Mumbai hand Hyderabad a third straight defeat

Afp, Chennai

19 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Champions Mumbai Indians inflicted a third straight defeat on David Warner's Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday to go to the top of the Indian Premier League.

Quinton de Kock hit 40 and Kieron Pollard a crucial unbeaten 35 as Mumbai made 150 for five off their 20 overs.

Australia star Warner and England's Jonny Bairstow hit early runs but Hyderabad were all out for 137 with spinner Rahul Chahar taking three for 19 and pace bowler Trent Boult three for 28.

Pollard's two sixes in the final over finally proved the difference between the two sides after Mumbai to build on a strong start by South African de Kock and captain Rohit Sharma who made 32.

Bairstow hit 43 off 22 balls -- including one six which went through a fridge door in the Chennai stadium -- and Warner 37 but Hyderabad's lower order again failed to build on their fine start. They were all out 13 runs behind with two balls left.