Sunrisers v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2014, Hyderabad May 12, 2014

The failed tag

Plays of the day from the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad

Finch's placement
Aaron Finch had already moved to the leg side and lofted Pragyan Ojha for six over extra cover in the left-arm spinner's first over. Finch continued to make room and Ojha tried to outwit him by bowling full and wide of off stump. Finch was far from the line but he somehow reached out and drilled the ball through the off side. Despite his awkward position, he also managed to pick the small gap at extra cover.

Bumrah's failed tag
In Ojha's second over, Finch timed one through extra cover again. Jasprit Bumrah ran across from sweeper cover, Corey Anderson did so from long-off. As the fielders converged, Bumrah dived, and parried the ball away. It would have been an ideal team effort if Anderson had picked it up but by the time Bumrah palmed the ball, Anderson had overrun it and was behind his team-mate. The ball rolled into the boundary as both fielders watched helplessly.

Tare's misfield
Mumbai Indians had leaked a few late runs after keeping Sunrisers Hyderabad in check for most of the innings. David Warner pulled the penultimate ball of the last over in the air. It bounced in front of Aditya Tare at deep square leg. It spun a bit as it bounced, but Tare seemed to have it covered, until he let it slip through. His captain Rohit Sharma was so incensed he swore in frustration.

Steyn's rage
Sunrisers did not have a good night with the ball. Even Dale Steyn went for 12 runs in his third over. At the end of the over, he collected the ball as it came in from long-off, and slammed it into the stumps, uprooting the middle one. He collected his cap from the umpire and walked off in a huff.

Abhishek Purohit is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • GamessOn on May 13, 2014, 11:13 GMT

    At times seems like Steyn is overly hyped in T20 format. May be because of his performances in Test / ODis or may be because he is so passionate about the game. But in this format even the best bowlers can go for plenty. Wounder how Glen McGrath would have performed in T20s.

  • dummy4fb on May 13, 2014, 10:10 GMT

    Once again Steyn goes for plenty. Number 1 bowler in the world? In this format definately not , more a liability.

  • GamessOn on May 13, 2014, 9:53 GMT

    @ They.Ra.S - well spotted. Also mentioned in the cricinfo commentary. Big goof-up by everyone on the field. In such a case shouldn't the third umpire intervene?

  • Dejected_Indian_Fan on May 13, 2014, 6:45 GMT

    I thought Irfan Pathan was making some statements about bowling at 140 KPH before the IPL started......

  • sam6e on May 13, 2014, 5:51 GMT

    Dhawan is a useless captain without strategy. All the pressure created by Bhuvi n Steyn shud be kept..Why do you opt mediocre pathan when you have already moises henriques or for that case he shud have gone to mishra/karan with simmons was struggling with genuine fast bowlers 1 run of first 10 balls he faced...this is where captaincy keep pressure on batsmen...surely if he plays another 10 balls for 5 runs he would have thrown away his wicket with frustration...Sorry story for SRH as the winning intent was missing from them...warner hit sixes in the last couple of overs otherwise the way finch and warner batting 16th to 18th over with 18 runs is 18 balls any school boy can or die for remaining matches n especially 2 matches scheduled with KKR who r in the race as well....exciting but plz think about SRH fans

  • dummy4fb on May 13, 2014, 3:47 GMT

    @Maxx_Aftab Bhuvi has been the star performer for almost all the matches. He has outperformed all the fast bowlers by a huge distance(except Malinga to an extent). He has never had a bad match this season! Easily the best fast bowler this season.

  • Greatest_Game on May 13, 2014, 3:27 GMT

    @ Maxx_Aftab commented that "Bhuvi was the star performer of this match. On a day when every other bowler went for over 7 RPO, he took 2 wickets at 5.25 RPO."

    Bhuvi has been on fire during this tournament. If he can keep up this level of performance India will have a great asset.

    And yes, T20 especially is far too much oriented towards batsmen.

  • dummy4fb on May 13, 2014, 0:30 GMT

    "Steyn's rage" would have attracted umpire's ire for abuse of equipments.

  • android_user on May 12, 2014, 19:33 GMT

    Missed the play of Rahul's errors

  • They.Ra.S on May 12, 2014, 19:06 GMT

    Did anybody notice that, how Rayudu had faced first ball after second time out, since previous over last ball faced by Simmons gone for a single in that ball. Any new rule created that after timeout anybody can bat like that. Can anyone reply me, if I am wrong check in cricinfo commentary & TV replays, means this is blunder from umpires, batsmen as well as bowling team.

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