Alzarri Joseph picked up a six-wicket haul on IPL debut while Rahul Chahar got the key wickets of Jonny Bairstow as Mumbai Indians defended 136 to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by xx runs in Hyderabad on Saturday in the 19th match of the 2019 Indian Premier League. | SRH vs MI – Highlights |
Playing in his first ever IPL match, Alzarri Joseph struck with his first delivery to dismiss dangerman David Warner and removed Vijay Shankar in his second over. He returned for his second spell and dismissed Deepak Hooda to all but close the door on Sunrisers Hyderabad who had won their three previous matches.
SRH would have fancied their chances even after Kieron Pollard blasted 46 not out off 26 balls to haul Mumbai Indians out of a tough spot to 136 for 7 off their 20 overs.
Jonny Bairstow and David Warner have been in sensational form this season and were involved in three successive century-plus partnerships for the opening wicket. But Rohit Sharma introduced Chahar early in the attack and the young leg-spinner responded by getting rid of Bairstow.
The debutant wreaks havoc here in Hyderabad as the @mipaltan win by 40 runs.
Alzarri Joseph with the best ever bowling figures in #VIVOIPL
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The pick of the bowlers, however, as Alzarri Joseph who picked up a wicket in each of his first two overs and then removed Deepak Hooda (20) and Rashid Khan (0) off successive balls to set up a memorable win for Mumbai Indians.
Joseph became the 2nd man to take a five-wicket haul on IPL debut when he dismissed Bhuvneshwar Kumar in his final over. Joseph was not done yet; he dismissed Siddharth Kaul and finished with figures of 6 for 12 off 3.4 overs as SRH crashed to 96 all out.
These are now the best ever bowling figures in the IPL.
Earlier in the evening, SRH won the toss and decided to field. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the skipper, would have been happy with the way his bowling colleagues responded. Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock were dismissed inside the first 10 overs. The hard-hitting Krunal Pandya fell in the 12th over as MI slipped to 63 for 4.
Ishan Kishan replaced Yuvraj Singh in the playing XI but did precious little – he was run out for 17. When Hardik Pandya fell in the 17th over, Mumbai Indians were 86 for 6.
However, Kieron Pollard smashed 2 fours and 4 sixes to keep the winning momentum on for Mumbai Indians.
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