Bowlers set up massive win for Sunrisers Hyderabad over Mumbai Indians
Sunrisers Hyderabad 140-3 (Dhawan 62no) beat
Mumbai Indians 138-7 (Rohit 67) by seven wickets
48th match, Indian Premier League, Hyderabad
Siddharth Kaul picked a three wicket haul while Mohammad Nabi and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled splendid spells as Sunrisers Hyderabad restricted Mumbai Indians to 138 for seven and chased down the target in 18.2 overs with seven wickets in hand in the 48th match of Indian Premier League.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bat first. After a brilliant first over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-29) where he conceded just three runs, Mohammad Nabi (1-31) castled Lendl Simmons (1) in the second over.
Parthiv Patel (23) struck a six in the third over while Nitish Rana (9) plundered couple of boundaries to inject some momentum into the innings.
Just when Rana was looking good he chipped a Siddharth Kaul (3-24) delivery to mid-off and Mumbai ended the powerplay at 36 for two.
The first delivery after powerplay, Kaul struck for the second time, after having Patel holed out to long-off following which Rohit Sharma (67) and Hardik Pandya (15) consolidated the innings to 59 for three at the halfway mark.
Though Rohit struck odd boundaries, Pandya was struggling to get going especially against Rashid Khan (1-22). The 60-run stand between the duo came off 49 deliveries with Rohit being the major contributor.
Pandya's 24-ball vigil ended when he chipped a Rashid delivery to covers and in the next over Rohit completed another fine century. The late flourish which Mumbai hoped for never came as they managed only 39 runs in the final five overs and were restricted to 138 for seven in their 20 overs.
Kaul was the pick of the Hyderabad bowlers with a three-wicket haul to his name.
Mitchell McClenaghan (1-26) provided the initial breakthrough for Mumbai when he trapped David Warner (6) LBW in the second over, even though the replays showed an inside edge
Dhawan (62 not out) and Moises Henriques (44) struck two boundaries apiece to take Hyderabad to 43 for one at the end of the powerplay.
Dhawan struck the first six of the innings in the seventh over while Henriques plundered two boundaries in the next over to bring the 50-run stand. With a six and two more boundaries, Dhawan helped Hyderabad reach 83 for one at halfway mark.
The 91-run stand for the second wicket finally ended when Jasprit Bumrah (1-24) snared Henriques while Lasith Malinga (1-33) accounted for Yuvraj Singh (9).
Nevertheless, Dhawan completed a 36-ball fifty and saw Hyderabad through the chase in 18.2 overs with seven wickets in hand to keep Hyderabad's chance of finishing in top four alive. Dhawan was awarded the player of the match for his brilliant batting performance.
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