Defending champions Mumbai Indians once again proved why they are hailed as champion team as they easily deflated challenge of Sunrisers Hyderabad in Sharjah on Sunday.
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Rohit Sharma’s team accomplished what no other team has managed so far in the Indian IPL 2020, restrict an opposition to less than 200 in Sharjah, which has become a nightmare for bowlers this season. MI though managed to showcase their class with the ball as they clinched a 34-run win after post 208 on the board in the first match of Sunday’s double-header.
David Warner hit form despite starting slow to hit a 44-ball 60 but it was not enough as Mumbai Indians bowlers executed their plans to perfection to put out a blueprint for the rest of the teams to follow. Sunrisers were restricted to 174 for 7 at the end of 20 overs.
Mumbai Indians are now on top of the IPL 2020 points table with 3 wins from 4 matches and a better Net Run Rate than Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore who are also tied at 6 points each.
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IPL 2020 : Krunal Pandya and Quinton De Kock stars in batting for Mumbai Indians
The star of the day was Krunal Pandya as he shone with the ball as well as the bat. The dependable all-rounder gave away just 35 runs and picked up the wicket of in-form Priyam Garg to dent the SRH chase. Opener Quinton de Kock top-scored for Mumbai with 67 off 39 balls, helping them to 208 for five.
Bumrah was relatively expensive but he closed out the match with a brilliant 19th over in which he picked up the wickets of Abdul Samad and Abhishek Sharma. Kieron Pollard delivered the knockout blow as he gave away just 2 runs in the final over.
Krunal Pandya late blitz takes Mumbai Indians past 200
Earlier in the day, it was a Krunal late blitz that helped Mumbai Indians avoid becoming the first team to not post 200 or more at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The left-arm batsman hit 20 runs in the last 4 balls, smashing Siddharth Kaul for 2 sixes and as many boundaries. MI collected 21 runs in their last over to take their tally to 208.
Sunrisers Hyderabad missed their ever-dependable Bhuvneshwar Kumar who missed the tie on the Super Sunday with a hamstring injury. His replacement Kaul had a poor afternoon as he leaked 64 runs in 4 overs — the most expensive figure so far at IPL 2020.
Mumbai Indians 208/5 in 20 overs (De Kock 67, Pollard 25 not out, Krunal 20 not out; Rashid 1/22).
Sunrisers Hyderabad 174/7 in 20 overs (Warner 60, Boult 2/28, Pattinson 2/29)