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IPL 2017, MI VS SRH Match 10 Updates: SRH154/7 158/8 (20.0/20 ov),MI 159/6 (18.4/20 ov)


The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League is unfolding some brilliant performances. Without a doubt the young guns as well as the experienced one in the business are giving their fans and spectators a number of reasons to cheer about. On Wednesday, yet another exciting encounter is expected to take place in Mumbai as the home side Mumbai Indians will aim to deny a hat-trick of wins to defending champions SRH at the Wankhede.

Key players for Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel, Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nitish Rana

Key players for Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Sunrisers Hyderabad


Bumrah to Kumar, 1 run, another full toss on middle from wide of the crease, swung towards long-on who comes haring in to cut that off

Bumrah to Kumar, 2 runs, flicks a full toss on middle towards deep midwicket

Bumrah to Rashid Khan, OUT, swung across the line but didn’t get to the pitch whatsoever, top-edged the slog as Bumrah ran to his left to take an easy catch. Slower deliveries are the ones fetching wickets here in the slog overs.
Rashid Khan c & b Bumrah 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Bumrah to Kumar, 1 run, fires this full on middle from wide of the crease, hit hard to mid-off as they scamper a single

Bumrah to Rashid Khan, 1 run, backs away and squeezes a full delivery on off to mid-off

Bumrah to Ojha, OUT, looks to swing this over long-on but could only manage to toe-end the slog to Pollard who takes a dolly at the boundary. An air of nonchalance as he goes about taking easy catches like these at the boundary. Seemed to have enough time to have cup of tea before he took that
NV Ojha c Pollard b Bumrah 9 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Bumrah to Ojha, 1 run, angles a low full toss into the pads, worked to long-on


Bumrah to Cutting, 1 run, muscles a flat hit across the line to wide long-on


Bumrah to Cutting, FOUR, slower ball gone horribly wrong. Not only is it a full toss but at waist height. Cutting had enough room to swing this into the extra cover boundary


Malinga to Cutting, 1 run, length ball outside off, cut away to deep point


Malinga to Cutting, 1 wide, fires a wide delivery outside off, anticipated Cutting’s movements and floated this well out of the batsman’s reach


Malinga to Ojha, 1 run, yorker-length on off stump, works it across the line to midwicket


Malinga to Ojha, 2 runs, full and tailing into middle and leg, works it with the angle to the man coming in from deep midwicket. Hardik little slow to get off the block

The wicketkeeper-batsman is a chink in the Sunrisers’ chain. Since he joined the team, Naman Ojha has scored 506 runs at an average of 19 and strike rate of 120. All the other regular keepers in the league average more than him, and score faster too.


Malinga to Cutting, 1 run, looks for a wild slog but was deceived by the change in pace, thick inside edge onto the pad, they get a run off the deflection


Malinga to Cutting, FOUR, carves this over cover. Misses his length marginally again, Cutting is down on one knee as he opens his wrists late to get the elevation. What power. Wow


Malinga to Cutting, FOUR, right in the slot, boom! Too full, overpitches marginally and Cutting gets underneath the length and clobbers this over the bowler’s head


HH Pandya to Cutting, 1 run, walks across the stumps and works the incoming delivery to square leg


HH Pandya to Cutting, no run, looks to get inside the line of that short delivery and then help it over but misses


HH Pandya to Ojha, 1 run, turns the length ball to short midwicket to get off the mark


HH Pandya to Ojha, 1 wide, ripper of a bouncer that whizzes over Ojha’s helmet. Was angling down, little too steep. Rightly called wide

First bat for Naman Ojha this season


HH Pandya to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Yuvraj tries to send this short of length delivery over midwicket but sees Hardik flatten his middle stump. Looked to pull but smashed it back on with a thick inside edge. That is Hardik Pandya’s first wicket against Sunrisers in the IPL.

Yuvraj Singh b HH Pandya 5 (7b 1×4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Anyway, who can Rohit bank on in the end-overs? Malinga (8.40) and Bumrah (10.65) have all conceded much less than that in the last five overs in the last two IPL seasons. Makes for an interesting finish.

Manish: “Moises Henriques has to be one of the most underrated and undertalked about overseas player in IPL. He was a force of a kind in BBL. He showed what he can do in the first two games here too. Absolutely instrumental to SRH’s success. They are missing his services today I reckon.” Can’t fight a stomach bug, can you?

