Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs to register their third straight win

Mumbai Indians (MI) registered their third win in a row as they outplayed Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 14 runs at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Tuesday. The hosts missed an anchor in their chase of 193 and SRH batters never found their rhythm going. It was a brilliant effort from MI bowlers with the ball to stop SRH, bundling them out for 178.

Batting first, MI had a decent start as Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan hit more boundaries. MI skipper Rohit (28) had an excellent start but failed to make a big impact as Aiden Markram took a fine catch to dismiss him. Ishan batted well for his 38. Suryakumar Yadav (7) went back without troubling the scorers.

Tilak Verma’s short innings got MI going as he smashed 37 runs in 17 balls. Cameron Green (64) then took over and brought his maiden IPL half-century, hitting Natarajan for three fours and a six in the 18th over. Green and Tim David (16) gave MI the perfect finishing touch and helped them reach a score of 192/5 in 20 overs.

SRH’s chase got a shaky start as Jason Behrendorff took the wickets of Harry Brook (9) and Rahul Tripathi (7) inside the powerplay overs. Mayank Agarwal and Markram (22) then looked to get the chase back on track but the SRH captain ended up falling to Green. Heinrich Klaasen scored a quickfire 36 off 16 while Agarwal struggled to get his 48. SRH kept chipping away at the target, losing regular wickets. MI got past the finishing line with Arjun Tendulkar successfully defending 20 runs in the final over.