Mumbai Indians’ all-round bowling effort ensured that the team ended their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 campaign with a 42-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Friday.
Mumbai Indians were supposed to win by 171 runs to remove KKR from fourth place in the points table and qualify for the playoffs, but Jason Roy gave SRH a great start and refused to give a chance to the Rohit Sharma-led side. Gave.
SRH’s stand-in captain Manish scored a 30-ball fifty but was run out of partners as Mumbai Indians won the match.
we bow down #IPL2021 With a win and our heads were held high!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 8 October 2021
Chasing 236, SRH got off to a flying start as Jason Roy dashed Mumbai Indians’ slim qualification hopes. Jason and Abhishek Sharma put on 64 runs for the first wicket.
Trent Boult removed Jason while James Neesham dismissed Abhishek Sharma to reduce SRH to 79/2. Captain Manish Pandey kept breaking boundaries at regular intervals but got no support from the other end.
Mohammad Nabi, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder and Rashid Khan all failed to make a mark as SRH lost wickets at regular intervals.
Priyam Garg tried to develop a partnership with Manish but Jasprit Bumrah dismissed the batsman in the 16th over.
In the end, SRH fell 43 runs short of the target as Mumbai Indians won their final game of IPL 2021.
Earlier, Ishan Kishan scored the fastest fifty of IPL 2021 while Suryakumar Yadav smashed 82 as Mumbai Indians posted 235/9 in 20 overs.
Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians 235/9 (Ishan Kishan 84, Suryakumar Yadav 82; Jason Holder 4-52) vs. SRH 193/8 (Manish Pandey 69*, Priyam Garg 29; James Neesham 2-28).