IPL 2022 – Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match 65 – Post Match Comments
Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Mumbai Indians by three runs in the 65th match of the IPL 2022 to keep their playoff hopes alive. MI skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first at his home field, Wankhede Stadium. Abhishek Sharma left the game early, allowing batters to carry the burden of scoring runs. Priyam Garg displayed the appropriate mentality in the critical game, adding 42 points on 26 balls.
The ultimate class, though, was opened by Rahul Tripathi’s bat, who once again proved to be an outright match-winner Orange Army while adding 76 off 44. Kane Williamson and his team passed the 190-run milestone thanks to Nicholas Pooran’s 38-off 22. Ramandeep Singh bowled brilliantly for the Mumbai Indians, trapping three big fishes in three overs while conceding at 6.70.
For a change, MI put up a tremendous batting performance, which their fans had been anticipating all season. Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan returned to form after a long absence, contributing 48 and 43 runs respectively to give MI a flying start.
However, wickets continued to fall after two openers returned, but Tim David’s performance gave MI fans hope. David’s 46 off 18 looked to be taking MI over the line but he was forced to leave due to an unlucky run-out. Umran Malik took three wickets for SRH while conceding 23 runs.
The result went in favor of the Sunrisers and they find themselves with an outside chance of getting into the playoffs. Let’s take a look at what the captains and the player of the match had to say at the end of this game.
Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) – Losing Captain
Till about the second last over I thought we had it. Unfortunate runout there of Tim David. We thought we were very much in the game till that runout. You would back yourself to get even 19 off the final over. Credit to Sunrisers, they held their nerve pretty well at the back end. We wanted to try a few things while keeping one eye on the future. We wanted certain guys to bowl under pressure in certain situations of the game but I thought they batted pretty well to get 193. The way we pulled things back at the end was very good. We weren’t consistent upfront with the ball. We came pretty close with the bat but couldn’t finish off. Feels good (to get his highest score on the score). For us, it is simple (for the last game). Just want to tick off the boxes and finish off on a high note. We will try everything we can from our side. If there is an opportunity to try out new guys we will definitely look to do that as well.
Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – Winning Captain
Nice to break the streak. But also nice to win the wrestle. Had a few games where momentum wasn’t on our side and we couldn’t wrestle it back. All in all a very good performance and a lot of learning to come out of it. He’s (Tripathi) a seriously special player, he comes out and takes the momentum away. Have seen it a number of times in this competition. He always bowls quickly, which is obviously strength and a weapon for our side. Got an amazing skill set and if he can channel, he can turn a match as we saw. Priyam is a seriously talented cricketer, great that he could get the opportunity today, he’s one of those players we’re going to see a lot more of, got a really good head on his shoulders, a lot of potential but a lot of skill as well. Our death bowling has been a strength of ours and Bhuvi is one of the top death bowlers of the tournament. His contribution today and to bowl, a maiden is an amazing contribution and match-winning moment really.
Rahul Tripathi (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – Player of the Match
I’ve enjoyed batting at three. It’s important that if the openers have given a good start, then continue that. Or whatever the situation demands I’m trying to learn from that. Bumrah’s a great bowler. Was just looking to react to whatever he’s bowling. Depends on how the wicket is playing, and how I can counterattack at that point. If it’s there and I can take it on, I will definitely go for the shot. If it’s not there then I’ll just look to take those singles-doubles. To win games is more important, happy I could do that today. Sometimes when a bowler is bowling well, how to score those runs. In T20 there cannot be a moment where you can slow down. Every ball is an event so I just think about what could be the best result. When you play it’s obviously your dream to represent your country.