Alzarri Joseph, who was making his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut, replaced Lasith Malinga in Mumbai Indians’ side and made sure he fills the big shoes properly. Alzarri Joseph ended up scalping six wickets as Mumbai Indians defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 40 runs. Alzarri Joseph’s 6/12 now are the best bowling figures in IPL as he bettered Sohail Tanvir’s record of 6/14. It took Alzarri Joseph just 3.4 overs to scalp six wickets. Interestingly, Alzarri Joseph struck with his first ball in IPL when he removed in-form SRH opener, David Warner. Best Bowling Figures in IPL: Alzarri Joseph Breaks Sohail Tanvir’s Record, Scalps 6/12 During Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians VIVO IPL 2019 Match.
Set a paltry target of 137, Sunrisers batsmen showed no intent to play positively. Most of the batsmen ended up throwing wickets and made chase tough for themselves. Inside Powerplay, SRH lost both its openers - Jonny Bairstow and Warner. This happened for the first time in IPL 2019 that Bairstow and Warner’s opening partnership did not go past the 50-run mark. SRH vs MI Highlights IPL 2019: Alzarri Joseph Registers Best Figures in Indian Premier League History As Mumbai Indians Beat Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mumbai Indians kept chipping away with wickets at the regular intervals and left Sunrisers tottering at 62 for five. The hosts were eventually bowled out for 96. Apart from Alzarri Joseph’s six-wicket haul, spinner Rahul Chahar chipped in with two wickets. Pacers Jason Behrendorff and Jasprit Bumrah also picked a wicket each.
Here’s a look at some stats from SRH vs MI IPL 2019 match
# Alzarri Joseph's 6/12 are now the best bowling figures in IPL.
# 96 is now lowest total for Sunrisers in IPL. Their previous lowest, 113, was against MI as well.
# Alzarri Joseph is the second youngest to take a five-wicket haul in IPL. Jaydev Unadkat remains the youngest.
# Alzarri Joseph's 6/12 are apparently the best bowling figures on IPL debut.
# Alzarri Joseph is the second bowler to take a 5-wicket haul on IPL debut. Andrew Tye (5/17 in 2017) is the first.
Earlier, batting first, Mumbai Indians were powered to the competitive total by Kieron Pollard’s unbeaten 46 off 26 balls. Pollard’s valuable cameo took MI from 97 to 139 in the last two overs. He finished with four sixes and a couple of fours. SRH vs MI IPL 2019: Kieron Pollard's One-Handed Six Off Siddharth Kaul Will Leave You Stunned, Watch Video.
Meanwhile, the win now takes Mumbai Indians to number four on the IPL 2019 points table. It was MI’s third win of the season. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, stays at number two and they now have three wins and two defeats against their name.