In the sixth season of the Indian Premier League, the Sunrisers Hyderabad have redefined the art of defending low totals. The fire and brimstone of Dale Steyn with new and old ball, the sheer experience and guile of Amit Mishra in the middle overs, and the exuberance of Karan Sharma have proved the undoing of many teams. When Hyderabad won the toss on Monday (May 13) and forced Mumbai to chase for the first time this season at the Wankhede Stadium, they found a way to lose a game after doing the hard work of putting the runs on the board.
Kieron Pollard, thriving in a sink-or-swim situation, showed that desperation can occasionally be a batsman's ally in a brutal assault that ensured that Mumbai went past Hyderabad's 178 for 3 with 7 wickets and 3 balls to spare. (Watch analysis)