In the 55th match of IPL 2021, the Mumbai Indians team did everything right, but they could not reverse their luck. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the team put their highest score on the board in IPL history and also tasted a 42-run defeat to Hyderabad. But, despite all this, Mumbai’s team failed to make it to the playoffs. Chasing a mountain-like target of 236 runs, the Hyderabad team could only manage 193 runs for the loss of 8 wickets and lost the match. Earlier, Mumbai’s Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav rained heavily for fours and sixes in Abu Dhabi, due to which the defending champions made a huge total of 235 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.
Chasing the target of 236 runs, Jason Roy (34) and Abhishek Sharma (33) gave a scintillating start to the Hyderabad team and added 64 runs for the first wicket in 5.2 overs. Trent Boult ended Roy’s innings. After the dismissal of fellow opener, Abhishek also could not stay at the crease for long and scored 33 runs and was dismissed by James Neesham. Mohammad Nabi, who came on the field for the first time in IPL 2021, also could not show anything special and became the victim of Piyush Chawla by scoring just 3 runs. Abdul Samad made 2 runs and went on by giving a catch to Pollard off Neesham. Priyam Garg (29) made a half-century partnership with captain Manish Pandey, but he lost his wicket under the pressure of the ever-increasing run rate. Manish Pandey, playing his first match as captain, tried to win the team till the end, but he failed in it and returned unbeaten on 69 runs.
Earlier the toss went in favor of Mumbai Indians and captain Rohit Sharma chose to bat without thinking. Ishan Kishan and Rohit gave the team a stormy start and added 80 runs in just 5.3 overs. Rohit became the victim of Rashid Khan after scoring 18 runs. Promoted in the batting order, Hardik Pandya could not show anything special and he went on scoring just 10 runs. Pollard also scored just 13 runs. Despite the wicket falling from one end, Ishan Kishan continued his swashbuckling batting and scored the fastest half-century of the season. Ishaan hit his fifty in just 16 balls and he scored 84 runs in 32 balls and was dismissed by Umran Malik. After Ishaan’s dismissal, Suryakumar Yadav took the lead and completed his fifty off 24 balls. Suryakumar played a brilliant innings of 82 runs in 40 balls and took the team to the highest score in IPL history i.e. 235 runs.