Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians' torrid start to IPL 9 continued as David Warner's chanceless innings inspired Sunrisers Hyderabad to inflict a seven-wicket defeat on the visitors to the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday.
This was Mumbai's third defeat in IPL 9 and second on the trot and conversely this win saw Hyderabad open their account in the points table of IPL 2016.
Chasing a meagre totla of 143 to win, skipper Warner single-handedly carried Hyderabad to victory with more than two overs to spare.
Warner's controlled shot-making saw the Aussie score 90 off 59 balls at an average of 152.54 with 7 boundaries and four sixes.
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner plays a shot during his match-winning knock against Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday. Pic/AFP
Earlier, Sunrisers put on an impressive bowling performance to restrict Mumbai Indians to a meagre 142/6.
Ambati Rayudu (54) was the top scorer for Mumbai and was well supported by Krunal Pandya (49 not out).
Barinder Sran (3-28) was the pick of the Hyderabad bowlers, while Mustafizur Rahman and Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed one wicket each.
Put in to bat, the defending champions got off to disastrous start, losing debutant hard-hitting batsman Martin Guptill (2) in the first over itself to have team on the backfoot.
His opening partner Parthiv Patel (10) also departed in the fourth over after striking two boundaries to leave the team struggling at 23/2.
From there on, Rayudu and skipper Rohit Sharma (5) held on for a couple of overs help the team reach 40/2 in the powerplay.
But a big confusion between the two saw the skipper being run out in the eighth over to leave the team in a spot of bother at 43/3.
Despite the wicket, Rayudu played positively along with Jos Buttler (11) to take the team to a stable position. But as the Englishman was looking set and ready for a good partnership with Rayudu, Sran removed Buttler to pile on more trouble for the visitors.
Next up, all-rounder Krunal, who was promoted up the batting order, played positively with a couple of boundaries and sixes to help the team cross the 100-run mark.
But the much needed 63-run partnership for the fifth wicket came to an end as Rayudu was dismissed in the 18th over to put an halt to Mumbai's scoring rate.
Mumbai Indians: 142 for 6 in 20 overs (Ambati Rayudu 54, Krunal Pandya 49 not out; Barinder Sran 3/28).
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 145 for 3 in 17.3 overs (David Warner 90 not out; Tim Southee 3/24).
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