Sunrisers Hyderabad overcame a spirited Mumbai Indians chase, as they defeated the defending champions by at Dubai on Wednesday in the last IPL match of UAE.

Chasing a massive target of 173 runs, Mumbai Indians managed to score just thus losing by runs.

For MI, Kieron Pollard was the top scorer with a brilliant 78, while Rayudu scored a handy 35 runs.  

For SRH, Steyn, Kumar, and Pathan picked up two wickets each. With this win, MI are still winless after losing sixth game in a row.

Having invited to bat first Sunrisers Hyderabad smashed a huge total of 172/5 in their 20 allotted overs against Mumbai Indians.

For Sunrisers Hyderabad, David Warner (65 runs off 51 balls) and Lokesh Rahul (46 runs off 40 balls) put on a massive partnership of 111 for the third wicket. Warner smashed one fours and four sixes during his 51-ball stay.

For Mumbai Indians, the bowling of defending champions was largely ineffective, but did Zaheer Khan and Corey Anderson picked up two wickets each at the end.

Earlier at the toss, Mumbai Indians’ skipper, and birthday boy, Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field first considering the abysmal batting performance of Mumbai, Rohit felt MI could perform better while chasing.

The defending champions Mumbai Indians, who are now the bottom ranked team in this year’s IPL, are staring at the prospect of finishing UAE-leg of IPL without any points decided to drop Australian veteran Michael Hussey. Hussey’s countryman Ben Dunk, who plies his trade as a wicketkeeper batsman for Tasmania in the Big Bash League, replaced him. Moreover, MI, this season, have toyed with the batting order, sending Rohit Shamra to open after his failed flirt with no. 4 position, but the slower wickets in the UAE have troubled MI batsman.

Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, fare slightly batter in the points table and Shikhar Dhawan will be hoping for an improved performance from his misfiring team. Talkingn about changes for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Naman Ojha came in place of Venugopal Rao, while Irfan Pathan continued in the team at the expense of Ishant Sharma.

Mumbai Indians 1 A Tare, 2 Ben Dunk, 3 R Sharma, 4 A Rayudu, 5 K Pollard, 6 C Anderson, 7 CM Gautam, 8 H Singh, 9 P Ojha, 10 Z Khan, 11 L Malinga.

Sunrisers Hyderabad 1 Aaron Finch, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 David Warner, 4 KL Rahul, 5 Darren Sammy, 6 Naman Ojha, 7 Irfan Pathan, 8 Karn Sharma, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Amit Mishra, 11 Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

 

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