Indian Premier League, 2019

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians - Match 19

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Date & Time: 06 April 2019

Sunrisers Hyderabad 96/10

RR: 5.43 | Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 40 runs

commentary

The table flips again! Saturday's double-header saw Chennai trump Punjab while Mumbai demolished Hyderabad defending a modest total. That sees Dhoni's side top the table for now, with 8 points from 5 matches. Hyderabad are in second while Mumbai slot into the top 4. Sunday's double header sees Bangalore host Delhi at 4 pm local, followed by the Rajasthan-Kolkata clash at 8 pm local. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

ALZARRI JOSEPH HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH FOR HIS 6/12. Smiles and says that this is a dream start. On his inclusion in the playing XI, Joseph says that he just looked to keep it simple and do the basics. On muted celebrations on the David Warner wicket, Alzarri says that he was more focussed on the team winning at that point of time.

Victorious Mumbai captain, Rohit Sharma, admits that he is very pleased with the result in the last 2 games. Coyly says that 136 was not a great score but the bowlers held their nerves and gave it their all. Is full of praise for the debutant Alzarri Joseph for bringing his confidence from the CPL and the Windies cricket team. Agrees that the Mumbai batsmen played rash strokes on a wicket which was very sticky. However, once they got to 136, he backed his bowlers to come and defend that. Also admits that the Mumbai think-tank did plan to exploit the brittle middle order of Hyderabad and once the openers were dismissed, Rohit was confident that his team could knock off the wickets in the middle overs as well. On Mumbai being slow starters, Sharma says that it is not an ideal thing at all and wants his team to be more consistent. Expects characters to step up, like Pollard and Alzarri did in this game.

Hyderabad skipper, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, says the dropped catches cost them big time. Mentions it could have been an easy chase but the runs from Pollard proved the difference. States taking catches is very important in this game but they failed to do so. Admits the openers failed today and the middle order did not come to the fore as well. Ends by saying the wicket was not a normal flat one but the score should have been chased down.

Earlier in the game, Hyderabad had the game under control having Mumbai at 97/7 after 18 overs. But the last 2 overs went for 39 and the hosts have ended up losing by 40 runs. Had Mumbai been restricted to 120 or below, Hyderabad could have ended up winning. Time for the presentation...

Coming to Hyderabad, this is what happens when your middle order is not that strong. They have been facing this issue for the last 2-3 years now, with the batting resting mainly on Warner, Williamson and Dhawan (till last year). This season, it has been mainly Warner and Bairstow. Can they find a way to get Shakib into the playing XI? Or maybe, do what Melbourne Renegades, an Australian T20 franchise, does with Mohammad Nabi. Use him at number 4 or 5. The middle order simply did not turn up tonight and it was very difficult for a set batsman to score on a sluggish pitch.

The crowd look stunned but let us be fair. They have seen what they don't get to see everyday. A fast bowler, tearing through the opposition (in this case their own home team) on a slow pitch. He got the big wicket early on - of David Warner and then, it was like just cutting a piece of paper with a scissor. However, 4 out of his 6 wickets came in the last 10 balls. Outstanding. From the other end, Behrendorff and Bumrah did their bit while Rahul Chahar impressed with a 2-fer.

Alzarri Shaheim Joseph. Remember the name. Just remember the name. A few weeks ago, this 22-year old kid stunned his country by turning out to play a Test match in the Caribbean, forgoing his mother's funeral. Here, on League debut, he has broken a record which lasted for 11 years. Take a bow.

17.4
0
A Joseph to S Kaul, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Joseph does get a six-fer. Best figures by a bowler in the Indian T20 League. What a performance by the youngster. Outstanding stuff. He lands this one on a length and it is outside off. Kaul hangs his bat out, the ball kisses the outside edge and de Kock behind makes no mistake. All smiles in the Mumbai camp as THEY HAVE WON BY 40 RUNS!
17.3
1
A Joseph to S Sharma, Goes short and outside off, Sharma guides it to point and takes a single.
17.2
4
A Joseph to S Sharma, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Down the leg side, Sandeep flicks it through fine leg for a boundary.

