Images from the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad, in Abu Dhabi, on Friday.
Ishan Kishan registered the fastest fifty of Indian Premier League 2021 and Suryakumar Yadav slammed a breezy 82 to enable Mumbai Indians keep their play-offs hope alive with a mammoth total against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their concluding round-robin fixture, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, on Friday.
The defending champions amassed 235 for 9 in their allotted 20 overs and now need to clinch victory by 171 runs to displace Kolkata Knight Riders from the fourth spot in the points table and qualify for the play-offs.
Opting to bat first, Mumbai Indians got off to a flying start as openers Rohit Sharma and Kishan came out all guns blazing against the Sunrisers bowling attack.
Ishan hammered four fours in the second over to make Mumbai Indians’ intentions clear. The wicketkeeper-batsman kept punishing the bowlers and slammed the fastest fifty, off 16 balls, in IPL 2021 as he went on a run-riot. In the process he bettered the record previously held by Pollard, who performed the feat off 17 balls.
The opening partnership was broken when Rashid Khan removed Rohit in the sixth over, but, by then, Mumbai Indians had scored 80 runs.
Jason Holder claimed the second wicket, Hardik Pandya departing while trying to hit every ball out of the park.
Ishan, meanwhile, continued his onslaught and took Mumbai Indians to 120 runs from only nine overs.
Umran Malik provided the Sunrisers a major breakthrough by dismissing Ishan in the 10th over.
In the process, Mumbai Indians equalled the record for the highest total after 10 overs in IPL history as they smashed 131-3.
Abhishek Sharma dismissed both Kieron Pollard and James Neesham off successive deliveries as the Sunrisers looked like staging a comeback.
However, Suryakumar Yadav then went on the offensive and smashed a half-century off just 24 balls.
He kept the scoreboard ticking with trademark cricketing shots, the most notable among them being a lofted hit over pacer Sidhharth Kaul’s head to bring up his 50 off 24 deliveries.
He continued the fireworks, scoring 82 off 40 balls, to enable Mumbai Indians finish with 235.
The last five overs got Mumbai Indians 58 runs.
- IPL 2021
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