Clinical win for Hyderabad
Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad moved a step closer to the Indian Premier League playoffs as they notched their seventh win of the season by beating table-toppers Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in Hyderabad last night.
Chasing a below-par 138 for seven, Hyderabad's chase was rocked early when fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan trapped Hyderabad skipper David Warner in front in the second over for six.
But Shikhar Dhawan (62 not out off 46) and Moises Henriques (44 off 35) put on 91 for the second wicket, and although Henriques and Yuvraj Singh departed in the 13th and 15th overs respectively, Dhawan and Vijay Shankar took them home with 10 balls to spare.
Earlier Mumbai were held back from a challenging total by a good bowling performance from Hyderabad, predictably spearheaded by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-29) and Siddharth Kaul (3-24).
Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma was the only batsman who stood out with a 45-ball 67.