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Sunrisers Hyderabad defeat Mumbai Indians in a historic six-hitting carnage


Sunrisers Hyderabad 277 for 3 (Klaasen 80*, Abhishek 63, Head 62) beat Mumbai Indians 246 for 5 (Tilak 64, David 42*, Cummins 2-35) by 31 runs.


It was a game of joy, hitting sixes. The runs were being scored at an incredibly fast pace. It's hard to believe you're not watching a video game.


In Hyderabad, a remarkable feat took place as the Sunrisers Hyderabad batters put on a stunning display, surpassing RCB's record-breaking total of 263 from 2013.


It was a truly breathtaking performance that left the previous IPL record in the dust. They achieved the highest total ever recorded in the 16-year history of the IPL - 277 for 3.


However, in a remarkable turn of events, the Mumbai Indians almost matched their opponents' impressive performance, with their batters displaying a fearless approach. In the end, their energy dwindled and they ended up with a score of 246 for 5, which happens to be the highest total ever achieved in the IPL by a team that ultimately lost the match.


Travis Head showcased an impressive performance, delivering a remarkable 18-ball half-century, which stands as the fastest in the history of SRH in the IPL. In just four overs, Abhishek Sharma managed to achieve a remarkable feat, hitting a fifty off just 16 balls and pushing him down to the second spot. In a stunning display of skill and determination, Heinrich Klaasen unleashed his batting prowess, leaving MI seemingly helpless in the contest. However, the Mumbai batsmen displayed an impressive show of power hitting, consistently hitting sixes to maintain a steady run rate throughout the chase. In the end, they fell just 31 runs short of the target.


In a men's T20 encounter, no more runs were ever scored (523). In a men's T20 match, an impressive record was set with a total of 38 sixes being hit, marking a remarkable feat.


After an intense match that lasted nearly four hours, only two bowlers managed to maintain an economy rate of under ten runs per over.


A Promising Advantage

Replacing Marco Jansen, Head carried on where he had left off on his first trip to India. With a four against 17-year-old Kwena Maphaka, who represented South Africa at the Under-19 World Cup earlier this year, he was spot on in the IPL. Tim David gave Head a life when he dropped him off Hardik Pandya's first ball at mid-off. However, there was no turning back from that point.


In an impressive display of batting prowess, Head managed to hit two fours and two sixes in a single over by Maphaka, resulting in a total of 22 runs. Not stopping there, he continued his onslaught by striking two more fours and a six off Gerald Coetzee in the following over, which yielded a total of 23 runs. This remarkable performance by Head concluded the power play on a high note. In the first six overs, Head managed to contribute 59 runs out of the total 81 scored by SRH. However, in his next over, Coetzee delivered a poorly executed delivery that was short and wide. As a result, the batter could only manage to hit it towards deep backward point.


Abhishek demonstrates his skill and ability

Abhishek had to go down the order due to Head's participation in the XI, and he entered the game at No. 3 after Mayank Agarwal's dismissal in the fifth over. Abhishek started strong by executing a powerful pull shot against Coetzee. He then proceeded to dominate the leg-spin of Piyush Chawla, smashing him for three consecutive sixes in a single over. SRH achieved a remarkable feat by reaching their century in a mere seven overs, marking their second-fastest performance in the IPL.


Additionally, Abhishek destroyed Maphaka in his third over, hitting him for a run of 4, 6, 6, 4 to finish at fifty and unseat Head in the record. One crucial factor was the timing of his decision on the bowlers' length. He made 63 runs off 23 balls, including seven sixes, before launching a half-tracker that Chawla struck seam-up at 112.8 kph straight to deep midwicket.


Klaasen and Markram put the final touches on their performance

Hardik Pandya saw a chance to introduce left-arm spinner Shams Mulani into the game with nine overs remaining and two right-hand hitters in the middle of the pitch. That worked in favour of Klaasen, who excels at playing against spin.

Since January 2022, no batsman who has faced 500 balls or more in Twenty20 cricket has had a greater strike rate against spin than Klaasen, who had 174.38 before the game's commencement.

In a display of skill and precision, he expertly struck the ball over long-off, signalling the start of his impressive performance. After that, Klaasen smacked sixes off of Hardik and Jasprit Bumrah, helping SRH reach 200 in the fifteenth over. On the opposite side, Aiden Markram struck a four and a six, but he was glad to pass the strike to his South African colleague. Klaasen reached his fifty off 22 balls, making it the third fastest of the night.

In the last over bowled by Mulani, Klaasen struck two consecutive sixes to push Sunrisers above RCB's record total. SRH reached the fourth-highest total in all men's T20 cricket as they scored 63 in the final four overs.


Mumbai's performance lacks its usual spark


In good form, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan opened Mumbai's response. After forcing Bhuvneshwar Kumar to the ground, Rohit smashed back-to-back sixes off Jaydev Unadkat, who was substituted in for T Natarajan due to a niggle. In the meanwhile, Kishan

Smashed Bhuvneshwar for three sixes and a four to take 23 off his second over. Kishan then hit a powerful shot to deep midwicket, while Rohit continued his impressive performance.


He blasted the second ball from Pat Cummins over midwicket and then misplayed a pull to fall for 26 off only 12. Only twice in the IPL has Rohit scored more off the first 12 balls he faced (37 against RCB in April 2015 and 27 against Chennai Super Kings in May 2015).


Tilak Varma and Naman Dhir also made sure Mumbai maintained up with the necessary pace. With Tilak in the forefront, they routinely hit boundaries and put on 84 runs off of 37 for the third wicket. However, MI lost steam as they collided inside 21 balls of one another. Though it was already too late, David was able to knock a few into the stands.

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