Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians played a thrilling match that had all the makings of a T20 classic.
MI batted first to score 147/8 with Evin Lewis making 29, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard making 28 each. Sandeep Sharma picked up 2/25 on SRH debut and Siddharth Kaul picked 2/29.
Set 149 to win, SRH had a good opening with Dhawan making 45, but then Mayank Markande happened and SRH lost their way, as Markande removed the likes of Saha, Dhawan, Manish Pandey and Shakib-Al-Hasan, to leave SRH a bit worried. But Deepak Hooda remained nonchalant during the innings and played a gem of 32* off 25 balls, with a six in the last over, when 11 runs were needed and one wicket was in hand. Billy Stanlake finally won the match off the last ball and MI was left cursing their luck, as they lost their second straight game by one wicket.
Twitter was out of breath as the match ended in a nail-biter and SRH won. They immediately praised the SRH batting and comeback by MI bowling.
Here are some tweets:
???????? I saw the last over ???????????????? https://t.co/7iQdLZmoBE— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) April 12, 2018
Good couple of days for the 'Bill' lads in IPL. What a Nail biting thriller. #SRHvMI— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 12, 2018
What a game. Chennai twice chased what looked unchaseable and Mumbai today nearly defended the undefendable. Last 3 overs SRH needed 15 with 5 wickets in hand. Fizz, Markande, Bumrah made a match out of it. Hooda, in the end held his nerve #SRHvMI— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 12, 2018
Big Billy Stanlake has played the two most crucial balls of his career.....— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 12, 2018