Steyn leads Hyderabad Sunrisers bowlers to stun Mumbai

2014-05-01 00:00

DALE STEYN, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Irfan Pathan shone with the ball as Sunrisers Hyderabad inflicted more misery on the Mumbai Indians with a 15-run win at Dubai International Stadium yesterday.

Having posted a 173 target — built around David Warner’s 65 off 51 ball — the three Sunrisers’ bowlers managed to stave off an emphatic 78 off 48 deliveries by Kieron Pollard as Mumbai ended on 157/7

Pathan was the pick of the bowlers with 2/10, while Kumar (2/17) and Steyn (2/20) also played key roles.

It was Mumbai’s fifth consecutive loss, while Hyderabad collected a second win to climb up a place to sixth on the log.

After winning the toss and bowling first at the start, Mumbai found some early success when a booming Shikhar Dhawan drive off Zaheer Khan was only edged and ended up in the hands of Harbhajan Singh.

That was in the third over and by the end of the fifth over Zaheer struck again — Aaron Finch (16) snapped up by Ben Dunk at cover.

That brought Warner in alongside Lokesh Rahul (46) and the pair punished the bowling for the next 13.2 overs when they added 111.

The 50 was raised in the eighth over when Pragyan Ojha poorly delivered five leg-side wides, followed by Warner beginning his assault with a six.

The initial half-century partnership came up in a patient 47 deliveries with Ojha sending down a second set of five wides down leg to enable Hyderabad to pass 100 in the 15th over. Warner went to a 32nd career 50 in 41 balls, with the pair reaching their 100 stand in 76 deliveries.

The stand eventually came to an end in the penultimate over as an attempted Warner switch-hit off Corey Anderson was edged behind to wicketkeeper Chidhambaram Gautam — the Australian out after striking four sixes.

Darren Sammy (10) succumbed in the same 19th over, while Lasith Malinga took out Rahul in the final over.

The game looked set for an early finish when Mumbai fell to eight for two after Rohit Sharma and Anderson fell to Kumar and Steyn respectively, both for one.

Dunk (20) was then cleaned up by Sammy leaving the total on 31/3, before a 77-run partnership between Pollard and Ambati Rayudu (35), including the 100 coming up in the 15th over, revived hope.

Rayudu became Pathan’s first victim when he was taken by Warner at deep midwicket with the total on 108.

But the game turned on its head at the start of the 17th over as Pollard, who raised 50 in 37 balls, bludgeoned Amit Mishra for three consecutive sixes followed by a four as 58 off 24 became 36 off 20 in a flash.

There were 27 taken from that over in total, but Steyn tilted the contest back in Hyderabad’s favour with an immaculate 18th over that cost a mere four, including the wicket of Aditya Tare.

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