Sunrisers lose Williamson, Saha in quick succession after making strong start

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) continued their victory march in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after beating Mumbai Indians (MI) by one wicket in a last over thriller on Thursday.

Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, lost a closely fought match against Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener.

Deepak Hooda smashed the first delivery from Ben Cutting for six and, with one needed off the final delivery, number eleven Billy Stanlake chipped it over the infield to secure victory.

India global Jasprit Bumrah then got into the act, taking two wickets in two balls to leave Sunrisers requiring 11 to win off the final over with one wicket in hand. While Mustafizur Rahman took 3 wicket and Bumrah 2 wickets.

What helped Hyderabad was some good batting performance at the top with Dhawan scoring a 28-ball 45. Just when it looked like the hosts would run away with it, young Mayank Markande caused havoc with his leg-spin.

IPL umpire CK Nandan narrowly escaped in what could have been a major head injury as he was accidentally hit by the ball during the IPL game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians.

Markande then made Manish Pandey (11) his third victim as Sunrisers were reduced to 89/4 in 10.2 overs from 62/0 in 6.4 overs.

For Mumbai, Suryakumar Yadav (28), Evin Lewis (29) and Kieron Pollard (28) played cameo knocks each but failed to take their side to a competitive total after each of them good to a good start with the bat. India's celebrated pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads the line with his swing bowling while Billy Stanlake has raw pace and Siddarth Kaul can hit the deck. Such was the dominance of the Hyderabad bowlers that the back 10 of the MI innings fetched them only 69 runs with only 36 coming off last five overs. "Unfortunately Bhuvi misses out, he has a sore back, so Sandeep Sharma comes in making his debut for the franchise, so that's exciting for him", he said.