IPL: Green, Varma and Chawla fire Mumbai to third win in a row

Mumbai Indians 192 for 5 (Green 64*, Kishan 38, Tilak Varma 37, Jansen 2-43) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 178 (Agarwal 48, Klaasen 36, Meredith 2-33, Behrendorff 2-37, Chawla 2-43) by 14 runs


Mumbai Indians claimed a third straight win in the Indian Premier League, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs.

Cameron Green’s unbeaten 64 from 40 deliveries helped propel the Indians to 192-5 from their 20 overs on Tuesday, with Arjun Tendulkar’s first IPL wicket then sealing the victory.

Green came in after the loss of Rohit Sharma (28) in the fifth over, with Mumbai 41-1, and put on 46 for the next wicket with Ishan Kishan (38) before the second Indians opener was caught by Aiden Markram off Marco Jansen’s bowling.

Jansen swiftly dismissed Suryakumar Yadav, too, but Green, with able support from Tilak Varma, put the Indians in control.

As Green clipped his way to a first IPL half-century, Varma plundered 37 from just 17 deliveries to up the run rate, with the Sunrisers set a daunting target.

Harry Brook’s departure in the second over presented a stuttering start to Hyderabad’s chase, with Rahul Tripathi following soon after.

Mayank Agarwal offered stubborn resistance but saw Aiden Markram, Abhishek Sharma and Heinrich Klaasen – who blasted 36 from 16 balls to give the Sunrisers hope – come and go before finally succumbing on 48.

Against the odds, Hyderabad had a slim chance heading into the final over, from which they required 20 to win, but Tendulkar – son of India legend Sachin – rounded out the win with a superb show of death bowling to have the Sunrisers out for 178 with one ball remaining.

Cameron Green celebrates his maiden IPL fifty•Apr 18, 2023•BCCI

Green does the business with bat and ball

Before Tendulkar stole the show, Green was Mumbai’s star performer with the bat and stepped up with the ball, too.

The Australian finished with bowling figures of 1-29, taking the key wicket of Sunrisers captain Markram for 22.

Remember the name

Arjun Tendulkar has quite the legacy to live up to, but he made his mark in some style with a fantastically composed final over.

And his big moment came with the wicket of Bhuvneshwar Kumar to finish with figures of 1-18 in the most economical performance of all Mumbai bowlers.

“I just had to focus on what was in hand, the plan, and executing it, that’s all,” said Tendulkar. “Me and dad talk about cricket, discuss tactics.” (SportsMax)

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