Defending champions Mumbai Indians defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 42 runs after posting a massive 235/9, but it wasn't enough. Catch highligts SRH vs MI match here.
Mumbai Indians win by 42 runs
Well, Mumbai Indians needed a massive win, by some 171 runs to eclipse Kolkata Knight Riders' net run rate. And they did well, very well. But not enough. Rohit Sharma won the toss, then Ishan Kishan (84 off 32) and Suryakumar Yadav (82 off 40) helped the five-time champions post a big total of 235/9 to keep their playoff hopes alive. But they still needed to dismiss Sunrisers Hyderabad for 65 or lesser score. As it turned out, it didn't happen with Jason Roy (43 off 21), Abhishek Sharma (33 off 16), and stand-in skipper Manish Pandey (69 off 41) playing some fine knocks for SRH. In the end, a 42-run win was not enough for the defending champions. They finished fifth behind Eoin Morgan's KKR, who also have 14 points. Sunrisers Hyderabad finished last, with three wins.
In Qualifier 1, table-toppers Delhi Capitals will meet second-placed Chennai Super Kings. The winners will book a ticket for the final. The losers then will play the winners of Eliminator between third-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore and fourth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier 2.
Trent Boult with the last over of the match. Manish Pandey hits the second ball for a four. He remains unbeaten on 69 off 41. 11 from the over. The defending champions win by 42 runs but they fail to make the playoffs. SRH - 193/8 (20); MI - 235/9 (20).
Delhi Capitals, first; Chennai Super Kings, second; Royal Challengers Bangalore, third; and Kolkata Knight Riders, fourth. They play the playoffs.
Nathan Coulter-Nile with the penultimate over. Wriddhiman Saha (2 off 5) caught and bowled off the fourth ball. Siddarth Kaul is the new man. SRH 182/8 (18.4)
Jasprit Bumrah returns for his third. And he gets the wicket of Priyam Garg (29 off 21), caught by Hardik Pandya. Jason Holder joins skipper Manish Pandey (47 off 27). SRH - 156/5 (15.1)
Piyush Chawla completes his spell, for figures of 1/38. A quiet debut for Mumbai Indians. 11 from his last over. Manish Pandey and Priyam Garg add 38 in 23 for the fifth wicket. Hyderabad need 98 runs in 42 balls. SRH - 138/4 (13)
Piyush Chawla on with his third over. Six runs from it. 44 runs and three wickets in the last five overs. Manish Pandey (25 off 16) and Priyam Garg (6 off 7) looking to mount a fight. They need need 125 runs in 54 balls. SRH - 111/4 (11)
Piyush Chawla gets his first. Mohammad Nabi (3 off 4), caught by Kieron Pollard. Abdul Samad is the new man for Hyderabad. SRH - 100/3 (9)
Jimmy Neesham on with his first over. And he gets the wicket of Abhishek Sharma (33 off 16), caught by Nathan Coulter-Nile. Mohammad Nabi is the new man. SRH - 79/2 (7)
Trent Boult provides the breakthrough. Jason Roy (34 off 21), caught by Krunal Pandya. Manish Pandya is the new man. Then, the defending champions, Mumbai Indians are knock out by wooden spoon winners Sunrisers Hyderabad. 10 from the over. SRH - 70/1 (6).
Jason Roy (21 off 13) and Abhishek Sharma (10 off 5) are off to a great start. Piyush Chawla leaks 6 in his first over. SRH 31/0 (3)
And tidy over. Five runs. Mumbai take review for an LBW against Abhishek Sharma, off the fifth ball. Wickets missing the leg stump.
Jason Roy to take the first strike. His opening partner is Abhishek Sharma. Trent Boult with the new ball. Target for SRH - 236.
So, Mumbai's target is to dismiss Hyderabad for 65 or below. KKR have done that against RCB -- 48 all out in 2017. RR have also done it, against RCB again -- 58 all out on 2029. MI's best bowling performance was their dismissal of Delhi for 66 in 2017.
Jason Holder on with the last over. He strikes the first ball. Piyush Chawla (0 off 2), holes out at long off. Catch taken by Abdul Samad. Three balls later, Suryakumar Yadav (82 off 40) is caught by Mohammad Nabi, again. Trent Boult joins Jasprit Bumrah, and the latter gets a four off the fifth, to third man. A single to end the over. 58 runs in the last five overs. MI - 235/9 (20)
Umran Malik with the penultimate over. He starts with figures of 1/35. Suryakumar Yadav hits three fours on the trot, then copes one on the helmet. Physio out in the centre, and SKY is safe to continue. 13 from the over. MI - 230/7 (19).
Meanwhile, this is MI's highest total. Previous high was 223/6 against Punjab Kings in 2016.
