Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 40 runs in IPL Cricket, in Hyderabad last night. Chasing a target of 137 runs, Hyderabad were all out for 96 in 17.4 overs. Young West Indies pacer Alzzari Joseph made all the difference in the bowling department, ending with sensational figures of six for 12 in 3.4 overs. Earlier, put in to bat Mumbai Indians Keiron Pollard hammered an unbeaten 46 off 26 balls, helping visitors to reach 136 for seven for the loss of 7 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.
Pollard’s brute power enabled the Mumbai Indians to collect 39 crucial runs off the final 12 balls. It was the third win for Mumbai Indians in five games while Hyderabad suffered their second loss in five matches. In another match of the day, Chennai Super Kings defeated Kings Eleven Punjab by 22 runs in Chennai. Chasing a target of 161 runs, Kings Eleven Punjab could make 138 runs losing five wickets.
Electing to bat after winning the toss, Chennai made 160 for the loss of three wickets. Chennai tops the points table with eight points. Out of five matches played so far, they lost only one match. In today’s encounters, Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet Delhi Capitals in Bengaluru at 4 PM, while Rajasthan Royals face Kolkata Knight Riders in Jaipur at 8 PM.