The Sunrisers Hyderabad produced their best display in IPL 2020 to register a rousing win that fetched them a spot in the playoffs on Tuesday. The 10-wicket victory over the Mumbai Indians in Sharjah catapulted them to the third position on the points table. That meant heartbreak for the Kolkata Knight Riders, who make their exit as the Royal Challengers Bangalore take the fourth place. The Mumbai Indians and the Delhi Capitals claimed the top two slots.
Captain David Warner (85 runs off 58 balls) and Wriddhiman Saha (58 off 45) struck the ball cleanly to post a brisk unbeaten first-wicket partnership that helped Hyderabad race to their target in 17.1 overs. The rollicking stand came close on the heels of an excellent performance by their bowlers. Seamer Sandeep Sharma grabbed two wickets in the powerplay, and spinners Shahbaz Nadeem(2-19) and Rashid Khan struck in the middle overs to stall Mumbai. Kieron Pollard smashed a 25-ball 45 to lift a struggling Mumbai to 149/8, but that was not good enough.