Markram’s brilliance halts the late revival of batting stint for the MI maestro
IPL is on and the composition is already lit up as no team is ready to give up easily, amidst such thrilling encounters daily, the 18th evening saw the Mumbai Indians taking on the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the first time in IPL 2023 after both started their winning side.
Having won the Toss, SRH skipped Markram and relied more on his bowlers and decided to field first despite facing an inform batting order like MI in one of the most batting-friendly pitches of India.
Having put to bat first MI openers Rohit and Kishan gave them a slow yet steady start as they managed 53 runs in the powerplay at the loss of their skipper for 28 runs.
Big Aussie Cam Green was sent in at no.3, and both Kishan and Green struggled to resist the valiant efforts of the SRH bowlers until Kishan finally fell to Marco Jansen in the 12th over of the game.
Finally, it was time for the mighty SKY to raise havoc in Hyderabad and so did he deliver with a stunning blow of just the 2nd ball he faced, a massive six with a flick of the hips.
All anticipated this to be the trailer of a stellar show to come, but luck had something else in store for the T20 maestro as he mistimed his next ball towards the covers where a flying Markram awaited this opportunity and grabbed it without making any mistake.
Markram’s stunning effort helped SRH take complete control of the game.
Though MI batters put on a comprehensive total of 192 at the end of 20 overs with credits to the big allrounder Cam Green and local boy Tilak Verma who was almost facing a home crowd having played so much cricket in Hyderabad