Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner steered his side to victory over the Mumbai Indians with an unbeaten 90 off 59 balls.
Warner won the toss and elected to field. His bowlers were able to restrict Mumbai to 142-6 in their 20 overs, taking regular wickets early on as Mumbai struggled to get going. Warner then led from the front as the Sunrisers chased down Mumbai’s total with 15 balls to spare.
Warner reached his 50 off 42 balls in 13th over as the Sunrisers batted well ahead of the required rate from the word go. Warner and Moises Henriques consolidated after the early loss of Shikhar Dhawan, but for the rest went along at a comfortable rate.
Mumbai Indians’ Martin Guptill got his IPL career off to a bad start as he fell for just two runs in the first over, edging one to wicketkeeper Nama Ojha off the bowling of Buvhneshwar Khumar.
Mumbai then lost Parthiv Patel (10) and Rohit Sharma (5) as Ambati Rayudu looked to take the fight to the Sunrisers. Rayudu hit two fours and a six to take the score to 43-2 after seven overs when Sharma was run out.
Rayudu then steadied the ship, along with Krunal Pandya, before he was dismissed for 54, with three fours and two sixes, at the beginning of the 18th over caught at point by Henriques off the bowling of Barinder Sran with the score on 123-5.
Pandya ended the innings unbeaten on 49 from 28 balls, with three fours and three sixes, as the Mumbai Indians reached 142-6 in their 20 overs.
The Sunrisers lost opener Shikhar Dhawan (2) in the first over, bowled by a jaffer from New Zealand’s Tim Southee with the score on four.
Warner and Henriques, started to pile on the runs and took their side to 66-1 after 10 overs, when Southee struck again to dismiss Henriques for 20 , just as he and Warner were looking to take the game away from Mumbai.
Warner then took control of the match as he blasted another 50 runs from 23 balls, to end with seven fours and four sixes, and was supported by Eoin Morgan (11) and Deepak Hooda who finished unbeaten on 17 from nine balls, with two fours, as the Sunrisers reached 145-3 in 17.3 overs.