Suryakumar Yadav’s sensational ton powered MI to crush SRH by 7 wickets

Suryakumar Yadav’s astonishing unbeaten 102 off 51 balls, combined with Piyush Chawla and Hardik Pandya’s three-wicket hauls, powered Mumbai Indians (MI) to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and secure their fourth win of the season by seven wickets at the Wankhede Stadium. MI moved up from the bottom of the table to ninth place after clinching a comprehensive win. Although MI is still not likely to progress to the playoffs, but the five-time champions’ win has opened up the tournament.

A run-fest was promised at Wankhede Stadium, with SRH paying a visit. Who would have doubted this given that the last time SRH and MI battled, records were rewritten. Instead, MI’s bowlers stepped up, restricting SRH to 173/8 in 20 overs. Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma gave SRH a fine start, adding 56 runs in the powerplay overs. But MI bowlers made an excellent comeback, picking up regular wickets to put the visitors on the back foot.

Jasprit Bumrah dismissed dangerous Abhishek for 11 while Anshul Kamboj bagged Mayank Agarwal (5) as his maiden IPL wicket. Nitish Kumar Reddy chipped in with 20 and six-hitting Heinrich Klaasen departed for just 2. SRH skipper Pat Cummins played a good cameo of 17-ball 35, helping his side to reach a defendable total.

In response, the SRH bowlers moved the new ball around and took three powerplay wickets. But Suryakumar opted to do his things, attacking the SRH bowlers, particularly Marco Jansen, to get things back on track. Tilak Varma provided the perfect foil, scoring 32-ball 37* and 143 off 79 balls alongside Suryakumar to enable MI to win in 17.2 overs.