IPL 2019 Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match 51: Manish Pandey probably has left it a little too late to showcase his brilliant batting form but Sunrisers Hyderabad surely won’t be complaining. Continuing his scintillating form, Pandey played another gem of a knock for Hyderabad to tie the scores in match 51 between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. (SCORECARD)

Chasing 163 to win, the 29-year-old Pandey stitched a crucial 49-run partnership with Mohammad Nabi to bring back Hyderabad back in the match. At one stage, SRH were struggling for 105/5 in 14.3 overs but good counter-attacking innings from Pandey and Nabi brought the visitors back in the match. Interestingly, since returning to the Orange Army – Manish has chipped in with crucial contributions of – 83*, 61, 36, 50* while batting at number three.

Here’s how Twitter has applauded Manish’s magnificence at Wankhede:


Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers dished out a clinical performance to restrict Mumbai Indians to 162/5 in match 51 of IPL. The Sunrisers need a win to stay in the hunt and their bowlers, led by pacer Khaleel Ahmed (3/42), pegged Mumbai back after Rohit Sharma decided to bat first wrong.

He was ably supported by Afghan spin duo of Rashid Khan (0-21), Mohammed Nabi (1-24) and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (1-29), while Basil Thampi (0-40) had an off day. For Mumbai, only South African Quinton De Kock hit a hard-fought unbeaten 69 off 58 balls and waged a lone battle. A late cameo from Krunal Pandya (9 not out off 3 balls) ensured Mumbai at least crossed the 160-run mark.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (C), Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi

Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma (capt), Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Barinder Sran, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.