Hyderabad: West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph picked up six wickets for 12 runs on his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut on Saturday.
Alzarri Joseph’s stunning 6/12 on debut helped Mumbai Indian beat Sunrisers Hyderabad convincingly on Saturday.
Batting on a slow surface MI scored 136/7 and in reply, SRH folded for 96 as Joseph wreaked havoc in Hyderabad. MI won the match comfortably by 40 runs.
Mumbai Indians are on a roll after beating SRH and ending CSK’s winning run in their previous match. They are now at number four in the points table. They are without Lasith Malinga but Joseph has proven to be an able replacement.
Runs came at a premium and pacers from both sides were making batsmen dance to their tunes. But at the end of it all, it was only Alzarri Joseph’s name mattered.
Mumbai Indians would not have reached their measly total of 136 had it not been for Kieron Pollard scorching 39 runs off the last two overs. But what Joseph did later was so extraordinary that mention of any other match event should come on a different storyboard.
Joseph gave an early sign of what he could do when he cleaned up David Warner, a man who had scored 264 runs in the last four matches, off his very first ball of the match.
Joseph had replaced Lasith Malinga in the Mumbai Indians playing XI against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday and ended up doing far more than just filling the veteran Sri Lankan’s boots.
Joseph led the way as MI dismissed SRH for 96 and won the game by 40 runs. Joseph became only the third player to take six wickets in an IPL match and his figures of 6/12.
Joseph bettered Sohail Tanvir's 6-14 for Rajasthan Royals in 2008 to lead the Mumbai Indians to a 40-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad.