IPL 2021
IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians Win Against SRH But Failed To Qualify, Twitter Reacts
By Aditya Pratap - Oct 9, 2021 12:15 am
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Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad are locking horns in the 55th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 in Abu Dhabi. Mumbai Indians need to win this game by a margin of 171 runs or more in order to secure a top-four finish.

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Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav played sensational knocks

Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first. He mentioned Krunal Pandya and Piyush Chawla are back in the playing XI while Saurabh Tiwary and Jayant Yadav misses out. SRH, on the other hand, are captaincy by Manish Pandya as Kane Williamson is out due to a niggle and is replaced by Mohammad Nabi. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also missed due to niggle and Priyam Garg replaced him.

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Mumbai Indians had a very tough task to post a mammoth target for SRH. Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan started the innings with a bang and expressed their intentions straight away. Ishan in particular was more threatening with his wild bat-swing.

Rohit Sharma got out after scoring 18 runs after sharing an 80-run opening stand. Ishan, however, was unmoved by this and kept hitting boundaries. He scored his fifty in 16 balls and MI scored 83 runs inside the powerplay. He got out after scoring 84 runs in just 32 balls, which featured 11 fours and four sixes.

Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya and James Neesham failed to hit big and got out cheaply. Suryakumar Yadav, though, was a man on a mission. He got his eyes in and scored his fastest IPL fifty in just 24 balls. His 40-ball knock of 82 runs propelled MI to 235/9 in 20 overs.

MI needed to all-out SRH for 65 or below.

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In response, Jason Roy and Abhishek Sharma came out with all guns blazing. The duo shared 64 runs for the opening wicket before the former got out for 34. At this moment, MI got eliminated from this season and KKR got through to the playoffs. Abhishek Sharma played a good hand and scored 33 runs in 16 balls.

A flurry of wickets then left SRH reeling at 100/4 with Mohammad Nabi and Abdul Samad back in the hut. Manish Pandey looked good on his captaincy debut and scored an unbeaten fifty but couldn’t find any support from the other end. He scored 69 runs in 41 balls which features seven fours and two sixes.

SRH fell short by 42 runs. Despite winning the game, MI failed to find its way to the fop-four.

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