Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first Ishan Kishan smashed 84 off 32 balls and Suryakumar Yadav 82 off 40 balls as Mumbai Indians posted 235 for nine in their must-win match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi.
Chasing a record 236-run target, stand-in skipper Manish Pandey scored an unbeaten 69 for Sunrisers Hyderabad but they ended 42 runs short of the mammoth Mumbai Indians total in Abu Dhabi. Kolkata Knight Riders are officially through to the playoffs as Mumbai failed to bowl Hyderabad out for 65 or less in this game.
A full toss from Nathan Coulter-Nile and Wriddhiman Saha crashes it to the left of the bowler who sticks out his hand and the ball balloons in the air after hitting his forearm. However, it’s risen enough to allow NCN the time to recover and complete the catch.
The surface was the best of the tournament. We knew MI would come hard at us and they did. Our fast bowlers gave away a few extra runs that cost us in the end, but this was the best pitch of the tournament. We had a lot of changes in the side, that didn’t work for us.
We were struggling in the first few games too, and had to pull ourselves up in the second leg but the whole team didn’t put in complete performances, despite some really good individual performances.”