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

Updated: Apr 19

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.

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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 ham