11.03 pm: In their last three matches, SRH have got some big wins. Talk about going into the playoffs in the right kind of form...
Beat DC by 88 runs
Beat RCB by five wkts
Beat MI by ten wkts
SRH 151/0 after 17.1 overs (Warner 85, Saha 58)
SRH beat MI by 10 wickets to make it to the playoffs. A four to end the match. Heartbreak for KKR, who have the same number of points as SRH but a poor NRR.
SRH 144/0 after 16 overs (Warner 79, Saha 57)
SRH have made it look easy against an admittedly second-string MI attack. But still.
SRH 131/0 after 14 overs (Warner 68, Saha 55)
Sunrisers Hyderabad need 19 runs in 36 balls and are on course for a 10-wicket win.
SRH 122/0 after 13 overs (Warner 64, Saha 51)
Time for a strategic break but SRH are bossing this at the moment. Sunrisers Hyderabad need just 28 runs in 42 balls to win this and make it to the playoffs.
SRH 110/0 after 12 overs (Warner 46, Saha 49)
A six off the first ball got Warner to his fifty – off 35 balls and a little later in the over, Saha got to his fifty off just 34 balls. What an opening stand this has been!
SRH 97/0 after 11 overs (Warner 46, Saha 49)
8 runs off the over reduces the equation to 53 runs in 54 balls.
SRH 89/0 after 10 overs (Warner 44, Saha 43)
Just 5 runs off the Chahar over but SRH don’t need to panic at all. They are in cruise mode.
SRH 84/0 after 9 overs (Warner 41, Saha 41)
The equations is now down to 66 off 66 balls. Saha isn’t mucking around. He moves into the 40s with two consecutive fours off Krunal.
SRH 71/0 after 8 overs (Warner 38, Saha 21)
Sunrisers Hyderabad need 79 runs in 72 balls. If SRH don’t panic, they have got this. As Gavaskar likes to say, ‘They can do this in singles.’
SRH 65/0 after 7 overs (Warner 34, Saha 29)
Now, Warner has really stepped up. He overtakes Saha. This is a wonderful partnership. 9 runs from the Chahar over.
SRH 56/0 after 6 overs (Warner 26, Saha 28)
A solid Powerplay for SRH. No wickets lost. Runs scored. It really doesn’t get better. They need 94 runs in 84 balls to win the match.
SRH 49/0 after 5 overs (Warner 21, Saha 27)
Chahar into the attack and Saha greeted him with a four off the first ball. Warner got another one later in the over. This is already a very good Powerplay for SRH.
SRH 40/0 after 4 overs (Warner 17, Saha 22)
The good over just keep rolling in for SRH. Warner started the over with three successive fours. They eventually for 16 runs from the over.
SRH 24/0 after 3 overs (Warner 2, Saha 21)
Saha is doing it for SRH once again. He is giving Warner some breathing room and keeping the pressure on MI. Two fours off the last two balls.
SRH 14/0 after 2 overs (Warner 1, Saha 12)
Coulter-Nile dished out a gift and Saha took it. A six to start things off followed by a lovely four. SRH are off and running.
SRH 3/0 after 1 over (Warner 1, Saha 1)
A good start will go a long way for SRH as dew might have an impact on the game later.
SRH out to bat with a playoff place on the line. Warner and Saha in the middle. This should be fun.
MI 149/8 after 20 overs (Pattinson 4, Kulkarni 3)
MI finish with 149. A total that may give them a fighting chance but a lot will depend on the dew. If there is too much, MI’s bowlers will struggle.
MI 145/8 after 19.3 overs (Pattinson 3)
WICKET! A big wicket for SRH. Pollard was going nuts there but he missed a full toss from Holder. But some might argue that Pollard has already done his job.
Pollard b Holder 41(25)
MI 139/7 after 19 overs (Pollard 35, Pattinson 3)
DRS review after being given out showed that the ball had pitched outside the line of the stumps. Pollard then responded by smashing three consecutive sixes off three full tosses. Poor bowling. 20 runs from the over.
MI 119/7 after 18 overs (Pollard 16)
Holder struck twice in the over to send back Coulter-Nile and Pattinson. This is not looking good for MI.
MI 115/6 after 16.3 overs (Kishan 27, Pollard 15)
WICKET! One ball after hitting Sandeep for a six, Kishan edges the widish yorker back onto the stumps. Good bowling by Sandeep to induce the false shot.
Ishan Kishan b Sandeep Sharma 33(30)
MI 109/5 after 15 overs (Kishan 27, Pollard 15)
Back-to-back fours off the last two balls gets Pollard going. They were attempted yorkers that Pollard got under and hit straight down the ground.
MI 98/5 after 14 overs (Kishan 25, Pollard 6)
DROPPED! Rashid Khan drops an easy chance off his own bowling to give Kishan a life. Then, Kishan hits a four later in the over. Big miss though. And then off the last ball, a close shave for Pollard. SRH almost got their review right. Impact outside the line of stumps ruled the TV umpire. Rashid almost had his man.
