MI vs. SRH: "lucky to have it" – Hardik Pandya amazed by Suryakumar Yadav’s impressive ton against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya-led Mumbai Indians hosted Pat Cummins-led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 55th match of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday, May 6.

The all-round Mumbai Indians defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets to register their 4th win in IPL 2024 and move to 9th place in the IPL 2024 points table.

By bowling first, they restricted SRH to 173/8, with Hardik Pandya and Piyush Chawla shining with 3 wickets each. During the chase, MI lost 3 quick wickets but a batting masterclass from Suryakumar Yadav ensured that MI successfully chased down the target. The batsman scored 102 runs off 51 balls and finished the match in 17.2 overs.

At the post-match presentation ceremony, Hardik Pandya praised his batsmen but was not satisfied with the performance of his bowling unit. Hardik Pandya stated:

“We want to focus on playing good cricket, we still think we gave 10-15 extra runs. The way our batsmen batted was excellent.”

Hardik Pandya spoke more about his bowling and said that he likes to bowl in the right areas and it worked for him against SRH. Hardik Pandya also praised veteran Piyush Chawla for his heroics. Hardik Pandya said:

“In my bowling, I like to play in the right areas, I play according to the situation. Today I played in the right areas and it worked. I thought Chawla had to play from the short side. He (Chawla) had to be precise, the players’ margin of error has been reduced today.”

Hardik Pandya was amazed by Suryakumar Yadav’s incredible batting performance and credited him for the win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Hardik Pandya said:

“It’s amazing, SKY’s best past is that he puts pressure on players. It’s pure confidence, his game has changed, he is one of the best batsmen. He can change a game in a different way, lucky to have him (SKY).) our side.”

Record head-to-head between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League

Before the second match of IPL 2024 between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad, the head-to-head record between the teams was MI 12 – SRH 10 out of 23 matches with one match tied. Mumbai Indians also enjoyed an advantage at the Wankhede Stadium with a record of 5-2 in 8 matches, with one match tied.

Talking about the previous 5 matches between the teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad won 2 and Mumbai Indians won 3. On 27 March 2024, SRH recorded a 31-run win and before that, they had won by 3 runs on 17 May 2024. 2022. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, won by 8 wickets, 14 runs and 42 runs on May 21, 2023, April 18 and October 8, 2021.

Now, after the conclusion of their Indian Premier League 2024 clash, the matchup between the teams is MI 13 – SRH 10, and in Wankhede, it is MI 6 – SRH 2.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians’ last two matches of the Indian Premier League 2024 will be against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday, May 11 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata and against Lucknow Super Giants on Friday, May 24 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. .