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IPL Season 9: Sunrisers Hyderabad rout Mumbai Indians by 85 runs in Vizag

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The Sunrisers Hyderabad have taken over the lead of the Indian Premier League standings on net run rate for a few hours at the very least, routing the Mumbai Indians by 85 runs at Visakhapatnam.

Having been put in to bat on losing the toss, the Sunrisers Hyderabad posted an impressive total of 177-3 in their 20 overs with Shikhar Dhawan once again batting through the innings, top scoring with an unbeaten 82 off 57 balls. The Indian opener struggled to get his timing going initially, but started to find the middle of the bat more often as his innings progressed, and ended up hitting 10 boundaries and a six.

 

Dhawan's opening partner David Warner had once again given the Sunrisers an electric start, smashing 48 off 33 balls before holing out in the deep off Harbahajan Singh. Bhajji struck again in his next over, dismissing Kane Williamson for 2, giving Mumbai cause for optimism heading into the second half of the innings, but Yuvraj Singh quickly put paid to any hopes that Mumbai had of restricting the Sunrisers to a gettable total, making a welcome return to form with a typically powerful 39 off 23 balls.

The Mumbai batting effort was a recipe in disaster with Bhuvneshwar Kumar striking with the last ball of the opening over, removing Parthiv Patel for naught. Ashish Nehra then ran through the top order, taking 3-15 in 3 overs, including the big wickets of Rohit Sharma (5), Ambati Rayudu (6) and Jos Buttler (2).

Barinder Sran chipped in with the wicket of pinch-hitter Krunal Pandya for 17 as Mumbai starred down the barrel of a certain defeat at 30-5, all this before Mustafizur Rahman had bowled a ball.

The Bangladeshi bowler quickly got into the action, dismissing Hardik Pandya (7) courtesy of a poor Umpiring decision from Mr. Shamshuddin, before adding the wickets of Kiwi duo Tim Southee and Mitchell McClenaghan to his kitty.

Harbhajan Singh did his best to keep the game alive for as long as possible, finishing unbeaten on 21 as Mumbai were eventually knocked over for 92 in the 17th over.

With the Kolkata Knight Riders taking on the Gujarat Lions later today, the Sunrisers Hyderabad will concede top spot to one of them before the night is done, but they will look to regain top spot when they take on the Rising Pune Supergiants on Tuesday right here in Vizag, while the Mumbai Indians are in action the following day, taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Teams:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Barinder Sran, Ashish Nehra, Mustafizur Rahman

Mini Scorecard:

Sunrisers Hyderabad 177/3 (20 overs, 8.85rpo)

S Dhawan 82* (57) H Singh 2-29 (4)

D Warner 48 (33) M McClenaghan 1-38 (4)

Mumbai Indians 92 all out (16.3 overs, 5.57rpo)

K Pandya 17 (11) A Nehra 3-15 (3)

H Singh 21* (22) M Rahman 3-16 (3)

Sunrisers Hyderabad win by 85 runs