Sunrisers Hyderabad convincingly beat two-time champions Mumbai Indian by seven-wickets with the help of an all-round show by its player to consolidate their fourth position in the Indian Premier League table on Monday at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Asked to field first, Hyderabad bowlers delivered restricted the Mumbai side to a modest 138 for seven, which was built around skipper Rohit Sharma's fighting 67-run knock off 45 balls.
Paceman Siddarth Kaul took three wickets while the Afghanistan spin duo of Rashid Khan (1/22) and Mohammed Nabi (1/13) choked the Mumbai batsmen with impeccable line and length. Together they conceded only 35 runs in eight overs.
The total proved too small for the defending champions as they overhauled the target with 10 balls to spare as opener Shikhar Dhawan (62) led the way with an unbeaten half-century. Hyderabad remained at fourth position but now have 15 points, five more than closest rival Kings XI Punjab.
One more win, taking their tally to 17, will seal them a berth in the Play-offs because even if Punjab win their remaining three matches they can get maximum to 16 points.
(With inputs from PTI)