Shikhar Dhawan played a brilliant unbeaten knock of 73 as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets.
Match Report: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, Hyderabad, May 1st 2013
Match 43 of IPL 2013 saw Mumbai Indians travel to Hyderabad to face the Sunrisers. Mumbai came into the came on a three game winning run and they won the toss and elected to bat first. Dwayne Smith and Sachin Tendulkar were the openers for Mumbai and they provided their side a decent start. At the end of the fourth over Mumbai were 31 with the loss of no wicket. But in the fifth over of the innings as Tendulkar was bowled by Ishant Sharma after scoing 14 runs. Then in the very same over Sharma got his second as Dinesh Karthik was dismissed for a duck. Mumbai’s good start did not look so convincing then as they were dealt a double blow by Ishant Sharma. Rohit Sharma was the next man to come in for the Mumbai Indians as he got together for a partnership with Dwayne Smith. Mumbai were going along at a run a ball at the end of the 10th over with the score at 60-2. Then just on the second ball of the 11th over the Sunrisers spurned a chance to dismiss Dwyane Smith and to add insult to injury Smith a collected a six in the process as it was tipped over by Ishant Sharma. Although in the 13th over the Sunrisers had much to celeberate as Amit Mishra dismissed both Sharma and Smith to put Mumbai in a tricky situation. Kieran Pollard and Rayudu were the two men who arrived at the crease following Mumbai’s recent setback and both of them simply could not collect enough boundaries to really put Mumbai in a commanding position. It was as late as the 20th over of the innings when Mumbai really enjoyed a big over in which they collected three boundaries as Perara went for 16 in the last over of the innings. Mumbai ended up with 129 on the board with the loss of 4 wickets.
In reply, the Sunrisers got off to a relatively good start scoring 16 off the first two overs. Though Mitchell Johnson struck for Mumbai in the third over of the innings dismissing Reddy for 7. Kumar Sanagakkara stepped in and joined Shikar Dhawan. Both of them put on a 37 run partnership as Sangakkara was the man to be dismissed by Harbhajan Singh. Then came the decisive partership of the match as Dhawan and Vihari put on a stand of 74 that really took the game away from Mumbai Indians. Dhawan completed his half century in the 14th over which came off 40 balls. Vihari was dismissed in the 18th over after scoring 25 from 23 balls by Kulkarni but by then Hyderabad had firm control of the game and that wicket did not really matter in the end as they were in touching distance to claim the victory. Hyderabad Sunrises won the contest by 7 wickets in after exactly 18 over being bowled.
Hyderabad Sunrisers 130/3 (Dhawan 73*(55), Kulkarni 1/13) beat Mumbai Indians 129/4 ( Smith 38 (40), Sharma 2/15)
Player of the match: S.Dhawan (SRH)