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Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 9th Match Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 9th Match 17 Monday May 2021 153556000000 Mumbai Indians won by 13 runs Cricinfo Commentary updated on 17 Monday May 2021 153556000000 MI - 150/5 (20) SRH - 137 (19.4) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 17 Monday May 2021 153556000000 CRR:  6.97 Player of the Match Kieron Pollard Scorecard Refresh Commentary It was the familiar Chepauk script all over again today, or should I say the Mumbai Indians script? The defending champions notched up their second straight win and that they have done so without really playing their A game so far is certainly an ominous sight for the other teams. Sunrisers meanwhile have plenty of things to deal with, especially their middle order issues that cease to end. Kane Williamson's unavailability isn't helping. They have to find a way sooner than later. Tomorrow will be the first double-header of the season, with RCB and KKR squaring off in the afternoon game, followed by the Northern Derby that sees DC and PBKS going head-to-head. Hope you enjoyed our coverage today, and hoping that you'd join us for tomorrow's Double Bonanza. On that note, this is Hari Sadanandan signing off on behalf of Pradeep Krishnamurthy , Abhinand Raghavendran , Sriram AS and Mukesh . Cheers! Kieron Pollard | Player of the Match: The situation of the game (dictates the batting order). We always have to be padded up. It's nice to see other guys also delivering, so not much pressure. Those runs at the end really helped us. You have to decide your strong areas (on such pitches) and see what you can do. We have to find ways. It was good to see the team finding a way to scrap a win. Hopefully this can take us through. Of course, when it's coming out well (in bowling), you want to but I'm happy doing what the team wants. Rohit Sharma | Winning captain: It was a great effort from the bowling unit. We knew it wasn't going to be easy. On that pitch, when you're bowling well, it's not easy. I thought it was a good score on that pitch. You saw from both the teams, trying to capitalise on the powerplay. Having said that, I think we can bat better in the middle overs. All these guys have played a lot of cricket on pitches like these. So, there are areas to work on. At the same time, don't want to be too harsh on the guys. I think the pitch gets slower and slower. Rahul was turning the ball in his fourth over, which was the 12th or 13th over. That doesn't happen in Mumbai. The ball was reversing as well. The slowishness of the deck doesn't allow batsmen to come and slog straightaway. One set batter carrying through is needed, which is what's not happening for all of the teams that have played here. Polly has done it for so many years for us at the back end. We have the confidence in him. It's all about him getting some time in the middle. Our fielding was really good tonight, that's something we take pride in. Those run outs and also the catches. Cricguy : SRH didn't address the middle order issue in this ipl auctions...No Indian experienced middle order batter Hardik Pandya - I just make sure that the ball is in my hand and then target the stumps. To be honest, the run-out of Warner, I wasn't expecting him to be that far, I just wanted to take aim and hit, and only then I realized that he was well short. We have a lot of character as a team, they got to a great start, but our bowlers pulled them back nicely, bowled good line and lengths, made sure that the pressure was built. Rahul Chahar, Krunal and all the others - we bowled as a unit, held the nerves and used all the opportunities that came our way. We have plenty of experience (having played long as a team), lots of feedback from the players and it helps having a captain who makes the most of it. David Warner | Losing captain : I don't know how to take that. Obviously disappointing. Two of us were set but it proves that if you don't bat deep, you can't win. That was my game-plan, a great piece of fielding from Hardik though. But that's the game of cricket. These are very much chaseable targets, if you get a partnership and if there is one person at the end, you can chase it down. The guys need to play smart cricket in the middle, the bowlers have been fantastic and this wicket was slower than the previous wickets that we have played. You gotta learn from mistakes and it's our responsibility at the top to bat deep. The bowlers adapted well. We have to move forward and keep having smiles on our faces. We have to speak to the physios, he's (Williamson) coming along nicely and plays a big role in our squad . 23:13 Local Time, 17:43 GMT, 23:13 IST: Chepauk this season has been known for these heists by teams bowling second. And MI have generally been known for squeezing teams in the second half with the ball over the years. Put the two together, and are we surprised? As per the trend at this venue, SRH got off to a blistering start through Bairstow and Warner too got a start. It seemed a cruise for the first 6-7 overs of the game but as has been the norm in recent games, SRH started losing the plot to the older, softer ball on a slow deck. Mind you, there was dew today, unlike the other two games, but chasing was still hard. And Mumbai, well, they did what they are habituated doing, coming back from behind to startle the opposition. SRH's frustration continues, as they are winless this season. 19.4 Boult to Khaleel Ahmed, out Bowled!! Boult wraps up another MI heist ! Boult nails the yorker once again, middle-and-off line, Khaleel backs away early and can't get his bat down in time. And that folks, is the end of that. Khaleel Ahmed b Boult 1(2) Boult to Khaleel Ahmed, THATS OUT!! Bowled!! 19.3 Boult to Mujeeb, 1 run, very full and wide, Mujeeb slices this out towards short third man 19.2 Boult to Khaleel Ahmed, 1 run, very full and outside off, Khaleel keeps out the hat-trick ball with a stab to point Khaleel Ahmed, right handed bat, comes to the crease 19.1 Boult to Bhuvneshwar, out Bowled!! Knocked over! Simple tactics from Boult, goes full and straight, attacks the stumps and sneaks past Bhuvneshwar's desperate slog attempt. Sound of timber. Nothing much Bhuvi could have done here to be honest, this job should have been completed by the men before him. Bhuvneshwar b Boult 1(2) Boult to Bhuvneshwar, THATS OUT!! Bowled!! Omkar Nawathe : Yesterday Jadeja, today Hardik Pandya. Both of them show us why you can't keep them out. Arguably the most complete fielders of the modern days. SRH: 135-8 after 19 overs 18.6 Bumrah to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run, slower, shorter and wider, climbs off the deck and Bhuvneshwar jabs this towards backward point who makes a diving stop Mujeeb Ur Rahman, right handed bat, comes to the crease 18.5 Bumrah to Shankar, out Caught by Suryakumar Yadav!! This is probably the game for MI! The last hope for SRH, Shankar perishes. Looks to go downtown, hasn't picked the slower ball from Bumrah and ends up skying this to long-off. Regulation take for SKY who jumps around in joy. So do the other MI players. The writing is on the wall for SRH, if it wasn't already. Shankar c Suryakumar Yadav b Bumrah 28(25) [6s-2] Bumrah to Shankar, THATS OUT!! Caught!! 18.4 Bumrah to Shankar, no run, back to the on-pace delivery and it's a pinpoint wide yorker, Shankar can't get bat on ball 18.3 Bumrah to Shankar, 2 runs, not much pace on offer again, shorter length and Shankar miscues the slog over forward square leg. Into the gap and takes on Boult's throw with a desperate brace. Makes it in the end Equation | 19 runs | 10 balls Load More Commentary

Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 9th Match

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Mumbai Indians won by 13 runs

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 17 Monday May 2021 153556000000

MI - 150/5 (20)
SRH - 137 (19.4)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 17 Monday May 2021 153556000000
CRR:  6.97

Player of the Match

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It was the familiar Chepauk script all over again today, or should I say the Mumbai Indians script? The defending champions notched up their second straight win and that they have done so without really playing their A game so far is certainly an ominous sight for the other teams. Sunrisers meanwhile have plenty of things to deal with, especially their middle order issues that cease to end. Kane Williamson's unavailability isn't helping. They have to find a way sooner than later. Tomorrow will be the first double-header of the season, with RCB and KKR squaring off in the afternoon game, followed by the Northern Derby that sees DC and PBKS going head-to-head. Hope you enjoyed our coverage today, and hoping that you'd join us for tomorrow's Double Bonanza. On that note, this is Hari Sadanandan signing off on behalf of Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Abhinand Raghavendran, Sriram AS and Mukesh. Cheers!

Kieron Pollard | Player of the Match: The situation of the game (dictates the batting order). We always have to be padded up. It's nice to see other guys also delivering, so not much pressure. Those runs at the end really helped us. You have to decide your strong areas (on such pitches) and see what you can do. We have to find ways. It was good to see the team finding a way to scrap a win. Hopefully this can take us through. Of course, when it's coming out well (in bowling), you want to but I'm happy doing what the team wants.

Rohit Sharma | Winning captain: It was a great effort from the bowling unit. We knew it wasn't going to be easy. On that pitch, when you're bowling well, it's not easy. I thought it was a good score on that pitch. You saw from both the teams, trying to capitalise on the powerplay. Having said that, I think we can bat better in the middle overs. All these guys have played a lot of cricket on pitches like these. So, there are areas to work on. At the same time, don't want to be too harsh on the guys. I think the pitch gets slower and slower. Rahul was turning the ball in his fourth over, which was the 12th or 13th over. That doesn't happen in Mumbai. The ball was reversing as well. The slowishness of the deck doesn't allow batsmen to come and slog straightaway. One set batter carrying through is needed, which is what's not happening for all of the teams that have played here. Polly has done it for so many years for us at the back end. We have the confidence in him. It's all about him getting some time in the middle. Our fielding was really good tonight, that's something we take pride in. Those run outs and also the catches.

