SRH vs MI: Mumbai Indians produced an all-round performance to secure their third consecutive win against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their fifth match of IPL 2023. Defending a total of 192 runs, Mumbai bowled out their opponents for 178 runs as the pacers played on a difficult pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The batsmen first took the lead with the help of Cameron Green’s half-century.
Sunrisers were asked to chase 193 at their home and they were very much in the chase with Mayank Agarwal returning to scoring ways and getting the chase going. Even as wickets fell, he held one end and scored 48 off 41 balls to keep his team in the hunt. Heinrich Klaasen provided the fire in the middle overs but he dominated as SRH fell into a hole.
Marco Jansen and Abdul Samad joined before the death overs and the required rate read around 12. The Proteas star tried to free his hands but was soon crossed by Meredith as Mumbai exerted more control. SRH kept losing wickets in the last few overs. Arjun Tendulkar took his maiden IPL wicket as he sealed the deal in the final over to bowl out SRH for 148.
Earlier, an architect knock from Cameron Green propelled Mumbai Indians to finish on 192/5 in 20 overs. MI got off to a good start with Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. But the former soon fell prey to Natarajan. Kishan and Green handled the baton but the southpaw was outplayed by Marco Jansen. Hyderabad soon sent back Suryakumar Yadav as well as Mumbai got under the pump. But young Tilak Verma and Australian international Green provided Mumbai with the much needed firepower in the middle overs and then in the death overs. After being 95/3 in 11.5 overs, Verma displayed his powerful form and scored 37 runs in 17 balls. Meanwhile, Green attacked in the latter stages to take MI to an over-par score on a slightly slower pitch.
Playing XI of SRH:
Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abhishek Sharma, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan
MI’s playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Verma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Cameron Green, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff