IPL: SRH Beat MI By 31 Runs In Thrilling Encounter

Earlier, batting first SRH broke the record for the highest team total in the history of the IPL, amassing 277 runs in their 20 overs.
IPL: SRH Beat MI By 31 Runs In Thrilling Encounter
IPL: SRH Beat MI By 31 Runs In Thrilling EncounterImage: X/ Indian Premier League

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) secured a victory by 31 runs against the Mumbai Indians (MI) in a high-scoring match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The match took place on Wednesday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan were the opening batsmen for the visiting team and they provided a strong start for the Mumbai-based franchise. However, Hyderabad was able to regain momentum in the match after two quick dismissals.

Tilak Varma, who scored 64 runs from 34 balls, was the lone impressive batsman for Mumbai. He hit two boundaries and six maximums at an impressive strike rate of 188.24 while he was at the crease.

Tim David, who scored 42 runs off 22 balls, attempted to form a partnership with Tilak but ultimately fell short in their pursuit of the challenging score.

Jaydev Unadkat and Pat Cummins were the main contributors to the Hyderabad bowling attack, as they each took two wickets during their respective spells. Shahbaz Ahmed also played a crucial role by taking one wicket in his three overs, which ultimately helped the home team secure a 31-run victory in the match.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians' captain Hardik Pandya won the coin toss and elected to field first against the home team, Sunrisers Hyderabad, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Mayank Aggarwal and Travis Head stepped onto the field as the opening batters. Right from the beginning, they adopted an aggressive approach, playing attacking shots. Within just 4 overs, they managed to construct a partnership of 45 runs. However, Mayank's innings came to an end on the very first ball, as he was dismissed by Hardik. He had scored a total of 11 runs.

SRH reached their fifty in the 4.4 overs as Head hit a boundary off Pandya's bowling. Abhishek Sharma joined Head at the crease after Mayank's dismissal. Together, they formed a partnership of 68 runs off just 23 balls. Head's brilliant innings came to an end after scoring 62 runs in 24 balls, which included nine fours and three sixes.

The home team reached the milestone of 100 runs on the final delivery of the seventh over when Abhishek hit a six off leg-spinner Piyush Chawla.

Following the removal of Aiden Markram, the former captain of SRH, stepped in to support Abhishek. Both players performed exceptionally, forming a partnership of 48 runs in just 19 balls. Regrettably, Abhishek's impressive innings of 63 runs from 23 balls, which included seven sixes and three boundaries, came to an end with his dismissal.

The Hyderabad team reached a total of 150 runs in the 11th over, with the left-handed batsman scoring a single off Chawla's bowling. Following Abhishek's dismissal, Klassen joined Markram in the middle to continue batting.

Both individuals formed an undefeated alliance, accumulating a total of 116 runs in a mere 55 balls. Klassen, in particular, finished the innings without being dismissed, scoring 80 runs from 34 balls, including seven maximums and four boundaries.

SRH reached a total of 200 runs on the fourth delivery of the 15th over when Klassen hit a six off the bowling of right-arm seamer Jasprit Bumrah. They then went on to reach the 250-run milestone in the 19th over.

In MI's innings, Pandya, Gerald Coetzee, and Chawla each claimed a wicket in their respective spells, giving away 46, 57, and 34 runs.

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