Mumbai Indians defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday with a crushing eight-wicket win, maintaining their playoff aspirations.
Mumbai Indians defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday by an emphatic margin of eight wickets, maintaining their playoff aspirations. Cameron Green’s first IPL century helped MI, who were chasing 201, easily cross the finish line in just 18 overs. In addition to Green, the team’s skipper Rohit Sharma also shone out throughout the chase. Sharma scored 56 points off just 27 balls, making a significant contribution to the team’s triumph. Rohit’s day ended up being a memorable one because in addition to helping his team win the game, he also crossed off two important personal goals.
Rohit became the second Indian player to reach this exceptional milestone by completing his 11,000 runs in the T20 format. Virat Kohli, with 11864 runs, is the only other Indian on this distinguished list of hitters.
The Indian captain also reached 5021 runs with the Mumbai Indians, making him the second player to reach 5000+ runs for a single team. Only Kohli has scored more runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore than he has, with 7162 total.
Getting back to the game, Mumbai achieved its 201-run mark with 12 balls to spare and eight wickets in hand to earn 16 points from 14 games. However, their destiny won’t be settled until the afternoon’s Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Gujarat Titans match in Bengaluru, which is currently being played in the rain.
If the match between RCB and GT is cancelled, Mumbai will go to the last four; however, if the hosts triumph, they will qualify due to a higher Net Run Rate. RCB now has an NRR of +0.180, while MI’s is -0.044.
MI faced the difficult job of scoring 201 in 11.4 overs or 70 balls if they wanted to climb past RCB on the table while having a lower NRR.
Green scored an undefeated 100 from just 47 balls while hitting eight fours and eight sixes. In order to get MI across the finish line, he put up a 53-run third wicket partnership with Suryakumar Yadav (25 not out).