Follow Us:

IPL 2017: Jasprit Bumrah, Nitish Rana help Mumbai Indians stun Sunrisers Hyderabad

Mumbai Indians beat table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets at the Wankhede Stadium.

SNS | New Delhi |

Mumbai Indians’ most consistent batsman Nitish Rana played yet another responsible innings on Wednesday as they beat table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

With this defeat, SRH has come down to the second position and Kings XI Punjab rose to the top of the points table.

Rana scored 45 runs off 36 balls with the help of two sixes and three boundaries, the highest contribution in Mumbai’s chase of 159 runs.

In last two matches, the 23-year-old middle-order batsman made 50 and 34 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders and Rising Pune Supergiant respectively.

Except for the Mumbai opener Parthiv Patel and all-rounder Krunal Pandya, who scored 39 and 37 runs respectively, no other batsmen impressed much with the willow.

For SRH, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the star bowler as he took three wickets in the shape of Rana, Kieron Pollard (11) and Krunal Pandya. With this spell, he clinched the purple cap, taking highest (7) wickets so far in the season.

Deepak Hooda and Ashish Nehra supported him in the pace assault as they dismissed Patel and Jos Buttler (14).

Spinner Rashid Khan took the scalp of MI skipper Rohit Sharma (4), who continued his poor form.

Along with Nitish, spearhead Jasprit Bumrah (3/24) also emerged as match-winner for leading the MI pace attack to restrict the visitors to a small total.

Bumrah thumped Sunrisers’ lower middle-order as he dismissed 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 Shikhar Dhawan (48) respectively.

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

Experienced Mumbai spinner Harbhajan Spinner also shone to the maximum as he took two big wickets in the shape of David Warner (49) and Deepak Hooda (9).

Even though Mumbai ruled the session, the game wasn't in their favour since the start.

The opening pair of Warner and Dhawan put 81-run partnership stand to build a strong foundation for the Sunrisers.

The openers took their time to settle before hitting big shots and batted for the first ten overs without any loss of a wicket.

However, a flawless bowling line-up of Mumbai brought the hosts to the driver’s seat.

Following the dismissal of their openers, no other batsmen managed to put a strong impression and SRH lost five of their batsmen for a single-digit score.

Click here for more stories related to IPL 2017