IPL Player of the Day - Harbhajan Singh (Mumbai Indians)

Mumbai: Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad crashed to their first defeat of IPL-10, going down to Mumbai Indians by four wickets at Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.

The Mumbai Indians skipper Sharma gave credit to the bowlers: "It was a flawless platform for us to showcase our talents with the ball because we all know how the Sunrisers, especially the top four, bat, so firstly credit to the bowlers for coming out and restricting them".

Harbhajan Singh was the star man for Mumbai Indians in their four wicket triumph over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.

When Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner were at the crease, it appeared SRH were headed towards a total in excess of 180.

Bumrah thumped Sunrisers' lower middle-order as he dismissed Ben Cutting (20), wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha (9) and tail-ender Rashid Khan (2). While the hosts have the likes of batsman Nitish Rana, Krunal and Hardik Pandya alongside Sri Lankan slinger Lasith Malinga; the visitors can be proud of the performances of teenaged Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan and all-rounder Moises Henriques. With the required run rate dropping considerably in the last 10 overs, Nitish Rana (45 off 36) and Krunal Pandya (37 off 20) let loose.

But following a short drinks break, which he spent receiving a fresh set of gloves and talking to his opening partner Shikar Dhawan at that same end, Warner made his way down to striker's end for the next over.

Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, chose to go with an unchanged side after Sunday's thrilling win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Mustafiz conceded 34 runs in 2.4 overs, including 19 in his first over.

David Warner's appetite for Indian Premier League runs is seemingly unquenchable, with the Australia vice-captain scoring off a delivery he wasn't even supposed to be on strike for. As per the game's rule, Shikhwar Dhawan should have faced the first delivery of the fresh over. Both the on-field umpires CK Nandan and Nitin Menon were oblivious of the drama that unfolded in front of them. To have an opener, who is consuming almost 1/3rd of the total deliveries, score at just over run-a-ball in Wankhede, adds a lot of pressure on the batsman at the other end.

  • Julie Sanders