SRH vs MI Review: Hyderabad’s record-breaking total outshine Mumbai’s efforts

Mumbai Indians took on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 8 of the IPL 2024 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on March 27, MI won the toss and elected to bat first. SRH were off to a brisk start courtesy of Travis Head (62 off 24) they scored 81 in the first powerplay itself. Later Abhishek Sharma (63 off 23) made MI bowlers toil hard. The finishing touch was given by Aiden Markram (42 off 28) and Heinrich Klaasen (80 off 34) as SRH posted 277 for 3, the highest total in IPL’s history.

Chasing the mammoth target Mumbai Indians started well with Ishan Kishan (34 off 13) and Rohit Sharma (26 off 12) tonking around. Naman Dhir (30 off 14) and Tilak Varma (64 off 34) took care of middle overs but the run rate was piling up for the MI to conquer a rare feat. Hardik Pandya (24 off 20) played a slow innings as MI needed 46 in the last over. Impact sub Romario Sheperd (15 off 6) and set batter Tim David (42 off 22) could not see through and MI lost by 31 runs.

Top Performers of the Match

Heinrich Klaasen (80 off 34)

Heinrich Klaasen was at his best today as he put SRH on the pedestal. He took over where Head and Abheshek left. He smashed 7 sixes and four boundaries. The most glaring aspect of his inning was he never let the run rate dip and gave SRH the finishing touch they needed to amass 277 runs.

Pat Cummins (2 for 35)

When every other bowler was going for runs, Pat Cummins stood there doing his regular grind. Whenever he bowled he halted the MI run rate. His standout over, came when he bowled the 15th over as he claimed the priced wicket of well-set Tilak Verma and gave away just three runs. He also snared dangerous-looking Rohit Sharma’s wicket.

What’s next for both teams?

Mumbai Indians will take on Rajasthan Royals in Match 14 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Sunrisers Hyderabad will clash with Gujarat Titans in Match 12 at the Narendra Modi Stadium on March 31.