Alzarri Joseph’s 6-Wicket Haul Helps MI Win Against SRH By 40 runs

mi vs srh match summary ; West Indies bowler Alzarri Joseph spilled his magic in only his first match of Indian Premier League as he produced a sensational spell of 12 for 6 to help Mumbai win against Sunrises Hyderabad by 40 runs on Saturday.

Defending a low par 136 against a powerful Sunrises batting line up, Joseph shattered Hyderabad at their home ground, getting Bhuvneshwar and Co. bundle out for just 96 in the second innings.

For the first time since the inaugural match, Sunrises lost wickets in the power play overs, getting both their openers out of the pavilion in just 4.1 overs. After striking three boundaries, Mumbai Indians skipper Rahul Chahar got the better of Bairstow on 16, followed by Warner’s wicket.

Wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals, as Sunrises middle-order woes were once again in the spotlight. Middle order batsmen with the likes of Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, and Deepak Pandey went out cheaply, as Sunrises eventually bundled out for just 96, losing the match by 40 runs.

Debutant Alzarri Joseph produced a dream spell in his first match who picked up the crucial wickets of David Warner, Vijay Shankar, and Deepak Hooda. Spinner Rahul Chahar picked two, while the seamers such as Bumrah and Behrendorff picked one apiece.

Unlike everyone’s expectation, the match turned out to be a low scoring affair. Batting first, Mumbai Indians could only score 136 runs in 20 overs in the first innings. Openers Rohit and Quinton De Kock departed early, while middle-order batsmen with the likes of Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, and Hardik Pandya also couldn’t make a useful contribution.

However, Mumbai Indians mainstay Keiron Pollard played a sensational inning, who took the matter in his own hands, notching up 46 off 26 balls, and in the process helped his side reach a competitive total.

Mumbai have successfully revenged out exactly what the SunRisers did to them at home last year.  None of the batsmen really applied themselves, none of them were willing to do it around in singles with the asking rate just about seven-an-over, and MI’s bowling carried on the momentum that Pollard’s late blitz batoned over.

Alzarri Joseph impressive performance of 12 for 6 in 3.4 overs helped him win the man of the match award on Saturday.  

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