Skipper David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha scored respective half centuries, as Sunrisers Hyderabad thrashed the Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
MI rested key bowlers Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah and included James Pattinson and Dhaval Kulkarni. Rohit Sharma after sitting out for four games replaced Jayant Yadav, while for SRH Priyam Garg came in place of Abhishek Sharma.
After being sent in by Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians suffered an early jolt as they lost skipper Rohit to Sandeep Sharma for 4.
Quinton de Kock attacked the SRH bowlers before he chopped a Sandeep Sharma delivery onto his stumps for a quickfire 25.
Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan anchored the innings with a 42 run stand for the third wicket, before the former was stumped by Saha off Shahbaz Nadeem.
MI suffered a mini-collapse as Krunal Pandya and Saurabh Tiwary fell quickly, as the defending champions were tottering at 82/5.
Kieron Pollard held fort at one end and smashed T Natarajan for three consecutive sixes to help Mumbai reach a competitive total of 149/8 at the end of 20 overs.
Sandeep Sharma was Sunrisers best bowler with figures of 3/34, while Jason Holder and Nadeem claimed 2 wickets each.
Chasing 150, the opening duo of David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha added an unbeaten 151 run stand as Sunrisers Hyderabad made to the playoffs by defeating the Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets and with 17 balls to spare.
Nadeem was declared the Man of the Match.