Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten knock of 62(46) helped the Sunrisers Hyderabad inch closer to a place in the playoffs. Chasing a modest target of 139, the home side lost Warner early and despite having benched the in-form Kane Williamson, the early blow didn't prove costly.
Mumbai struggle despite Rohit's fifty
Having lost their top 3 batsmen cheaply, the Mumbai Indians were struggling in the first half of their innings. The slog overs specialists, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard weren't able to get going either. It was captain, Rohit Sharma's half century that gave MI a total to bowl to. He stood tall with 67(45 balls) in an innings which didn't have much to boast. Hyderabad's find of the season Siddharth Kaul delivered a match-defining spell with figures of 4-0-24-3. Kaul has impressed with his ability to pick crucial wickets and hasn't shied away from bowling in the death overs either.
In reply, the Sunrisers powered through the Mumbai's total of 138 with Shikhar Dhawan and Moises Henriques(44 of 35). Henriques has stepped up regularly for the Hyderabad side and made sure Williamson's absence wasn't felt. The two put on 91 runs for the second wicket and sealed the game. SRH needed this win to enter the race for a spot in the playoffs. They'd have to win their last game against the Gujarat Lions and ensure that the Kings XI Punjab don't sneak up behind them.
The Mumbai Indians on the other hand, is still firmly atop the points table with 18 points and has cemented a place in the last four. They have 2 games remaining on the 11th and 13th of May against the Kings and Knight Riders respectively. Rohit Sharma and co would fancy another win to seal their place in the top 2, which gives them an extra shot of making the Final.