Indian Premier League, 2020

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians - Match 56

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Date & Time: 03 November 2020

Sunrisers Hyderabad 151/0

RR: 8.79 | Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets


Batsman R B 4s 6s
David Warner not out not out 8558101
Wriddhiman Saha not out not out 584571
Manish Pandey
Kane Williamson
Jason Holder
Abdul Samad
Rashid Khan
Shahbaz Nadeem
Sandeep Sharma
T Natarajan
Priyam Garg
Extras 8 (b 0, lb 0, w 8, nb 0)
Total 151 (0 Wkts, 17.1 Ov)
BowlingO M R WEcon
Dhawal Kulkarni3 0 22 0 7.33
Nathan Coulter-Nile4 0 27 0 6.75
James Pattinson3 0 29 0 9.67
Rahul Chahar4 0 36 0 9.00
Krunal Pandya3.1 0 37 0 11.94
Rohit Sharma 0 0 0 0 0
Quinton de Kock 0 0 0 0 0
Suryakumar Yadav0 0 0 0 0
Ishan Kishan0 0 0 0 0
Saurabh Tiwary0 0 0 0 0
Kieron Pollard0 0 0 0 0

Right then, we are done and dusted with the league stage of this year's Indian T20 League. Four teams, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore have survived the high demand of this tournament and now they will get ready for the playoffs. Next up, Mumbai will be in action again as they lock horns with Delhi in Qualifier 1 on the 5th of November in Dubai. The match will start at 1800 local (1400 GMT). We hope to have your company for that crunch encounter. Until then, cheers!

The Man of the Match for this game is Shahbaz Nadeem. He starts off by saying that he has been playing this way from the past couple of years and he was looking to give his 100 percent in all the games and it worked out this evening. Adds that he has been working hard on his carrom ball for some years and he thought about bowling them against the Mumbai left-handers. Talking about his round-arm action, Nadeem replies that it bounces sometimes when it pitches on the seam part and adds that it depends on how you release the ball. Tells that when you contribute for your team, you feel good and he feels that everyone in the bowling unit has been performing well. Mentions that it is a small ground but with the pitch turning slow, if you bowl in the right areas, it works.

The winning skipper of Hyderabad, David Warner, starts off by saying that he is feeling good now especially after what happened in the game against Punjab. The Aussie is happy that they restricted Mumbai to just 150. Credits his bowlers for their performance and as the openers, they just wanted to see the game through. Feels there is a good atmosphere in the dressing room and the whole management is a family and they have a never give up attitude. Says that even though there are injuries, they still find a way. Reminds that Kane Williamson missed out last year and Jonny Bairstow took his place and was absolutely fantastic. Mentions that with Saha opening, they are finding a good balance. Shares that in 2016 also, they were in a similar position where they had to win all their games to win the title. Adds that the whole team is passionate and they came out very motivated in this game. Tells that he prides himself to give a good start to them and fortunately, the last couple of games have been great. Talking about the next encounter against Bangalore, he says that they are a great team and he is excited about that challenge.

Hyderabad's mentor and batting coach, VVS Laxman is in for a quick chat! He says that he is proud of the entire group and especially after that game against Punjab. Adds that the bowlers after losing Bhuvneshwar Kumar have stepped up. Praises Saha for his performances since he has started playing. Mentions that they wanted to keep things simple and they took each game as it came and there was a lot of energy when they were fielding. Laxman is very proud of the team as the positivity was always on show. Feels that Warner leads from the front and that in the last three games, he has played really well. Further says that Warner is an amazing person in the dressing room. About their next encounter, VVS replies that they know that Bangalore are a good side and even though they beat them in the last game, this will be different. Tells that they are confident and will look to stick to the basics.

Mumbai skipper, Rohit Sharma says that it was not the day to remember and calls it probably the worst performance of the season for them. Mentions that losing wickets at the start didn't make it easier. Admits that they didn't play good cricket. Rohit is happy to be back, was going through some tough times and is looking forward to playing some more cricket here. Informs that his hamstring is absolutely fine. Regarding the dew factor, Sharma replies that they play at Wankhede, where there is always dew and you can't be demotivated with the toss, you still have to come out and execute the skills and have the belief. Adds that when you take wickets in the Powerplay, it becomes tough and they have seen that in this season. Shares that Boult and Bumrah were just rested and they are absolutely fine. Tells that it's a funny format and it's always right to focus on the present and leave this performance behind. Calls it a good challenge to play against Delhi. 