Fourth catch for Mohammad Nabi. Priyam Garg drops Nathan Coulter-Nile but the Aussie doesn't last. He holes out the very next ball, caught by Nabi at long on. Second wicket for Jason Holder. Piyush Chawla joins Suryakumar Yadav. MI - 206/7 (17.2)
Suryakumar Yadav hits Siddarth Kaul for a straight four, and fifty in 24 balls. MI - 196/6 (16.2)
Rashid Khan is everywhere. Rashid Khan returns for his final over, and he gets the wicket of Krunal Pandya (9 off 7). A skier and caught by Nabi. 51 runs and three wickets in the last five overs. Mumbai, meanwhile, cross the 171-run mark. Now, they can start looking at setting the target. MI - 184/6 (15.3)
And two in a row for Abhishek Sharma. Top edge and James Neesham (0 off 1) hits straight to Mohammad Nabi at cover. Sharma on a hat-trick. Five runs and two wickets in the over. Krunal Pandya is the new man. MI - 151/5 (13)
Abhishek Sharma on with his first over. And the part-time spinner is making all the noises, excitable over. Both Kieron Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav struggle to score. In fact, Pollard (13 off 12) holes out at long on, caught by Jason Roy. 40 runs and three wickets in the last five overs. MI - 151/4 (12.5).
Umran Malik on with his third over, and he gets the wicket of dangerous Ishan Kishan (84 off 32), caught behind. Extra bounce doing the damage. Suryakumar Yadav joins Kieron Pollard in the middle. MI - 124/3 (9.1)
Jason Holder returns for his second over. And he gets the wicket of Hardik Pandya (10 off 8), caught by Jason Roy at log on. Ishan Kishan meanwhile races to 83 in 30 balls. In the previous over, Rashid Khan leaked 16, including two sixes. 65 runs and two wickets in the last five overs. MI - 113/2 (8.3)
Rashid Khan on with his first over. And the partnership is broken. Afghans to the fore. Rohit Sharma (18 off 13) holes out at deep with 'The President' Nabi taking a brilliant running catch. Hardik Pandya is the new man for Mumbai. MI - 80/1 (5.3)
Ishan Kishan hits the season's fastest fifty, in 18 balls. 22 runs from Jason Holder's first over -- three fours and a six. MI - 63/0 (4)
A good enough start for Mumbai Indians to keep the playoff calculations relevant. Mohammad Nabi leaks 15 in his second over, including three fours. In the previous over, Siddarth Kaul conceded 18. And doing the damage is Ishant Kishan, 34 off 12. Rohit Sharma is on 7 off 6. MI - 41/0 (3)
Ishan Kishan shows the intent. He hits the second ball for a si, over mid-wicket boundary. 8 from the first over.
Rohit Sharma takes the strike. And his opening partner is Ishan Kishan. Mohammad Nabi with the new ball.
Once again, here's what MI need to do to make the playoffs. They need to beat SRH by 171 runs or more. To start, toss goes their way.
It turns out, both Kane Williamson and Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked niggles at the 'last minute'. So, Manish Pandey is leading SRH. Two changes of MI. Krunal Panya and Piyush Chawla in for Saurabh Tiwary and Jayant Yadav. It's MI debut for veteran spinner Chawla.
Here are the playing XIs
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jason Roy, Abhishek Sharma, Manish Pandey (c), Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Umran Malik, Siddarth Kaul.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Piyush Chawla, Trent Boult.
Breaking! Manish Pandey is leading SRH. And Rohit Sharma wins the toss, and as expected Mumbai Indians will bat first. Rohit says, they will give everything to make 'it' happen.
In Dubai, RCB captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and opted to bowl first Rishabh Pant's DC.
Will Kieron Pollard be MI's X-factor tonight? Can Bhuvneshwar and Rashid Khan keep the burly West Indian quiet tonight? It's all adding up to some high-octane excitement. The toss will be key for Rohit Sharma. He will be itching to bat first!
This will be the 200th T20th match for Sunrisers Hyderabad's veteran fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The UP all-rounder bowled a very tight final over against RCB in SRH's last match. He will need to do the same today vs MI.
Hello and welcome to Outlook's live coverage of Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians. MI have everything to play for but have an insurmountable job to do to make the IPL 2021 playoffs. Their negative run-rate and poor run in the UAE leg of IPL has come to hurt them. MI will hope to bat first, score big and quickly too. Can they?
Here's the match preview
The odds are clearly stacked against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi tonight. The defending champions are standing in the exit queue and need to do some absurd things to be able to progress to the IPL 2021 playoffs. Kolkata Knight Riders virtually ended MI's hope of grabbing the available fourth slot with a 86-run victory against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday. KKR now have the best run-rate (0.587) in the tournament, better than even Delhi Capitals, who are No. 1 on the points table with a net run rate of 0.526. Mumbai Indians, who have a negative run rate of 0.048, have to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 171 runs to leapfrog KKR into the fourth place and if MI bowl first, some unthinkable calculations will be needed. Sunrisers Hyderabad have nothing to lose. Kane Williamson's team, who have just three wins, will like to finish a poor season on a high. And they will have extra belief against Mumbai Indians after having beaten Royal Challengers Bangalore by four runs in their last match on October 6. It is unlikely that SRH will throw in the towel from the very start and let MI prevail as per their wish. Follow live cricket scores of SRH vs MI here.
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