Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 8 wickets and gave themselves a shot in the arm in the playoff race. And after the result of Match 70 between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gujarat Titans (GT), it was confirmed that it was MI who were qualifying for the playoffs of IPL 2023.
Batting first, Sunrisers Hyderabad put up a dominant score of 200 on the board. All they had to do was hope that their bowlers execute the plans well. But the bowlers couldn’t prevent the onslaught from the MI batters and they eventually finished with the wooden spoon.
Mumbai Indians would be hoping to lay their hands on their 6th IPL title as several of their players are in tremendous form.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of the MI vs SRH game that took place in Mumbai:
1. Rohit Sharma finally scores a good knock
Scoring 56 runs off 37 deliveries, Rohit Sharma finally rose to the occasion and delivered a good performance for his side. The most successful IPL captain also completed a milestone during his knock. Rohit Sharma completed 5000 IPL runs for Mumbai Indians during this MI vs SRH game.
Rohit Sharma’s knock of 56 runs in 37 deliveries was peppered with 8 fours and 1 six and he had a good strike-rate of 151.35.
2. Cameron Green scores a fiery hundred
Scoring a 100 off just 47 deliveries, Cameron Green justified his exorbitant price-tag of Rs. 17.5 crores in the IPL. The Australian all-rounder fired on all cylinders and made sure MI gun down the humongous total of 201 runs.
Green was smearing the bowlers all across the park and brough inconsolable distraught to the SRH bowlers. Unfortunately, the Orange Army finished last in the points table and couldn’t prevent themselves from facing another defeat.
3. Akash Madhwal was the pick of the bowlers for MI
Despite leaking a few runs, Akash Madhwal bowled right according to the field placement done by skipper Rohit Sharma and bagged 4 wickets in the game. He was the pick of the bowlers for the Mumbai side.
His wickets included Vivrant Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klaasen and Harry Brook. All these players are incredible players and Madhwal helped Mumbai restrict SRH to 200. If not for his wickets, SRH would have had to face the brunt of most of these power-hitters.
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