Shikhar Dhawan says patience was key for Sunrisers Hyderabad to beat Mumbai Indians

Left-handed opening batsman holds fort for Hyderabad on a slow wicket against high-flying Mumbai Indians with 15th Indian Premier League fifty. It was his second half-century this season.

updated: May 01, 2013 20:03 IST
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Shikhar Dhawan said "patience was key" to score the runs as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated high-flying Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Dhawan scored his 15th fifty in the competition as his 55-ball 73 not out was the centerpiece for the Sunrisers' comprehensive seven-wicket victory against Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians. In a low-scoring game (Mumbai scored 129 for four) and on a slow track, Dhawan said flamboyance upfront was never going to be the path to success.

"I knew the pitch was slow and we had to hold on to our wickets in the first six overs. Patience was going to be key and that was our first plan. Once we settled down, we got the boundaries that helped us win easily," Dhawan said.

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