IPL 2013: Dhawan Stars As Hyderabad Beat Mumbai

IPL 2013: Dhawan Stars As Hyderabad Beat Mumbai
IPL 2013: Dhawan Stars As Hyderabad Beat Mumbai
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Sunrisers Hyderabad 130-3 (S Dhawan 73no) beat
Mumbai Indians 129-4 by seven wickets
Indian Premier League, Hyderabad

Shikhar Dhawan drove Sunrisers Hyderabad to a fourth consecutive Indian Premier League 2013 home win as they saw off Mumbai Indians by seven wickets with two overs to spare.

Dhawan was unbeaten on 73 in 55 balls as Sunrisers eased past Mumbai's score of 129 for seven to lift themselves up to 12 points - only behind today's opponents on net run-rate.

Sunrisers' strength in this competition so far has been their bowling attack, and they performed well once again, Ishant Sharma taking two for 15 and Amit Mishra two for 24 as Mumbai's innings never really got going.

Dwayne Smith made 38 in 40 balls, Rohit Sharma 22 in as many deliveries and Kieron Pollard 14 not out in 19, showing just how hard it was for Mumbai to get on top of the Sunrisers bowling.

It wasn't until Ambati Rayudu managed to hit an unbeaten 34 in 27 balls that they gave their bowlers something to work with.

Mitchell Johnson responded by having Aksath Reddy caught by Dwayne Smith for seven before left-handers Dhawan and Kumar Sangakkara (21) added 37 for the second wicket, laying the foundations for Sunrisers.

Sangakkara was caught and bowled by Harbhajan Singh and a touch of gloss was taken off Sunrisers' performance when Hanuma Vihari was caught by Rayudu off Dhawal Kulkarni with his side within sight of the finishing line, having made 25 in 23 balls.

At the other end, however, Dhawan was magnificent, hitting nine fours and one six to underpin what was eventually a comprehensive victory.

© Cricket World 2013

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