By: Tarish Bhatt
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Mumbai Indians displayed an allround performance to hand Sunrisers Hyderabad their first defeat of the season. They won the game pretty comfortably by four wickets with eight balls to spare at the Wankhede.
Jasprit Bumrah and Harbhajan Singh put Mumbai on course of winning the game by bundling Sunrisers to a paltry 158. It turned out to be an easy chase, as Parthiv Patel and Nitin Rana took Mumbai Indians home.
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“Lot of credit goes to the bowlers and the fielders,” Rohit Sharma said. “Parthiv behind the wicket makes it easier for me to adjust my field. Very good performance from the bowlers and well-finished by the batsmen as well.”
“Still early days, just three games, but we would like to take a lot from the three games,” he added. “I could not have asked for anything more from each of the 10 players.”
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The Sunrisers tried their best to defend the total, but the dew made things worst for them. Rashid Khan, Mustafizur Rahman and Ashish Nehra, all proved ineffective. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, however, chipped-in with three wickets.
Earlier, Hyderabad’s middle-order collapsed like a pack of cards. Apart from Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner, as usual, the Sunrisers failed to show any resistance. They also didn’t construct any partnership.