Quinton de Kock, Trent Boult shine as Mumbai retains top spot with a win over Hyderabad

Mumbai Indians continued their dominance with bat and ball to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 34 runs in the 17th match of 2020 Indian Premier League at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday. With this result, Mumbai Indians have managed to retain their top spot in the league table.

Earlier in the day, Mumbai Indians Captain won the toss and opted to bat first. Captain Rohit Sharma perished for a low score. His opening partner, Quinton de Kock, found form with the bat and added 42-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav.

Suryakumar Yadav failed to capitalize on his good start and perished in the fifth over after scoring 27 runs off 18 balls with the help of six boundaries. Ishan Kishan came to the crease and continued his good form with the bat. Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan came together and added 78-run partnership for the third wicket.

Quinton de Kock played exceedingly well for the side in this fixture. Left-hander finished the innings with the top-score of 67 runs off 39 balls with the help of four boundaries and four sixes. Ishan Kishan played a supporting role to de Kock and chipped in with 31 runs off 23 balls with the help of one four two sixes.

The late-order trio of Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya managed to score 61 runs in the last five overs of the innings. Kieron Pollard scored 25 runs off 13 balls with the help of three sixes, whereas Krunal Pandya chipped in with unbeaten 20 off 4 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.

Hardik Pandya also smashed a crucial cameo of 28 runs off 19 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.

For Sunrisers Hyderabad, Leg-spinner Rashid was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 1 for 22 in his four overs.

Chasing a mammoth 209 runs for victory, David Warner and Manish Pandey were the only two players that put in credible performances for the side in a losing cause.

Despite David Warner half-century, Sunrisers Hyderabad could only post 174 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

For Sunrisers Hyderabad, David Warner was standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 60 runs off 44 balls with the help of five boundaries and two sixes. Besides Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Abdul Samad and Manish Pandey produced scores of 25, 20 and 30 respectively.

For Mumbai Indians, new-ball pair of Trent Boult and James Pattinson bowled exceedingly well and claimed two wickets apiece.

For his outstanding performance with the new-ball, Trent Boult was named player of the match.

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