Cricguy: SRH didn't address the middle order issue in this ipl auctions...No Indian experienced middle order batter

Hardik Pandya - I just make sure that the ball is in my hand and then target the stumps. To be honest, the run-out of Warner, I wasn't expecting him to be that far, I just wanted to take aim and hit, and only then I realized that he was well short. We have a lot of character as a team, they got to a great start, but our bowlers pulled them back nicely, bowled good line and lengths, made sure that the pressure was built. Rahul Chahar, Krunal and all the others - we bowled as a unit, held the nerves and used all the opportunities that came our way. We have plenty of experience (having played long as a team), lots of feedback from the players and it helps having a captain who makes the most of it.

David Warner | Losing captain: I don't know how to take that. Obviously disappointing. Two of us were set but it proves that if you don't bat deep, you can't win. That was my game-plan, a great piece of fielding from Hardik though. But that's the game of cricket. These are very much chaseable targets, if you get a partnership and if there is one person at the end, you can chase it down. The guys need to play smart cricket in the middle, the bowlers have been fantastic and this wicket was slower than the previous wickets that we have played. You gotta learn from mistakes and it's our responsibility at the top to bat deep. The bowlers adapted well. We have to move forward and keep having smiles on our faces. We have to speak to the physios, he's (Williamson) coming along nicely and plays a big role in our squad.

23:13 Local Time, 17:43 GMT, 23:13 IST: Chepauk this season has been known for these heists by teams bowling second. And MI have generally been known for squeezing teams in the second half with the ball over the years. Put the two together, and are we surprised? As per the trend at this venue, SRH got off to a blistering start through Bairstow and Warner too got a start. It seemed a cruise for the first 6-7 overs of the game but as has been the norm in recent games, SRH started losing the plot to the older, softer ball on a slow deck. Mind you, there was dew today, unlike the other two games, but chasing was still hard. And Mumbai, well, they did what they are habituated doing, coming back from behind to startle the opposition. SRH's frustration continues, as they are winless this season.

19.4 Boult to Khaleel Ahmed, out Bowled!! Boult wraps up another MI heist! Boult nails the yorker once again, middle-and-off line, Khaleel backs away early and can't get his bat down in time. And that folks, is the end of that. Khaleel Ahmed b Boult 1(2)

Boult to Khaleel Ahmed, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

19.3 Boult to Mujeeb, 1 run, very full and wide, Mujeeb slices this out towards short third man

19.2 Boult to Khaleel Ahmed, 1 run, very full and outside off, Khaleel keeps out the hat-trick ball with a stab to point

Khaleel Ahmed, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.1 Boult to Bhuvneshwar, out Bowled!! Knocked over! Simple tactics from Boult, goes full and straight, attacks the stumps and sneaks past Bhuvneshwar's desperate slog attempt. Sound of timber. Nothing much Bhuvi could have done here to be honest, this job should have been completed by the men before him. Bhuvneshwar b Boult 1(2)

Boult to Bhuvneshwar, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

Omkar Nawathe: Yesterday Jadeja, today Hardik Pandya. Both of them show us why you can't keep them out. Arguably the most complete fielders of the modern days.

SRH: 135-8 after 19 overs

18.6 Bumrah to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run, slower, shorter and wider, climbs off the deck and Bhuvneshwar jabs this towards backward point who makes a diving stop

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.5 Bumrah to Shankar, out Caught by Suryakumar Yadav!! This is probably the game for MI! The last hope for SRH, Shankar perishes. Looks to go downtown, hasn't picked the slower ball from Bumrah and ends up skying this to long-off. Regulation take for SKY who jumps around in joy. So do the other MI players. The writing is on the wall for SRH, if it wasn't already. Shankar c Suryakumar Yadav b Bumrah 28(25) [6s-2]

Bumrah to Shankar, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

18.4 Bumrah to Shankar, no run, back to the on-pace delivery and it's a pinpoint wide yorker, Shankar can't get bat on ball

18.3 Bumrah to Shankar, 2 runs, not much pace on offer again, shorter length and Shankar miscues the slog over forward square leg. Into the gap and takes on Boult's throw with a desperate brace. Makes it in the end

Equation | 19 runs | 10 balls