MI vs SRH LIVE: Manish Pandey wages lone battle, SRH 115/5 in 16 chasing 163 to win vs Mumbai Indians

Manish Pandey was left fighting a lone battle as Sunrisers Hyderabad lost way in the middle overs chasing 163 to win against Mumbai Indians in Match 51 of IPL 2019 at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday, with SRH posting 115/5 in 16 overs, when the 2nd strategic time-out was taken.

SRH, after 59/2 in the powerplay overs, lost the big wickets Kane Williamson (3), lbw to Krunal Pandey and Vijay Shankar (12), caught in the deep by Kieron Pollard off Krunal in a span of 8.1 overs in which only 41 runs came.

Pandey, who had started well in the Powerplay overs sustained his momentum to score 50 off 37 balls, but lack support from the other end. The introduction of Rahul Chahar and Krunal curtailed SRH’s run flow as Chahar’s four was taken for just 21 runs while Krunal’s four yielded two wickets at the cost of 22 runs.

Vijay Shankar consumed 17 balls for his 12 runs before trying to break the shackles, only to find Pollard at long-on. Hardik Pandya added the wicket of young Abhishek Sharma for two, caught by Quinton de Kock as SRH’s brittle middle-order lost the plot.

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Wriddiman Saha provided a breezy start for SRH in chase of 193 , but fell to Jasprit Bumrah in the fourth over for 25 off 15 balls, followed by the dismissal of SRH’s new opener Martin Guptill trapped in front by Bumrah for 15 as SRH finished the powerplay overs scoring 59/2.

Saha took off from the very first ball slashing a wide one from Barinder Sran for four before adding two more boundaries in Sran’s next. In between Guptill got going with a four of Lasith Malinga and then hit the first six off SRH innings lofting one over long-off off Sran. Bumrah’s first ball was dispatched towards the long-on boundary rope by Saha followed by pull of a slower one for same result. But, off the next ball, Saha sliced one to point to be caught by Evin Lewis.

New man in, Manish Pandey, had  bright start with a two fours and six off Malinga. Bumrah then had Guptill leg before wicket off the sixth over.

Earlier, Quinton de Kock compiled the slowest fifty of IPL 2019 so far, but managed to accelerate in the death overs to help MI post 162 for five.

De kock made 69* off 58 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes to revive MI, who slumped in the middle-overs losing three wickets for just 29 runs. From 119/4 in 15.5 overs, Mi managed to add 43 runs in the next 25 balls. SRH finished well with Bhuvneshwar sending down a four-run over in the 19th and Khaleel topping of things with 11 runs in the final over, adding the wicket of Kieron Pollard (10). LIVE BLOG: MI vs SRH

This after skipper Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav failed to convert their starts.  LIVE SCORE: MI vs SRH

For, SRH the spin duo of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi combined to give away just 45 runs in their eight overs while Khaleel Ahmed returned 3/42.