IPL: 3 Memorable clashes between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians at Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad will host defending champions Mumbai Indians today at Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad. This contest promises to be a cliff-hanger considering both the teams are evenly matched with Sunrisers having an upper hand after their convincing win over Rajasthan Royals in their opening game at home.
Mumbai Indians lost their opening game against Chennai Super Kings at home and will be looking to make amends and register their first win of this season. Both the teams are neck and neck when it comes to the head-to-head department. In the 10 games played between both the teams, Mumbai and Hyderabad have won 5 games each.
In Hyderabad, Sunrisers have won 3 games while Mumbai Indians have won 2 games. Let us look at 3 previous encounters between both the teams played in Hyderabad.
#3 David Warner’s 90*steers Sunrisers to a convincing win- 2016
Put into bat first on a humid evening, Mumbai Indians got off to a slow start to their innings. They lost both their openers Martin Guptill and Parthiv Patel within the mandatory power play. However, Ambati Rayudu and Krunal Pandya steadied the ship and made sure the team reached a decent total of 142/6 in 20 overs. Barinder Sran was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets to his name.
In reply, Sunriers got off to a poor start losing their star opener Shikar Dhawan in the very first over, bowled by Tim Southee. However, this didn’t deter David Warner as he along with his Australian teammate Moises Henriques struck together a match-winning partnership of 62 runs in 55 balls.
Warner, in particular, was aggressive as he notched up his 50 of 42 deliveries. Post half-century, he cut loose, smashing boundaries at will. Sunrisers Hyderabad reached the target with 15 balls to spare thanks to swashbuckling 90 off 59 deliveries by David Warner. His innings comprised of 7 boundaries and 4 hits over the fence. For his effort, he was awarded Man of the Match.