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IPL 2023, SRH vs MI: Green's heroics helps MI clinch thrilling victory against SRH

Updated: Apr 19, 2023

IPL 2023, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Mumbai Indians (MI): Cameron Green's 64 & 1-29, Jason Behrendroff's 2-37 and Heinrich Klaasen's 36 are top performances. Mumbai beat SRH and move to 6th place in points table.

IPL 2023, SRH vs MI, Top Performances: Cameron Green's all-round show (64, 1-29) helps MI beat SRH | Walking Wicket (Images_ ©IPL_Twitter)
Green's all-round show (64, 1-29) helps MI beat SRH (Images: ©IPL/Twitter)

Brief Scores: MI 192/5 (Green 64*, Kishan 38, Jansen 2/43) beat SRH 178 (Agarwal 48, Klassen 36, Meredith 2-33) by 14 runs.

Player Of The Match : Cameron Green (64* & 1-29)

Two teams that have had a similar start to their IPL 2023 campaign, Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) face off against each other at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. Both teams lost their first two games convincingly before making a tremendous comeback to win the following two.

Green Fireworks and Mumbai Indians' Victory: A Thrilling Encounter Against Sunrisers Hyderabad!

This match will make sure one of the former IPL champs goes up the ladder and make progress in the league stage. In the end, it was the Mumbai Indians who made it a hat trick of wins after registering an important 14-run win away from home.

Rohit Sharma returned to lead the side with overseas duo Duan Jansen and Riley Meredith missing out. Jason Behrendorff makes a comeback while for SRH, Umran Malik leaves way for the all-rounder Washington Sundar in the playing XI. Aiden Markram won the toss and opted to field first.

Having been inserted into batting first, Mumbai Indians openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan continued the same way they played at the Wankhede a few days back against KKR. Rohit smashed 6 boundaries in his 18 balls stay at the crease including 3 consecutive ones off Washington Sundar. Natarajan’s off-cutter ended his 28-run knock but he along with Ishan gave MI a much-needed start.

IPL 2023, SRH vs MI, Top Performances_ Mumbai Indians beat SRH and move to 06th place in points table _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©IPL_Twitter)
MI beat SRH and move to 06th place in points table (Images: ©IPL/Twitter)

The keeper-batter Kishan was in good form as MI made steady progress reaching 80 at the halfway mark for losing 1 wicket. Just when MI looked to pick stream, Marco Jansen struck twice in the 12th over removing the dangerous duo of Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav. But Cameron Green played a splendid knock, and he found a great ally in youngster Tilak Varma. Together, they forged a brilliant 56-run stand for the 4th wicket in only 28 balls with Tilak making a 17-ball 37. Green (64*) posted his maiden IPL half-century and took MI to 192/5, a score that would give them a lot of confidence as it is not exactly a batting paradise.

Chasing a daunting 193 to make 3 out of 3, SRH lost their last match hero Harry Brook for just 9 in the 2nd over to Jason Behrendorff and left-arm seamer once again got into the act by removing Rahul Tripathi for 7. SRH looked like facing a similar story regarding their inconsistent top-order but the pair of Markram and Mayank Agarwal steadied the ship with a 30-ball 46 stand for the 3rd wicket. Once again, they lost in quick succession with Green getting into the act, this time with the ball dismissing Markram for 22 while Piyush Chawla accounted for Abhishek Sharma.

Despite losing partners at the other end, Mayank Agarwal showed his class and found an able partner in Heinrich Klaasen. The latter after a sedate start found the top gear and, in the 14th, over, Klaasen hammered Piyush Chawla for 2 sixes and as many boundaries before getting out in the same over, but not before making a splendid 36 off 16. This 55-run stand in only 29 balls between the duo kept the SRH in the hunt and brought some life into the game. However, MI’s impact player created the opportunity that they were after by dismissing the settled Mayank for 48 and things became tough for SRH as they needed 60 off the last 5 overs.

Mumbai maintained their composure despite 19 runs coming from the 18th over bowled by Behrendorff by clinching the game by 14 runs and making it a hat-trick of wins.

Talking Point from SRH vs MI

SRH’s batting inconsistencies have contributed to the team’s inconsistency over the last 2 seasons and it was the case here as well. Harry Brook failed to carry his form from the last game while Rahul Tripathi didn’t score big in this huge run chase. However, the biggest disappointment is the form of Agarwal who couldn’t carry after getting a decent start.

Top Performance form Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Mumbai Indians (MI)

Cameron Green slams his maiden IPL half-century

With just 35 runs with the bat in the 4 innings, Cameron Green didn’t really set the IPL on fire with his bat but in this contest against the SRH, the all-rounder came to the party. MI did have a decent start making 87 from 11 overs but losing Ishan Kishan and SKY took the string away from their batting knock.

But that didn’t deter Green as he along with Tilak took a counter-attacking approach to SRH bowlers. Green was severe on Natarajan as he smashed the pacer for 3 fours and a six in the same to bring up his half-century in 33 balls. MI eventually made 192/5 and the all-rounder remained unbeaten on 64.

IPL 2023, SRH vs MI, Top Performances_ Jason Behrendorff opening spell off 2-18 dismantle SRH; MI beat SRH  _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©IPL_Twitter)
Behrendorff opening spell off 2-18 dismantled SRH (Images: ©IPL/Twitter)

Jason Behrendorff’s spell in the powerplays sinks SRH

Jason Behrendorff was the chief architect behind MI’s brilliant start to their defense of 192. After being dropped in the last game, the Aussie pacer made a strong comeback by dismissing the last match centurion Harry Brook for 9 before sending back SRH’s no.3 Rahul Tripathi in his 2nd over. In his first overs, he gave away only 18 runs while breaking the top-order of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Despite his final over going for 19 runs, his initial spell was the one that created a positive impact for the Mumbai Indians.

Heinrich Klassen’s blitz take SRH close

It seemed all lost for the home team when they were tottering at 72/4 close to the halfway mark and MI bowlers were clearly on top. Another wicket here would have been doldrums for them, but Klassen's stunning counter-attack took the team ever so close in the end. He gave the innings needed impetus making a 16-ball 36 including smashing Piyush Chawla for 20 in the same over. His knock was easily the biggest positive to come for SRH’s inconsistent batting line-up.

Points Table Scenario and What’s Next

MI red-hot streak continues and they move to the 6th spot after their 14-run win. Now, they will face PBKS next on the 22nd at home, while SRH now on the 9th will face CSK at Chepauk on the 21st.

IPL 2023 Points Table

IPL 2023 Points Table
IPL 2023 Points Table

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