MI Stage Death-Over Fightback After SRH's Opening Onslaught
Mayank Agarwal and Vivrant Sharma (Source: BCCI/IPL)
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) tried the new opening pair of Mayank Agarwal and Vivrant Sharma which was their seventh opening duo of the season but this time it paid off as they recorded the highest partnership for them season. 140 was on the board when Mumbai Indians (MI) got the first breakthrough of youngster Vivrant who hails from the city of Jammu and smashed 69 to provide his side with an outstanding start.
On the other hand, Agarwal did most of the damage with 83 as he thumped four maximums alongside eight fours to challenge MI with his class. However, as soon as he was dismissed, the visitors lost their way as they crumbled from 174 for one to 186 for five and most of the credit should be given to the pacer Akash Madhwal.
The Uttarakhand-pacer bagged four wickets with some mind-blowing bowling at the death, nailing his yorkers to perfection.
Some of the bowlers went for runs as in case of but they still didn't let the SRH side cross the 200-run mark after an early showdown, as at one stage even 220 was looking possible with the kind of firepower to come.
Now, with 201 to chase, MI will have to chase the total down in 11.5 overs to better Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) Net Run Rate of +0.180.