Sunrisers Hyderabad were all out for 96 in 17.4 overs, what seemed an easy chase turned disastrous. This win got Mumbai Indians to their third win in their five encounters in the season, and this game resulted in the second loss for the Sunrisers.
Both teams Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad were dismissed cheaply, earlier Mumbai who batted first set a target of 137 runs. Achieving 137 seemed to be a comfortable chase, however it looked a mountain when David Warner and Jonny Bairstow were knocked off early. Hyderabad’s middle order were completely exposed.
This was the first time this season that Hyderabad lost a wicket in the first six overs.
West Indies pacer Joseph bowled a dream first over in the IPL, dismissing Warner in a wicket maiden. After which the 22 year old got rid of Vijay Shankar, leaving Hyderabad at 43/3 in seven overs.
Soon, Rahul Chahar picked up two important wickets to increase the pressure on the home team which was reduced to 62/5 in 12overs.
The home team needed 53 off the last 30 balls and ended up well short of the target with Joseph running through the opposition line-up.
Earlier, Hyderabad aimed to limit Mumbai to a 120 total but Pollard’s collected 39 runs off the final 12 balls. Until Pollard cut loose, Hyderabad put up an impressive bowling effort on a slow pitch.
While Hyderabad fielded an unchanged side, Mumbai Indians made two changes in the playing eleven with Ishan Kishan replacing Yuvraj Singh and Joseph coming in for Lasith Malinga, who has gone back to Sri Lanka to play in a domestic event.