Mumbai Indians beats Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs; Arjun Tendulkar defends 19 off last over
Cameron Green had the perfect game as an all-rounder as he scored 64* off 40 with the bat to take Mumbai Indians to 192/5 in their 20 overs and then bowled an amazing 19th over, conceding just four runs when his team had to defend 24 off the last two overs and gave Arjun Tendulkar an easy way out to defend 20 in the last over. Overall, Green went for 1/29 in his four overs.
Arjun did well to defend 20 as he conceded just five runs and took a wicket in the final over as well to bowl Sunrisers Hyderabad out for 178 and win the game for his team by 14 runs. At one point, with 19 runs coming off the 18th over, Hyderabad seemed to have pushed their way back into the game. But Washington Sundar got run out without putting any dive, almost gifting his wicket away.
No Hyderabad batter was up to the mark except Heinrich Klassen who hit 16-ball 36 to keep his team in the game. Mayank Agarwal aso scored 48, but took 41 balls for it and also got out at the wrong time.
Arjun Tendulkar has bowled a brilliant last over as he has conceded just five runs and taken a wicket as well, defending 20 off it. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has become Arjun’s maiden IPL scalp. Mumbai Indians win by 14 runs. It is now their third win on the trot.
Just as Tilak Verma had done through his quickfire 17-ball 37 in the first innings, Heinrich Klaasen promised to turn this run chase upside down after he targeted Piyush Chawla.
As Chawla, sent in by Rohit Sharma to take a crucial wicket, bowled in leg breaks and showed it early to bait Klaasen, he would expertly manipulate the field. He hit a boundary and two sixes in three different corners of the ground before smashing another four despite Chawla going on the defensive. 20 from 4 balls, a total of 36 from 16, before getting caught at long-on to get Hyderabad back into the game. But where T Natarajan and Marco Jansen failed Hyderabad, by missing their line and length and leaking runs through predictable bowling, Riley Meredith and Cameron Green would come good for Mumbai, bowling in the precisely correct areas to stall Hyderabad’s momentum.
There were just eight runs conceded from the 10 balls after Klaasen departed as well as the wicket of Mayank Aggarwal, which left too much work to be done by Hyderabad’s tail.
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