Currently, the Mumbai Indians (MI ) are hosting the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 51st game of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium. After winning the toss, the MI skipper, Rohit Sharma decided to bat first and Mumbai started off well by scoring 40+ runs in the powerplay itself.
During the toss, the SRH skipper revealed that they have a made a couple of changes in their squad as David Warner and Sandeep Sharma made way for Martin Guptill and Basil Thampi. On the other hand, the MI team didn’t consider making any changes to the squad despite losing their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Despite having a decent start Mumbai lost the plot as they lost Rohit in the final over of the powerplay. After his dismissal, Surya Kumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock started building a partnership as they scored 54 runs for the second wicket before Yadav getting out in the 12th over and from there on, MI’s run-rate came down as from 90/2 in 12 overs, there were reduced to 119/4 in 16 overs with Evin Lewis and Hardik Pandya back in the dug-out.
However, the late fireworks of Kieron Pollard and De Kock helped MI to reach the total of 162/5 in 20 overs. In the final over of Khaleel Ahmed, Pollard lost his wicket owing to a brilliant catch by the young Abhishek Sharma. Khaleel delivered a slower length ball on the stumps, and Pollard failed to pick it and was early into the pull, ends up skying it towards square leg, where Abhishek Sharma charges in from the deep and takes it diving forward.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
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