Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are locking horns with Mumbai Indians (MI) in what is a must-win game for the Orange Army. And the Kane Williamson-led side started really well as they posted 193/6 in their 20 overs. Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran, and Priyam Garg put on a show with the bat.
However, Mumbai also started well with the bat. The opening pair of Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma, and Ishan Kishan put on aggressive batting on display as the duo aggregated 51 runs in the first six overs. Both Rohit and Kishan found timely boundaries to keep SRH bowlers on their toes.
Keeping the aggressive intent on, Rohit and Kishan also took on Umran Malik. And as a result, the SRH speedster lost control and conceded eight runs without bowling a legal delivery. Malik bowled two back-to-back no-balls and also conceded a boundary on the second one. On the free-hit delivery, Malik tried to cramp Rohit Sharma with a sharp bouncer. The ball hit Rohit on his helmet and it raced away to the boundary.
As Malik had already bowled one bouncer in the over, the on-field umpires reckoned the ball to Rohit was also a bouncer and hence called it a no-ball.
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Umran Malik concedes 8 runs without bowling a single legal delivery. pic.twitter.com/HOOpSiNizn
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Umran redeems himself!
Although the SRH pacer had a nervy start to his spell, he ensured it ends on a high. The right-arm quick rushed Mi batters with his raw pace and bagged three crucial wickets to keep SRH’s defense intact. Malik got rid of set Ishan Kishan. He then removed Daniel Sams and his last victim was Tilak Varma. Malik also conceded only 23 runs in his three-overs spell.
On the back of his phenomenal bowling and some mastery by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 19th over of MI innings, SRH were able to beat MI by three runs in a must-win game.