IPL 2021, MI vs SRH: Shankar and Mujeeb help Hyderabad limit Mumbai to 150/5 | Cricket News

CHENNAI: Vijay Shankar and Mujeeb Ur Rahman shone with the ball as Sunrisers Hyderabad produced a disciplined bowling performance to limit the Mumbai Indians to 150 for 5 in their IPL match on Saturday.
The opening duo of Rohit Sharma (32 of 25) and Quinton de Kock (40 of 39) scored 53 power-play points after going for the bat, but Vijay (2/19) and Afghanistan turn the duo of Mujeeb (2/29) and Rashid Khan (0/22) brought the Sunrisers back into the game.
Kieron Pollard managed to lift MI to 150 with the help of a 22-ball 35 that included two sixes of the last two balls of the inning.
Previously, Rohit had completed 4,000 T20 races as a skipper and also surpassed Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s record of hitting the most six by an Indian in the tournament.
The 33-year-old now has 217 sixes in the IPL, one ahead of Dhoni. He occupies third place in the general classification after Chris Gayle (351) of the Punjab Kings and AB de Villiers (237) of the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
With Rohit and de Kock looking in full swing, it looked like MI would score a big score.
However, MI quickly slipped to 71-2 with Vijay Shankar dismissing Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav (10) in his two overs.
As the MI skipper collapsed on Virat Singh on the sixth, Suryakumar was caught and played on the ninth.
Rashid Khan and Mujeeb then tightened the screw on MI as the well-placed de Kock then perished in the middle of the wicket in his pursuit with a big blow.
Pollard then joined Ishan Kishan (12 of 21) in the middle but the score remained difficult.
With MI at 107 for 3 on 16 overs, Pollard clubbed one down the middle of the wicket to break the chains, but Mujeeb quickly fired Ishan with keeper Jonny Bairstow taking a fabulous catch.
New man Hardik Pandya and Pollard were unable to produce their trademark as the old one hid towards Virat in the depths.
Pollard, who was abandoned by Vijay, managed to crush the last two balls of the inning for two sixes as MI hit 150 at the end.

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