Sunrisers Hyderabad defeat Mumbai Indians by 31 runs
New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Mumbai Indians by 31 runs, thereby recording a superb 31-run win and handing the defending champions their fifth defeat in 6 games.
Put in to bat, Hyderabad were all out for just 118 in 18.4 overs, with Skipper Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan top scoring with 29 each.
In reply, Mumbai were skittled out for a paltry 87 in 18.5 overs.
Contrary to the expectations, Mumbai made a horrible start to the small chase as they lost three early wickets and were tottering at 22/3 after six overs.
Mumbai bowled out the visitors for a paltry 118 in 18.4 overs but then made a heavy weather of the modest target on a lively Wankhede Stadium track to be bowled out for the season’s lowest total of 87.
The visitors’ depleted bowling attack struck to their task brilliantly to bundle out the strong home team batting line-up in 18.5 overs as Mumbai slumped to their fifth defeat in six matches.
2nd lowest total defended in IPL
This was the second lowest total defended in IPL history.
Suryakumar Yadav (34 in 38 balls) and Krunal Pandya (24 in 29 balls) were the only batsmen to prosper to some extent against the fired up Sunrisers’ attack sans injured lead bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Billy Stanlake whose IPL season is over.
Leg-spinner Rashid Khan bagged two wickets along with Basil Thampi while medium pacer Sidharth Kaul grabbed three. Sandeep Sharma, Mohammed Nabi and Shakib Al Hasan took one wicket apiece.
The victory, the fourth for Sunrisers, lifted them to the third spot on the table while MI remained rooted to their seventh spot with just two points from six games.
In today’s match, Royal Challengers Bangalore will clash with Chennai Super Kings at Bengaluru at 8 in the evening.