Earlier in the evening, Hyderabad's bowling was also on the money. They were focused and motivated and hardly put any foot wrong. Their bowling, especially, in the middle overs was incredible and they finished well at the backend too. Superb work with the ball and it was nicely backed up by their openers. Hyderabad now jump to the number 3 position in the table and will be delighted with the way they have peaked in the past few games.

A target of 150 was scaled down by the Orange team without breaking a sweat. David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha showed positive intent and gathered 56 runs in the Powerplay. From there onward, it was all too easy. Mumbai's bowling wasn't too penetrative and they struggled throughout. Dew could be a factor but they were poor right from the start. A day to forget for the defending champions.

Outstanding victory for Hyderabad! It was a stroll in the park for them against the best team of this edition and they have stormed into the playoffs. Kolkata are the last team to get knocked out now. 

Krunal Pandya to David Warner, FOUR! HYDERABAD WIN BY 10 WICKETS! They are in the playoffs and their dugout is roaring in delight. A flatter and shorter delivery around off, Warner camps back and smacks it through covers for a boundary.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Wriddhiman Saha, Beats the batsman with a slower delivery. A length ball on middle, angling in, Saha tries to work it on the leg side but misses. It deflects off his pads to point. Dot ball to finish the over. 3 more needed.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to David Warner, Angles in a length ball on middle, Warner tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to David Warner, Swing and a miss! Again a short delivery outside off, Warner jumps and tries to cut but misses.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Wriddhiman Saha, Back of a length ball on middle and leg, slower in pace, Saha helps it through square leg for a comfortable run.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Wriddhiman Saha, Shortish and outside off, cut straight to point.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to David Warner, A shortish length ball in the line of the stumps, Warner jumps back and smashes it to deep point for one.
James Pattinson to David Warner, In the air... SAFE! Short delivery outside off, Warner stands back and then plays the upper cut. It's aerial and Coulter-Nile charges forward from third man. It falls in front and he does well to stop it from racing away. A single taken, 6 more needed.
James Pattinson to David Warner, Spears in a full length ball on off, Warner once again is deep inside the crease as he mishits his shot back to the bowler.
James Pattinson to Wriddhiman Saha, A half-tracker once more by James, it's around middle, Saha swivels on one leg and directs his pull shot behind square leg for a single.
James Pattinson to David Warner, Shortish again, wide outside off, Warner hangs back and cuts it behind backward point. The third man fielder is quite square and hence only a run.
James Pattinson to David Warner, FOUR! Effortless! Back of a length ball around off, Warner uses the angle to his advantage and nails his pull shot to the wide long on fence. Only 9 needed more.
James Pattinson to David Warner, Pattinson hurls in a very full ball wide outside off, Warner moves back to make room and ends up failing to put bat on ball.

James Pattinson is back on for Mumbai. 2-0-22-0 so far. Hyderabad just need 13 now.

Nathan Coulter-Nile to David Warner, Slants in a length ball on middle, Warner stays leg side of this delivery and pushes it to covers. Takes a single to retain strike.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to David Warner, FOUR! Take that for a reply! Warner anticipates a slower delivery this time. The length is on the shorter side and it's angling into the southpaw. Warner rocks back and muscles his pull shot to the deep mid-wicket fence.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to David Warner, Slower in pace, on back of a length around off, Warner is early into the pull shot and misses. It brushes his body and deflects to short third man. Two dots now.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to David Warner, Smell the leather. NCN bends his back and digs in a well-directed short ball. Warner leans back, a though of playing the ramp shot crosses his mind but he pulls back. Allows it through.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Wriddhiman Saha, The pace is right up there on this occasion. Fullish and on middle, Saha flicks it in front of square leg for a run.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Wriddhiman Saha, A touch short and around off, cutting back in, Saha plays it late and taps it down to backward point. Looks for a run but is sent back.

Nathan Coulter-Nile is back into the attack. 2-0-18-0 are his figures so far.

Dhawal Kulkarni to David Warner, Slower full ball around off, Warner drives it to the left of sweeper cover and collects a brace. 9 from the over without taking any risk. 19 needed more.
Dhawal Kulkarni to Wriddhiman Saha, This one is very full and around off, Saha eases it down to long on for a single.
Dhawal Kulkarni to Wriddhiman Saha, A length ball outside off, probably a leg cutter, Saha waits and then punches it to sweeper cover. The fielder moves across to his right to stop the ball and the batsmen take two.
Dhawal Kulkarni to Wriddhiman Saha, Wide called for height! Kulkarni attempts for a slower bouncer but it has gone well over the head of the batsman.
Dhawal Kulkarni to David Warner, Lovely pull shot. Warner rides the short ball and plays the horizontal bat shot. Sends it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
Dhawal Kulkarni to Wriddhiman Saha, A yorker on middle and off, Saha digs it out on the leg side and picks up a run.
Dhawal Kulkarni to David Warner, Starts his new spell with a slower full ball outside off, Warner keeps his weight on the back leg and drives it through covers for a run.

