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“Captain Can’t Bat With Strike Rate Of 120”: Ex-India Star On Hardik Pandya’s Sluggish Knock | Cricket News

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"Captain Can't Bat With Strike Rate Of 120": Ex-India Star On Hardik Pandya's Sluggish Knock | Cricket News

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Mumbai Indians (MI) produced a runfest in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Wednesday, amassing a combined 523 runs at the Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad. SRH recorded the biggest ever IPL total with 277/3, surpassing the previous best of 263 set by Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in 2013. In reply, MI gave them a tough fight with their 246/5 ​​in 20 overs, but SRH had the upper hand. on the night with 31 runs.

Tilak Varma led the charge for MI in the huge chase, hitting 64 off just 34 balls after openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan got the visitors off to a flying start.

Naman Dhir, who continues to fill the void left by Suryakumar Yadav’s injury, also played a fine cameo of 30 off 14 balls.

Further down the order, Tim David hit an unbeaten 42 off just 22 balls to push MI further closer in the chase.

However, SRH captain Pat Cummins bowled a brilliant spell to stem the flow of runs and took his team across the finish line.

However, former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan was not impressed with MI captain Hardik Pandya, who was the only batsman with a strike rate below 150.

Hardik scored a slow 24 off 20 balls. Irfan criticized Hardik and suggested that the captain cannot bat like that when everyone else showed real intentions during the big chase.

“If the entire team plays at a strike rate of 200, Captain cannot bat at a strike rate of 120,” Irfan wrote on X.

Cummins was the best of the bowlers with 2-35 in his four overs pace.

Earlier, the left-handed Head, who was dropped by David off Pandya on five, reached his fifty in 18 balls and after his departure, Abhishek reached his half-century on just 16.

The team’s 100 came in just seven overs and Hyderabad posted the tournament’s highest ever total in the first 10 overs of 148-2.

Abhishek, a left-handed batsman, fell after his 23-ball blitz but there was no respite for the bowlers who were on the receiving end of some punishing innings.

Mumbai’s South African import Kwena Maphaka had a painful introduction to IPL as the 17-year-old left-armer quickly made 66 runs in his four overs.

(With AFP inputs)

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