Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar once again bowled Mumbai Indians to a convincing win, this time beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 13 runs at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday.
Chasing a modest target of 151, Sunrisers started strong, thanks to a 22-ball 43 from opener Jonny Bairstow. The Englishman, along with skipper David Warner, added 67 for the first wicket, setting a solid base for his side before he was dismissed hit-wicket.
Chahar then triggered another middle-order collapse with a spell of 3/19 before his MI teammates and pacers — Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult — finished things off for the defending champion.
Earlier in the second session, Bairstow had cut loose in the third over, picking 18 runs off Boult with three boundaries and a six before hitting Adam Milne for…