MI 90/5 after 14 overs (Kishan 19, Pollard 4)
Just three runs from the Nadeem over. SRH giving nothing away at the moment. If they can get Pollard too, MI will be in really big trouble. Dew is expected to be a factor in the match.
MI 82/5 after 12.2 overs (Kishan 15)
WICKET! Wow. Another wicket for SRH. This time Rashid strikes to send back Tiwary. MI have gone from 81/2 to 82/5. Great work by Saha behind the stumps to take that catch.
Saurabh Tiwary c W Saha b Rashid Khan 1(3)
MI 81/4 after 11.4 overs (Kishan 15)
Nadeem strikes again to send back Krunal in quick time. Leading edge, well caught by Williamson. The ball clearly stopped on him.
Krunal Pandya c Williamson b Nadeem 0(3)
MI 81/3 after 11.1 overs (Kishan 15)
WICKET! Superb work by Sahan behind the stumps sends Suryakumar back. Wicket for Nadeem.
Suryakumar Yadav st W Saha b Nadeem 36(29)
MI 81/2 after 11 overs (SKY 36, Kishan 15)
Just three runs from the Natarajan over. He was bang on target and gave nothing away.
MI 78/2 after 10 overs (SKY 34, Kishan 14)
MI have a base. They got a four and a six off the Rashid over – the four a superb sweep shot by SKY and the six – straight down the ground by Kishan. The leg-spinner has conceded 19 runs off his 2 overs.
MI 65/2 after 9 overs (SKY 28, Kishan 8)
No fours for a while. But MI will want to keep this partnership going for a bit before they worry about the big hits.
MI 59/2 after 8 overs (SKY 25, Kishan 5)
7 runs from the first Rashid Khan over. MI playing him right. Five singles and a double.
MI 48/2 after 6 overs (SKY 19, Kishan 0)
The Powerplay overs are done. SRH have got two big wickets and run-scoring should get more difficult with Rashid coming into the attack soon.
MI 39/2 after 4.4 overs (SKY 10)
QdK gave Sandeep Sharma the treatment for the first three balls with a four and two sixes. And then Sandeep comes right back with a wide full toss that QdK edges back onto the stumps! Talk about luck!!!
de Kock b Sandeep Sharma 25(13) [4s-2 6s-2]
MI 23/1 after 4 overs (QdK 9, SKY 10)
Tidy over from Holder. Got hit for a four off the second ball but conceded just 7 runs.
MI 12/1 after 2.3 overs (QdK 8)
And Rohit Sharma doesn’t last long. Seemed to check his shot, caught at mid-off by Warner. Wicket for Sandeep. Slow pitch.
Rohit c Warner b Sandeep Sharma 4(7)
MI 10/0 after 2 overs (Rohit 3, QdK 7)
Steady over by Holder. One lofted shot by Rohit, fell short of the fielder, to end the over.
MI 5/0 after 1 over (Rohit 1, QdK 4)
Rohit Sharma got off the mark with a quick single. Gavaskar on the air: ‘People will be watching.’ All eyes on the MI skipper – is he really fit enough?
Rohit Sharma and QdK out to open for MI
7.06 pm: Playing XIs
Sunrisers Hyderabad XI: D Warner, W Saha, M Pandey, K Williamson, P Garg, A Samad, J Holder, R Khan, S Nadeem, S Sharma, T Natarajan
Mumbai Indians XI: Q de Kock, R Sharma, S Yadav, I Kishan, S Tiwary, K Pollard, K Pandya, N Coulter-Nile, J Pattinson, R Chahar, D Kulkarni
7.05 pm: If Rohit was fit enough to play so soon, surely the selectors should have picked him for Australia...
Murali Kartik: Everything fine with you?
Rohit Sharma: ‘Yeah, looks like that.’
7.02 pm: SRH win the toss and they will have a bowl first. The bigger news though is that Rohit Sharma is back and will captain MI today.
6.54 pm: Will Rohit play? Should he play?
6.51 pm: All eyes on Rohit Sharma as he goes through the drills ahead of the game. Will he play tonight? He will have to contend with an in-from SRH bowling attack if he does play.
6.42 pm: All KKR fans are MI fans tonight.
06.40 pm: Hello all and welcome to the live coverage of match No 56 in the Indian Premier League 2020. It is the final group stage match. It is Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on Mumbai Indians. It is the match that is going to decide the team that enters the Eliminator to face Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Big, big match. But worth noting, that applies only for SRH. Will MI be resting their stars?
The equation? Simple. SRH win, they go through. MI win, KKR go through.
Here’s how the points table looks:
Points table after match No 55
|Q||Royal Challengers Bangalore||14||7||7||-0.172||14|
|4||Kolkata Knight Riders||14||7||7||-0.214||14|
|OUT||Kings XI Punjab||14||6||8||-0.162||12|
|OUT||Chennai Super Kings||14||6||8||-0.455||12|