Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav scored sparkling half centuries as Mumbai Indians defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 42 run at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Mumbai Indians pair of Rohit Sharma and Kishan got their side off to a blazing start. The duo put on 80 runs for the opening wicket before the former was dismissed by Rashid Khan for 18.
Hardik Pandya who was promoted at No 3 departed soon as he mistimed a Jason Holder delivery to Roy at long on.
The wicketkeeper-batsman reached his fifty off just 16 deliveries. He was eventually dismissed by Umran Malik after scoring a magnificent 84. His knock came off just 32 balls with including 11 fours and four sixes.
Abhishek Sharma pegged MI back with wickets of Kieron Pollard and James Neesham in successive deliveries.
Suryakumar scored a 40 ball-82 to propel Mumbai to a mammoth total of 235/9 after 20 overs.
Jason Holder was the pick of the bowlers for Sunrisers with figures of 4/52, while Rashid and Abhishek claimed 2 wickets each.
Chasing 236, Sunrisers started well with Jason Roy and Abhishek Sharma putting 64 runs for the first wicket before the former miscued a Trent Boult delivery to Krunal Pandya at fine leg.
Young Abhishek fell to James Neesham for a 16 ball-33.
Hyderabad lost a bit of a momentum with wickets of Mohammad Nabi and Abdul Samad leaving them in a spot of bother at 100/4.
Skipper Manish Pandey along with Priyam Garg added a crucial 56 run stand for the fifth wicket before the latter fell to Jasprit Bumrah for 29.
Manish Pandey held one end up, but failed to get support from the remaining batsmen. Pandey remained unbeaten on 69 off 41 balls as SRH ended up with 193/8, thus losing the contest by 42 runs.