Brutal hitting from the Mumbai Indians. Have you ever watched Royal Rumble (WWE) on a loop? Imagine the big fellas like Big Show and Mark Henry swiping everyone left right and centre. Not sure if that would do justice to the kind of whirlpool that Ishan Kishan started where, at one stage, 300 looked achievable.
Having won the toss, there was no holding back from the team in blue. Though Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Jimmy Neesham (that’s 4 out of the top 6) missed out big scores, Kishan and SKY took control at both end of the innings to offer Mumbai a ray of hope.
Although their qualification looks highly unlikely, the entertainment that was on offer isn’t to be forgotten. Sid Kaul went at 14 an over and no bowler was spared amidst the wide range hitting from MI. Can SRH dash all hopes and chase this down?
Mumbai need to bowl the Sunrisers out for 65 or below.
Ishan + Surya: 166 of 12 overs (24 X 4s, 7 X 6s) | SR 230.56
Rest of MI: 58 off 8 overs (6 X 4s, 1 X 6s) | SR 120.83
Ishan Kishan: “I think the intent was clear for us. We knew we needed to score somewhere around 250 to get them out for 70 odd. Plan was simple. Executed with the bat, now it’s time to go and bowl well. Just go in and play shots, can’t play a selfish game there.
That was the thought process. Cricket is a very funny game. Anything can happen. It’s a big difference when you open and bat two down. The intent was clear. Just watch the ball and have options open and play. I can play everywhere.
It was just about giving time for 2-3 balls and again watch the ball and play my game. When you go in with a positive mind anything is possible. It was holding a bit when Rashid was bowling, but overall the wicket is good.”
Highest totals for MI
230/7 today *
223/6 v PBKS Mumbai 2017
219/6 v CSK Delhi 2021
218/7 v DC Delhi 2010
Umran Malik hits SKY on the helmet : He’s done that to Maxwell the other night and now it’s Suryakumar Yadav. He takes his helmet off instantly and grimaces in pain. A couple of SRH players rush across to check on him. The physio is out too.
Banged in short well outside off, SKY tries to pull it away really fine and ended up getting a thick inside edge that deflected bam onto the side of the helmet. The helmet is being changed as SKY looks a little relieved. Takes his own sweet time to reset evetything and we are good to go again.
Also, Umran Malik bowled the fastet ball of IPL. He bowled at 152.9ks. Well past the beast Lockie Ferguson.
MI takes the review in first over itself : It’s full and angling in, Abhishek Sharma misses the glance and is struck on the pads. It looks like it’s going down leg but Boult convinces Rohit that it’s straightened. It does look like it straightened off the seam. No bat involved. Impact umpire’s called, and wickets missing. Just past leg-stump.
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