IPL 2022: Cricket fraternity reacts as SRH beat MI in a high-scoring thriller to keep campaign alive

SRH bowlers held their nerves in the death overs to seal the deal.

Umran Malik returned with the figures of 3 for 23 in his three overs | BCCI/IPLSunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Tuesday (May 17) registered a thrilling three-run victory over Mumbai Indians (MI) at Wankhede Stadium to keep their IPL 2022 campaign alive.

Invited to bat first, SRH piled up a massive 193/6 in their 20 overs on the back of Rahul Tripathi’s 44-ball 76. Priyam Garg (42 off 26 balls) and Nicholas Pooran (38 off 22 balls) also made notable contributions with the bat.

Ramandeep Singh was the stand-out bowler for MI, claiming three wickets by conceding 20 runs in his four overs.

In reply, Mumbai Indians got off to a flying start as the duo of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan added 95 runs for the opening wicket. Washington Sundar broke the partnership by removing the MI skipper for 36-ball 48.

Afterwards, SRH speedster Umran Malik (3-23) dented MI with three wickets, dismissing Ishan Kishan (43), Tilak Varma (8), and Daniel Sams (15) in quick succession to reduce the five-time champions to 127/4.

Amid the pressure situation, Tim David produced a gem of a knock (46 off 18 balls) to bring MI back in the contest but he got run out in the final delivery of the 18th over while attempting a single to keep the strike.

David’s wicket was the turning point in the match as Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1-26) bowled a wicket maiden in the penultimate over to put SRH on the brink of victory. In the final over, Fazalhaq Farooqi conceded 15 while defending 19 to seal the deal for SRH.

Cricket experts on Twitter lauded the Sunrisers bowlers for holding their nerves in pressure situations.

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By Salman Anjum - 17 May, 2022

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