IPL 6: Bowlers, Dhawan fire Hyderabad to a convincing 7-wicket win over Mumbai

Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma made the most of a sluggish pitch to keep Mumbai's attacking reputation with the bat, in check, while Shikhar Dhawan never let the visitors in with any chance with his brilliant fifty.

updated: May 01, 2013 22:52 IST
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Mumbai Indians managed to cling on to the fourth position on the Pepsi Indian Premier League 2013 table on Net Run Rate, but Sunrisers Hyderabad caught up with them in points earned after a comprehensive seven-wicket win at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad on Wednesday (May 1). Mumbai were restricted to 129 for 4 and then, with Shikhar Dhawan playing the lead role, Hyderabad overhauled the target with 12 balls to spare to leave both teams with 12 points, the same as Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. (Scorecard)

Ishant Sharma was in the thick of the action soon after the start of the match, playing a part in all that was good and not so good from Hyderabad's point of view after Mumbai won the toss and batted on a sluggish pitch. (Match stats: Mishra leads IPL wicket tally, Sunrisers invincible at home)

Ishant bowled an outstanding first spell of three overs. In his second over, a maiden, he castled Sachin Tendulkar for 14 and had Dinesh Karthik caught at point for a duck. During the same spell, he bowled a front-foot no-ball and had the Free Hit smashed for a six by Dwayne Smith and, later misjudged a sitter from Smith off Amit Mishra at the long-off boundary, tipping the ball over the ropes for another six in the process. (Also see: Match in pics)

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