Sandeep Sharma is the last man in.

17.1
0
A Joseph to B Kumar, OUT! Or he would just look to shuffle across in the hope to find a boundary but miss with his flick shot and see his middle stump get uprooted. FIFER FOR ALZARRI! That too on debut, how better could you start your Indian T20 League career. They do check for the no ball but AJ is fine. He now has 5 balls to take a six-fer.
16.6
1
J Bumrah to B Kumar, This is angled into the batter. Kumar works it through square leg for a single. Kumar I think now will try and reduce the margin of defeat as much as possible.
16.5
0
J Bumrah to B Kumar, Angles this one into the batter, Kumar works it to mid-wicket.

Siddarth Kaul walks in at number 10, replacing Nabi.

16.4
0
J Bumrah to M Nabi, OUT! That is probably the final nail in the coffin. Bumrah gets rid of Nabi. Hits the deck hard and lands it on middle, the ball zips through. Nabi is way too late in the pull shot. It goes off the top edge towards mid off and Rohit takes it with ease.
16.3
0
J Bumrah to M Nabi, On the shorter side and on middle, Nabi looks to make room and slashes at it but misses.
16.2
1
J Bumrah to B Kumar, Another length ball and around off, Kumar this time guides it down to third man and gives the strike to MN.
16.1
0
J Bumrah to B Kumar, Good length and on off, Kumar tries the right thing as he looks to give the strike to Nabi by guiding it to point but the latter is not interested.
15.6
0
A Joseph to B Kumar, No hat-trick though. The idea was right. It is full but the line is a little too straight. Kumar looks to flick but it hits his pads and rolls towards mid-wicket. A leg bye taken. 5 runs and two wickets from this one.

Skipper Bhuvneshwar Kumar walks in next.

15.5
0
A Joseph to R Khan, OUT! Two-in-two for Joseph and it is Mumbai's game to lose now! The short ball does the trick again for him. It is on the body and rushes onto the batsman. Rashid looks to pull by taking his eyes off the ball. The ball takes the top edge, then hits the shoulder and lobs beside the pitch. Joseph runs towards it and takes it. Nabi has to do it by himself. Needs to replicate what Pollard did. On the other hand, AJ is on a hat-trick on his debut.

STRATEGIC BREAK. Just when a partnership was brewing, it was cut short. Hyderabad are finding it tougher and tougher to get the boundaries and it will take something really remarkable to get home from here. Bumrah has 2 overs left - consider them not getting scored off much. So that means, the hosts would need to score somewhere around 40 in 2 overs to win this game. That is the effect of that Kieron Pollard onslaught. Meanwhile, here comes Rashid Khan.

15.4
0
A Joseph to D Hooda, OUT! BOOM! Third for Joseph. You miss, I hit. Full and straight. Hooda swings across the line but misses. The furniture behind is disturbed. Hooda, the batsman who was set walks back. 49 needed in 26.
15.4
0
A Joseph to D Hooda, WIDE! Down the leg side again, Hooda goes for the paddle but once again misses. Wided again.
15.3
0
A Joseph to M Nabi, A bye! The slower one outside off, Nabi looks to go over the off side but misses. de Kock fails to collect it cleanly and a bye is taken.
15.2
1
A Joseph to D Hooda, That was right in the zone! This is full and on middle, Hooda swings but it goes off the inner half towards square leg for a run. The fielder does have a shy at the keeper's end but misses.
15.2
0
A Joseph to D Hooda, Down the leg side, Hooda looks to sweep but misses. It has been wided.
15.1
0
A Joseph to D Hooda, It is bowled outside off, Hooda looks to put bat on ball but misses.

Alzzari Joseph is back on!

