IPL 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad Win A Thriller Against Mumbai Indians

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| April 13 , 2018 , 13:50 IST

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) survived a last-minute Mumbai Indians onslaught to win their second successive match in the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday.

Hyderabad's No 11 Billy Stanlake held his nerve and lofted Ben Cutting's last delivery of the 20th over to hand Mumbai Indians their second successive defeat.

Mumbai Indians set a modest target of 148 runs after a below-par performance from the batting line-up. The SRH bowling attack yet again delivered even though one of their main bowlers Bhuvenshwar Kumar was absent, again suffocated their opposition with economical bowling. Afghani bowler Rashid Khan again displayed his skill by only giving away 13 runs in his four overs, a performance for which he was adjudged the man of the match.

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Hyderabad were cruising along at 73 for 1 before an inexplicable batting collapse left them staring at defeat. It was young Deepak Hooda composed 32 off 25 balls that proved to be precious in the final context of the match. Hooda hit Cutting's first delivery off the final over for a six to ease off the pressure with Stanlake holding the fort at the other end.

Shikhar Dhawan (45 off 28 balls) and Wriddhiman Saha (22 off 20) made it look like a walk in the park before Markande wreaked havoc. He first bowled his stock ball and then a googly to trap Saha leg before.

SRH are still on top of the IPL table and will face Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday.