IPL 2018, Match 7: SRH vs MI - Statistical preview
The defending champions, Mumbai Indians, will now move to Hyderabad for their second match of the season. Mumbai Indians will lock horns with SRH at the beautiful Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. It will be a crucial match for MI as they will be looking forward to gaining the much-required momentum. Mumbai will be hoping for improved performance. Whereas SRH would be riding high on confidence after their win against Rajasthan Royals.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad rushed to a nine-wicket victory against Rajasthan Royals in their first match of the season. The 2016 champions, SRH, opted to bowl first against Royals. While bowling first, Sunrisers restricted Royals to just 125 in 20 overs. As expected, 126 didn't prove to be too much for SRH as they chased down the target with 4.1 overs remaining.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians didn't have a good start to the tournament as they lost the season opener to Chennai Super Kings by one wicket. After losing the toss, Mumbai Indians were asked to bat first. While batting first, MI scored 165 runs in 20 overs. Chasing the target of 166, CSK were down at 84-6. However, Bravo's heroics denied a win in the season opener.
Heading to the crucial encounter, let us have a look at all the stats and numbers that we need to know for the match no. 7 between SRH and MI.
2 – The MI skipper, Rohit Sharma, needs two more sixes to surpass Suresh Raina on the list of most number of sixes in the history of IPL. Hitting two more sixes, Rohit will acquire the second spot on the list of most IPL sixes. Currently, Chris Gayle is leading the board with 265 IPL sixes.
3 – Jasprit Bumrah needs three more wickets to reach the milestone of 50 IPL wickets.
3 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar has dismissed Pollard thrice in 12 balls in IPL games since 2013.
4 – The number of sixes required by Yusuf Pathan to complete 150 sixes in the history of IPL. Hitting these four sixes, Yusuf Pathan will become the only fifth Indian in the history of IPL to hit 150 or more sixes.
4 – The Bangladeshi spinner, Shakib Al Hasan, requires four more wickets to complete 300 wickets in the history of T20 cricket. Scalping these four wickets, he will become the first left-arm bowler and fifth overall to take 300 wickets in T20 cricket.
26 – Since IPL 2015, Bumrah (26) has conceded second most sixes in the last five overs in IPL.
96 – The number of runs required by Yusuf Pathan to complete 3000 runs in the history of IPL. Amassing these runs, Yusuf Pathan will become the only ninth Indian to reach the milestone of 3000 IPL runs.
Head to head:
SRH 5 - 5 MI - Both teams stack equally when it comes to head-to-head stats so far in the competition, but it is at Hyderabad that the hosts lead Mumbai 3-2.