SRH vs MI IPL 8th Match Highlights 3-27-2024

Watch cricket video highlights between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians. Indian Premier League 2024 eighth match, played at Hyderabad.

They were hitting sixes for kicks. Runs were coming in at a fast speed. It wouldn’t be entirely incorrect to believe that you were viewing a video game. Because of the incredible team effort from the Sunrisers Hyderabad hitters, the 11-year-old IPL record was broken as RCB’s apparently unbeatable total of 263 from 2013 was abandoned during the mayhem in Hyderabad. With a score of 277 for 3, they achieved the greatest total in the 16-year history of the IPL. However, in an equally astounding turn of events, the Mumbai Indians almost returned the favor, as their batters played with a mindset of having nothing to lose. They eventually ran out of gas and concluded with the highest IPL total in a losing cause, 246 for 5.

Travis Head led by example that evening, scoring the quickest half-century for SRH in the IPL with an 18-ball half-century. After almost four overs, Abhishek Sharma smashed a 16-ball fifty to knock him down to No. 2. Heinrich Klaasen let free an hour later, apparently eliminating MI from the game. However, the Mumbai bats also continued to produce sixes, which allowed them to stay up with the asking rate for the most of the chase and ultimately fall just 31 short. In a men’s T20 encounter, no more runs were ever scored (523). In a men’s T20, the most sixes were never struck (38). After nearly four hours and six overs, just two bowlers were left with an economy rate of less than 10 an over.

Replacing Marco Jansen, Head carried on where he had left off on his first trip to India. With a four off Kwena Maphaka, a 17-year-old who represented South Africa at the Under-19 World Cup earlier this year, he proved unhittable in the Indian Premier League. Tim David gave Head a life when he dropped him off Hardik Pandya’s opening ball at mid-off. However, there was no turning back after that.

Before concluding the powerplay with two fours and a six off Gerald Coetzee in an over that went for 23, Head hammered two fours and two sixes in a 22-run Maphaka over. In the first six overs, Head had scored 59 of the 81 runs made by SRH. However, Coetzee delivered a short, wide delivery in his next over that the batsman could only cut to deep backward point.

Abhishek had to go down the order due to Head’s participation in the XI, and he entered the game at No. 3 following Mayank Agarwal’s dismissal in the fifth over. After taking Coetzee for a pull to start the innings, Abhishek gave legspinner Piyush Chawla a particularly rough time, smashing him for three sixes in one over. As a result, SRH scored their second-fastest IPL century in just seven overs.

Additionally, Abhishek destroyed Maphaka in his third over, hitting him for a run of 4, 6, 6, 4 to finish at fifty and unseat Head in the record. How early he chose the bowlers’ lengths was crucial. Before hurling a half-tracker that Chawla launched in seam-up at 112.8 kph straight to deep midwicket, he struck seven sixes in his 23-ball stint for 63 runs.

Hardik Pandya saw a chance to introduce left-arm spinner Shams Mulani into the game with nine overs remaining and two right-hand hitters in the middle of the pitch. But Klaasen is a spin-basher, so it worked to his advantage. Since January 2022, no batsman who has faced 500 balls or more in Twenty20 cricket has had a greater strike rate against spin than Klaasen, who had 174.38 prior to the game’s commencement.

As usual, he gave Mulani a long-off slap to begin his rhythm. After that, Klaasen smacked sixes off of Hardik and Jasprit Bumrah, helping SRH reach 200 in the fifteenth over. On the opposite side, Aiden Markram struck a four and a six, but he was glad to pass the strike to his South African colleague. Even though it was just the third fastest of the evening, Klaasen reached his fifty off of twenty-two balls.

In the last over bowled by Mulani, Klaasen struck two consecutive sixes to push Sunrisers above RCB’s record total. SRH reached the fourth-highest total in all men’s T20 cricket as they scored 63 in the final four overs.

In good form, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan opened Mumbai’s response. After forcing Bhuvneshwar Kumar to the ground, Rohit smashed back-to-back sixes off Jaydev Unadkat, who was substituted in for T Natarajan due to a niggle. In the meanwhile, Kishan smashed Bhuvneshwar for three sixes and a four to take 23 off his second over. After that, Rohit persisted despite Kishan slogging Shahbaz Ahmed to deep midwicket.

He blasted the second ball from Pat Cummins over midwicket and then misplayed a pull to fall for 26 off just 12. Only twice in the IPL has Rohit scored more off the first 12 balls he faced (37 against RCB in April 2015 and 27 against Chennai Super Kings in May 2015).

Tilak Varma and Naman Dhir also made sure Mumbai maintained up with the necessary pace. Tilak spearheaded the attack as they frequently hit boundaries, adding 84 off 37 for the third wicket. However, MI lost steam as they collided inside 21 balls of one another. Though it was already too late, David was able to knock a few into the stands.

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