SRH vs MI, IPL 2024: Heinrich Klaasen, Pat Cummins Star Star As Hyderabad Outclass Mumbai At Uppal

SRH vs MI, IPL 2024: Heinrich Klaasen, Pat Cummins Star Star As Hyderabad Outclass Mumbai At Uppal

Both teams are coming into this match on the back of defeats in their first matches and therefore, will look to open their accounts in Hyderabad tonight.

PTIUpdated: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 11:22 PM IST
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Heinrich Klaasen of SRH was at his destructive best against the Mumbai Indians | X

Final Result:

SRH vs MI, Match 8: Sunrisers Hyderabad (277/3) Beat Mumbai Indians (246/5) By 31 Runs. Heinrich Klaasen (80*), Abhishek Sharma (63)

Mid-Innings Score:

Records tumbled left-right and centre as Sunrisers Hyderabad smashed 277 for three, the highest total in IPL history, to leave Mumbai Indians shell shocked here on Wednesday.

Travis Head (62 off 24) and Abhishek Sharma (63 off 23) came up with a sensational display of power-hitting, that saw the latter snatching the franchise record for fastest fifty from the Australian within minutes.

Heinrich Klaasen (80 not out off 34 balls) provided the fireworks in the end to help SRH break an 11-year-old record. The previous highest total in IPL was 263 for five achieved by Royal Challengers Bangalore back in 2013.

It was raining fours and sixes throughout the innings as Head and Sharma toyed with the Mumbai Indians attack.



Head, who was surprisingly left out of the playing eleven for the opening game, reinforced his status as one of the most dangerous batters in the game with a whirlwind effort.

He broke David Warner's record of the fastest fifty by a SRH batter with a 18-ball half-century before Sharma surpassed Head's feat 20 balls later by reaching the milestone in 16 balls.

Head, who was dropped by compatriot Tim David at the start of his innings, opened his front leg and hit boundaries at will, collecting nine fours and three sixes in total.

The southpaw completed his fifty with an inside out four wide of mid-off before dispatching a bouncer from Gerald Coetzee for a six over deep midwicket, prompting opposition skipper Hardik Pandya to acknowledge the Australian's brutal assault.



When Head departed, Sharma went hammer and tongs, mostly targeting the cow corner region for his seven sixes and three boundaries.

It was a nightmarish start to the IPL for the 17-year-old South Africa pacer Kwena Maphaka, who made the Mumbai Indians squad at the back of his exploits in the U-19 World Cup.

He leaked as many as 66 runs in his four overs. The left-arm pacer could not recover from Head's onslaught in his second over in which he conceded 22 runs.

With the majority of the Mumbai bowlers taken to the cleaners, it was surprising that Mumbai Indians skipper Pandya waited till the 13th over to give Jasprit Bumrah his second over.

Following Sharma's dismissal, the in-form Klaasen ensured there was no stopping to the SRH's six hitting spree. Klaasen ended up with seven sixes with the maximum off a Bumrah bouncer standing out.

Klaasen had almost taken SRH over the line with his breathtaking knock against KKR at the Eden Gardens.

Toss Update:

Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and elected to bowl first against Pat Cummins's Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Unfortunately for Pandya, he was once again booed by Indian cricket fans present at the venue when he started speaking at the toss.

Notably, Pandya had faced something similar when he first led MI in their opening game against Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad earlier this week.

Fans have been expressing their displeasure at Pandya and MI after he replaced Rohit Sharma as the captain ahead of IPL 2024.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Travis Head, Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Jaydev Unadkat

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma, Naman Dhir, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Tim David, Gerald Coetzee, Shams Mulani, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Kwena Maphaka

SRH vs MI Preview:

Both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians will look to open their win account at Uppal when they face off in Match 8 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season.

SRH lost against Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening clash while MI suffered defeat at the hands of Gujarat Titans in their campaign opener.

Hyderabad will have the edge over Mumbai as they are playing on their home ground at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

MI however, have the advantage of numbers over SRH as they have won 12 out of the 21 matches played against each other.

SRH & MI Squads:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Marco Jansen, Pat Cummins(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan, Travis Head, Glenn Phillips, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Anmolpreet Singh, Upendra Yadav, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, Sanvir Singh, Akash Maharaj Singh, Nitish Reddy

Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Hardik Pandya(c), Shams Mulani, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Luke Wood, Naman Dhir, Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nabi, Shreyas Gopal, Vishnu Vinod, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Kumar Kartikeya, Shivalik Sharma, Anshul Kamboj, Akash Madhwal, Nuwan Thushara, Kwena Maphaka

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