IPL 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad hand Mumbai Indians their fifth defeat in a low-scoring match

It was no gift for Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar on his 45th birthday with Mumbai Indians throwing away the game after a terrible run chase against SunRisers Hyderabad at Wankhede Stadium. The home side was bowled out for 87 chasing 119

IPL 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad hand Mumbai Indians their fifth defeat in a low-scoring match

After just one win after five games, Mumbai Indians were under pressure to win at the Wankhede Stadium when Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad visited the Rohit Sharma-led team. 

MI won the toss and chose to field first and it paid off right away. Jasprit Bumrah opened the bowling but it was Mitchell McClenaghan bowling the second over who game Mumbai a great start. McClenaghan bagged 2 wickets in his first over and Shikhar Dhawan along with Wriddhiman Saha were back with SRH 20/2. 

Manish Pandey with his captain's support tried to get the team back on track but Hardik Pandya had different plans for them. Pandey hit it straight to Rohit Sharma at extra cove and was out for 16. SRH were keeping the run rate ticking but lost wickets at regular intervals with Shakib Al Hasan run out with a direct hit from Suryakumar Yadav after a terrible mix-up between him and Williamson. 

The visitors looked in trouble after they lost their captain in the 9th over with Pandya striking again and they were struggling at 63/5. Yusuf Pathan and Mohammad Nabi tried to push the score but Mustafizur, Markande and Bumrah bowled excellent spells to restrict SRH to 118 in 18.4 overs. Markande bagged 2 along with Hardik Pandya and McClenaghan, while Bumrah bagged 1 and there were 2 run-outs in the first innings. Mumbai Indians needed 119 to win in 20 overs and it looked positive for the men in blue. Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan were the top performers for the visitors with both of them scoring 29 each. 

Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis opened the batting for MI yet again. SRH got an early breakthrough with Evin Lewis getting caught on a swinging delivery from Sandeep Sharma and Manish Pandey was quick to grab on to it. Wicketkeeper-Batsman Ishan Kishan came in at No.3. The youngster didn't last long as he tried to hit Nabi on the offside but skied his shot inside-out and was caught in the deep. Mumbai were looking shaky at 17-2. 

Captain Rohit Sharma was the next player in but shortly departed to Shakib Al Hasan's bowling with a full-pitched delivery and Sharma swung at it only for the ball to go to slip in Dhawan's hands. SRH were looking for the exact same start and MI were at 21-3 after 5 overs. Krunal Pandya and Suryakumar stabilised the innings but Pandya was done by Rashid Khan for 24 and was given LBW after a successful review. Kieron Pollard was once again unable to contribute to the team as he was dismissed for 9 by Rashid Khan and Mumbai looked shaky at 73/5 after 13 overs. 

Set batsman Suryakumar was the next player to depart for 34 when he hit Basil Thampi on the leg side but straight to the fielder in the deep. SRH were right back in the game with MI at 77/6 after 15 overs. 

Mumbai kept losing wickets with McClenaghan and Markande losing their wicket to Siddharth Kaul in the same over. WIth a run rate of almost 12, Mumbai struggled at 80/8.  Hardik Pandya was the next one to go after playing a maiden over to Rashid Khan. The game was wrapped up soon with Mustafizur skying a shot.

SRH defended 118 at Mumbai's own ground and these are major worrying signs for Rohit Sharma and his team. Now it's one win after six games and Mumbai Indians next play CSK on Saturday, April 28. 

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