Mumbai successfully defend again, SRH remain winless
Bowling unit has given Mumbai Indians a second consecutive win in this IPL (Indian Premier League). They have beaten Sunrisers Hyderabad by runs in Chennai.
Few nights ago, Mumbai pulled off a miraculous win over Kolkata Knight Riders defending a low-ish total. Hyderabad lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore the next day in almost identical fashion.
Mumbai set 151 to win in match number nine, which at one stage looked to be in SRH’s control. Opener Jonny Bairstow pulled his side from 5-0 in two overs to 55-0 in five. The Englishman pummelled three fours and four sixes in his 22-ball 43 runs.
Bairstow fell in an unfortunate way – hit-wicket – off Krunal Pandya as the 67-run opening stand with David Warner was broken in the eighth over.
Warner (35) went back to the pavilion soon, thanks to a bulls-eye throw from Hardik Pandya.
Hyderabad lost 7 for 35 to end on 137 runs in 19.4 overs. Rahul Chahar and Trent Boult shared six wickets between them for Mumbai.
In six matches in at MA Chidabaram Stadium, Sunrisers Hyderabad have never won one.
Earlier, Hyderabad came with four changes while Mumbai brought Adam Milne in. Mujeeb Ur Rahman impressed with 2/29 on his SRH debut. Vijay Shankar also took two scalps.
Opting to bat first, skipper Rohit Sharma (32) and Quinton de Kock (40) put on 55 before the runs dried up. Kieron Pollard went big on the last two balls bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar as Mumbai posted 150/5. Pollard, who hit his 500th IPL six, made 35* off 22.
Reigning champions Mumbai are now topping the table. Hyderabad are sitting at the bottom with three loses from as many games.
Mumbai Indians 150/5 in 20 overs (de Kock 40, Pollard 35*; Shankar 2/19, Mujeeb 2/29)
Sunrisers Hyderabad 137/10 in 19.4 overs (Bairstow 43, Warner 36; Chahar 3/19, Boult 3/28)
Mumbai Indians won by 13 runs