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SRH vs MI IPL 2024 Match 8 Highlights | A Six-Fest Breaks IPL Records in a High-Scoring Thriller

SRH vs MI IPL 2024 Match 8 Highlights

The 8th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) season, played on the 27th of March 2024, rewrote the history books of cricket. In a match that resembled a high-scoring video game more than reality, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) posted a jaw-dropping total of 277 runs against Mumbai Indians (MI). This score became the highest ever recorded in the history of the IPL! Incredibly, MI almost pulled off the unthinkable chase, eventually falling short by a mere 31 runs after putting up a valiant 246 runs on the board themselves. 

The match was a six-hitting extravaganza, with both teams showcasing some exceptional power-hitting. Here’s a closer look at how this record-breaking encounter unfolded:

Sunrisers Hyderabad Bat First

SRH’s opening partnership between Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma provided a blistering start. Head, playing in place of Marco Jansen, continued his excellent form from his recent tour of India. He smashed a quickfire fifty off just 18 balls, setting a new record for the fastest IPL fifty for SRH. However, his thunder was stolen by his teammate Abhishek Sharma, who went one step better by scoring a mind-boggling fifty off a mere 16 deliveries! 

The carnage didn’t stop there. After Head’s dismissal, Heinrich Klaasen took center stage. The South African wicket-keeper batsman launched a brutal assault on the MI bowling attack, peppering the boundaries with sixes. Aiden Markram ably supported Klaasen in the later overs, and the duo ensured that the scoreboard kept ticking at a rapid pace. By the end of the innings, SRH had not only surpassed the previous IPL record (263 by RCB in 2013) but had obliterated it by a massive 14 runs.

Mumbai Indians Fight Back Gamely

Faced with a daunting target of 278 runs, MI knew they needed a miracle. Their openers, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, started aggressively, taking the attack to the SRH bowlers. Boundaries flowed freely from both batsmen’s willows. For a brief moment, MI might actually pull off the heist. 

However, Rohit Sharma’s dismissal proved to be a turning point. While young talents like Tilak Varma and Naman Dhir kept MI in the hunt for a while, the loss of wickets at crucial junctures halted their momentum. Tim David, the big-hitting all-rounder, provided some late fireworks with a flurry of sixes. However, more was needed to overcome the massive deficit.

A Night of Records and Entertainment

This match between SRH and MI was a night etched in IPL history for several reasons. Not only did it witness the highest total ever scored in the tournament, but it also saw the highest total in a losing cause. Furthermore, a staggering number of sixes were hit throughout the match, making it a true six-fest.  

More importantly, this match was a pure spectacle for cricket fans. Both teams displayed exceptional batting skills, with some breath-taking individual performances. Despite the lopsided final scoreline, the high-scoring encounter between SRH and MI was a thoroughly entertaining game that will be remembered for a long time to come.

Match Summary

Sunrisers Hyderabad                                                                     277/3 (20)

Heinrich Klaasen
80* (34)

Piyush Chawla
1/34 (2)

Abishek Sharma
63 (23)

Hardik Pandya
1/46 (4)

Travis Head
62 (24)

Gerald Coetzee
1/57 (4)

Mumbai Indians                                                                                246/5 (20)

Tilak Varma
64 (34)

Pat Cummins
2/35 (4)

Tim David
42* (22)

Jaydeu Unadkat
2/47 (4)

Ishan Kishan
34 (13)

Shahbaz Ahmed
1/39 (3)

Toss: MI Won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Stadium: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
Result: SRH won by 31 runs
Player of the Match: Abhishek Sharma (SRH) – 63 (23)