MI vs SRH cricket Score, IPL 2018 updates: Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Wankhede stadium. Kane Williamson after losing the toss said: “We would have liked to bowl as well. It does look like a good surface and whatever we are gonna do, we should do well. We are going with 3 spinners and 3 seamers. Obviously number of injuries with Bhuvi and Stanlake missing out with injuries. Shikhar Dhawan is back in the side. Mohammed Nabi and Basil Thampi are in too. Exciting times for us as some of the guys have got the opportunity for the first time this season. Looking forward to an exciting contest.”
Rohit Sharma said: “We are gonna bowl first. It is a good pitch and it is hard ground to defend. Not gonna change a lot through the course of 40 years. It’s been a little disappointing in those terms (losing close games). We played good cricket and it is just the finishing touch we are lacking. We played five games so far and we need to understand as a team where we went wrong. It is a fresh game and we want to treat every game as a new game and start afresh because it is important to keep our head straight and work towards the victory. We are unchanged.”
Here are Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Cricket Score:
8:44 pm: There is some lateral movement off the pitch and some bounce as well. Srh should play the pitch and look for a par score instead of playing the history of wankhede going for every ball and set a big target.
8:36 pm: McClenaghan to Williamson, OUT, mix-up and Shakib will be shown the way eventually. Got none of that from his partner. It’s an offcutter that Williamson taps in front of short midwicket with soft hands. Takes the instinctive two steps forward but without a call. No call from Shakib either – they’re both looking at the ball. There’s no run there. Shakib is halfway down. Midwicket swivels and takes the non-striker’s stumps down on the bounce.
8:29 pm: HH Pandya to Pandey, OUT, straight to extra cover! Pandey’s daredevilry comes to a close. An aesthetically pleasing innings ends in a tame, throwaway manner. Length ball wide outside off. He gives it the charge and can’t get elevation on the drive to clear the fielder.
8:27 pm: SRH are desperate for Pandey’s success. So far, he has not made his mark. Hopefully, today is the day.
8:16 pm: McClenaghan to Saha, OUT, got him! Saha chases again and isn’t as lucky as before! McClenaghan, not a public favourite in Mumbai these days, has brought two wickets in his first over. Another length ball pushed across him and this time he’s looking to drive away from the body. A thin edge and Kishan holds on.
8:11 pm: McClenaghan to Dhawan, OUT, bowled him! Same ball, same shot, inside edge again. Dhawan driving with a gap between bat and pad again. This time the stride is even shorter, possibly because of the bump he got last ball. It hits that back leg again, but this time on the thigh, before taking out the stumps.
8:03 pm: Slip in place for Williamson.
8:01 pm: Here we go. The umpires have completed a dramatic walk out and now the teams are out as well. All huddle obligations are out of the way. Dhawan’s taking guard. Looks like Bumrah has the ball…yes, he does.
7:58 pm: Completely understand the reason for Nabi coming in. This is for the lefties in MI like Lewis and Pandya. Won’t be surprised if he starts the bowling.
7:31 pm: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and elected to bowl.
7:16 pm: Two losses in a row for them coming into this, and Mumbai Indians will not relent tonight. It’s been a tough start for them, mostly because they’ve managed to take games into the last over and still lost. They’re in a strange position – one win, second last on the table, but still a healthy, positive net run rate. They’ll have some serious support tonight though – a Mumbai crowd on Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday.
7:15 pm: How you doing? It’s Mumbai Indians against Sunrisers Hyderabad in about an hour. A return fixture – we’ve come that far alone in this season! Do you remember that last meeting? Billy Stanlake was the unlikely batting hero then. Things have gone differently for Sunrisers since; the injuries keep piling up – no Bhuvneshwar tonight – and teams are slowly realising that if they make upwards of 150 against them, they’re in with a very good chance.
Here are Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad squads:
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul.