IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad Versus Mumbai Indians:
David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad were defeated by Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians by 13 runs in ninth match of 14th tournament of IPL played at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Saturday,18 April .Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first in this match.
Mumbai Indians set a target of 150/5 in 20 overs. Fine knocks were played by Kieron Pollard and Quinton de Kock. Kieron Pollard smashed 35 runs in 22 balls. Batting pitch was difficult; Mujeeb ur Rehman took two wickets of Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock. Vijay Shankar took 2 wickets for 19 runs in 2 overs. While chasing the total, Jonny Bairstow scored 43 runs off 24 balls.
Sunrisers Hyderabad were losing wickets at regular intervals and dismissed for 137 runs in 19.4 overs, thus lost the match by 13 runs. Trent Boult and Rahul Chahar picked up three wickets each. Rahul Chahar brilliantly picked 3 wickets for 19 runs in 4 overs.
Important stats and numbers related to ninth match of IPL are:
Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered their 6th consecutive loss at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
It happened for the first time that Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their first 3 matches of an IPL season.
Quinton de Kock completed his 2000 in IPL matches with a 40-run knock. He became the fifth player from South Africa to have such a great achievement in IPL. AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis , Jacques Kallis and JP Duminy are such players of South Africa who has reached this milestone.
Pollard also completed 200 sixes in IPL with help of 3 sixes in his innings. Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers are the players who have registered the record of 200 IPL sixes.
Playing for Mumbai Indians Kieron Pollard took his 92nd catch in IPL,surpassing Suresh Raina who took 91 catches for Chennai Super Kings in IPL. Kieron Pollard has taken maximum number of catches for one IPL team.
Rohit Sharma completed his 4000 T20 runs as a captain in this match and became the fourth Indian after Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir to have such a great achievement.
Rohit Sharma hit 2 sixes in his innings and achieved the record of hitting most sixes i.e 217 among Indian players in the tournament, surpassing MS Dhoni who has achieved the record of hitting 216 sixes.
Jonny Bairstow got out with a hit wicket in this game and it happened for 13th time that a player got out with a hit wicket in IPL.