) I have been playing like this for the last couple of years. It is important that whenever you get your chances you need to give your 100% and that’s what came out today.

I have been working on the carrom ball for a couple of years and I thought it was the right time to bowl it because they have a lot of left-handers in their side. The round arm delivery doesn’t bounce much, but it also depends where it pitches – if it pitches on the leather it stays low and if it pitches on the seam it bounces extra.

Today I was looking to get it to skid from the leather. Contributing to the team boosts you. Everyone has been contributing and my job is to fit in. This is a very small ground but the pitches are turning slower, so as a spinner if you pitch it in the right areas, it does work.

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