IPL 6: Mumbai choke in Hyderabad

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May 1, 2013

Brief Scorecard: Sunrisers Hyderabad 130 for 3 (Dhawan 73*) beat Mumbai Indians 129 for 4 (Ishant 2-15, Mishra 2-24) by seven wickets

Ishant Sharma's spell of 2 for 15 kept Mumbai Indians to a low score

May 1, 2013

Brief Scorecard: Sunrisers Hyderabad 130 for 3 (Dhawan 73*) beat Mumbai Indians 129 for 4 (Ishant 2-15, Mishra 2-24) by seven wickets

Ishant Sharma's spell of 2 for 15 kept Mumbai Indians to a low score

HYDERABAD: It is a formula that has served Sunrisers Hyderabad rather well in the tournament, the formula of forcing the opposition to play into their hands.

MUMBAI Indians were their latest victims at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The seven-wicket win on Wednesday was another statement that with 12 points from 10 games, home is where Sunrisers are at their best.

They easily negated the Mumbai bowling attack. Their own bowlers restricted the visitors to 129 for four after they chose to bat. Shikhar Dhawan (73 n.o., 84m, 54b, 9×4, 6×1) marshaled the chase brilliantly. Sunrisers overcame the loss of Akshath Reddy cheaply and skipper Kumar Sangakkara just as he was beginning to look dangerous and won the match by seven wickets with 12 deliveries to spare.

The southpaw had missed out in the last match but he stood firm after Harbhajan terminated the 37-run stand for the second wicket between Dhawan and Sangakkara (21, 21b,3×4) and in finding boundaries at will, ensured Mumbai Indians' three-match win streak ended with a crushing defeat.

GH Vihari (25 runs, 23b, 2×4) was an ideal foil and kept the fielders busy with their 74-run stand for the third wicket (57b).


Courtesy: PTI

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