Hyderabad vs Mumbai: Rising fifties from Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav helped Mumbai Indians post a mammoth score of 235 for nine against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the do or die match of IPL 2021, their highest score in the history of IPL.
Ishaan scored 84 off 32 balls while Suryakumar scored 82 runs in 40 balls, helping Mumbai set the highest score of IPL 2021. Ishaan hit 11 fours and four sixes in his innings while Suryakumar hit 13 fours and three sixes. Mumbai’s earlier highest score was 223 for six against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in 2017.
Jason Holder was the most successful bowler of Hyderabad. He took four wickets, but for this he spent 52 runs. Rashid Khan took 40 while Abhishek Sharma took two wickets for four runs. Umran Malik took one wicket for 48 runs while Siddharth Kaul spent 56 runs and did not get any wicket. Mohammad Nabi took five catches from Hyderabad, which is a new IPL record. If Mumbai Indians want to qualify for the playoffs, then they will have to beat Sunrisers by at least 171 runs i.e. to be stopped at a score of 65 or less.
Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first, after which Ishaan gave the team a stormy start. After hitting a six on Mohammad Nabi in the first over, Ishan hit four consecutive fours on Siddharth Kaul in the next over.
Rohit hit his first four on Nabi while Ishaan hit two more fours on this spinner. Ishaan took the team’s score beyond 50 runs in the fourth over with a six on Jason Holder. He hit two more fours in the last two balls of the over and completed the half-century in just 16 balls, which is the fastest half-century of IPL 2021.
Ishaan is only the second batsman to score a fifty in the first four overs of an IPL innings. Earlier, Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul achieved this feat against Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in 2018 and Chennai Super Kings the following year. Mumbai scored 83 for one wicket in the power play.
Ishan took the team’s score beyond 100 runs in the eighth over with a six on Rashid. Hardik Pandya (10), sent up in the batting order, also hit a six in the same over but Holder got him caught by Jason Roy. Young fast bowler Umran Malik gave a big blow to Mumbai in the next over by getting Ishaan caught by wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha. He hit 11 fours and four sixes in 32 balls.
Abhishek Sharma gave a double blow to Mumbai by sending Pollard (13) and James Neesham (00) to the pavilion in successive balls. After this, Suryakumar, taking the front, hit four and six in successive balls of Kaul.
Suryakumar also hit a six on Rashid but this leg-spinner got Krunal Pandya (09) caught by Nabi. Suryakumar Kaul hit three fours in the 17th over and during this he also completed a half-century in 24 balls and took the team’s score beyond 200 runs. Holder sent Nathan Coulter-Nile (03) to the pavilion, but Suryakumar hit fours and sixes off his successive deliveries and then hit three consecutive fours on Umran in the next over. In the last over of the innings, Holder dismissed Piyush Chawla (00) and Suryakumar.
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