Indian Premier League, 2021 |Match 9 |4/17/2021 MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Right! That caps off another game in the Indian T20 League 2021. Once again Hyderabad have lost the game after being ahead. Once again Mumbai have managed to hold their nerves and seal the deal in a close game. Now, the season moves towards the first double-header day. Yes. On Sunday, 18th April 2021, Bangalore will take on Kolkata in the first game. That game will begin at 1530 local (1000 GMT). In the second game, Pant's Delhi will take on Rahul's Punjab. The action for that match will start at 1930 local (1400 GMT). We will wait for your company. For now, it is goodbye from our end. Cheers and take care!
Kieron Pollard, the MAN OF THE MATCH, says it depends on the situation as to who goes out to bat in the middle. Adds that the batsman has to decide their strong areas and see what the bowler is trying to do. About his bowling, Pollard says that he wants to bowl more overs when it's coming out well. Praises both Bumrah and Boult for the way they bowled towards the end and defended the score.
Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai skipper, says that it was a great effort from the bowlers and they executed the plans well. Adds that they thought it was a good score that they put on. Further adds that they can bat better in the middle overs. Tells that the pitch got slower and slower which makes it difficult to chase. Feels that even against seamers, it is not difficult to score boundaries straightaway. Says that one batsman needs to bat throughout the innings and finish well. Tells that Pollard has done it for them so many times and adds that they always had confidence in Pollard to get them to a good score. Ends by saying that their fielding was superb in this game and it is something that they take pride in.
Hardik is caught for a chat. On his brilliant run outs, Hardik says that he just makes sure that the ball is in his hands and then the next target is the stumps. On Warner's wicket, Hardik says that he didn't expect him to be that far. Says that they have a lot of character in the team. Feels Hyderabad were off to a fine start but the bowlers pulled back things nicely. Tells that they bowled as a unit. Ends by saying that they have a lot of experience in the team.
David Warner, the Hyderabad captain, says that it is disappointing to lose like this. About his wicket, says that it was a brilliant piece of fielding. Adds that the score was chaseable but they needed someone to bat through the innings. Further adds that the wicket was a touch slower and that their bowlers did well but the batters let them down. Informs that they will have to talk to the physios regarding Kane Williamson's fitness.
Earlier in the game, after getting a bright start from Rohit and de Kock, Mumbai struggled in the middle overs. Hyderabad after getting the first wicket pulled things back nicely. Shankar was the man who got two to push Mumbai on the back foot. Mujeeb too bagged 2 and along with Rashid kept the scoring rate under check. Khaleel too was excellent in his 4 overs. In the final 2 balls of the last over of the innings, Pollard banged 2 sixes and took Mumbai to 150. A total that turned out to be a bit too big for Hyderabad in the end.
It was another strong bowling show from Mumbai. The wicket sure was tough to bat on. But Mumbai looked in all sorts of trouble when Bairstow was taking them apart. However, once they got the breakthrough, they did what they do best. They choked the opposition in the chase. Chahar once again showed his class and picked up three wickets. Pandya's brilliance in the field saw Warner head back to the pavilion. In the last 4 overs, Bumrah and Boult were just too good for the opposition.
Chasing the total, Hyderabad were off to a flier. It was Bairstow who opened for the side and tonked everyone who came in his way. He though got hit wicket trying to play a slog sweep. And after that, Hyderabad lost the way. They just kept losing wickets at regular intervals and could never make a comeback. Warner's run out sealed their fate. Shankar tried but couldn't do it against the quality Mumbai bowling.
A roaring comeback from Mumbai once again to seal the deal. They just are so good in conditions like these. Once they got the opening, they never allowed Hyderabad to get back in the game. Just superb bowling performance from them. Take a bow, Mumbai!
Trent Boult to Khaleel Ahmed, OUT! BOWLED! There it is! Mumbai have done it again! A fast yorker on the stumps, the tail-ender batsman fails to get any bat on it. Khaleel Ahmed has his furniture shattered by Trent Boult. MUMBAI WIN BY 13 RUNS!!
Trent Boult to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Full ball, on off. Mujeeb looks to drive but gets the thick outside edge to short thrid man for one.
Trent Boult to Khaleel Ahmed, Hat trick is avoided! Full ball, on the stumps. Pushed past covers for one.
Khaleel Ahmed is the last man in.
Trent Boult to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, OUT! BOWLED! Full, straight and bowled! Full ball, on the stumps. Bhuvneshwar Kumar goes for the slog but misses. You miss and I hit says Boult. He is on a hat trick now.
END OF OVER 19 | 5 Runs & 2 Wkt | SRH 135/8
Jasprit Bumrah to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Length ball, outside off. Bhuvneshwar Kumar taps it to point and takes one. End of an excellent over by Bumrah.
16 needed in the last over.
Who is in at 10? Mujeeb Ur Rahman it is.
Jasprit Bumrah to Vijay Shankar, OUT! TAKEN! This might be the game for Mumbai! Full ball, outside off. Shankar looks to go down the ground but gets more height than distance. Suryakumar Yadav runs in from long off, settles under it, and takes it.17 needed from 7 now.
Jasprit Bumrah to Vijay Shankar, Dot ball! Gold dust! Full and wide outside off. Shankar looks to run it down to third man but fails to connect.
Jasprit Bumrah to Vijay Shankar, Slower length ball, on the stumps. Shankar miscues his slog towards deep mid-wicket and comes back for the second.
Jasprit Bumrah to Vijay Shankar, Full ball, outside off. Shankar goes for the slog but misses.
Jasprit Bumrah to Vijay Shankar, Low full toss outside off, Shankar strokes it wide of deep cover for two.
END OF OVER 18 | 6 Runs & 2 Wkt | SRH 130/7
Bhuvneshwar Kumar walks in next. Vijay Shankar is running out of partners here.