Opener Shikhar Dhawan and veteran Yuvraj Singh fired as Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a total of 177 against the Mumbai Indians in the IPL match in Vishakhapatnam today. After winning the toss Mumbai Indians captain opted to bowl first in a pitch were bowlers got initial movements.
In-form batsman and skipper of SRH David Warner gave his team a flying start, while, Dhawan started slowly. Warner scored 48 from 33 balls fell to Harbhajan Singh. After Warner’s wicket Mumbai came back to the middle overs with some tight bowling.
Harbhajan sent back Kane Williamson for just two runs. After Williamson’s wicket Yuvraj joined Dhawan. Both started to rotate the innings. Yuvraj then changed his gear and drives one past the covers to fetch his first four and then deposits the next ball over the deep midwicket fence.
After a slow to the match, Dhawan has been excellent in this innings. He gets to his half-century and now takes on Jaspreet Bumrah in the 17th over hitting him for three fours.
Dhawan remained unbeaten on 82 in the end but Yuvraj’s contribution would have pleased the team the most. He scored an entertaining 23-ball 39 and was dismissed hit-wicket in a bizarre manner in the final over.
Harbhajan bowled brilliantly getting 2 wickets for 29 runs. Other than Harbhajan everybody were expensive in the Mumbai side.
This is a great score put up by the Sunrisers. Especially with the kind of bowling attack they have in their ranks, they will certainly fancy their chances.