IPL: Sunrisers pacer Siddarth reprimanded for breach of conduct


In only the third occasion when all 20 wickets have fallen in an IPL game, Mumbai could only gather 87 runs having played 18.5 overs and lost the match by 31 runs.

The pitch did not lose its sheen throughout the game as it had plenty of assistance for the bowlers in both innings. Kieron Pollard too fell to the Afghan spinner as Mumbai were left stuttering at 73 for 5. Young Mayank Markande picked up two wickets to take his season's tally to 10, awarding him with the purple cap for the highest wickets taken in the IPL so far.

Suryakumar Yadav (34) and Krunal Pandya (24) shared the best partnership of their innings by combining in a 40-run fourth-wicket stand before Mumbai lost their last six wickets for just 14 runs. Sunrisers' campaign had begun in pretty impressive fashion with three wins on the trot but successive defeats to Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings have dented their progress and confined them to the lower half of the table. Sadly, Mumbai Indians are closer to exiting this year's IPL.

SRH coming on the back of two consecutive losses looked tentative from the beginning and couldn't get going in the early overs. Thampi dismissed MI's top scorer Suryakumar Yadav and also the last batsman, Mustafizur Rahman. Rashid Khan, who took a pounding in the last 2 matches, was the Man of the Match for his figures of 4-1-11-2.

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Backed up by some astute captaincy by Kane Williamson, the SRH bowlers came to the party when they were needed the most. Turns out 120 was enough. Once again, we haven't been able to put a collective performance together. There is depth in our squad which is important and we saw that today. A number of injuries, a change in balance.

Rohit Sharma (MI captain), "Got ourselves to blame". We should have chased down 118 on any wicket, but we didn't show character, while the Sunrisers did. We just weren't there. Very happy with how the bowlers bowled.

"There are so many points that I can talk about, but don't want to pinpoint faults now". We won't drop our heads. We knew it was a tough chase as shot-making wasn't easy, so we wanted to have intent at the start. However, lack of runs from Rohit Sharma barring one match-winning knock of 94 against Royal Challengers Bangalore has hurt badly the three-time champions' run and they need their inspirational captain to make it up with a big knock against SRH.

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