Chase pays off for Mumbai Indians

MUMBAI

Apr 14, 2017-

The chasing team at Wankhede Stadium won for the sixth straight Indian Premier League (IPL) game as Mumbai Indians beat defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets on Wednesday.

Mumbai opted to field in what turned out to be a wise decision, given the recent success of teams batting second at this ground. Sunrisers made 158-8, with only openers Shikhar Dhawan (48) and David Warner (49) achieving significant scores. Man-of-the-match Jasprit Bumrah took 3-24 as Sunrisers’ middle-order collapsed. Harbhajan Singh also did some damage with 2-23, including the important wicket of Warner.

Mumbai reached 159-6 in 18.4 overs with Nitish Rana (45), Parthiv Patel (39) and Krunal Pandya (37) making the key contributions. Pandya was aggressive in his 20-ball knock, smashing three fours and three sixes. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 3-21.

Sunrisers dropped to second place with four points after wins against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions. Mumbai also have four points, moving up to third, after losing against Pune and Kolkata. 

Published: 14-04-2017 09:51

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