Slight hold up in play. Change of ball. They’re taking a strategic time out

Ricky: “I wonder why MI dont use destructive Mich Johnson who has proved himself in Big Bash as well as in IPL. Mich and Lasith will dominate the powerplays, furthermore thats the same combination MI used in 2015 when they won the IPL Still wondering… ”


HH Pandya to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, width and put away. Buttler at square third man did all the hard work in getting to the ball but bobbled it with the slide. Rohit is fuming

yanthan: “Credit to Sharma for Dhawan’s wicket? McClenaghan was the most expensive yet Rohit let him complete his full quota.” Not for nothing has been been key to their fortunes since 2015


HH Pandya to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, floats this length ball well out of Yuvraj’s reach outside off, rightly called wide.


HH Pandya to Yuvraj Singh, no run, bottom-edge, well-stopped by Parthiv. Looked to ease that behind point but was cramped for room


McClenaghan to Cutting, FOUR, can you ask for a better delivery that a full toss first up? This is right in the slot but Cutting trusts his timing even though there was a temptation to muscle it. Caressed between cover and mid-off

Ben Cutting at No. 5


McClenaghan to Dhawan, OUT, bowled off a full toss. Tries to heave it away but is early into the shot. Misses and the ball, angling in, crashes into leg-stump

S Dhawan b McClenaghan 48 (43b 5×4 1×6) SR: 111.62


McClenaghan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full, outside off, gets an inside edge on the drive and gets it away to long-on


McClenaghan to Dhawan, 1 run, shortish, pulls it behind square. Slight fumble by Nitish Rana at deep square leg but Yuvraj is not ready for the second run


McClenaghan to Dhawan, 2 runs, comes down the track and drags it off the inside part of the bat to midwicket


McClenaghan to Dhawan, no run, looked like a caught-behind for a moment. Off-cutter, outside off. Dhawan was looking to scoop it fine and gets down. But the bowler adjusts his line and takes it away from him. Dhawan walks across and makes an awkward attempt at ramping it but wears it on the pad as the ball goes to the keeper


Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length, tries to drop it into the off side and take off for a single. Goes a couple of steps forward but he has played it too close and chopped it into the pitch. Parthiv darts forward and Yuvraj has to cancel the run

Lokesh Kaza: “Deepak Hooda was such a widely heralded prospect as the next big-hitter. SRH have given him so many opportunities to play, but he hasn’t repaid their trust. Time to give others a chance.”


Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length, stays in the crease and whips it away to midwicket


Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length, defended off the front foot with bat close to pad


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, sliding on the pads, tries to tuck and wears it on the pad as the ball runs away to short fine leg


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, FOUR, fine shot from Dhawan. Skips down the track and lofts it with the turn over covers. On a length and makes sure to give himself the room to free his arms and clears the in-field with ease


Harbhajan Singh to Hooda, OUT, flat, outside off, it’s the top-spinner from Harbhajan. Hooda gets down to slog. But he does not find the middle of the bat at all. Seemed awry from the moment he made contact, off the bottom part of the bat and skies it. It goes quite some distance in the air but can’t clear Pollard at long-on


KH Pandya to Hooda, 1 run


KH Pandya to Dhawan, 1 run


KH Pandya to Dhawan, FOUR, goes hard at a slog sweep and gets an inside edge to deep fine leg


KH Pandya to Hooda, 1 run, gets down to slog it but does not make good connection, drags it away to deep midwicket. Stays in the air and lands in front of the fielder


KH Pandya to Dhawan, (no ball) 1 run, high full toss, fires it quicker, Dhawan looks to pull but it is too quick for him and he drags it away. He was down the track but still a no ball


KH Pandya to Hooda, 1 run, comes down the track to this length ball and whips it out to deep midwicket


KH Pandya to Hooda, 1 wide, short of a length, sliding down leg, misses the attempted tuck of Hooda


KH Pandya to Dhawan, 1 run, pushes it across outside off, flat-bats it to point


McClenaghan to Dhawan, 1 run, slapped into the wide long-off region, on the bounce to the fielder. There was width, Dhawan picked the bones out of that but couldn’t find the gap


McClenaghan to Dhawan, 2 runs, swung across the line into the gap at wide long-on where Pollard comes around to cut that off


McClenaghan to Hooda, 1 run, floats this into middle and leg, flicked to deep backward square leg

Deepak Hooda – averages only 13.5 in the IPL. Strikes at 135. One half-century in 26 innings.


