Mumbai Indians (MI) experiment with the batting order failed to work as Daniel Sams was dismissed after a brief cameo in their game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Tuesday.
Being set a target of 194 at the Wankhede, MI got off to a great start courtesy of Rohit Sharma. He looked fluent and scored 48 before falling to Washington Sundar. When their 95-run partnership came to an end, Ishan Kishan also lost focus and fell.
Sams, who was promoted up the order, attempted to play risk-filled strokes from the get-go. He smashed a 98-m six off Sundar but he failed to deal with the pace of Umran Malik.
The 23-year-old pacer from Srinagar used the short-ball ploy and rushed Sams. He tried to hook but got it off the top half and Priyam Garg ran backward before grabbing onto the ball with both hands.
MI playing XI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Daniel Sams, Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Sanjay Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith, Mayank Markande
SRH playing XI: Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik, T Natarajan