Mumbai Indians put up a stunning performance with the bat after choosing to bat first in the final league game of the season. Mumbai Indians need to do something extraordinary inorder to qualify for the playoffs. Because of their poor run rate KKR have the upper hand to get the fourth spot in the tournament. Mi skipper Rohit Sharma made two changes in the squad. He replaced Krunal Pandya and Piyush Chawla in place of Saurabh Tiwary and Jayant Yadav.
Batting first, Mumbai Indians got off to a flying start. Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma scored an 80-run partnership before Rohit Sharma was removed in the final over of the powerplay. Ishan Kishan reached his fifty in just 16 deliveries. Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard who were removed cheaply. But opener Ishan Kishan scored a quickfire 84 off 32 deliveries which comprised of 11 fours and 4 sixes at a strike rate of 262.50.
Batting lower down the order, Suryakumar did not fail to impress with the bat too. He managed to score 82 off 40 deliveries before being dismissed by Jason Holder. SKY’s 82 run innings comprised of 13 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 205.
SRH pacer Umran Malik was handed the ball in the 19th over of the game. Suryakumar Yadav struck four straight boundaries in the first four deliveries. But in the penultimate ball of the over, Umran banged the pitch with his pace. Umran Malik’s lightning quick delivery hits SKY’s helmet. Umran had done this other night to Glenn Maxwell. After being hit, Suryakumar Yadav takes off his helmet immediately. A couple of SRH players gathered to see what happened. The physio came in quickly to have a check on Surya. It was a short delivery pitched outside off. Suryakumar tried to pull it away but ended up getting a thick inside edge that deflected bam onto the side of the helmet. SKY changed the helmet after being banged on the head. SKY took his time to refresh himself.