Sunrisers Hyderabad produced a stunning bowling performance under pressure as they defeneded a small total of 118 to beat holders Mumbai Indians by 31 runs in a low-scoring but engrossing IPL on Tuesday. Mumbai bowled out the visitors for a paltry 118 in 18.4 overs but then made a heavy weather of the modeset target on a lively Wankhede Stadium track to be bowled out for the season's lowest total of 87.
Leg-spinner Rashid Khan bagged two wickets along with Basil Thampi while medium pacer Sidharth Kaul grabbed three. Sandeep Sharma, Mohammed Nabi and Shakib Al Hasan took one wicket apiece. The victory, the fourth for Sunrisers, lifted them to the third spot on the table while MI remained rooted to their seventh spot with just two points from six games.
Suryakumar Yadav (34 in 38 balls) and Krunal Pandya (24 in 29 balls) were the only batsmen to prosper to some extent against the fired up Sunrisers' attack sans injured lead bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Billy Stanlake whose IPL season is over. The modest run-chase saw the hosts lose the wickets of Evin Lewis (5), Ishan Kishan (0) and skipper Rohit Sharma (2) for single digit scores inside the powerplay period.
Earlier, Mumbai bowled and fielded with a purpose to bowl out a depleted Sunrisers for a measly 118. Captain Kane Williamson (29 with 5 fours), Yusuf Pathan (29) were the main scorers for the Sunrisers that lasted 18.4 overs after they were invited to bat. Mitchell McClenaghan, Hardik Pandya and Mayank Markande picked up two wickets apiece to pack off the visitors for the season's lowest total.