Shikhar Dhawan led the way for Sunrisers with the bat to see defending champions brush aside Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in 48th game of Indian Premier League. Dhawan played well as he put on a match-winning stand with Moises Henriques to notch up a crucial win for Hyderabad.
Sunrisers dominated the game to outclass Mumbai in every department of the game at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal. Mumbai won the toss and batted first as table toppers did not get off to perfect side losing three wickets inside six overs with Lendl Simmons and Nitish Rana dismissed for low scores. Rohit Sharma played well for his 67 runs off 45 balls and held the Mumbai innings together in the game. Sharma continued to take singles and pick up boundaries while he could find adequate support from the other end as Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard failed to produce runs at the backend of the innings.
David Warner fell early in the chase but Dhawan played a composed knock to take the side to a comfortable win and seal their final in the playoffs of the competition. Dhawan scored unbeaten 62 runs off 46 balls. He stuck four fours and two sixes in his innings. The left-hander added 90 odd runs with Henriques to see reigning champions knock off the runs without any hiccups in the game. Mumbai bowled well but it was not just enough as 138 always looked a below score on a pitch that looked good for batting.
Sunrisers are fourth in the table with 15 points from 13 games while Mumbai still hold pole position despite losing this game in the Indian Premier League.