14.6
6
J Bumrah to M Nabi, SIX! What a shot! Outrageous! Powerful. It is short and it is slower in pace. Nabi stands tall and then flat-bats it over the long off fence. Spoils what was a top over it was till then. 53 needed in 30 balls.
14.5
0
J Bumrah to M Nabi, Full on middle and leg, Nabi flicks it to mid-wicket.
14.4
0
J Bumrah to M Nabi, A good bouncer! Pitching on middle, Nabi ducks under it.
14.3
1
J Bumrah to D Hooda, Full on leg, Hooda drives it to the short cover fielder. Single taken.
14.2
1
J Bumrah to M Nabi, Hammered but only a run! Good fielding! This is short and outside off, Nabi slaps it through covers. Chahar runs to his right and keeps it down to one. Singles won't harm Mumbai now.
14.1
0
J Bumrah to M Nabi, Angles this one into the batsman. It skids through. Nabi guides it to point. Another dot.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 1-0-6-0 so far.

13.6
0
R Chahar to D Hooda, Bowls the last ball normally and ends with a dot! Fired outside off, Hooda looks to guide it but misses. Run rate now over 10. 61 needed in the last 6. An excellent night for Chahar, finishes with figures of 2 for 21 in his four.
13.5
1
R Chahar to M Nabi, A very interesting run up there. Chahar comes right arm over, reverse cutting the wicket. Seen that for the first time probably. The delivery is quick and on middle, it is worked around the corner for a run.
13.4
1
R Chahar to D Hooda, A single! That could have been stopped though. This is pushed to the left of the bowler who dives over the ball and a single is taken.
13.3
1
R Chahar to M Nabi, The googly outside off, Nabi leans into it and strokes it through covers for a single.
13.2
0
R Chahar to M Nabi, Flatter this time and Nabi works it to mid-wicket. Two dots in a row.
13.1
0
R Chahar to M Nabi, A wild swing but a miss! Slower through the air outside off, Nabi looks to hit it over the mid-wicket stand but only connects with thin air.
12.6
2
J Behrendorff to D Hooda, Full on leg, Hooda flicks it towards the mid-wicket region. Rohit Sharma at short mid-wicket dives to his left to take the catch but the ball is away from him. Eventually, Pollard at long on, runs to his right and collects the ball. Two runs taken. Behrendorff ends with 4-0-28-1.
12.5
0
J Behrendorff to D Hooda, Jason bowls this on Hooda's pads, Deepak keeps it away.
12.4
0
J Behrendorff to D Hooda, Short of a length delivery on off, Deepak Hooda defends it off his back foot.
12.3
2
J Behrendorff to D Hooda, Full on leg, Hooda flicks it towards the mid-wicket region for a double.
12.2
0
J Behrendorff to D Hooda, Length delivery on off, Hooda keeps it away.
12.1
1
J Behrendorff to M Nabi, A back of a length delivery on leg, Nabi tries to drive it to mid on but gets and inside edge and the ball goes towards the mid-wicket region for a single.
11.6
0
R Chahar to D Hooda, On the stumps, it is kept out. 9/2 in the last 2 overs.
11.5
1
R Chahar to M Nabi, In the air... but safe! Nabi now tries the sweep but due to the extra bounce, the ball hits the gloves and lobs over Rohit at first slip. He turns, takes a few steps and then dives but does not reach the ball. A single taken.
11.4
1
R Chahar to D Hooda, Plays the paddle towards fine leg for a single.
11.3
4
R Chahar to D Hooda, FOUR! Short and wide and it has been put away! Much-needed boundary for the hosts. It is short and outside off. Hooda cuts it through point and it races away.

Mohammad Nabi walks in next.

11.2
0
R Chahar to Y Pathan, OUT! Another one bites the dust. Pathan departs and half the side is back in the hut. A nice tossed up delivery on off, Pathan gets on one knee and looks to play the sweep. The shot is more of a top edge-type, carrying to deep backward square leg where Ishan Kishan makes no mistake. Now then, now then, now then...
11.1
1
R Chahar to D Hooda, Chahar starts with a googly on off, Hooda flicks it towards the square leg region. Single added.

