So this is how it went down: Deepak Hooda watched in despair as four wickets fell at the other end just
when Hyderabad were within shaking distance from victory.
The onus was on him with Hyderabad on 136 for 9 with 11 needed off the final six balls.
Hooda stepped up to the challenge by smashing a Cutting full toss for a six over extra cover, the first of Hyderabad’s innings.
The equation was down to five from five but more importantly Hooda showed faith in last man Billy Stanlake as they sneaked singles to inch closer to the target. With one needed off the last ball and the fielders closing in, Stanlake showed great skill to hoist Cutting over the infield for a four and seal a thriller for Hyderabad.
Hooda remained unbeaten on 33 off 25 balls and Stanlake, who was mobbed by his teammates, was undefeated on five.
Hyderabad ended up on the winning side but spare a thought for the Mumbai bowlers who showed amazing tenacity to pull things back and made the opposition sweat for every run after claiming their first wicket.
Hyderabad notched their second successive victory while Mumbai are yet to open their account despite coming close to winning on both occasions.
00:00 Bumrah, Mustafizur provide final twist with double strikes
As the pressure mounted on Mumbai, Hyderabad needed 15 runs from 18 balls to win with five wickets in hand. But Mumbai pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Mustafizur set the cat among the pigeons with double strikes in successive overs.
Bumrah claimed Yusuf Pathan and Rashid Khan off successive balls in his final over to reduce Hyderabad to 136 for 7 with one specialist batsman Deepak Hooda (batting 24) remaining.
An exciting finish was on cards as Mustafizur dismissed Siddarth Kaul (0) and Sandeep Sharma (0) in the 19th over.
Hyderabad were in a tight spot, but Hooda pulled it off for the home side with a last-ball four from Stanlake.23:54 Purple cap for Markande, Dhawan takes orange cap
With Deepak Hooda unbeaten on 32, SRH won a sensational game, as Mumbai Indians failed to capitalise on their sudden wicket haul. Dhawantook the orange cap for becoming the batsman to have scored the highest runs so far, it was the youngster Markande who stole the purple cap.23:49 Hyderabad pull off a stunner
Stanlake hit the final four as Hyderabad defeated Mumbai in a last-ball thriller at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal in Hyderabad.23:45 1 need off the last ball
This one has gone down to the last ball as the infield comes closer for the final delivery.23:40 Its down to the wire
Hooda steals another one as Rohit Sharma changes the field. Its 2 in 2 now.23:37 It's a SIX! Hooda hammers one over the fence
Deepak Hooda has been in sensational form and hammered one over the fence as Hyderabad need 3 from 3.
23:34 WICKET! Mustafizur gets another one
Bangladeshi lad gets Mustafizur Rahman gets Sandeep Sharma for a duck. Mumbai are inching closer to victory as home side are finding it hard to counter their bowling attack.23:31 OUT! Another one gone
Rohit Sharma's side get rid of Siddharth Kaul, and tilt the tide in their favour as Hyderabad need 11 off 8 balls.
23:24 WICKET! Its two in two for Bumrah
Pathan is caught by Pollard off Bumrah and the pacer strikes back in the next ball to claim Rashid Khan. SRH seem in trouble as they need 12 off the last 2 overs, with just 3 wickets remaining.
23:16 16 overs gone, Sunrisers Hyderabad 124/5
Deepak Hooda (17) and Yusuf Pathan (8), are playing cleverly to keep the scorecard ticking for SRH. Even as just three runs were scored off the over, they have managed to keep the chase at a run a ball, with five wickets in hand.
23:05 Markande turns it on for Mumbai
Young legspinner Mayank Markande revived Mumbai’s hopes by claiming four wickets in his successive overs.
Technology also played as the visitors sought the help of DRS (Decision Review System) and got it right to send back two batsmen after the umpires had turned down their appeals.
Saha was the first to go adjudged leg before wicket by DRS and the 20-year-old Markande claimed his second and third scalps of Dhawan (45 off 28 balls) and Manish Pandey (11 off 8 balls) in his second and third overs respectively. He signed off by dismissing Shakib Al Hasan off the last ball of his spell to finish with brilliant figures of 4-0-23-4.
In between, Hyderabad captain Williamson was declared caught by wicket keeper Ishan Kishan off Mustafizur off a faint edge that was spotted through the DRS.
