Sunrisers Hyderabad records the highest totals in IPL; beat Mumbai Indians by 31 runs

Chasing a huge target of 277 runs, five-time IPL title winners Mumbai Indians lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 31 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on 27 March.

Both the openers Rohit Sharma (26) and Ishan Kishan (34) gave a good start, whose momentum was kept alive by Naman Dhir (30) and Tilak Varma (64). However, after Tilak, MI's run rate dropped. With Tim David* (42) and Romario Shepherd* (15) trying to give a last push, Mumbai Indians scored only 246/5, and lost by 31 runs.

For Sunrisers Hyderabad, Jaidev Unadkat and Pat Cummins picked two wickets each, while Shahbaz Ahmed clinched one. With this, Sunrisers Hyderabad registered its first victory in ongoing Indian Premier League tournament. Sunrisers Hyderabad's Abhishek Sharma was announced the player of the match.

In this match, a total of 38 Sixes were hit and a total of 523 runs were scored. Apart from this, for both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indian, it was their highest individual score in Indian Premier League history.

For Sunrisers Hyderabad, Travis Head (63) and Abhishek Sharma (63) gave an explosive start. Travis Head completed his half-century in 18 balls, while Abhishek Sharma hit his half-century in just 16 deliveries.

After this due, the Proteas duo – Heinrich Klassen (80*) and Aiden Markram (41*) – led the Sunrisers Hyderabad to score the highest total in IPL history. Heinrich Klassen scored his half century in just 23 deliveries s they scored 277 runs by losing only 3 wickets.

Earlier Mumbai Indians' skipper Hardik Pandya has won the toss and decided to bowl first against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both these teams had lost their opening games to Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively and was aiming to get on the winning track.