Rahul Chahar is back on.

10.6
0
J Behrendorff to Y Pathan, On the stumps and Pathan blocks it out. Just the double and a wicket from this over.
10.5
0
J Behrendorff to Y Pathan, Slower ball and outside off, Pathan tries to keep it out again but it goes off the inner half to mid-wicket.
10.4
0
J Behrendorff to Y Pathan, Good length and on off, Pathan keeps it out.

Yusuf Pathan walks in next. The game seems to be slipping away from the hosts...

10.3
0
J Behrendorff to M Pandey, OUT! Rohit has taken a very sharp catch! That was hit at some pace towards him and the Mumbai skipper has held onto it. Leading from the front. Pandey fails to make the life he got count. Hyderabad in big trouble now. This is slightly short from Behrendorff. Pandey rocks back and pulls it hard but straight to that fielder. The Mumbai players are pumped. 76 more needed in 57 balls. 6 wickets in hand.
10.2
1
J Behrendorff to D Hooda, Once again a little too straight, the fielder at fine leg is on the rope though so just a single.
10.1
1
J Behrendorff to M Pandey, Starts off with one on the pads, it is flicked towards fine leg for a single.

Jason Behrendorff is back on.

9.6
0
K Pandya to D Hooda, Flighted delivery on middle and leg, Hooda keeps it away. 5 runs from this over. Mumbai need 78 runs from 60 deliveries.
9.5
1
K Pandya to M Pandey, A short delivery on off, Pandey cuts it towards the cover region for a single.
9.4
0
K Pandya to M Pandey, Floated delivery on off, Pandey dances down the track and defends it.
9.3
2
K Pandya to M Pandey, A flatter delivery on off, Pandey drives it towards the cover region for a double.
9.2
1
K Pandya to D Hooda, Pandya sprays down leg, Hooda flicks it towards the square leg for a single.
9.1
1
K Pandya to M Pandey, Flighted delivery on middle, Pandey drives it long off for a single.

STRATEGIC BREAK. Right then. What have we in store? A humdinger? Hyderabad are making a mess out of this.

8.6
1
H Pandya to M Pandey, Another single to end! 7 from the over. Pandey guides it down to third man again. They take on quickly but have to settle for it.
8.5
1
H Pandya to D Hooda, Opens the face at the very end and then guides it to third man for a single.
8.4
1
H Pandya to M Pandey, Back of a length on middle, this is punched down to long on and a single is taken. They can continue to knock the ball around for a while now.
8.3
1
H Pandya to D Hooda, Good length again, this is crisply driven to the man at sweeper cover for another run.
8.2
1
H Pandya to M Pandey, Good length and outside off, this is stroked through covers for a single.
8.1
2
H Pandya to M Pandey, A nothing delivery to begin with. Short and on middle, Pandey pulls it over mid-wicket. Chahar does well in the deep to make good ground in the deep to his left and keep it down to two. Pandya needs to bowl well, needs to continue the pressure that has been built.

Hardik Pandya is on now.

7.6
1
K Pandya to M Pandey, Pushes this through mid off for one more.
7.5
0
K Pandya to M Pandey, Outside off, driven back to the bowler.
7.4
1
K Pandya to D Hooda, Full and around off, driven through mid off for one.
7.3
0
K Pandya to D Hooda, On middle, pushed back towards the bowler. Pandey was out of the crease but Krunal could not react quickly enough.
7.2
1
K Pandya to M Pandey, Outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
7.1
1
K Pandya to D Hooda, Full and outside off, pushed past the bowler towards long off for a single.

Krunal Pandya time.

6.6
1
A Joseph to D Hooda, Hooda works it through mid-wicket for a single. End of another excellent over by Alzzari.

Deepak Hooda is the new man in.

