Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar as soon as once more bowled Mumbai Indians to a convincing win, this time beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 13 runs on the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday.
Chasing a modest goal of 151, Sunrisers began sturdy, because of a 22-ball 43 from opener Jonny Bairstow. The Englishman, together with skipper David Warner, added 67 for the primary wicket, setting a strong base for his facet earlier than he was dismissed hit-wicket.
Chahar then triggered one other middle-order collapse with a spell of three/19 earlier than his MI teammates and pacers — Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult — completed issues off for the defending champion.
Earlier within the second session, Bairstow had reduce unfastened within the third over, choosing 18 runs off Boult with three boundaries and a six earlier than hitting Adam Milne for 2 sixes within the very subsequent over.
His innings, although, got here to a tame finish when he tripped on the stumps when attempting to go deep contained in the crease, making an attempt to hit a lap-shot towards Krunal Pandya. On the different finish, Warner was cautious throughout his knock of 36 earlier than he was run-out by Hardik Pandya.
What adopted was an identical story of the Sunrisers middle-order struggling to match the required run-rate and dropping wickets towards a good bowling assault.
Worthwhile knocks from openers Quinton de Kock (40), Rohit Sharma (32) and a few power-hitting from Kieron Pollard (unbeaten 35) on the finish helped Mumbai submit a aggressive whole of 150/5 after successful the toss and electing to bat.
The openers wasted no time in maximising the brand new ball and PowerPlay on a pitch that has proven to change into progressively troublesome to bat afterward, getting 53 within the first six overs.
De Kock began with two boundaries within the first over whereas captain Rohit punished the quick balls, with a few sixes over the leg facet.
Vijay Shankar then struck twice in fast succession, eradicating Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav to place the brakes on the MI scoring.
Whereas Rohit mistimed a size ball straight to the mid-wicket fielder, Suryakumar fell to a ball that stopped on him, giving a easy return catch to Shankar.
Within the center overs, led by Rashid Khan, Sunrisers pulled issues again steadily with the subsequent fifty runs taking one other 10 overs for Mumbai.
Pollard, who was dropped on 17 by Shankar, gave the innings some momentum, signing off with two big sixes off Bhuvneshwar Kumar to get MI to 150, which finally proved essential.