SRH vs. MI – 3 Unforgettable Clashes in the IPL at Hyderabad

One more time, the epic clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be held today at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. With both of the teams matched well with Sunrisers, this encounter will be a cliff-hanger followed by their promising win against Rajasthan Royals in their opening matches at their home ground.

However, Mumbai Indians lost their opening against Chennai Super Kings and will make changes and register the first win. In head-to-head department, both teams are going to be neck and neck. Hyderabad and Mumbai have 5 games in their own belt out of 10 games between both teams.

Sunrisers have won 3 games in Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians 2 games. Here are three epic encounters between both at Hyderabad.

  1. Ishant Sharma breaking Mumbai Indians’ back with the ball in 2013

Ishant Sharma dented Mumbai Indians by picking two major wickets and his figures were 4-1-15-2. With some tight bowling from Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, and Karn Sharma, Mumbai Indians lost their momentum in the innings. They lost their way to only 129/4. On the other side, it was an easy target for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Shikhar Dhawan attacked the opposition with breezy 73 runs off 53 balls, including 1 six and 9 boundaries. They managed to chase 130 runs with 2 overs left with the likes of Hanuma Vihari (25) and skipper Kumar Sangakkara (21). Their fast bowling by Ishant Sharma led the team win the game and he begged MoM for his 2-15.

  1. Mumbai Indians destroys Sunrisers in a do-or-die match in 2015

In the 8th season of Pepsi IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad was playing a do-or-die encounter. If they lost the match, they would have been out of the tournament and a win would allow them to enter play-off. Sunrisers elected to bat first and it was a terrible start as they lost their best 3 wickets (David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, and Eoin Morgan) in just 6 overs.

Lasith Malinga and Mitch McClenaghan did fiery bowling as Sunrisers were lagging behind with 3-23 in 5.3 overs. Sunrisers lost all the momentum and they were dismissed for just 113. Mitch picked 3 wickets and Suchith and Malinga picked up 2 wickets.  Chasing a target of 114 was a cakewalk for Mumbai Indians.

  1. David Warner’s 90* led Sunrisers to an effective win in 2016

Mumbai Indians chose to bat first on a humid evening and they got slow beginning at their innings. Within the power play, both of their openers Parthiv Patel and Martin Guptill were out. But Krunal Pandya and Ambati Rayudu steadied the ship and led the team to decent 142/6 in 20 overs.

Sunrisers got terrible beginning as they lost Shikhar Dhawan, their star opener in their very first over, by Tim Southee. But David Warner with his Australian mate Moises Henriques played a match-winning 62 runs of partnership off 55 balls. Warner was aggressive by grabbing 50 runs off 42 balls. Sunrisers chased the target with around 3 overs left thanks to David Warner’s 90* off 59 deliveries, including 4 sixes and 7 boundaries.

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