SRH face Mumbai Indians in must-win match today
Placed on an equal footing on the league table, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad face each other in a must-win IPL cricket match with a play-off berth at stake here on Sunday.
Both sides have 14 points each from 13 matches and a win in their last league match tomorrow at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Uppal is a must for either team to qualify for the play-offs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have been on a high after consecutive victories before they suffered a setback
last night by losing to Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in a rain-curtailed away match.
Sunrisers put up a challenging total of 135 in 11 overs after a rain-delayed start, but RCB achieved the revised target of 81 from six overs with a ball to spare under Duckworth/Lewis system with Chris Gayle (35) and captain Virat Kohli (44 not out) taking their side home.
Captain David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan have been doing a fine job at the top of order for Sunrisers and their middle-order batsmen like Moises Henriques, Eoin Morgan and Lokesh Rahul have also been making useful contributions to the team cause.
Sunrisers coach Tom Moody has expressed unhappiness at the way the target for RCB was revised under D/L method but he made it clear that his focus would be on tomorrow’s match.
“Our focus now is on winning the match against Mumbai on Sunday. we will make sure that we play our very best in the last,” he said.