Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Mumbai Indians, IPL 2014, Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorMay 12, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04:  Lendl Simmons of West Indies poses for a portrait prior to the ICC World Twenty20 at Royal Garden on June 4, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images)
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Defending champions Mumbai boosted their hopes of reaching the Indian Premier League play-offs with a seven-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The Indians recorded just their third win in nine games as they chased down 158 with eight balls to spare at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal.

Hyderabad are tied for the fourth and final play-off position, two points better off than their conquerors, with five games to play.

The hosts, who won the toss and chose to bat, made 157-3 in their 20 overs with Australians Aaron Finch and David Warner leading the way.

Opener Finch made 68 from 62 balls with seven boundaries and two sixes before he fell in the penultimate over.

He put on 63 for the fourth wicket with his compatriot Warner who smashed an unbeaten 55 from 31 balls.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 157-3 (20 Overs)
Aaron Finchc Kieron Pollard b Lasith Malinga6862109.6772
Shikhar Dhawanb Lasith Malinga1111100.0020
Lokesh Rahulrun out (Rohit Sharma)101376.9210
David WarnerNOT OUT5531177.4162
Naman OjhaNOT OUT73233.3301
EXTRAS (w 5, lb 1)6
Corey Anderson201708.507
Jasprit Bumrah402406.009
Harbhajan Singh402706.7512
Lasith Malinga403528.756
Pragyan Ojha403208.0011
Kieron Pollard2021010.504

After losing opener Chidhambaram Gautam in the second over, Lendl Simmons and Ambati Rayudu put on 130 for the second wicket in Mumbai's reply.

West Indian Simmons crashed four sixes in making 68 from 50 balls.

He fell in the 16th over and Rayudu went in the next, after making the same score from four balls fewer.

However, Rohit Sharma hit half the six balls he faced to the boundary to see his side over the line.

Mumbai Indians: 160-3 (18.4 Overs)
Lendl Simmonsb Bhuvneshwar Kumar6850136.0054
CM Gautamc Shikhar Dhawan b Bhuvneshwar Kumar1333.3300
Ambati Rayuduc & b Moises Henriques6846147.8272
Rohit SharmaNOT OUT146233.3330
Kieron PollardNOT OUT6785.7100
EXTRAS (w 3)3
Dale Steyn402907.2510
Bhuvneshwar Kumar402125.2512
Irfan Pathan2029014.504
Amit Mishra3033011.003
Karan Sharma2.402509.375
Moises Henriques302317.667

The Indians are back in action on Wednesday against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Cuttack while Hyderabad host Kings XI Punjab earlier that day.