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Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 277-3 for the highest ever total in the Indian Premier League, beating Mumbai Indians by 31 runs in a six-hit festival on Wednesday. Australian Travis Head hit a 24-ball 62 to lead the charge after Hyderabad batted first to go past the previous IPL best of 263-5 set by Royal Challengers Bengaluru in 2013. Mumbai replied strongly in the match, which witnessed 38 sixes for another IPL record. improving on the 33 hits over the fence, clubbed three times in previous seasons.

Left-handed Tilak Varma stood out with his 64 in 34 balls for Mumbai but the effort was not enough on a batting-friendly delivery in veteran batsman Rohit Sharma’s 200th IPL match.

Rohit hit a 12-ball 26 and fellow opener Ishan Kishan made 34 to get Mumbai off to a flying start, but the innings lost momentum after 10 overs due to the increasingly high asking rate.

Tim David scored an unbeaten 42 in a late charge but the chase was out of reach as Mumbai finished on 246-5 – the team’s highest IPL total.

After winning the match, SRH rose to third spot in the points table, while MI dropped to ninth spot in the standings.

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They were records galore as the match also featured the IPL’s highest run total of 523 runs in 17 years.

Hyderabad skipper Pat Cummins was the best of the bowlers with 2-35 in his four overs, guiding his side to their first win of the season.

Earlier, the left-handed Head, who was dropped by David at five off captain Hardik Pandya, reached his fifty in 18 balls and after his departure, Abhishek Sharma reached his half-century at 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 fell for 63 off 23 balls but there was no respite for the bowlers who were on the receiving end of some punishing innings.

Boundaries rained in Hyderabad’s innings of 18 sixes and 19 fours as South African pair Heinrich Klaasen (80 not out in 34 balls) and Aiden Markram, who hit 42, posted an unbeaten stand of 116.

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.

Five-time winners Mumbai, who underwent a change of captaincy after Pandya took over from the experienced Rohit, and Hyderabad started this edition with a defeat each.

(With AFP inputs)

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