Kolkata: The high-flying Mumbai Indians were handed a defeat by seven wickets by a determined looking Sunrisers Hyderabad who wanted to ensure that there were no more hiccups for them en route to the playoffs.
Batting first at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on Monday evening, the Mumbai Indians batting never really got going although a substantial 60 run partnership between Parthiv Patel and Hardik Pandya and a glittering 67 by skipper Rohit Sharma helped the visitors put up 138 runs on the board. Youngster Siddharth Kaul produced a fine display of bowling as he ended up with figures of 3/24 ably aided by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/29) and Afghans Mohammad Nabi (1/13) and Rashid Khan (1/22).
In reply, David Warner (6) was dismissed quite early on but his fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan (62*) took responsibilty, stitching a classic 91 run partnership with Moises Henriques to take Hyderabad closer to a playoff berth.
The Warner led Hyderabad with the win are still at the fourth position with Mumbai still leading the league table.
Mumbai Indians 138/7 (Rohit Sharma 67, Parthiv Patel 23; Siddharth Kaul 3/24) lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad 140/3 in 18.2 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 62*, Moises Henriques 44; Jasprit Bumrah 1/24) by 7 wickets.