Mumbai Indians thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad and claimed the top of the IPL 2020 points table in the 17th IPL 2020 match. A 34-run win saw the bowlers ending Sunrisers Hyderabad for 174 runs during the chase of 209.
Sharma on MI hitters
Although the skipper failed, Mumbai Indians had their star opener in the middle to score 67 runs off 39 balls. Ishan Kishan (31 off 23), Kieron Pollard (25 off 13), Hardik Pandya (28 off 19), and Krunal Pollard (20 off 4) did the rest of the job to take the score beyond 200 for the side. Rohit Sharma acknowledged the efforts and said it is great to have three power hitters.
“I definitely missed out, but again you try your best whenever you have the opportunity. Great effort from the boys to put those runs on the board. We decide the middle order depending on how the game is going. Match-ups, match situation etc. It is great to have three power hitters. Today Krunal also showed his value. You come with bowling plans.”
Bowlers steal the show
The chase was surely going to be difficult but the Mumbai Indians bowlers hardly gave any chance to Sunrisers Hyderabad. On a ground like Sharjah, Trent Boul and James Pattinson conceded only 28 and 29 runs respectively. Kieron Pollard did the job of a perfect all-rounder as he was effective even with the ball today (3-0-30-0).
Speaking about the same, the skipper said, “We didn’t have any total in mind. We back our bowlers to do the job. And that’s what they did. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but you have to bowl the best delivery at the time. I don’t try to impose my plans on them. I want them to give me their plan, and then I set the field. It is always nice to have bowlers who do that. You come with bowling plans.”