IPL 2019: Alzarri Joseph, Kieron Pollard combine to script Mumbai’s memorable win over Hyderabadhttps://indianexpress.com/photos/sports-gallery/ipl-2019-alzarri-joseph-kieron-pollard-combine-to-script-mumbais-memorable-win-over-hyderabad-5662838/

IPL 2019: Alzarri Joseph, Kieron Pollard combine to script Mumbai’s memorable win over Hyderabad

Alzarri Joseph's figures of 6/12, which is the best in IPL history, handed Mumbai Indians a convincing win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a low-scoring game.

Young West Indies pacer Alzzari Joseph made a dream IPL debut by recording the best bowling figures in tournament's history as Mumbai Indians picked up a 40-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a low-scoring game on Saturday. ( Source: BCCI/IPL )

Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to bowl against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League on Friday. Hyderabad named an unchanged eleven while Mumbai Indians dropped Yuvraj Singh for Ishan Kishan. Lasith Malinga, who has gone back to Sri Lanka to play in a domestic event, made way for West Indian Alzarri Joseph. ( Source: BCCI/IPL )

Stroke play was proving to be difficult on a slow surface and the situation became worse for the visitors when the in-form opener Quinton de Kock (19) departed after trying to increase the scoring rate. ( Source: BCCI/IPL )

The batsmen especially struggled against Nabi, who ended with envious figures of 13 for one in four overs as Mumbai crawled to 52 for three in 10 overs. ( Source: BCCI/IPL )

Mumbai's innings hardly had any flow before Pollard provided the much needed final flourish in the death overs by smashing Kaul for three massive sixes in the 19th over that went for 20 runs. ( Source: BCCI/IPL )

Considering the stellar form of openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, 137 was expected to be a comfortable chase for Hyderabad. But they both were dismissed cheaply and that exposed the middle order which had not been tested much courtesy the devastating run of the openers. ( Source: BCCI/IPL )

Leggie Rahul Chahar picked up two important wickets to increase the pressure on the home team which was reduced to 62 for five in the 12th over. ( Source: BCCI/IPL )

The hosts needed 53 off the last 30 balls and ended up well short of the target with Joseph running through the opposition line-up. ( Source: BCCI/IPL )