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IPL 2018 Match Recap: Sunrisers’ 1-Wicket Win Over Mumbai Indians

Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Mumbai Indians, scoring a crucial run on the last ball of the IPL match on 12 April.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 151 runs and defeated the Mumbai Indians, winning with a crucial run scored on the very last ball of the IPL encounter in Hyderabad on 12 April.

The Sunrisers’ Billy Stanlake smashed Ben Cutting's last delivery of the 20th over for the team’s second win of the tournament. This is the second successive defeat for Rohit Sharma's men in the IPL 2018.

The Sunrisers won the toss and opted to bowl. Hardik Pandya an Bhuvneshwar Kumar, however, were forced to sit out the match on account of injuries.

Chasing a modest 148-run target, Hyderabad were cruising along at 73 for 1 before an inexplicable batting collapse left them staring at defeat. It was young Deepak Hooda composed 32 off 25 balls that proved to be crucial in the endgame. Hooda hit Cutting's first delivery off the final over for a six to ease off the pressure with Stanlake holding fort at the other end.

It was leg-spinner Mayank Markande (4/23 in 4 overs) once again impressed one and all with his temperament and control as his spell got Mumbai Indians back in the match despite a modest total on board.

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Shikhar Dhawan (45 off 28 balls) and Wriddhiman Saha (22 off 20) made it look like a walk in the park before Markande wreaked havoc. He first ball his stock ball googly to trap Saha leg before.

Skipper Kane Williamson (6) edged one off Mustafizur Rahaman to Ishan Kishan behind the stumps.

From a comfortable 73 for 1, Markande engineered a slide that found Sunrisers reeling at 107 for five. Dhawan went trying to hit a slog sweep to a delivery that bounced a tad more. Manish Pandey danced down the track and mistimed his lofted shot while Shakib Al Hasan was played on off the last ball of his spell. Markande currently holds the 'Purple cap' with seven wickets from two games.

However young Hooda and the seasoned Yusuf Pathan (14) added 29 runs to bring their team closer to victory. But Mustafzur Rahaman brought them back in contention with a brilliant 19th over that cost MI only a run leaving Hyderabad 11 to win off final over. Thanks to Hooda they achieved it.

Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad's bowlers once again put up a stellar show restricting a star-studded Mumbai Indians to 147 for 8 .

The much-vaunted MI batting line-up flattered to deceive as the likes of Evin Lewis (29), Suryakumar Yadav (28) and Kieron Pollard (28) got out after getting set which put brakes on their scoring rate.

The lower middle-order caved in badly as Sunrisers looked as potent an attack even without their premier India bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Such was the dominance of the Hyderabad bowlers that the back 10 of the MI innings fetched them only 69 runs with only 36 coming off last five overs.

Sandeep Sharma (2/25 in 4 overs) proved to be a like-for like replacement with his incisive swing bowling while Siddarth Kaul (2/29 in 4 overs) was once again impressive.

A lot of credit will got to Rashid Khan, who stifled the scoring during the middle overs with brilliant figures of 1 for 13 in 4 overs. Rashid bowled flat and fast with a mix of googlies and flippers. He bowled as many as 18 dot balls.

(With inputs from PTI)

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