McClenaghan to Hooda, FOUR, flayed into the point boundary. Too short, enough width and ‘Hurricane’ Hooda gleefully accepts that. Brave move to send him in at No. 3


McClenaghan to Hooda, no run, angles a full ball on off stump, driven firmly to cover

McClenaghan from around the stumps


McClenaghan to Dhawan, 1 run, floats this full outside off, Dhawan jams his bat down to squeeze it to deep cover


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, fires a length ball into middle and leg, tucked to deep square


Harbhajan Singh to Hooda, 1 run, steps out and bunts an indrifter to long-on


Harbhajan Singh to Hooda, no run, looks to turn this to midwicket, gets a leading edge, falls short of cover


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, drifting into middle and leg, punched to deep midwicket


Harbhajan Singh to Warner, OUT, slows this down considerably, Warner looks to play a reverse-sweep but ends up getting into an awkward tangle, looks to pull but top-edges. Parthiv runs swiftly to his left till about short point or so and then dives full length to complete a stunner. Harbhajan is pumped. Exploring his limits there, was Parthiv. Will be tough to top that tonight

DA Warner c †Patel b Harbhajan Singh 49 (34b 7×4 2×6) SR: 144.11


Harbhajan Singh to Warner, SIX, ridiculous. Boom! Warner changes his grip quickly, positions himself as a right-hander and then powerfully muscles the sweep over the third man boundary. Sensational stuff. Harbhajan fired it in so there was pace for him to work with too


HH Pandya to Dhawan, no run, looks to swing this across the line but can’t get under that full delivery angling away, squeezed back to Hardik


HH Pandya to Dhawan, 1 wide, fires this full and wide, flirting with the wide line, umpire thinks it’s just wide of that mark. Dhawan tried his best to reach it but couldn’t

Mounika: “Do you think that catch by Pandya should have been given out?? Because the ball seemed pretty stuck in his arm when he got up ” Mumbai can consider themselves unlucky.


HH Pandya to Warner, 1 leg bye, looks to whip it square, ball deflects off the pad to short fine leg


HH Pandya to Warner, SIX, stunning! Third man missing, and so Warner backs away to make room and then uses the bowler’s pace to glide that into the square third man boundary. Did well to get under it and let his bat do the rest


HH Pandya to Dhawan, 1 run, punches a length ball wide of cover for a quick single

Hardik’s previous over was his most economical over in the IPL. Has started the over with a boundary. Can he cover up?


HH Pandya to Dhawan, no run, looks to upper cut it over third man, but is done in by the bounce


HH Pandya to Dhawan, FOUR, how lucky is Dhawan? Looks to walk across to flick it behind square but the ball deflects off a thick inside edge as he swings. Parthiv dives to his left but can’t get a glove


McClenaghan to Warner, FOUR, cracking shot. Too much width, much slower in pace. Sitting up nicely for Warner who gives it a proper whack into the point boundary


McClenaghan to Warner, FOUR, boundary after seven deliveries for Warner, and a welcome one at that. Too full on the pads, squeezed to deep backward square where Rana does well to hare around the ropes. Having done all the hard work, he dives full length but over the ball. Rohit isn’t pleased


McClenaghan to Warner, no run, looked to back away and go over cover but played too early. McClenaghan did well to roll his fingers over the ball. Change in pace helped the bowler there


McClenaghan to Dhawan, 1 run, slower and fuller outside off, he gently dabs it towards point for a quick single


McClenaghan to Warner, 1 run, too much width outside off, this one’s hit hard to Harbhajan at deep point


McClenaghan to Warner, no run, backs away and cracks the length ball straight to point


HH Pandya to Warner, no run


HH Pandya to Warner, no run, gets on top of the bounce and bunts it to Rana, who dives to his left to pull off a one-handed stop at point


HH Pandya to Warner, no run, swing and a miss. Looked to slap this over cover


HH Pandya to Dhawan, 1 run, dropped! he’s lost control of the ball on the dive but the ball bounced up and got stuck into his left elbow as he completed the dive. But there is some doubt here.This was struck really firmly by Dhawan, Krunal did well to move initially to his left and then dish in the dive. As he completed the catch, you couldn’t quite see the ball. He thinks he’s taken it but there was one point where he was completely covering the ball, which means the cameras couldn’t quick pick if the ball hit the turf at that instant. No conclusive evidence.

Krunal is claiming a catch at mid-off. Umpires converging. They’re going upstairs. Soft signal is not-out


HH Pandya to Dhawan, no run, guides an away-going length delivery to point


HH Pandya to Warner, 1 leg bye, bangs a length ball on middle and leg, tucked to short fine. Got it on the top part of the bat


McClenaghan to Dhawan, FOUR, that’s Gangulyesque from Dhawan. Sashays down the pitch and flat-bats the length ball into the cover boundary


McClenaghan to Dhawan, no run, too full and just outside off, looks to squeeze this behind point but misses


McClenaghan to Dhawan, SIX, that’s a Dhawan special. Length ball on middle, and he brings those powerful wrists to the fore, whipped over midwicket and it sails here. Still bat meeting the ball, bottom hand generating the power, all very good this time

Dhawan’s strike rate of 46.66 is his second lowest in the Powerplay in the IPL, when he’s played at least 10 balls.


