Tim David's late blitz in vain as Hyderabad stay afloat


Aryan Surana
Tim David's late blitz wasn't adequate to prevent a tenth loss for Mumbai Indians, who fell short by three runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The win means Sunrisers Hyderabad somehow keep their hopes alive but need other results to work in their favour for a dramatic entry into the top four. It was Rahul Tripathi who orchestrated the win for Sunrisers Hyderabad, after five consecutive losses, with a brisk half-century while Umran Malik once again came up with a searing hot performance

SRH wanted to post a total and got their wish when Mumbai Indians opted to field. Kane Williamson, who is woefully out of nick, dropped down to the middle order while Abhishek Sharma opened the innings alongside Priyam Garg. Abhishek was dismissed in the third over by Daniel Sams but Mumbai Indians were in for some punishment at the hands of Tripathi and Garg.

At the conclusion of four overs, SRH were 31 for 1 but finished the powerplay on a high with 57 on the board as Jasprit Bumrah leaked 15 and Sams was taken for 11. In the final over of the powerplay, Garg was handed a reprieve due to an episode of miscommunication in the field and the right-hander went on to make an impactful 42 off 26. Tripathi and Garg made 78 off 43 to ensure SRH had a platform to capitalize on and were 97 for 2 at the halfway mark. You can also take your chances like the duo did at Canada Sports Betting.

Bumrah bowled a parsimonious 15th over but the pressure was released from the other end as Sams was carted for a six and two fours in the next over. Tripathi struck Meredith for a six before perishing to Ramandeep Singh in the 18th for 76 – the best score by an SRH batter in Indian Premier League 2022.

Tim David smashed 46 off 18 including four towering sixes and took Mumbai Indians close to the finish line, with 19 needed off the last two. However, he was out searching for a non-existent run and Bhuvneshwar Kumar then bowled a wicket-maiden in the 19th over to effectively seal the deal for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Brief Scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad 193/6 in 20 overs (Rahul Tripathi 76; Ramandeep Singh 3-20) beat Mumbai Indians 190/7 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 48; Umran Malik 3-23) by 3 runs.