Hyderabad who were going on merrily at 62 for no loss in the 7th over slumped to 89 for four in the 11th over. After 13 overs they were at 107-5 but still within reach of the target with another 41 needed from 42 balls.22:58 Mayank Markande 4-23 in his 4 overs
Wickets: Wriddhiman Saha, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey and Shakib Al Hasan
22:56 WICKET! Shakib Al Hasan b Markande
22:51 In spite of the four quick wickets Mumbai has picked up, Sunrisers still need to play less than a run a ball.
22:46 WICKET! Manish Pandey c Rohit Sharma b Markande
22:39 WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan c Jasprit Bumrah b M Markande
22:35 WICKET! Kane Williamson c Kishan b Rahman (with DRS)
22:33 The wicket has certainly not put brakes on this Sunrisers chase. Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson have continued the onslaught.
22:30 Dropped catches compounds Mumbai’s miseries as Hyderabad start with a flourish
Mumbai had to make early inroads if they had to wrest control of the match from Hyderabad. But they failed to grab the catches that came their way and were looking down the barrel after the Powerplay.
Ben Cutting could not hold on to a Saha skier in the third over and the wicketkeeper grassed an edge in the fifth over. The batsman to benefit on both occasions was Saha.
Cutting did well to get under the ball by running backwards but he ended up spilling it and worse the ball rolled over to the boundary.
Saha, who was on four and Hyderabad’s score was 20, continued to live dangerously as he was dropped by Kishan off left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya when he was on 19.
But he carried on undeterred while the in-form Dhawan continued to pile on the runs. After the first six overs, Hyderabad were cruising at 56 for no loss with Saha on 21 off 18 balls and Dhawan on 34 off 18 with 24 off them coming from six fours.
22:28 WICKET! Wriddhiman Saha lbw M Markande.
22:27 Mayank Markande has come in to bowl just after the powerplay overs. Remember, his bowling figures on debut were 4-23 in 4 overs against the CSK. He picked those wickets by deceiving the batsmen, including Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni.
22:14 SRH are 38-0 in 4 overs. This is the kind of start Hyderabad would have been looking for. They are definitely not in a hurry. They are waiting for the right balls for the big shots. This could also be a great scoring opportunity of Wriddhiman Saha.
22:07 Here's what happened in the first inning:
The late charge that Mumbai hoped for never came as the Hyderabad bowlers maintained a strong stranglehold in the proceedings. In the last four overs, Mumbai could only muster 26 runs for the loss of three wickets and had to be content with a total of 147-8.
Sandeep Sharma turned the heat in the ‘death overs’ by dismissing Suryakumar (28 off 31 balls) and Pradeep Sangwan off successive deliveries in the 19th overs.
Earlier, Rashid Khan also played his part in the 18th over by conceding just five runs and claiming Ben Cutting (9) with a wrong one. The Afghanistan star finished with brilliant figures of 4-0-13-1.
The onus will now be on the Mumbai bowlers to defend a modest total while Hyderabad will be looking for another hefty contribution from their top order comprising Wriddhiman Saha, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson to rattle their famed rivals.
22:04 Sunrisers Hyderabad have made a stable start. They are of course in command of the match right now, with just 148 to chase.
Remember, Shikhar Dhawan chased a target of 126 in just 15.5 overs against the Rajasthan Royals at this very venue on Monday. Dhawan had scored 78 (57). He was helped by skipper Kane Williamson’s 36 (35).
21:59 The chase is under way. Shikhar Dhawan also scored the inning’s first boundary on the second ball off Pradeep Sangwan.
21:49 Sunrisers Hyderabad need 148 runs to win in 20 overs.
21:42 Mumbai Indians 147/8 in 20 overs.
21:35 WICKET! Pradeep Sangwan lbw Sandeep Sharma.
21:34 Suryakumar Yadav was playing well. Mumbai Indians would have wanted him to play till the end and take them to a decent total. The going has got even tougher for MI with his wicket.
21:32 WICKET! Suryakumar Yadav c Deepak Hooda b Sandeep Sharma.
21:29 Crucial over for both sides: Rashid Khan was brought in to bowl his final over of the night. Ben Cutting hit him for a boundary off the second ball. But Khan came back with a googly and bowled Cutting out on the next ball. Couple of dot balls followed with Pradeep Sangwan at the crease.
Mumbai Indians 134/6 in 18 overs.
21:26 WICKET! Ben Cutting b Rashid Khan.
21:24 Eight runs off the 17 overs for the Mumbai Indians. Yadav ended the over with a fabulous boundary. They would want many more of those in the next three overs.
