Cricket

Mumbai outplay Sunrisers to book playoff spot

2015-05-18 09:40

MITCHELL McClenaghan captured three wickets as the Mumbai Indians sealed their playoff place courtesy of a comfortable nine-wicket win over the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad yesterday.

Left-arm quick McClenaghan was in superb form as he claimed 3-16 off four overs while left-arm spinner Jagadeesha Suchith nabbed 2-14 off three overs and paceman Lasith Malinga picked up 2-17 as Hyderabad were bowled out for a paltry 113.

Mumbai had little trouble is chasing down the total as they reached 114-1 after just 13.5 overs of their innings.

Parthiv Patel lashed 51 not out off 37 balls with nine fours as he and Lendl Simmons shared in a 106-run opening stand.

Simmons scored 48 off 44 deliveries with four fours and two sixes before he was dismissed by legspinner Karn Sharma.

The win meant that Mumbai finished in second place on the log after the league phase of the competition while Hyderabad miss out on the playoffs.

Mumbai enjoyed a fantastic start to the match when Malinga yorked Shikhar Dhawan (1) in the first over and McClenaghan dismissed David Warner (6), the tournament’s leading run-scorer, with the first ball of the second over as Hyderabad slipped to 7-2.

McClenaghan struck again when he had Eoin Morgan (9) caught at third man to leave the hosts on a rocky 23-3 inside six overs.

Hyderabad were in complete free-fall, collapsing to 86-8. — SuperSport

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