MI bowlers shoot Sunrisers out for small total of 118
Mumbai, Apr 24 (PTI) Under-pressure defending champions Mumbai Indians bowled and fielded with purpose to bowl out a depleted Sunrisers Hyderabad for a measly 118 in their Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede Stadium today.
The visitors' batting came a cropper against a determined home side bowling.
Captain Kane Williamson (29 with 5 fours), Yusuf Pathan (29) were the main scorers for the Sunrisers that lasted 18.4 overs after they were invited to bat.
Mitchell McClenaghan, Hardik Pandya and Mayank Markhande picked up two wickets apiece to pack off the visitors for the season's lowest total.
The Sunrisers started in encouraging fashion with their in-form skipper Williamson striking Jasprit Bumrah for two fours in successive balls in the first over.
But the visitors lost the wickets of Shikhar Dhawan (5), back in the eleven after missing the previous game against Chennai Super Kings due to an elbow injury, and out-of-form Wridhiman Saha (o) in three balls in the second over from Mitchell McClenaghan.
Dhawan, who was struck a painful blow on his knee cap off the third ball, threw away his wicket in the next ball by trying to drive the left-arm bowler who then struck again with the last ball to have Saha caught behind for a duck.
From 20 for 2, there was a brief recovery to 44 for three before the visitors lost two more wickets in quick succession. Manish Pandey (16) was caught at extra cover off Hardik Pandya and then Shakib Al Hasan (2) was run out with a direct hit to the bowler's end by Suryakumar Yadav.
At the end of power play, the Sunrisers were 46 for four. The dismissal of captain Williamson, who seemed to carry on from the brilliant 84 he made against CSK, in the ninth over off Pandya left Sunrisers tottering at 63 for five.
Pathan was the last batsmen out after facing 33 balls and striking one six and two fours.
Sunrisers' injury woes has increased as Australian pacer Billy Stanlake joined the list and was also ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with a finger injury sustained in their previous game.
They had also arrived here without their best bowler of the season, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and the unavailability of the duo provided a playing chance to Basil Thampi and Mohammed Nabi