6.5
0
A Joseph to V Shankar, OUT! Just like the Mumbai batting line-up, Hyderabad too have lost their top three within the first 10 overs. Could have easily been four had Pollard taken the catch of Pandey. Nevertheless, Joseph continues to impress. A quick short one, the key here though is the line. It is just outside off. Shankar looks to drag his pull but is hurried into the shot. It goes off the top edge towards point where Pandya takes a dolly. Joseph gets his second in his second over and Mumbai on top now. They are into the untested middle order of Hyderabad.
6.4
0
A Joseph to V Shankar, The slower one on off, this one grips off the surface. Shankar blocks it out.
6.3
0
A Joseph to V Shankar, On the stumps, Shankar goes back and keeps it out.
6.2
1
A Joseph to M Pandey, Direct hit and Shankar was a goner! Mumbai need to take such chances. The slower ball on off, Pandey pushes it towards covers and sets off. Shankar obliges. Yadav picks the ball up and then has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Shankar had given up there but to his luck, Yadav missed.
6.1
2
A Joseph to M Pandey, On the shorter side outside off, Pandey looks to guide it down to third man but it goes off the under edge, finer than he would have wanted on the off side and two taken.
5.6
0
R Chahar to V Shankar, Length delivery on off, Shakar defends it with ease. Mumbai are 39/2 after the Powerplay.
5.5
0
R Chahar to V Shankar, Beaten! A great comeback. Full on off, Shankar tries a defense but fails to connect.
5.4
4
R Chahar to V Shankar, FOUR! Great shot! A short delivery on off, Shankar rocks back and cuts it through the cover region for a boundary.
5.3
0
R Chahar to V Shankar, A quicker one by Chahar on off, Shankar tries to defend but is beaten due to the pace.
5.2
1
R Chahar to M Pandey, DROPPED!!! Pollard is the culprit! A tossed up delivery on off, Pandey tries to slog sweep it and gets a top edge and the ball skies in the air towards the mid off region. Pollard at long off runs in for the catch and drops a sitter. In the last Mumbai game, Pollard took a brilliant catch but drops a sitter tonight. Such is the game. Single is added to the total.
5.1
1
R Chahar to V Shankar, A tossed up delivery on middle, Pandey tries to flick it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball lobs up in the air towards the short fine leg region. De Kock runs back and dives to his left. But didn't reach the ball to take the catch. Batsmen take a single.
4.6
0
A Joseph to M Pandey, Yes, he can! Top, top over this. Back of a length ball on off, Pandey guides it to the right of point who makes a very good stop.
4.5
0
A Joseph to M Pandey, 5 dots in a row! Pandey pushes this off the back foot to covers. Can he begin his Indian T20 League career with a wicket maiden?
4.4
0
A Joseph to M Pandey, Another dot as this one is flicked with the angle to mid-wicket.
4.3
0
A Joseph to M Pandey, Excellent stop! Mumbai have their tails up here. Short and on middle, Pandey awkwardly looks to pull. It is right off the middle but Chahar at square leg dives to his left and saves a boundary.
4.2
0
A Joseph to M Pandey, Back of a length and angling into the batsman. He tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

Manish Pandey comes out to bat.

4.1
0
A Joseph to D Warner, OUT! CHOPS IT ON! Now we have a match on our hands. The openers who were doing most of the scoring for the hosts have been dismissed in the space of 3 balls. Alzzari Joseph does not take time to make an impact. A poor shot to be honest by Warner. It is a nothing delivery, it is full and wide outside off. Warner throws his bat at it, away from his body but only manages an inside edge onto the stumps.

Alzzari Joseph is on.

3.6
0
R Chahar to V Shankar, Quicker and on middle, Shankar is solid in defense. End of an over which did not start that well but ended in brilliant fashion. 6 runs and a wicket from it.
3.5
0
R Chahar to V Shankar, Once again it is the slider, Shankar blocks it out.

Vijay Shankar walks in at number 3, replacing Bairstow.

