In the IPL 2023 season, the Mumbai Indians won their third consecutive match by defeating the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs. Cameron Green scored a half-century and helped Mumbai post a commanding total of 192 runs in the first innings. Mumbai picked up enough wickets throughout the chase to secure an impressive away win against Hyderabad.
Mumbai’s openers, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, had a positive start in the powerplay, scoring 43 runs in the opening 4.3 overs. Rohit Sharma passed the 6000-run milestone in the IPL by carving Washington Sundar for three fours. However, he couldn’t convert his start into a big score and was out for 28 by a Natarajan slower ball.
After Rohit Sharma’s dismissal, Mumbai Indians’ Cameron Green and Ishan Kishan struggled to score runs against the spinners from Sunrisers Hyderabad, Markande and Sundar. Ishan Kishan scored 38 before getting out to Aiden Markram at mid-off. Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed in the same over, leaving Mumbai Indians at 95 for 3 in 12 overs.
But then, Tilak Varma played a stunning cameo, smashing 41 runs off 17 balls to give Mumbai Indians the much-needed momentum. He hit Marco Jansen for two sixes and scored runs off Mayank Markande. However, Varma got out to a knuckleball from Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Cameron Green then took charge and played exceptional shots, hitting four boundaries off a single over from Natarajan to score his maiden IPL half-century. He helped Mumbai Indians add 83 runs in the final five overs to set a challenging total of 192 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad to chase.
In the second innings, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) chased 193 runs to win against Mumbai Indians. However, SRH had a bad start as their openers, Harry Brook and Rahul Tripathi, were dismissed within the first six overs by Jason Behrendorff. Aiden Markram, who looked promising, mistimed a pull shot off Cameron Green and was caught by a fielder at deep square leg. Abhishek Sharma, who was ordered to tackle the spinners, was caught in the deep off Piyush Chawla, leaving SRH in a precarious position at 72 for 4 in 9.1 overs.
Heinrich Klaasen tried to stage a brief recovery for SRH, hitting two fours and two sixes off Chawla in the 14th over. However, Klaasen was dismissed for 37 by Chawla’s googly. Mayank Agarwal and Marco Jansen also fell to Tim David’s catches at long-on as Mumbai’s inexperienced bowling attack held on to secure a 14-run victory for the Mumbai Indians. This win lifted Rohit Sharma’s side to 6th position in the points table.
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