McClenaghan to Dhawan, no run, better length, much fuller outside off, left alone


McClenaghan to Dhawan, FOUR, into the pads and he’s whipped it into the deep square leg boundary. Pressure was building on him, this should give him some breathing space although a lot more needs to be done. This wasn’t where he wanted to hit it but he’ll take it


McClenaghan to Warner, 1 run, looks to go over long-on but toe-ends it, on the bounce to the boundary rider


Bumrah to Warner, FOUR, beautiful timing. Hint of width from Bumrah, Warner waits and then opens the bat face late to glide this between point and third man


Bumrah to Dhawan, 1 run, looked to heave across the line, changed his shot to turn it to the leg side gently in the end


Bumrah to Warner, 1 run, too quick is Warner. Chanced a single by dabbing it to point, the throw from Rana at the bowler’s end wasn’t far from the stumps but he’d comfortably made it by then


Bumrah to Warner, no run, hurried into the defence of that away-going length ball that holds its line to cramp him for room, bunted to Bumrah


Bumrah to Dhawan, 1 run, right into the blockhole, gets this to dip in as well, Dhawan squeezes it wide of cover as they scamper a run


Bumrah to Warner, 1 run, slogged across the line to deep square. Didn’t get it anywhere near the middle


Bumrah to Dhawan, no run, steps out and smashes the length ball back down the pitch, Bumrah puts his leg out to stop it on his followthrough


Bumrah to Warner, 1 run, whips a length ball to deep backward square leg


Bumrah to Warner, no run, too full for him to attempt a pull, through him. Parthiv dives to his left to effect a super stop.


Bumrah to Warner, no run, looks to slap one across the line but beaten by the length and width. Bumrah is taking the ball away, and it’s always tough to play against the line with that angle


Bumrah to Dhawan, 3 runs, this is a crunching cover drive. Just an extension of his forward defence, raced away past cover. Buttler pulls it back in


Bumrah to Dhawan, no run, flayed on the up but straight to Krunal at point. Hint of width on that this time


Harbhajan Singh to Warner, no run, slider that skids back in and straightens, Warner defends. This one kept a touch low as well

SD: “I don’t think Dhawan is as good a T20 player as he is a List A / ODI player, or even Test player. He takes quite a bit of time to settle down more often than not, and by the time he does, he tries to play manufacture shots and his innings ends up being cut short on account of a dismissal. In any case a career SR of 118 doesn’t inspire much confidence. Doesn’t add much value in my book. ”


Harbhajan Singh to Warner, no run, rocks back and cuts but straight to Pandya. Lucky to get away this time, is Bhajji


Harbhajan Singh to Warner, no run, sweeps and misses. Looked to fetch this from way outside off and played too early. The backfoot was briefly outside the crease but he managed to drag is back in just as the bails came off.

Parthiv is jumping up and down for a stumping appeal. Warner is unmoved


Harbhajan Singh to Warner, no run, drifting in from wide of the crease, length much fuller as well, Warner defends from the crease to cover


Harbhajan Singh to Warner, FOUR, and again off the backfoot. Too short, Warner uses the depth of the crease to loft this inside-out. Almost carried all the way


Harbhajan Singh to Warner, FOUR, too short, Warner rocks back and lofts this over cover. Slow turn to so he could adjust


Malinga to Warner, 1 leg bye, hit high on the thigh pad as he’s hurried into an attempted whip to square leg, they take a run off the deflection


Malinga to Warner, no run, back of length outside off, uses the pace to punch straight to backward point


Malinga to Dhawan, 1 run, slips in a yorker-length delivery on middle and leg again, turned wide of midwicket


Malinga to Dhawan, no run, yorker-length outside off, this tailed in just a wee bit, squeezed to the off side


Malinga to Dhawan, no run, scoring opportunity missed. Waist-high full toss begging to be swung away into the leg side field, Dhawan punches it straight to cover point

Last season, Mumbai conceded only 45 runs on average in the Powerplay. Sunrisers scored about 47 on average. The average Powerplay score in Mumbai was 49. So not much of a difference


Malinga to Warner, 1 run, angles a length ball across, Warner punches to cover as they scamper a quick single


Harbhajan Singh to Warner, 1 run, thumped to the off side, Buttler misfields at cover to concede a run. That hit his left thigh.

Warner v Harbhajan in PowerPlays: 27 runs, 24 balls, one dismissal, six inns; four boundaries


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, backs away and cuts again, Hardik moves swiftly to his right to cut that off. Saved three runs. Excellent anticipation


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, no run, steps out and then defends with the bat close to the pad


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, no run, shortens his length as Dhawan advances, flatter in trajectory and so he bunts it back down the pitch


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, no run, gets the inner half of the bat as he shapes to drive

Harbhajan’s bowling from around the stumps


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, no run, touch short outside off, Dhawan cuts straight to point