It was a crackling display from the Mumbai Indians as they went all guns blazing against the Sunrisers Hyderabad and secured an emphatic win as their young guns came together in perfect unison alongside the experienced campaigners in the form of Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav.
It was the Aussie all-rounder for whom Mumbai broke their bank in IPL 2023, Cameron Green, who finally got into the groove and fired on all cylinders, setting the tournament ablaze with his own fiery brand of cricket.
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It wasn’t just Green who had his eyes set on the prize but it was phenomenal support from Ishan Kishan who managed to whack around 38 from 31 balls to set the tone early. However, another youngster who has so far savoured a cracking tournament, Tilak Verma would hammer away 37 from just 17 balls.
Defending 192, Mumbai had a hard battle with the Sunrisers Hyderabad as Mayank Agarwal was back to his own blitzkrieg of a form as he hacked away a 41-ball-48 while Heinrich Klaasen’s feisty 36 helped the Sunrisers to stay in the hunt but a slow start was too much to brave for the Orange Army.
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The triptych of Jason Behrendorff, Riley Meredith and Piyush Chawla plundered 6 wickets between them, eventually helping Mumbai script a remarkable win. Cameron Green was pretty handy with the bat as he bagged figures of 1 for 29 from his 4 overs.
After Mumbai’s iconic victory, captain Rohit Sharma heaped a boatload of praises on the young guns of the team, stating, “We watched Tilak last season. We all know what he can do with the bat and he has been brilliant this year. I love his approach. He is not afraid, he doesn’t play the bowler, he plays the ball. For someone of his age, coming out and playing the way he is, he’s got a long way to go, and we will see him play for some different teams.”