Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) once again show their dominance at their home ground as they stop Mumbai Indians’ (MI) winning run in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 beating them by 7 wickets. It seems like Shikhar Dhawan was just waiting for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 squad call-up as he played a match-winning half-century scoring 62 from 46 balls, anchoring the innings and seeing his side to a win against the table toppers of the season.
Dhawan was supported by Moises Henriques who came in after David Warner fell early after scoring, chasing an ordinary score of 139. Henriques scored 44 from 35 balls stabilising the innings and doing damage control. Yuvraj Singh who suffered an injury in his finger. He sustained his injury while batting as well. Yuvraj got out after scoring 9 as he was struggling to send the ball over the fence owing to his injury.
Vijay Shankar did the needful as he rotated the strike playing alongside Dhawan. Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, and Jasprit Bumrah picked up one wicket each but failed to stop Dhawan from scoring a match-winning knock as SRH won with 10 balls to spare.
Earlier MI struggled to score big in the first innings after Rohit Sharma won the toss and elects to bat first at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Only MI skipper could stay at the crease and hit boundaries as he scored 67 from 45 deliveries hitting 4 boundaries and 2 sixes. Mohammad Nabi drew first blood as he took the wicket of dangerous batsman Lendl Simmons.
It was one of those days where MI top order could not fire with Parthiv Patel and youngster Nitish Rana getting out early to Sidharth Kaul. Big hitters Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard too could not do much with the bat as MI could not even post a fighting total on the scoreboard.