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Indians sink Sunrisers

Lendl Simmons and Ambati Rayudu shared a second-wicket stand of 130 to guide Mumbai Indians to a seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Despite winning just two of their eight games so far, Mumbai made light work of their opponents and were always in control as they made it home with eight balls to spare.

Hyderabad won the toss and chose to bat but, despite losing just three wickets, never looked like posting a serious total and had to settle for 157 off their 20 overs.

Aaron Finch hit 68 for the hosts from 62 balls but it took Aussie David Warner to inject some late urgency into the innings as he helped Sunrisers take 33 from the last two overs.

Warner finished 55 not out from 31 balls, hitting six 4s and two 6s.

In reply, Mumbai lost Chidhambaram Gautam for just a single but Simmons (68 off 50 balls) and Rayudu (68 off 46) took the visitors onto 132 before falling in quick succession.

But by then the win was virtually sealed and Rohit Sharma (14no) and Kieron Pollard (6no) saw them over the line.

Hyderabad now have eight points from their nine matches after four wins and five defeats and sit in fifth spot, one place above Mumbai.