21:20 Suryakumar Yadav is being addressed by the MI team physio after he dived to make the ground.
21:18 At 8 runs-an-over from here, Mumbai can reach 153. At 12 runs-an-over, they would reach 168. But, will that be enough?
21:16 Shakib Al Hasan bowled a good length ball on the middle stump, and Suryakumar Yadav launched it for a SIX! 10 runs have come off the over. Mumbai Indians 121/5 in 16 overs.21:09 Kieron Pollard departs for 28
Mumbai Indians are down 5 wickets as strongman Pollard was caught on the boundary off the bowling of Billy Stanlake.
20:47 Hyderabad hit back with Kaul’s double strike
Medium-pacer Siddarth Kaul, who had impressed in Hyderabad’s opening victory against Rajasthan Royals, extended his fine run against Mumbai.
In his first over, he dismissed Mumbai’s number 3 Ishan Kishan (9) and dangerman Evan Lewis (29 off 17 balls), who was threatening to take the game away from Hyderabad with his lusty blows.
Kishan’s heave was grabbed smartly at third man by Yusuf Pathan but it was the dismissal of the left-handed Lewis that had guile written all over it. After being hit for a four, Kaul slipped in a knuckle ball to fox Lewis and bowled him neck and crop.
Ishan was earlier dropped by Sandeep Sharma off leg-spinner Rashid Khan but Hyderabad hit back like they did against Rohit to ensure their lapses did not cost them dear.
The two quick wickets slowed down Mumbai’s progress as they were 59 for three after eight overs.20:42 Krunal Pandya departs
Mumbai seem to be in trouble as Hyderabad bowlers continue to pick wickets at at steady pace. At the end of the 9th over, the visitors were reeling at 72/4.20:32 Mumbai lose 2 more
OUT! Lewis and Ishan Kishan fall victim to Siddarth Kaul as Mumbai are reduced to 53 for 3 at the end of 6 overs.
20:28 Rohit fails to capitalise on a reprieve
Rohit Sharma appeared to have got a much-needed slice of luck when he was dropped on zero off the fourth ball of the innings. He hit a six and four in the second over bowled by Billy Stanlake, but failed to keep a flick down and Shakib Al Hasan at square leg latched on to it superbly by diving forward.
While the Mumbai dugout had disappointment writ large, Hyderabad heaved a sigh of relief as Deepak Hooda had failed to latch on to a skier at mid wicket in the first over. Hooda’s spill gave a reprieve to the Mumbai captain, who had mistimed a pull off Sandeep Sharma.
However, opener Evan Lewis kept the Mumbai innings on track smashing two sixes and two fours as they sped to 43-1 in 4 overs.
20:16 At the end of 3 overs, Mumbai are 28/1. Evin Lewis is batting on 9, while Ishan Kishan comes out to join the West Indian.
Rohit Sharma departs
OUT! Mumbai lose their skipper. Shakib Al Hasan takes a decent catch to get Sharma out off the bowling of Billy Stanlake. Mumbai have lost their first wicket.
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Sharma, Lewis open for Mumbai
MI skipper Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis take the crease, as Sandeep Sharma begins proceedings for SRH.
As Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bowl first, it's a big advantage for the home side as they seem to start proceedings in right earnest against the defending champions.
Williamson’s decision was keeping in with the nature of the surface at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium which looks good for batting. Anything around 170-175 should pose a good challenge for Hyderabad.
Changes to the playing XI:
SRH will miss Bhuvneshwar Kumar who is out due to an injury and Sandeep Sharma will replace him. On the other hand, Mumbai's Hardik Pandya and Mitchell McClenaghan, have been replaced by Ben Cutting and Pradeep Sangwan.
Sunrisers Hyderabad playing XI: Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.
Mumbai Indians playing XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Pradeep Sangwan, Mustafizur Rahman, Jasprit BumrahSRH to bowl first
As the Sunrisers win the toss they have decided to go ahead and bowl first.
Hyderabad will want to continue winning run
Hyderabad will look to continue their winning run after defeating Rajasthan Royals in the first game, while Rohit Sharma will have to do work with his side to get their first win of the season.
As the Mumbai lads and the Kane Williamson-led Hyderabadi side take to the field, here are some interesting tweets.
Welcome to Moneycontrol's LIVE coverage of the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians scheduled at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal in Hyderabad at 8 pm on Thursday. Within a week, IPL 2018 has shown that fans would be treated to some last-ball excitement. Stay tuned for all the updates from the ground as the toss is scheduled at 7.30 pm.