In the 69th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. With this win, they have now secured much needed 16 points, which helped them to create their spot in the fourth position, and now they will be eyeing the fixture between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gujarat Titans (GT) in Bengaluru, where they will be praying for GT to win this encounter, as this will pave the way for MI to the playoffs.
MI captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited SRH to bat first, but the Hyderabad-based team took advantage by scoring a strong total of 200/5 in their given 20 overs, all courtesy of the batting prowess of Mayank Agarwal and Vivrant Sharma.
While chasing in this very crucial encounter, the Mumbai-based team had a very edgy start, as SRH drew the first blood, as Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the wicket of Ishan Kishan (14) in the third over, but today, it was Cameron Green (100)* who stood tall for his side in this very important fixture. He scored a heroic ton which had eight fours and eight sixes. He first build a partnership of 128 runs with the skipper Rohit (56), and then knit a 53 runs partnership with Suryakumar Yadav (25)*, and chased the target of 201 runs in the 19th over.
Once again, it was a very disappointing day for the Hyderabad bowlers, as Bhuvneshwar and Mayank Dagar were the only wicket-takers.
In the first innings, Hyderabad started very well on a good batting deck at Wankhede, where both the openers Mayank (83) and his new batting partner, Vivrant (69) built a massive opening partnership of 140 runs. This partnership set a formidable base for the team to set up a score of 200+ runs. However, the partnership was broken in the 14th over, when the young pacer, Akash Madhwal got rid of Vivrant. Mayank also got out in the 17th over, as he was dismissed by Madhwal, and there were wickets falling in quick succession. But a last ball six by the skipper Aiden Markram (13)* helped the 2016 champions to get to the 200 mark.
With the ball for MI, Madhwal was the star with the ball, as he secured four wickets, whereas Chris Jordan got one wicket as well.
For his explosive century, Cameron Green has been adjudged Player of the Match.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 200/5, Overs 20, Mayank Agarwal 83, Akash Madhwal 4/37
Mumbai Indians: 201/2, Overs 18, Cameron Green 100*, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1/26