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IPL 2021: Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav raise Mumbai Indians' playoffs hope

IPL 2021: Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav elevate Mumbai Indians’ playoffs hope | Cricket Information

Abu Dhabi: Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav struck whirlwind fifties as defending champions Mumbai Indians posted a mammoth 235 for 9 in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad of their must-win IPL match on Friday. MI not solely have to win the match, they should beat SRH by 171 runs or extra to leapfrog Kolkata Knight Riders within the race for the fourth and final play-off spot.
MI wanted a miracle and the script unfolded of their favour, at the least within the first innings, once they opted to bat and posted a mammoth whole. From the phrase go, Kishan discovered the fence at will and scored his 84 runs off simply 32 balls. Yadav’s 82-run knock got here off 40 balls throughout which he hit 13 fours and three sixes.
MI openers — Kishan and skipper Rohit Sharma (18 off 13) meant enterprise and confirmed the intent from the onset. Kishan, particularly, was in belligerent temper as he went hammer and tongs and did not spare a single SRH bowler to convey up his fifty in simply 16 balls, the quickest half century this season.
It was raining boundaries and sixes for Kishan in each over as MI raced to 78 runs within the first 5 overs. The menacing partnership between the openers was lastly damaged within the sixth over by Rashid Khan when he induced a top-edge from Rohit which was brilliantly caught by Mohammad Nabi operating backwards.
However Kishan was in a relentless temper as he continued to make use of his lengthy deal with to nice impact and put immense strain on SRH assault. It seemed like kid’s play for Kishan as he clobbered Rashid over the deep midwicket to convey up the crew’s 100 in 7.1 overs.
Kishan lastly departed within the tenth over when he prime edged an Umran Malik supply to Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps.
After Kishan’s dismissal, SRH pulled issues again, courtesy some sensible captaincy from Manish Pandey, who changed Kane Williamson out with an elbow niggle. A brave Pandey introduced younger left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma into the attck within the thirteenth over and the bowler reposed his captain’s religion by eradicating Kieron Pollard (12) and Jimmy Neesham in last two balls of the over to face in probability for a hat-trick.
Yadav, who had not been at his finest within the second leg up to now, rose to the event when it matterd and took the onus of guiding MI innings after Kishan’s dismissal. He stored the scoreboard ticking with trademark cricketing photographs, essentially the most notable amongst them was a lofted hit over pacer Sidhharth Kaul’s head to convey up his fifty in 24 balls.
The final 5 overs yielded 58 runs for MI throughout which Yadav was at his attacking finest.

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