Mumbai batted well, before Dale Steyn and Bhuvneshwar Kumar started causing trouble. A target under 160 was not considered overly daunting but Malinga’s exceptional bowling and McClenaghan’s three wickets put paid to the chase.
Mumbai won the toss, electing to bat first and looking to keep their revival in this IPL edition going after a terrible start. Parthiv Patel and Lendl Simmons put up 42 for the first wicket inside six overs.
Patel was the first one man to go, as Steyn dismissed the wicket-keeper for 17 before Unmukt Chand followed for 5. Simmons and Rohit Sharma kept the score ticking, reaching 100 inside 13 overs.
Steyn made another breakthrough, dismissing Simmons for 51 and then Rohit Sharma soon followed for 24 to Karn Sharma. Kieron Pollard’s 33 was the only other score in double figures while Bhuvi broke the rest of the order.
Sunrisers Hyderabad did really good as Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner took on Mumbai’s Harbhajan Singh. The batsmen scored 45 in five overs, though Warner made only nine of those before becoming Malinga’s first victim.
Dhawan was dismissed for 42 runs before getting caught by Malinga off McClenaghan, and the collapse began. L. Rahul and Ravi Bopara were the only batsmen to reach 20.