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IPL 2017: Openers David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan guide SRH to 158/8 against MI

Riding on 81-run opening-wicket partnership stand, SRH reach 158/8 in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians.

SNS | New Delhi |

The opening pair of David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan scored 49 and 48 runs respectively to build a strong foundation for Sunrisers Hyderabad as they reach 158/8 in 20 overs of an IPL 2017 match against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday.

Hosting the tenth match of the season ten at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai put a strong grip over resilient Hyderabad.

A flawless bowling line-up of Mumbai kept the opponents under control.

Warhorse spinner Harbhajan Spinner gained maximum as he took two big wickets in the shape of Warner and Deepak Hooda (9).

Jasprit Bumrah led the pace attack, claiming the scalp of Ben Cutting (20), wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha (9) and tail-ender Rashid Khan (2).

Overseas delight Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McClenaghan supported Indian speedster as they dismissed Vijay Shankar (1) and Dhawan respectively.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya also joined the celebration after taking the scalp of SRH star campaigner Yuvraj Singh (5).

Even though Mumbai ruled the session, the game wasn't in their favour since the start. Sunrisers openers started steadily and took their time to settle before hitting big shots.

Batting in first ten overs without any loss of a wicket, Warner and Dhawan put 81 runs for the opening-wicket partnership.

However, following their dismissals, no other batsmen managed to put a strong impression. SRH lost five of their batsmen for a single-digit score.

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