IPL 2018, Match 7, SRH vs MI – Sunrisers Hyderabad Player Ratings
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by 1 wicket.
Updated - Apr 13, 2018 12:14 am
The defending champions Mumbai Indians suffered their second straight defeat of the season. They lost a narrow encounter against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Hyderabad. It was a last ball finish that saw the Orange Army eke out a one wicket win on the night. Chasing a modest total of 148, the hosts made a mockery of the run chase by losing wickets in a cluster in the end overs.
However, some sense prevailed as Deepak Hooda hung in for the Sunrisers in the game. He remained unbeaten on 32 and watched Billy Stanlake hit the winning runs in the game. With the win, the SRH camp registered their second win in the season, and their second at home this year. Earlier in the game, Kane Williamson had won the toss and had opted to bowl first.
The SRH bowlers lived up to the occasion and kept picking wickets at regular intervals. No batsman from the MI camp cross the 30-run mark and the Men in Blue could only post 147/8 in their stipulated 20 overs. In the run chase, SRH got off to a flying start with the openers adding 62 runs for the first wicket. Wickets then started to tumble but they eventually found Hooda hanging in from one end to ensure that his side was over the line on the day.
Here are the Sunrisers Hyderabad Player Ratings:
Shikhar Dhawan – 8/10
Batting on the track in Hyderabad was not easy. This was evident from the fact that no batsman from the opposition crossed the 30-run mark in the game and only one batsman crossed the 40-run mark across both the sides. And that was Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan continued his good form with the bat and scored a quick 45 off 28 deliveries with 8 fours to his name.
Wriddhiman Saha – 5/10
Wriddhiman Saha provided good support to Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order. Saha and Dhawan added 62 runs in just 41 deliveries for the first wicket. Saha played the second fiddle to Dhawan and scored 22 off 20 deliveries with three boundaries before getting dismissed in the 7th over.
Kane Williamson – 2/10
The Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson had a tough time with the bat on the day. He was dismissed cheaply in the game. On a day when his side wanted him to play an anchoring knock, Williamson perished with a score of 6 to his name.
Manish Pandey – 3/10
Manish Pandey was the talking point of the franchise in the lead up to the tournament. But the young batsman has failed to live up to his name thus far. He failed yet again in this game. Pandey could only muser 11 runs during his 8 ball stay at the crease.
Shakib Al Hasan – 4/10
Veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan also had a bad day at the office with the bat. He could only score a run-a-ball 12 before becoming a victim of Mayank Markande’s spin. Also, with the ball, he was a tad expensive giiving away 34 runs in his spell of four overs. He, however, accounted for the wicket of Krunal Pandya in the match.
Deepak Hooda – 9/10
Deepak Hooda played a very sensible knock in the game. While the other batsmen in the middle-order seemed to be crashing their heads at the crunch time, Hooda kept his calm and stayed till the very end. He also hit a very crucial six in the final over to get things close. He remained unbeaten on 32 off 25 deliveries with a six and a four to his name.
Yusuf Pathan – 5/10
Yusuf Pathan could have been the hero of the game. However, he gave away his wicket at a crucial juncture in the innings. Pathan scored a run-a-ball 14 before getting dismissed in the 18th over. Earlier in the game, he had made his presence felt with good fielding efforts.
Rashid Khan – 9/10
Rashid Khan bowled an exceptional bowling spell on the day. His four overs in the middle-overs of the MI innings choked the run flow big time. He returned with figures of 1/13 in his quota of four overs and took the big wicket of Ben Cutting. With the bat, he bagged a golden duck though.
Billy Stanlake – 8/10
Billy Stanlake had a night to remember. He would have never imagined that he will end up hitting the winning runs in a nail-biting contest. He kept his calm and hit a four on the final ball of the match to win the game for his side. Earlier in the game, he had bagged two key wickets of Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard. However, he leaked 42 runs in his four overs.
Siddarth Kaul – 9.5/10
Siddarth Kaul has arguably been the most underrated bowler in the recent times. Kaul, after a very impressive outing against the Rajasthan Royals, continued his good show against the Mumbai Indians as well. He returned with figures of 2/29 in four overs and took twin scalps in the sixth over of the game, dismissing Ishan Kishan and Evin Lewis in the space of 5 deliveries.
Sandeep Sharma – 9/10
Sandeep Sharma was the premier pacer for the Kings XI Punjab in the previous years. This season, he got his first game to play owing to the injury of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Sandeep had a decent outing with the ball and he bagged 2/25 in his quota of 4 overs.