Shikhar Dhawan stars in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s crucial win vs Mumbai Indians

May 9, 2017

Indian Premier League


Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad put up a dominant show in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 on Monday, defeating table-toppers Mumbai Indians by seven wickets to consolidate their fourth position in the table. (HIGHLIGHTS) (SCORECARD)

Asked to bowl first, Hyderabad bowlers delivered in the crucial match, restricting the rivals to a modest 138 for seven, which was built around skipper Rohit Sharma’s fighting 67-run knock off 45 balls. (IPL 2017 Full schedule)
Paceman Siddarth Kaul took three wickets while the Afghanistan spin duo of Rashid Khan (1/22) and Mohammed Nabi (1/13) choked the Mumbai batsmen with impeccable line and length. Together they conceded only 35 runs in eight overs.

The total proved too small for the defending champions as they overhauled the target with 10 balls to spare as opener Shikhar Dhawan (62*) led the way with an unbeaten half-century.

Close to play-offs

Hyderabad remained at fourth position but now have 15 points, five more than closest rival Kings XI Punjab. One more win, taking their tally to 17, will seal them a berth in the Play-offs because even if Punjab win their remaining three matches they can get maximum to 16 points.

Hyderabad lost their captain David Warner (6) early when he was trapped by Mitchell McClenaghan but Dhawan and Moises Henriques (44) took the match away from Mumbai with their fiery knocks.

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