Dhawal Kulkarni is back on. 2-0-13-0 so far.

DRINKS! This game is all but done and dusted. Warner and Saha did not want to leave this to anyone else and have batted really well to make sure that they are sitting strongly with 7 overs left to go. They just need 28 runs and it looks like one of these two will score the winning runs and ensure that Hyderabad are in the playoffs.

Krunal Pandya to David Warner, Flighted and around leg, eased through mid-wicket for a run. 12 from the over, only 28 needed more.
Krunal Pandya to David Warner, Flatter and fuller on middle, Warner flicks it to deep mid-wicket and a fumble allows them the second run.
Krunal Pandya to David Warner, FIVE WIDES! Whoa! What was that? A bouncer by a spinner. Not only the batsman, but Krunal has also taken his keeper by surprise. It's down the leg side, Warner leaves and de Kock fails to collect. Bonus boundary at fine leg.
Krunal Pandya to Wriddhiman Saha, Goes on the back foot and punches it down to wide long off for a run. All too easy.
Krunal Pandya to Wriddhiman Saha, Play and a miss! Flighted and full wide outside off, Saha opts for the sweep shot but fails to connect. That's a rarity, he has been connecting with almost everything.
Krunal Pandya to David Warner, That is cut away through point for a single.
Krunal Pandya to David Warner, Loopy and full on middle, Warner whips it to wide long on and collects a couple.
Rahul Chahar to David Warner, Initially shapes up probably for the reverse-batted shot but ends up pushing it towards covers for a run. 13 from the over!
Rahul Chahar to David Warner, FOUR! Warner wants to finish it quickly. Chahar drags his length short and serves it on middle, David rocks on the back foot and pulls it disdainfully to the mid-wicket fence.
Rahul Chahar to Wriddhiman Saha, Fifty up for Saha as well! He has been a revelation from the time he has come for Hyderabad. This time he uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and forces it to long on for a run.
Rahul Chahar to Wriddhiman Saha, Presses forward to a full ball and defends it solidly.
Rahul Chahar to David Warner, Wide outside off, Warner bottom edges his cut and it rolls in the gap at point. A single.

The last league match of the Indian T20 League sees the face-off between Mumbai and Hyderabad. While Mumbai have been assured of a place at the top, Hyderabad need to win to qualify for the playoffs. Their net run rate is excellent and a win should see them through without worrying about anything. David Warner's men have been brilliant in the last couple of games as they defeated Delhi and then Bangalore to stay in the hunt. One of the reasons for their rise is their bowling. Mumbai will finish the league stage at the top and they are the favorites to win the title again with the kind of performances they have been putting in. They played a perfect game against Delhi and would want to go to Qualifier 1 with another win. They cannot take Hyderabad lightly though. Expect a tough contest.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team Squad -Abdul Samad,Bavanaka Sandeep,David Warner,Kane Williamson,Manish Pandey,Priyam Garg,Virat Singh,Abhishek Sharma,Fabian Allen,Jason Holder,Mohammad Nabi,Sanjay Yadav,Vijay Shankar,Jonny Bairstow,Shreevats Goswami,Wriddhiman Saha,Basil Thampi,Billy Stanlake,Khaleel Ahmed,Prithvi Raj,Rashid Khan,Sandeep Sharma,Shahbaz Nadeem,Siddarth Kaul,T Natarajan

Mumbai Indians Team Squad -Anmolpreet Singh,Chris Lynn,Rohit Sharma,Saurabh Tiwary,Sherfane Rutherford,Suryakumar Yadav,Anukul Roy,Hardik Pandya,Kieron Pollard,Krunal Pandya,Aditya Tare,Ishan Kishan,Quinton de Kock,Dhawal Kulkarni,Digvijay Deshmukh,James Pattinson,Jasprit Bumrah,Jayant Yadav,Mitchell McClenaghan,Mohsin Khan,Nathan Coulter-Nile,Prince Balwant Rai,Rahul Chahar,Trent Boult