Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians
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Sunrisers 10 wicket victory against Mumbai take them to no.3, KKR eliminated. Dream11 IPL2020 Match no. 56: MI vs SRH, Sunrisers 10 wicket victory against Mumbai take them to no.3, KKR eliminated.

Match Highlights:

Wriddhiman Saha and David Warner unbeaten thrashed Mumbai Indians to seal Playoffs berth. Match no 56: Mi vs SRH was held at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on Tuesday, 3rd November. SRH had a playoff ticket at stake while Mumbai Indians have already qualified for the Playoffs. SRH’s all-round show puts Mumbai’s huge lineup to pressure.

Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss, decided to field first. Mumbai had three changes, their main pacers were given rest. Dhawal Kulkarni and Nathen Couter-Nile come in place of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult, Also Rohit Sharma was back into the 11. 

Sandeep Sharma dismissed skipper Rohit Sharma(4from 7) in 3rd over. Quinten de Kock(25 off 13) also got bowled after hitting Sandeep Sharma to consecutive two sixes and a boundary. Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan took Mumbai past 80 runs. 

Surya Kumar Yadav(36 off 29) was dismissed by Shahbaz Nadeem in 11th over. Krunal Pandya went for a duck off Nadeem. Pollard and Ishan tried to bring back Mumbai into the game. But Ishan Kishan(33 from 30) got bowled to Sandeep Sharma after hitting a six. 

Pollard played some good cricket, hitting 41 runs in just 25 balls. His innings took Mumbai to 149-8 in 20 overs.

Sandeep Sharma picked three wickets while Jason Holder and Shahbaz Nadeem got two wickets each. Rashid Khan managed to get one in his account.

Wriddhiman Saha has brought a revolution in Sunrisers’ opening. Saha and David Warner took their team to victory without any losses. They both scored unbeaten 151 runs in just 17.1 overs to seal the Playoffs spot. Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha scored unbeaten 58 from 45 balls, hit ten fours and a six in his innings. Australian Warner also scored an unbeaten 85 off 58 balls, hitting 7 boundaries and a six.

David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha(MI vs SRH)
David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha(MI vs SRH) | Image – BCCI/IPL

With this win, Sunrisers Hyderabad climbs up to number 3 in Points Table leaving behind Royal CHallenger Bangalore. They will now play eliminator 1 against Royal Challenger Bangalore. While Mumbai Indians will play qualifier 1 against Delhi Capitals on 5th November. 

Post Match Presentation:

Rohit Sharma | Losing captain:

Not the day we want to remember, probably our worst performance of the season. We wanted to try a few things, it didn’t go our way. We knew dew was going to play a factor and we wanted to take the toss out of consideration, but we didn’t play good cricket today. I was happy to be back, it’s been a while. I’m looking forward to play few more games here, let’s see what happens. It (hamstring) is fine, absolutely. We play at Wankhede where there’s dew in the second innings. You have to back your skills, and believe that you can get people out. They played good shots in the powerplay, and that helped them. If you take wickets in the Powerplay, even if there is dew, it can put pressure on the opposition.

It’s a very funny format. It’s always nice to forget was has happened, and focus on the present. They (Delhi) are a good side, so it will be a good challenge to face them. You want to leave this performance behind as quickly as possible. We’ll get back to the drawing board and figure things out.

David Warner | Winning captain:

It feels good now after that dreadful loss against KXIP. They rested a few players but to hold them to 150 on this ground was great. A lot of credit goes to the bowlers, Nadeem was superb. We were trying to be as clinical with the bat then, and it feels good. We try and put our best foot forward, and that stems from the franchise owners. They are great people and it is like a family. We have a never say die attitude and that is how we approach each game. We had a couple of injuries but they are here in spirit and we are doing it for them. Kane missed out due to injury last year and Jonny took his place, and was absolutely fantastic. But that happens in franchise cricket, we can play only four overseas players. We looked at 2016, we were in the same situation where we had to win every game to win the title. A dropped chance by Rashid Khan and his reaction shows how much it means to him.

If we can take this performance and momentum into the next game we’ll be really happy. I pride myself on getting my team to a great start. That is my duty, my job. Fortunately the last few games have been great and we have been able to go in a positive manner. RCB are a great team, very well led by Virat. They have a lot of danger in their side. We beat them in the final in 2016 and I am excited for the challenge in a do or die game.

Shahbaz Nadeem | MoM:

(On playing only his fifth match of the season) I have been playing like this for the last couple of years. It is important that whenever you get your chances you need to give your 100% and that’s what came out today. I have been working on the carrom ball for a couple of years and I thought it was the right time to bowl it because they have a lot of left-handers in their side. The round arm delivery doesn’t bounce much, but it also depends where it pitches – if it pitches on the leather it stays low and if it pitches on the seam it bounces extra. Today I was looking to get it to skid from the leather.

Contributing to the team boosts you. Everyone has been contributing and my job is to fit in. This is a very small ground but the pitches are turning slower, so as a spinner, if you pitch it in the right areas, it does work.

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