Hyderabad vs Mumbai | Quick wickets peg Mumbai Indians back

Hyderabad vs Mumbai | Quick wickets peg Mumbai Indians back

Shikhar Dhawan (45 off 28 balls) and Wriddhiman Saha (22 off 20) made it look like a walk in the park before Markande wreaked havoc.

On the second last ball, they could have potentially lost the match, but instead of catch, it resulted in one run, and they had already avoided the possibility of losing the match, and we could have witnessed the first tie of 2018 IPL.

India global Jasprit Bumrah then got into the act, taking two wickets in two balls to leave Sunrisers requiring 11 to win off the final over with one wicket in hand.

The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is in full flow with the crowd witnessing some close games. For MI, the biggest gain from the opening game was young leg-spinner Mayank Markande's performance on IPL debut as he accounted for Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni.

Mustafizur Rahman chipped in with the priced scalp of Williamson (6) to rock SRH's chase further, and Markande did further damage by removing Manish Pandey (11) and Shakib Al Hasan (12) in quick succession. Such was the dominance of the Hyderabad bowlers that the back 10 of the MI innings fetched them only 69 runs with only 36 coming off last five overs.

Hyderabad ended up on the winning side but spare a thought for the Mumbai bowlers who showed incredible tenacity to pull things back and made the opposition sweat for every run after claiming their first wicket. A lot of credit will go to Rashid Khan, who stifled the scoring during the middle overs with brilliant figures of 1 for 13 in 4 overs. There was more carnage to come in the 18 over as Siddharth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma both departing for ducks themselves to set up a roller-coaster of a final over.

The normally unsafe Evin Lewis (29, 17 balls) started off well but tried to hit Kaul across the line only to find the off-stump knocked back. Stanlake then hurried Pollard into ballooning one to Shikhar Dhawan at sweeper cover.

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