Sunrisers Hyderabad’s middle-order continued to misfire as spinner Rahul Chahar and pacer Trent Boult guided Mumbai Indians to a 13-run win in their Indian Premier League match in Chennai on Saturday.
Defending 150, leg-spinner Chahar (3/19) stifled the middle-order before Boult (3/28) polished off the tail as SRH were bowled out for 137 in 19.4 overs.
Opting to bat, MI had a good start but Vijay Shankar and Mujeeb Ur Rahman claimed two wickets each as SRH stemmed the flow of runs in the middle overs.
However, Kieron Pollard managed to lift MI to 150/5 with the help of a 22-ball 35 which included two sixes of the last two balls of their innings.
Chasing 151 for a win, Jonny Bairstow smashed a 22-ball 35 to give SRH a rollicking start, while David Warner too managed a 36 off 34 but once the duo were back in the hut, the middle-order again failed to come to the fore.
Back at the top with his opening partner Warner, Bairstow amassed 18 runs from Trent Boult in the third over…