Stanlake guides Sunrisers to final-ball win

Stanlake guides Sunrisers to final-ball win

For MI, the biggest gain from the opening game was young leg-spinner Mayank Markande's performance on IPL debut as he accounted for Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni.

The Afghanistan spinning sensation achieved the feat in a superb spell of bowling, with his four overs costing just 13 runs and producing a wicket.

SRH began well on the back of the 62-run opening stand between Wriddhiman Saha (22) and Shikhar Dhawan (45).

Hyderabad were supposed to win the game comfortably after restricting Mumbai to a modest 147 for eight.

Suryakumar Yadav (28) and Kieron Pollard (28) staged a recovery before their team lost four wickets for 26 and were restricted to a sub-par total.

The Hyderabad franchise almost had a flawless start but to maintain the momentum the top players need to be on form, especially the likes of Dhawans and Williamsons. "The last ball can go either way so it was nice to win", said Williamson. Billy Stanlake and Deepak Hooda both of them contribute a lot into the winning, eventually it was due to their bowling and fielding and ofcourse Shikhar Dhawan's and other players batting which helped them to gain this glorified second win of the season.

Hyderabad ended up on the winning side but spare a thought for the Mumbai bowlers who showed wonderful tenacity to pull things back and made the opposition sweat for every run after claiming their first wicket. In the match played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Sunrise will be proud of the match as the team has won the tournament in the first match by defeating Rajasthan.

The lower middle-order caved in badly as Sunrisers looked as potent an attack even without their premier India bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Khan's 18 dot balls was the joint-most by a spinner in IPL history. Evin Lewis top-scored with a 17-ball 29, before falling in the final ball of the Powerplay. Rohit capitalised on the life by smacking Billy Stanlake for a six and four next over but failed to keep a flick down as Shakib Al Hasan completed a sharp catch at square-leg.

Stanlake hurried Pollard into ballooning one to Shikhar Dhawan at sweeper cover. Sandeep then dismissed Suryakumar and Pradeep Sangwan off successive balls to ensure that MI don't cross the 150-run mark.