Sunrisers Hyderabad held their nerves to edge out Mumbai Indians by one wicket off the last ball of the match in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, on Thursday. Hyderabad's No 11 Billy Stanlake lofted Ben Cutting's last delivery of the 20th over to eke out their second win of the tournament as Rohit Sharma's men slipped to their second defeat in successive matches.
Chasing a modest target of 148, Hyderabad were cruising along at 73 for 1 before an inexplicable batting collapse left them staring at defeat. It was young Deepak Hooda composed 32 off 25 balls that proved to be precious in the final context of the match. Hooda hit Cutting's first delivery off the final over for a six to ease off the pressure with Stanlake holding fort at the other end. It was young leg-spinner Mayank Markande (4/23 in 4 overs) once again impressed one and all with his temperament and control as his spell got Mumbai Indians back in the match despite a modest total on board.
Shikhar Dhawan (45 off 28 balls) and Wriddhiman Saha (22 off 20) made it look like a walk in the park before Markande wreaked havoc. He first ball his stock ball googly to trap Saha leg before. Skipper Kane Williamson (6) edged one off Mustafizur Rahaman to Ishan Kishan behind the stumps.
Earlier, a disciplined bowling effort helped Sunrisers Hyderabad restrict Mumbai Indians to 147/8. Opener Evin Lewis (29), Kieron Pollard (28) and Suryakumar Yadav (28) were the highest scorers for the team. For Hyderabad, Sandeep Sharma, Billy Stanlake and Siddarth Kaul took two wickets each.
Put in to bat, Mumbai started off on a bad note as skipper Rohit Sharma (11) departed in the second over with just 11 runs on the board. Incoming batsman Ishan Kishan (9) also failed to give support to Lewis as he was dismissed in the sixth over. In the same over, set batsman Lewis was also dismissed. He was clean bowled by Kaul. In his 17 ball innings, Lewis slammed three boundaries and two sixes.