3.4
0
R Chahar to J Bairstow, OUT! In the air... taken! Chahar strikes! Excellent bowling change and the formidable opening stand has been broken early. This is given nice amount of flight and it lands on off. It seems to be the slider. Bairstow looks to hit it on the leg side but only manages a top edge which balloons towards short third man where Bumrah takes it. JB's problems against leg spinners continues. 104 needed in 96.
3.3
0
R Chahar to D Warner, Once again on the pads, Warner looks to flick but misses. It hits the pads and rolls towards short fine leg. A leg bye taken.
3.2
4
R Chahar to D Warner, FOUR! Poor bowling! This is on the pads, easy pickings for Warner. He sweeps it through square leg and a boundary.
3.2
0
R Chahar to D Warner, A little turn there but the line is wrong. It is down the leg side, Warner misses the flick and it has been wided.
3.1
0
R Chahar to D Warner, Gets away with his first ball! Short and down the leg side, Warner looks to pull but finds short fine leg.

Rahul Chahar is on now.

2.6
4
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, FOUR! Two in two. Jason bowls this on a length on off. Bairstow steps out of his crease and drives it towards the mid off region. Rohit Sharma in position dives to his right but it is out of his reach. Another boundary from the over. 13 runs from this over. A flying start to the chase.
2.5
4
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, FOUR! Short again. Jason has been bowling short deliveries throughout the over. Bowls this one short on off. Jonny was waiting for it and pulls it towards the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
2.4
1
J Behrendorff to D Warner, Short delivery again, Warner just punches it towards the point region on his back foot and gets a single.
2.3
0
J Behrendorff to D Warner, Short delivery on off, Warner defends it.
2.2
0
J Behrendorff to D Warner, A great come back. Short of a length on middle, this ball has pace and extra bounce. Skidding onto Warner who eventually blocks it awkwardly.
2.1
4
J Behrendorff to D Warner, FOUR! Pure timing. Jason sprays on Warner's pads and with the ball angling in, David Warner flicks it with ease towards the fine leg region for a four.
1.6
1
J Bumrah to D Warner, A single to end the over! Warner plays it late and down towards third man for a single. A cautious approach by the two batsmen in Bumrah's over and that was sensible.
1.5
2
J Bumrah to D Warner, Good placement! This is a full toss outside off, Warner just opens the face of the bat and guides it past point. The man from third man runs to his left and keeps it down to two.
1.4
0
J Bumrah to D Warner, Lands it on a length and angles it across the left-hander. Warner gets right behind the line and keeps it out.
1.3
1
J Bumrah to J Bairstow, A quick single! This is tapped towards point and the batsmen set off. Ishan Kishan is quick to the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses.
1.2
0
J Bumrah to J Bairstow, Hits the length hard on off, Bairstow stands tall and punches it to covers.
1.1
2
J Bumrah to J Bairstow, Nicely played! This is worked around the corner with the angle for a couple.

Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end.

0.6
1
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, Full on off, Jonny drives it straight back past the bowler towards the mid off region. Rohit Sharma at mid off dives to his right to save a certain boundary. Single added to the total.
0.5
4
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, FOUR! Width offered and Bairstow makes full use of it. Short pitch delivery outside off, Jonny square cuts it through the gap between point and covers. First boundary for the hosts.
0.4
0
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, Short delivery and Bairstow tries to cuts it, but not much of a room offered by the bowler. Jonny's cuts gets an inside edge onto the ground.
0.3
0
J Behrendorff to J Bairstow, A short of a good length outside off, Bairstow just cuts it straight to the point fielder.
0.2
1
J Behrendorff to D Warner, Jason bowls this one shorter in length on middle and leg, Warner works it towards the mid-wicket region. Single taken
0.1
2
J Behrendorff to D Warner, Warner starts with stepping out on the first ball itself. Behrendorff bowls this length delivery outside off, Warner charges down and lifts it over the cover region for a double.

We are back for the chase! The Mumbai team is seen in a huddle. They are now making their way out to the middle. The two Hyderabad openers, Jonny Bairstow and David Warner follow them. The left-hander will take strike and he will face Jason Behrendorff. He will be looking for some swing, let us see if he gets any. Here we go...