Mumbai Indians lost their 10th game of IPL 2022 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have still kept their hopes of a playoffs berth alive. To make the playoffs, SRH need to win their last league game on May 22 against Punjab comprehensively and also hope that the results of other teams go their way. If one of RCB or DC win their last league game, SRH, KKR and PBKS will be eliminated.
Batting first, the Sunrisers put up a good total of 196 runs on the board. Priyam Garg scored 42 while Rahul Tripathi top-scored with 76 runs. Batting at number 3, Nicholas Pooran also played a good cameo.
Riley Meredith was the most expensive bowler for Mumbai. Although he picked up a wicket, Meredith gave away 44 runs in his four overs. Jasprit Bumrah and Ramandeep Singh were among the better bowlers on the day with an economy rate of 8 and 6.67 each.
Chasing 194 runs to win, the Mumbai Indians got off to a perfect start, scoring 95 runs for the first wicket in 10.4 overs. Rohit Sharma scored 48 off 36 while his opening partner Ishan Kishan scored 43 off 34. Daniel Sams and Tilak Verma fell in quick succession, but Tim David put up a good fight with an unbeaten 46 off only 18 balls before being run-out. After his wicket fell, Mumbai Indians eventually fell short of the target by just three runs.
“Till about the second to last over, I thought we had it. Unfortunate runout of Tim David. But we thought we were very much in the game till that runout," Rohit Sharma told Star Sports after the game.
"Even 19 runs to go with two overs, you would back yourself to get that but unfortunately we couldn't do it. Credit to Sunrisers to hold their nerve. It was a very tense moment and they held their nerve very well at the back end," Rohit added.