Record Breaking day for Bowlers Struggle as Hyderabad Sees 523 Runs Scored in a 40 overs

Sachin Tendulkar

Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad entered their second match of IPL 2024 with the hope of a win after losing their opening match. The clash that left cricket fans on the edge of their seats, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and the Mumbai Indians (MI) battled it out in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter that will be etched in the annals of T20 history.

Rough day for bowlers at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium

It was a tough day for bowlers in Hyderabad recently, as almost every batsman managed to score in double figures and smash runs, even off good balls. Sportskeeda highlighted this difficulty by sharing a post on X, listing the figures of four bowlers who conceded over 50 runs in their 4-over spell. The names on the list were Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kwena Maphaka, Gerald Coetzee, and Mayank Markande.

The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad witnessed a run-fest like never before, as a staggering 523 runs were scored in just 40 overs., the pitch was a belter, and the batsmen were licking their lips.

Amidst the carnage, Pat Cummins emerged as the lone warrior for SRH. His fiery spell of 2/35 included crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma and Tilak Varma.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs MI was a record-breaking thriller

SRH won the toss and elected to bat first.  SRH amassed a jaw-dropping 277-3, surpassing all previous records. The Hyderabad crowd erupted as boundaries flowed like a monsoon downpour. The MI bowlers were left gasping for breath.

The Mumbai Indians, known for their explosive batting lineup, weren’t going to back down. Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Hardik Pandya launched a counterattack. Kishan’s blistering 97 off 45 balls kept MI in the hunt.

Despite their valiant efforts, MI fell short by 31 runs, ending their innings at 246. The highest-ever T20 game had witnessed a breathtaking display of power-hitting and nerve-wracking moments.