IPL 2019: Match 51, MI vs SRH – Mumbai Indians Player Ratings
Mumbai Indians have made it to the Playoffs of IPL 2019.
Updated - May 3, 2019 12:34 am
The business end of the 2019 edition of the IPL is a couple of matches away and the race to the playoffs has intensified at full throttle. Two sides have already made it to the playoffs, and every other side, save RCB, are in contention to make it to the playoffs. Amidst this backdrop, the Mumbai Indians hosted the Sunrisers Hyderabad in a virtual qualifying game in Mumbai. When the two sides had met earlier in the competition, it was the MI camp that had come out on top.
And now, in the reverse fixture, the story was no different either. However, the road to the victory was quite tricky. The match went down to the wire and ended up in a thrilling tie with Manish Pandey hitting a last ball six to tie the game. In the Super Over, SRH messed up big time and could only score 8 runs. MI chased it down with utmost ease with Hardik Pandya hitting a six off the very first ball of the MI’s Super Over chase. With the win, the three-time champions are now through to the Playoffs.
Earlier in the game, the Mumbai Indians stuttered their way to 162/5 in 20 overs. They had gotten a good start with Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock adding 36 runs for the first wicket. Things fell apart after Rohit was dismissed by Khaleel Ahmed in the 6th over. The middle-order failed to score big on a batting-friendly Wankhede track. While wickets fell from one end, Quinton de Kock managed to carry his bat in the innings. He was not at his fluent best, but anchored the innings with an unbeaten 69 to his name.
In the run chase, SRH were firmly guided by Manish Pandey who played an unbeaten knock of 71 off 47 deliveries. He was well supported by Wriddhiman Saha and Mohammad Nabi. Nabi and Pandey ensured that they tied the game. But they could not get their hitting form going in the Super Over, and that cost SRH the match.
Here are the MI Player Ratings for the match:
Quinton de Kock – 9/10
Quinton de Kock was the top scorer for Mumbai Indians in this game. The wicketkeeper-batter is known for his clean hitting in the powerplays. But in this game, he was largely quiet in the early phase of his innings. He picked up pace as the innings progressed. He scored an unbeaten 69 off 58 deliveries with 6 fours and 2 sixes to his name. With this knock, he has entered the list of top 5 scorers of the season.
Rohit Sharma – 4/10
MI skipper Rohit Sharma is due for a big knock in the 2019 edition of the IPL. The veteran Mumbai lad was expected to perform in this must-win game for his side. The fact that they were playing in Mumbai only added to the advantage of Rohit. Rohit started off well with 5 boundaries to his name. He could not get going and was eventually sent packing for an 18-ball 24.
Suryakumar Yadav – 4/10
Suryakumar Yadav came at the crease after the MI openers provided a decent start to the team. Yadav had to continue the momentum and ensure that the scorecard kept ticking. He looked good during his 17-ball stay at the crease and scored 23 in the match with a six and three boundaries. But as has been the case for him this season, he could not convert the start to a big score.
Evin Lewis – 1/10
Evin Lewis is a proven hitter of the cricket ball. The Windies cricketer had lit up the IPL last season. This year, in the limited opportunities that he has got thus far, he has failed to prove his mettle. This match turned out to be yet another disappointing outing for him and he could only score 1 run.
Kieron Pollard – 3/10
Kieron Pollard arrived at the crease when his side needed some final flourish with the bat. The big burly Caribbean cricketer hit a massive six to give hopes to the local crowd but that was all about it from his end in the game. He scored 10 off 9 deliveries before getting out in the final over. Later in the game, he was seen in the Super Over, where he tickled one to midwicket to hit the winning runs.
Hardik Pandya – 7/10
Hardik Pandya has been in a sensational hitting form this season. The all-rounder has been clubbing sixes at will this year and he started on a similar note in this game as well. He hit a six and a four in his 10-ball 18 before perishing to a short delivery. He hit a six on the very first ball of the Super Over to seal the fate of the game. With the ball in hand, he conceded 20 runs in his 2 overs but picked up two wickets including the one of Mohammad Nabi.
Krunal Pandya – 8/10
Krunal Pandya walked in to bat in the final over of the innings. He wasted no time before sending one out of the park. He finished with an unbeaten 9 to his name in 3 deliveries. With the ball in hand, he was the most economical bowler for MI in the match. He returned with impressive figures of 2/22 in his quota of 4 overs. He took the wickets of Kane Williamson and Vijay Shankar to dent the SRH middle-order.
Barinder Sran – 2/10
Barinder Sran got yet another game this season but failed to make an impact. He has been getting his share of opportunities in the later stage of the tournament but the pacer has possibly missed his mark big time. He bowled two overs up front and gave away 24 runs. He failed to pick up any wicket in the match.
Rahul Chahar – 6/10
Last season, MI had unearthed Mayank Markande as a lovely leg spinner. This season, they have found a very able leg spinner in the form of Rahul Chahar. Although Rahul failed to pick up any wicket in this game, he looked very impressive with his line and lengths. He bowled his complete quota of 4 overs and kept things tight at his end. He finished with 0/21 in his spell.
Jasprit Bumrah – 7.5/10
Jasprit Bumrah has been the most successful bowler for MI in recent times. He was a top performer for the team yet again. He accounted for the wickets of both the SRH openers – Wriddhiman Saha and Martin Guptill. He finished with 2/31 in his four overs. He also bowled the all-important Super Over and conceded just 8 runs, which is very impressive in a pressure situation.
Lasith Malinga – 2/10
Veteran pacer Lasith Malinga had a tough day at work. He was taken away for aplenty in this game. To his respite, he managed to nail a few Yorkers to perfection and that was an absolute delight to watch. But his overall figures in the match would suggest that he had a bad game. He finished with 0/43 in the four overs that he bowled.