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Indian Premier League 2020: SunRisers Hyderabad secure Playoffs berth after thrashing Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets


SunRisers Hyderabad ensured their entry into the IPL 2020 Playoffs in fashion as they brushed apart Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday (November 3) within the remaining league sport of this season.

SunRisers, thus, secured the remaining berth on this 12 months’s Playoffs which meant that Kolkata Knight Riders had been knocked out of the competitors. SRH went forward due to their higher web run-rate – ending the league stage at third place on the factors desk, even leap-frogging RCB.

Chasing Mumbai Indians sub-par complete of 149, SRH’s opening duo of Wriddhiman Saha and skipper David Warner chased down the goal in simply 17.1 overs, partaking in a mammoth 151-run unbeaten opening stand.

The duo seemed in imperious contact and left no margins for error. They took the match by the scruff of the neck – each finishing their half-centuries. It appeared like a race between Warner and Saha at first as to who betters the opposite however Saha showcased his maturity, giving extra of the strike to his skipper – who was timing the ball only a tad bit higher.

Warner simply took off after finishing his forty eighth IPL half-century and completed at 85* (off 58 balls; 4×10, 6×1). His three consecutive  fours towards fellow Aussie James Pattinson had been maybe, the spotlight of the day.

Saha acted as his ready deputy, ending at 58 (off 45 ball; 4×7, 6×1). It should be famous that this was the keeper-batsman’s second fifty after simply having performed three matches on this version. In his three video games of IPL 2020, Saha has scored 87, 39 and 58* respectively – a giant cause for SRH’s phenomenal turnaround this 12 months.

No Mumbai Indians’ bowler had any reply on the day and it was clearly evident as to how essential the duo of Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah is to their fortunes. Bumrah, Boult and Hardik Pandya had all been rested for this sport and all of it confirmed of their dismal efficiency on the day.

Earlier, Warner had gained the toss and put Mumbai Into bat. Mumbai had been boosted by the return of their common skipper Rohit Sharma, who caught everybody without warning by strolling out for the toss.

Sandeep Sharma offered the opening breakthrough, eradicating Rohit early who miscued a knuckle ball. In Sandeep’s subsequent over, Quinton de Kock hit two sixes and a 4 of the opening three balls however the pacer had the final snort as he bowled the South African on the fourth ball.

The in-form pair of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan then joined forces and threatened to take the sport away nevertheless it was Shahbaz Nadeem who was the trump card on the day. In the twelfth over, Nadeem first dismissed Suryakumar -getting him stumped out after which adopted it up by outfoxing Krunal Pandya simply three balls later and Kane Williamson did the remaining.

Mumbai by no means recovered from this double blow and Sandeep Sharma, in his second spell, eliminated Kishan for 33 – his third wicket. Sandeep completed with figures of 4-0-34-3.

With Mumbai ambling alongside at pedestrian tempo, managing simply 119/7 after 18 overs, Kieron Pollard hit Natarajan for 3 consecutive sixes within the penultimate over of their innings earlier than hitting one other big one within the remaining over bowled by Jason Holder. 

Pollard made 41 (off 25 balls; 4×2, 6×4) and was lastly dismissed by Holder within the remaining over, proper after the six. Ultimately it was Pollard’s late frenzy that took Mumbai to a considerably respectable complete though, Warner and Saha had different concept.

Shahbaz Nadeem was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ for his spell of 4-0-19-2.

SRH will now tackle RCB within the Playoffs Eliminator on Friday (November 6).

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