IPL-11: Sunrisers score dramatic one-wicket victory over MI

  • IPL-11: Sunrisers score dramatic one-wicket victory over MI

IPL-11: Sunrisers score dramatic one-wicket victory over MI

Markande had an outstanding game against Chennai Super Kings and he was in the act once again here, giving Mumbai a toehold in the door which they kicked open to expose the fragile SRH middle order.

Playing their second games, SRH won the toss and chose to bowl first. He now has 123 runs and displaces Kolkata's Andre Russell who has so far scored a total of 103 runs.

Despite the early strike, 32 runs came from the next two overs, with Lewis freeing his arms and thrashing a couple a big sixes. Mitchell Johnson missed out. "The last ball can go either way so it was nice to win", Williamson said. Amit Mishra and Jayant Yadav are good bowling options with Nepal teenager Sandeep Lamichanne to back the experienced spinners. Siddarth Kaul continued his good run from the first match and picked 2/29 whereas Sandeep scalped 2/25. Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who bowled 18 dot balls against MI, is a prime example.

Hyderabad at one stage gone down to 107/5 from 62/1, and they again made a mess of the chase after loosing two wickets in 19th over, but they somehow managed to win the match. Their batting is heavily dependent on Shikhar Dhawan, and in both the outings so far he has taken the heat from others around him. Bhuvneshwar Kumar's absence was hardly felt in the last game and that just goes to show how good a team SRH have.

Mumbai Indians face Delhi Daredevils at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Saturday, April 14. "I think you will see some changes tactically from DK in the next game". With last one run needed off the last ball, tall Billy Stanlake just swung his bat hard to provide SRH their second win of this year.

Sunrisers have never beaten Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. There's a trifle chance of a thundershower in the afternoon, but that shouldn't be much of a worry.

On the papers, Sunrisers appear to have the most diverse bowling attack of all teams in IPL 2018. West Indian Javon Searles had his first long training session on tour, on Friday, and did enough to keep everyone guessing about KKR's pace combination. We have a great squad, and for the youngsters to come out and perform, it's unbelievable.

Skipper Rohit Sharma (11) was out trying to whip a delivery from Billy Stanlake (2/42) that grew big on him and the catch was taken at square leg by Shakib Al Hasan. If the man of the match award given to a player after taking only one wicket in his four-over spell, then the question can be raised because a batsman of the same team played a magnificent inning in tough conditions, and more complex situation happened when opponent's bowler took four wickets with a low economy rate. SRH did not meet the best of Rajasthan Royals in their last match and won easily by a large margin of 9 wickets and on the other hand, Mumbai Indians faced the mighty CSK who were at unstoppable under the commands of MS Dhoni's exceptional leadership.

Sunil Narine needs 3 more wickets to reach the 100 IPL wickets milestone.