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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