Mumbai Indians emerges victoriously against Sunrisers Hyderabad, but no joy in the face of the MI players was there, as they were not able to qualify for the playoffs. However, MI tried their level best to succeed and they got the victory as well, but couldn’t get that win which was necessary for them to qualify for the finals.
MI needed to defeat SRH by 171 runs, and fans even though that it would be an impossible thing for any team to defeat their opposition by that margin. But Mumbai’s performance in the first innings did make many people believe that the mission would have been possible.
Mumbai batted first and put up a mammoth score of 235 on the board with the loss of 9 wickets. They certainly gave a magnificent fight to the orange army, and their opposition had no answer to it. MI’s opener Ishan Kishan played a brilliant knock of 84 of 32 balls with 11 fours and 4 sixes. Also, Suryakumar Yadav scored 82 of 40 balls with 13 fours and 3 sixes. These two were the only two big scores from MI, and none except them could get past the 20 run mark.
SRH in reply also started brilliantly with Jason Roy scoring 34 of 21 and Abhishek Sharma with a knock of 33 of 16. Also, Priyam Garg played his part with 29 of 21 balls. The only batter from SRH who did a half-century is Manish Pandey scoring 69 of 41 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes. SRH ended up at 193 for 8 which was indeed a very good answer while chasing at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
MI’s hopes for playoffs gets over
MI needed to defeat their opponents by 171 runs, i.e., they scored 235 and were required to all-out Hyderabad by 64 runs. However they couldn’t do so, and KKR qualified for 4th place for the finals. MI with their last win in the IPL 2021 also secured 14 points being the same as KKR. But the Knight Club having the best run rate among all teams, went to the final stage of the league.