Impressive Mumbai drub SRH to enter play-offs

Impressive Mumbai drub SRH to enter play-offs

 Mumbai Indians crushed Sunrisers Hyderabad by nine wickets in a must-win final league game to sail into play-offs of the Indian Premier League here on Sunday.

Asked to bowl, Mumbai first came up with an impressive effort to bowl out Sunrisers for just 113 and then chased down the target with consummate ease with nine wickets in hand and 37 balls to spare.

By virtue of this win, Mumbai jumped to the second spot in the standings with 16 points from 14 games and will now face table toppers Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 1 at Mumbai on Tuesday.

Third-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet Rajasthan Royals in the eliminator at Pune on Wednesday.

Chasing the modest paltry target, Mumbai finished at 114 for the loss of just one wicket in 13.5 overs.

With no pressure on the back, both Parthiv Patel and Lendl Simmons played freely. While Parthiv smashed an unbeaten 51 off 37 balls with the help of nine boundaries, Simmons was unlucky as he was dismissed just two short of his fifty.

Simmons made 48 off 44 balls and decorated his innings with four boundaries and two sixes before being caught by Shikhar Dhawan off Karn Sharma’s (1/38) bowling with Mumbai just needing eight runs for the win.

  In Mumbai’s bowling, left-arm pacer Mitchell McClenaghan (3/16) led Mumbai’s bowling attack from the front and he was assisted well by left-arm spinner J Suchith (2/14) and Lasith Malinga (2/17).

Earlier electing to bat, Sunrisers were put on the backfoot straightway by Mumbai as the hosts lost both their openers — Dhawan (1) and skipper David Warner (6) — early in consecutive balls.

score board

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD: David Warner c Pollard b McClenaghan 6, Shikhar Dhawan b Malinga 1, Moises Henriques st Patel b Suchith 11, Eoin Morgan c Simmons b McClenaghan 9, KL Rahul b Harbhajan 25, Naman Ojha c Sharma  b Suchith 0, Karn Sharma c Suchith b Malinga 15, A Ashish Reddy c V Kumar b Pollard 17, Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Pandya  b McClenaghan 0, Praveen Kumar (run out) 4, Dale Steyn (not out) 19, Extras (LB-2, WD-4) 6, Total (all out in 20 overs) 113

Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-7, 3-23, 4-51, 5-51, 6-61, 7-84, 8-86, 9-91.
Bowling: Lasith Malinga 4-0-17-2, Mitchell McClenaghan 4-0-16-3, Vinay Kumar 3-0-21-0, J Suchith 3-0-14-2, Hardik Pandya 1-0-11-0, Harbhajan Singh 3-0-18-1, Kieron Pollard 2-0-14-1.  

MUMBAI INDIANS: Lendle Simmons c Dhawan b Sharma 48, Parthiv Patel (not out) 51, Rohit (not out) 7, Extras (B-1, LB-2, W-5) 8, Total    (for 1 wkt; 13.5 overs) 114.
Fall of wickets: 1-106

Bowling: Dale Steyn 3-0-27-0, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-0-16-0, Praveen Kumar 2-0-13-0, Moises Henriques 3-0-17-0, Karn Sharma 2.5-0-38-1.

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