IPL 2018, MI vs SRH: 5 talking points
Mumbai Indians' poor run at the IPL persisted as they were beaten by Sunrisers Hyderabad by 33 runs at Mumbai. In a low-scoring encounter, SRH were dismissed for 118, thanks to some fine bowling by the MI bowlers.
In reply however, the Sunrisers bowlers were just fantastic as they kept on dismissing the MI batsmen in quick succession. Barring Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya, none of the Mumbai batsmen clicked.
The magnificence of Rashid Khan and Siddarth Kaul saw Mumbai Indians being bowled out for 87, which is their joint lowest IPL score, having scored the same total against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali 7 years back. Sunrisers Hyderabad on the other hand defended the second lowest total in IPL history.
The win took Sunrisers Hyderabad to 3rd position while Mumbai Indians remain at 7th position, somehow managing to cling on to their positive net run rate.
Here are 5 talking points of the match.
#5 When will Rohit Sharma show his consistency in the tournament?
The MI skipper has quite frankly been one of the disappointments of the tournament. Barring his 94 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the 30-year old has played 5 sloppy innings. Tonight, Rohit came in to bat when Mumbai Indians were in a totally pressure-less situation. Yes, they had lost two wickets but the target required was not as challenging.
The right-hander scored just 2 runs before edging a Shakib al Hasan delivery to Shikhar Dhawan in an attempt to drive it through the covers. Rohit now has 140 runs from 6 innings in the tournament so far and on removing the 94, you get 46 runs from 5 innings at an average of 9.20.
So the question is, when will Rohit Sharma show his consistency at the tournament? His team would be hoping that they get their skipper back in form as MI are just three defeats away from elimination.