Mumbai Indians Win A Thriller Super Over Against Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Mumbai Indians claimed a thrilling super over win against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

The Beginning
Having won the toss, Mumbai chose to bat first. Both the openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock got off to a steady start. They both added 36 runs in the 5.2 overs. However, Hyderabad bowlers pulled off the things brilliantly and middle orders failed to capitalize. Evin Lewis scored 1 off 6 while Suryakumar Yadav fell for 23 off 17. However, Hardik Pandya scored 18 off 10, Kieron Pollard scored 10 off 9 while Krunal Pandey smashed 3-ball 9 which helped them to put up 162 on board after 20 overs with the loss of five wickets. Khaleel Ahmed picked up three wickets while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Nabi bagged one wicket each for Hyderabad.

The Chase
While chasing a target of 163, Hyderabad openers Wriddhiman Saha and Martin Guptill got off to a flying start. Their back-to-back big shots in the power play helped them to put up 40 runs in 3.6 overs. However, things started changing right after that as Wriddhiman Saha fell for 25. In the following over of Bumrah, Martin Guptill got dismissed for 15. Kane Williamson also got out in the 8th over for mere 3. With their dismissals, wickets started falling at a regular interval as Vijay Shankar and Abhishek Sharma fell very cheaply. It was Manish Pandey, who help the chase from the one end. However, Mohammed Nabi (31 off 20) tried his best to support Pandey but failed to capitalize more. The game turned into an exciting one as Pandey hit a six in the final ball of the game and took it to super over. However, Bumrah’s brilliance restricted them within 8 runs while Hardik Pandya’s first-ball six set the stage of their win. With this win, Mumbai sealed their spot in the playoffs with 16 points.

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