MI batted first, and captain Rohit Sharma was dismissed early. However, South African opener Quinton de Kock finally found form and registered his first fifty of IPL 2020. He was supported by cameos from Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav, before Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya joined forces in the middle.
The two all-rounders would have looked to take full toll of an SRH attack that was without Bhuvneshwar Kumar, but young left-armer T Natarajan nailed his yorkers at the death to prevent them from being as destructive as we know them to be. Krunal Pandya came in with 4 balls to go, and hit those 4 balls for 20 runs to take MI to an above-par total of 208/5.
In response, Jonny Bairstow started well for SRH while David Warner struggled to get going in the initial part of his innings. After the Englishman's dismissal in the 5th over, Manish Pandey and the SRH captain took the score to a reasonable 94/1 in 9.4 overs, but a poor shot resulted in the former's wicket.
Warner continued in the same vein and did take the MI bowling on, but the southpaw lost momentum again towards the end of his innings and was eventually dismissed for 60 off 44. Abdul Samad hit a few lusty blows towards the end of the SRH innings, but the Orange Army fell short by 34 runs in the end.
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