IPL: Win-lose situation

Abu Dhabi, October 8

Defending champions Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 42 runs in a high-scoring game here today but their spirited effort was not enough to take them to the IPL playoffs.

After amassing 235/9, MI needed to limit SRH to 65 or less to qualify for the playoffs ahead of KKR but expectedly that did not happen. SRH ended with 193/8 with stand-in captain Manish Pandey making an unbeaten 69 off 41 balls.

It is for the first time in three seasons that five-time champions MI have not entered the last-four after lifting the trophy in the past two editions.

MI needed a miracle and the script unfolded in their favour, at least in the first innings, when they opted to bat and posted a mammoth score.

Last-ball heroics

Dubai: A last-ball six by Srikar Bharat powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to a seven-wicket win over Delhi Capitals. Bharat smashed an unbeaten 78 off 52 while Glenn Maxwell blazed away to 51 off 33. Needing 15 to win from the final over, Maxwell started it with a boundary but pacer Avesh Khan came back with a couple of excellent deliveries. However, Bharat had the last laugh. — PTI

Brief scores: MI: 235/9 (Kishan 84, Yadav 82; Holder 4/52) vs SRH 193/8 (Pandey 69*; Bumrah 2/39); DC: 164/5 (Shaw 48; Siraj 2/25) vs RCB 166/3 (Bharat 78, Maxwell 51)

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