Evin Lewis was the pick of the Mumbai Indians batting with the Caribbean scoring just 29 runs. His knuckleball to dismiss a dangerous-looking Evin Lewis, who had smashed three fours and two sixes in his 17-ball 29 as an opener, set the tone for Sunrisers' domination. MI were teetering at 54/3 at the end of six overs.
India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads the line with his swing bowling while Billy Stanlake has raw pace and Siddarth Kaul can hit the deck. But they ran into a blind alley to lose their way. That proved to be a crucial partnership for MI as it probably prevented the team from getting bowled out.
Stanlake got the prized of Pollard, who gave away an easy catch to Shikhar Dhawan at sweeper cover. Rashid Khan was economical for Sunrisers as he finished with the figures of 1-13 from his 4 overs which included 18 dot balls.
Mustafizur returned into the attack in the penultimate over a scalped the wicket of Siddharth Kaul as he became the ninth batsman to head back into the hut.
In reply, Shikhar Dhawan (45 off 28) and Wriddhiman Saha (22) shared an impressive opening stand of 62 to have Sunrisers cruising to victory - though Saha was dropped twice, first by Cutting at mid-on when on four and then by Kishan behind the stumps on 19. But in hindsight, the moment that resulted in SRH winning the match actually came in the fourth ball of the third over. Cutting came running in to catch the ball, but it slips from his fingers. The surface was a bit different than the last one, and we were slow to adapt. Saha followed it up with another four. With the match going all the way to the last ball, those runs can be said to have made all the difference. Obviously with these sort of games, things could go either way. After riding high at 61 for no loss, SRH were reduced to 89/4.
The win kept the David Warner-less Sunrisers' record flawless as they backed up a comfortable win against the Rajasthan Royals with a thriller at home. None of their batsmen could cross the 30-run mark, as SRH displayed their bowling prowess once again. Hooda at the end was outstanding. The pressure had just eased a bit when Bumrah tempted Pathan (14) to take a risky shot, which went straight to Pollard. I just try my best to bowl in good length area and mix it up for the batsman. Pathan and Rashid Khan (0) were sent back to the pavilion in the same over. Finally, it was Stanlake's turn. With wickets falling like nine pins around him, Yadav held his own for a 31-ball 28, but the strike-rate is a worrying factor. The Afghan responded with a miserly over in which he conceded only five runs.
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