IPL 2024: 3 Talking Points Of Sunrisers vs Mumbai

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SRH vs MI talking points IPL 2024

Match 8 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 witnessed a historic game. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) notched up a humongous total of 277 runs in the 1st innings and logged the highest-ever score in an Indian Premier League (IPL) innings.

A total of 523 runs were scored in this run-fest and the match took a scarcely believable turn as the pitch looked like an absolute highway. The Sunrisers Hyderabad batters smeared the opposition bowlers with disdain and did not leave any stone unturned to notch up a massive total.

Mumbai Indians displayed a lot of bravado and courage but eventually, 278 was always a tough task for the batters. Hardik Pandya and co. eventually lost the game by 31 runs and lost their second game on the bounce in IPL 2024.

In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of the SRH vs MI game in IPL 2024:

1. Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head’s exceptional start

Travis Head, who replaced Marco Jansen in this game, started the game on a blistering knock. The southpaw scored 62 runs in just 24 balls and scored a half-century in just 18 balls.

Abhishek Sharma, who came in at number 3, then smashed a half-century in 16 balls and broke the record for the fastest half-century by a Sunrisers Hyderabad player.

2. Records galore

There were several records which were broken in this Indian Premier League game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. A total of 523 runs were scored in this match, which was the highest-ever aggregate in a single IPL game.

Apart from that, a total of 38 sixes were hit in this game, which is the highest in an IPL match. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had hit 33 sixes against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Bengaluru in IPL 2018.

3. Tilak Varma’s heroics went in vain

Mumbai Indians were bolstered by a solid start from Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma. But it was Tilak Varma who hogged the limelight for his stupendous knock of 64 runs in 34 balls.

His innings was peppered with 2 fours and 6 sixes and he had a blistering strike-rate of 188.24. The southpaw’s innings was outlined with class and composure.

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