IPL 2018, MI vs SRH, Match 23: The 'Sachin B'Day Bash' Ruined As MI Lose By 31 Runs

IPL 2018, MI vs SRH: MI lose by 31 runs. This happens to be the second-lowest total defended in IPL history

IPL 2018, MI vs SRH, Match 23: MI beat SRH by 31 runs. This is the second-lowest total ever defended in IPL History. Mumbai Indians (MI) hosted Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match number 23 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. With both teams having lost their last match, it was pitted to be a keenly-contested encounter as both will look to win. For Sunrisers, it has been all downhill after winning all their first three matches. They need to get back their winning momentum. IPL 2018, MI vs SRH, Match 23.

11:50 IST: MI beat SRH by 31 runs. This is the second-lowest total ever defended in IPL History. This is MI’s lowest score in IPL history.

11:40 IST: Shikhar Dhawan has been the wounded soldier, man with a elbow cap, he is diving all over the place. He has already picked up two crucial catches at slip. Hats off GABBAR, kar do Dahaad! This picture tells the story, Hardik Pandya’s long vigil comes to an end, it seems like that is the last nail in the coffin.

11:30 IST: Krunal bhai ka badla Hardik lega, that is what it looks like. He is digging in hard in a bid to get MI over the line. He needs support from the other end.

11:15 IST: Pollard’s adventurous run came to a quick end. Jitna hauwa kareke aaya tha waise hi wapas chala gaya. The game is slipping quick and fast from the MI grip. Rashid is troubling them and asking them questions. Mumbai Indians require another 44 runs with 5 wickets and 36 balls remaining

11:00 IST: Mumbai Indians have lost Krunal Pandya. Missing Hardik bhai! Pollard is there, the Baahubali. He should hit a couple of sixes for the Mumbai crowd, they have hardly had anything to cheer for when they have been batting.

22:45 IST: Yeh kya ho raha hai, Mumbai Indians are worse than SRH. Rohit Sharma is out to Shakib al Hasan. Seems like Shakib has come with a one-point agenda , to spoil the MI party. And they are being successful as of now. Mumbai Indians is trying their level best to lose it, bhai yeh bhi kala hai.

22:25 IST: Oh man, Mumbai Indians may lose, yeh to socha hi nahi. If they lose, they should take the title of being the most unpredictable away from Royal Challengers Bangalore. Two wickets down, Rohit Sharma is in. I thought the match would be over by the 15th over and I will leave, but my luck is hard up it seems…

22:10 IST MI begin the chase and they are following the rule – ‘Slow and steady wins the race’. SRH has scored their 2nd lowest total in the IPL so far which is not expected to trouble the home team

21:50 IST: Some Pathan power finally. Nahi toh lag raha tha Pathan ke besh mein koi billi khel raha hai. Yes, these Pathan’s the way they utter their names exudes a lot of gravity but the way he was playing never gave us a glimpse of that. Lo commentators curse, next ball Pathan ko hazam nahi hua izzat, he is OUT. Seems like the Fat Lady is against SRH.

21:40 IST: Is Sunrisers Hyderabad underperforming as a mark of respect for Sachin Tendulkar? The way they are playing that is exactly what it seems like. What do you reckon? Lo, main na kehta tha…

Loved the picture, I am sure you guys too will love it, The Queen’s Necklace.

21:30 IST: Basil Thampi is the latest casualty. It seems Rohit Sharma is too eager to have dinner, he has brought in Mayank Markande with the purpose of going for the kill. And the youngster is responding to Sharmaji. One question is Markande a Marathi, no he is not but still, he has a name so Marathi-like that we are bound to question.

21:20 IST: Seems like SRH are playing gully cricket. Wickets falling like nine pins. They have already lost 7 wickets. The latest to get dismissed was my favourite Rashid Khan. Now, I can easily say the other night was a one-off for him. It is BOOM BOOM BUMRAH now.

21:10 IST: I swear I have become a huge Rashid Khan fan and really want to see him promoted in the batting order. Come on guys, I even wrote an article asking for it. Dekho aise bhi koi nahi chal raha hai, ise mauka de hi do. At the end of 10 overs, SRH is 82 for 5.

20:55 IST: Sunrisers are trying to forge a partnership. But all the buzz from today’s match seems to be around Sachin Tendulkar. Just saw a poster on the ground, which reads, “Woh Jo Religion wala column hota hai na; usme Bold aur Capital mei ‘SACHIN’ likhtey hain.” That is the euphoria, bhai let us make it a national holiday, khatam, what say?

20:40 IST: Ek baat batao, it seems like everyone in the Orange Army has the orange cap. Is it the orange love? That is what it seems like, there is Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan among the top five. Meanwhile, Pandey is gone, Shakib walks out. Let us cheer for Shakib da…

Just saw Sachin, he cuts another birthday cake, this time on the ground. It seems even the gods are praying for a Mumbai Indians win.

20:30 IST: SRH have got off to a woeful start. Apna Manish is here, well I say apna because he had been on my side for so many years, I mean KKR. Do not worry SRH he will come good. Williamson toh has become Williamsonrisers, so he better performs. I am also eagerly waiting for Pathan power in this clash.

20:15 IST: Big fish Dhawan id back in the hut. This will hurt him and his team. He scored 5 runs. One thing for sure, neither Dhawan nor our Ache din have started. Saha is out without troubling the scorers. CHEST BLOW.

20:10 IST: Apparently, Shikhar Dhawan is wearing his abdomen guard as elbow guard, seems like Dhawan is just not afraid of trolls. Who does this? I can bet had Quinton de Cock done this, the trolls would have started.

#BREAKINGNEWS: Billy Stanlake has been ruled out of IPL 2018.

20:00 IST: Ranbir Kapoor is in the Star Studios, did you take notice? The ‘Sanju’ trailer has just come out and we expect he is on a promotional spree. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson take guard.

19:40 IST: Here is the squad, the changes. Mumbai Indians have won the toss and elected to bowl. Are you ready for the humdinger on Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday?

Mumbai Indians: S Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (capt.), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, M McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman

Dhawan, Nabi and Thampi are in for Sunrisers. Mumbai Indians are going with the same XI. We’ll bring you the full XIs in a bit.

19:30 IST: We are all set, but two questions still hover, will Shikhar Dhawan play? And also why is Bhuvneshwar Kumar missing?

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar will not feature in the fixture as he has not travelled with the team, though we cannot confirm the reason. If that is the case, Sandeep Sharma might be picked instead. With Shikhar Dhawan, who suffered an injury, took to the nets on Monday, but going by his situation, it is uncertain whether he’ll play today or not.

Here’s the Orange Army chilling at a shoot.

The match starts at 8:00 pm IST.

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