IPL 2018: Match 7- SRH v MI – Deepak Hooda wins a thriller for SRH despite Markande's 4/23

Mumbai Indians lost their second straight match by one wicket.

Shikhar Dhawan top scored for SRH with 45 | IANS

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) hosted Mumbai Indians (MI) for the 7th match of the IPL 2018. SRH already have a win under their belts, as they beat Rajasthan Royals by 9 wickets. MI, on the other hand, came with a 1 wicket loss to CSK in the opening match of the tournament.

SRH won the toss and elected to field first. Kane Williamson revealed that Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be missing the match due to soreness and in came Sandeep Sharma for his SRH debut. MI, on the other hand, opted to bring in Pradeep Sangwan for injured Hardik Pandya and Mitchell McClenaghan sat out for Ben Cutting.

Rohit Sharma hit some big shots by was dismissed by Stanlake for 11, caught by Shakib. Ishan Kishan (9) and Evin Lewis (29 off 17 balls) were removed by Siddarth Kaul in one over. Krunal Pandya got out for 15 to Shakib. Pollard (28 off 23 balls) and Suryakumar (28 off 31 balls) added 38 runs before Pollard held out to Stanlake and then Rashid removed Ben Cutting.

Suryakumar got out to Sandeep Sharma and MI finished at 147/8 in 20 overs.

Mayank Markande picked his IPL best of 4/23 | IANS

Sandeep Sharma picked 2/25, Siddharth Kaul picked 2/29 and Billy Stanlake picked 2/42 for SRH.

For SRH, Saha (22) and Dhawan added 62 runs for the first wicket, before wonder boy Markande got Saha out LBW. Markande had a brilliant game as he accounted for Dhawan (45 off 28 balls), Pandey (11) and Shakib (12), to end with figures of 4/23.

However, the total of 147 was too low to defend, as Deepak Hooda and Yusuf Pathan, two usually aggressive players, curbed their natural instincts to take singles and doubles and took SRH towards victory.

Yusuf fell to Bumrah, caught by Pollard for 14; who then removed Rashid Khan on the next ball, caught behind for a golden duck. Mustafizur then picked Kaul and Sandeep in the same over, leaving Hooda to do get 11 off the last over.

Hooda sent the first ball by Ben Cutting of the 20th over into the covers boundary for a six. The match came to the last ball, with the possibility of super over. 

Billy Stanlake hit the last ball over the infield for the winning single for SRH. Deepak Hooda remained not out on 32 off 25 balls.

Mumbai Indians lost their second straight match by one wicket, whereas SRH won their second match in a row.

MI 147/8 (K POLLARD 28; S Sharma 2/25) lost to SRH 148/9 (S DHAWAN 45; M MARKANDE 4/23) by  1 wicket


By Jatin Sharma - 12 Apr, 2018

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