When Mumbai Indians (MI) romped against Sun risers Hyderabad (SRH) in the game number 56th of cash-rich league. It was a do and die game for two teams Kolkata knight riders and Sun risers Hyderabad to make it to the playoffs.
With 6 wins in 13 games Sun risers Hyderabad was at verge of losing it place for the playoffs. KKR has 7 wins already but they have poor net run rate over Sun risers Hyderabad.
With this win Sun risers Hyderabad cement the third place in the playoffs to play second qualifier against Royal challengers Bangalore the winner of this qualifier will play the eliminator game before the final.
In a match against Mumbai Indians Sun risers Hyderabad clinch the 10 wicket victory to kick away KKR from the race to playoffs. Having said, let us take a look at two things that went wrong for Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians (MI) lost the toss
Team batting second in this year IPL has not a good record in a chasing the target either it was small total or big target. Team has failed on both the occasions.
After winning the toss Sun risers Hyderabad captain forced Mumbai Indians to bat first with both openers back to the pavilion at the score of 39/2 Mumbai Indians got off to a worst start.
While other players have failed to perform in a crisis situation and Mumbai Indians only managed to score 149 runs with the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Coming to chase Sun risers Hyderabad chase down the target in the 18th over and register 10-wickets victory.
Mumbai Indians Has No Depth In Bowling Division
With only two strike bowlers James Pattinson and Nathan Coulter Nile Mumbai Indians was playing and this strategy has backfires. As both of them went wicket less while former hasn’t completed his spell later somehow completed the spell.
Apart from fast bowlers who have some experience but in the spin department Mumbai Indians has no single bowler to stop Sun risers Hyderabad to chase the total.
Mumbai Indians has to come plan in the next game against Delhi Capital to balance the equation.