first wicket for Tendulkar in the IPL. SRH bowled out. Misses the yorker by inches, Bhuvneshwar tries to go down the ground, but gets an outside edge to extra cover. What a moment for Tendulkar jr.
11.45pm That's the end of the night then. MI happy, warm, cuddly, family-like. SRH not too bummed. We leave you there with the promise of being at the same place, same time tomorrow. Stay hydrated, stay happy.
11.40pm Cameron Green is the obvious Player of the Match. He says, and this is not verbatim: I think the first couple of games were a bit of a learning curve for myself and for the team. Just winning the game is the greatest satisfaction. Bowling at the death is work in progress. The more you get exposed to it, the better you get at it.
11.35pm Rohit Sharma, the winning captain, says, again, not verbatim: I have got a lot of fond memories playing here. Played three seasons, and won a trophy. It is important for us to settle the bowlers in. We have got a couple of guys who haven't played IPL before. It is important to back them. And they are coming into their own. I am enjoying my batting. I am liking what I do. Of course I would take the next step, but it is a different role. We have been talking about setting the tempo early. One of us needs to bat deep, but as long as we are getting big scores, we are happy. We have a deep batting line-up, and we need to make sure they bat freely. I like Tilak's approach. He is not afraid. He is not playing the bowler, he is playing the ball. It's quite exiting to play with Arjun. Life has come full circle. Arjun has been part of the squad for the last three years. I have seen him grow. He understands what he wants to do, and he is quite confident he can do it. He is trying to swing the new ball, and bowling yorkers at the death.
11.25pm Arjun Tendulkar says, and this is not verbatim: My plan was to just bowl wide and get the batsmen hitting into the longer side. I was itching to bowl, yes. I love bowling and happy to bowl any time. We [Sachin and him] talk a lot about cricket. We talk tactics and plans. I just focused on my release and the lengths I want to bowl. If it swings, it is a bonus; if it doesn't, so be it.
11.23pm Aiden Markram, the SRH captain, is the first man interviewed. He says, and this is not verbatim: Great effort to take it so deep. But we need to find a way to bat better. The pitch stayed pretty much the same through the match. Slightly on the slower side but overall a good wicket. The dew didn't come unfortunately. It is hard to predict. Before the toss we felt if the dew comes, it is a bonus. If it doesn't, the pitch won't change too much. Not too bummed about this. Obviously not nice to not win, but not going to be too down.
11.21pm What a storybook end to the evening for MI. However, the difference between a comfortable win and a nervous tight final over was one piece of lazy running from Washington. In the end, though, MI proved to be the superior side.
he shuffles across looking to sweep but Tendulkar stays with the yorker. Hits his back pad for a leg-bye
yorker, on off, played with an open face to deep point
this is just too wide. Kishan does well to deny them extras on top of the wide
Markande is the new man in
wide yorker again, toe-ended to deep point, and he runs himself out taking a non-existent second
looks for the yorker, gets in a low full toss outside off. Samad gets a nick on it, but Kishan saves four with a dive to his right
Tendulkar with the last over. SRH need 20. Third and fine leg both inside the circle
End of a superb night for Green
reversing yorker. On leg stump. Dug out into nthe stumps at the non-striker's. Samad doesn't take the single off the ricochet. He wants the strike
still reversing. Beats the inside edge on the slog. Half a shout for lbw but this is sliding down
Back to play
Green is cramping. This will pause play as he gets some attention
goes short as expected, runs this down to deep third for one
Fine leg goes back. He might be going shorter
nails the yorker. Follows him too as he backs away. Dug out back to him
oh Green is lucky. He is sliding down leg, and is lucky there is no bat on this because fine leg is up. One leg-bye only
inswing, on a length, top of off. Opens the face for. single
Whoever is bowling the last over will be hoping Green kills this game in the 19th over. Will it be Tendulkar or will it be Shokeen in the end?
how many half-edges will go past short third tonight? Behrnedorff bowls well enough, gets an outside edge on this near yorker, but the third is inside the circle. anything past him is four
Back to over two a ball as Behrendorff goes around the wicket
lazy running. Two yorkers in one ball. Behrendorff bowls one, and Washington digs it out for what looks like a comfortable single to mid-off. David lets a throw rip, catches the stumps on the yorker, and Washington is casual. Not even stretching his arm fully let alone diving
well is there another twist left? Back to two a ball now. Behrendorff looks to tuck him up with a yorker, but ends up going down leg. And Kishan can't catch up with nit
slower ball, on a length, but gives him the width, which allows Washington to open the face and beat short third
yorker, on off stump, dug out for a single to long-off
Around the wicket
goes to good length, driven to deep cover for one
yorker gone wrong. Nice knee-high full toss, and he chips it over extra cover for four
Behrendorff to bowl out
slower ball, completely done in, but the miscue lands well short of long-off
|Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad|
|Toss||Sunrisers Hyderabad, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||18 April 2023 - night (20-over match)|
|SRH Player Replacement|
Impact player: Abdul Samad in, T Natarajan out (2nd innings, 13.6 ov)
|MI Player Replacement|
Impact player: Riley Meredith in, Tilak Varma out (1st innings, 19.6 ov)
|Points||Mumbai Indians 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0|
Over 20 • SRH 178/10
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|Abdul Samad||run out||9||12|
|Washington Sundar||run out||10||6|
|M Markande||not out||2||2|
|Extras||(b 1, lb 5, w 13)|
|Total||178(10 wkts; 19.5 ovs)|