New Delhi, May 2 (RNI): Mumbai Indians will look to seal a playoffs berth when they take on Sun Risers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.
The match is slated to begin at 8 PM. Mumbai are placed third with 14 points while Hyderabad are fourth with twelve points.
The Sun Risers will play without formidable openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow while Mumbai will miss the West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph, who stole the show with a six-wicket haul in their last encounter.
Last night, Chennai Super Kings recorded a superb 80-run win over Delhi Capitals at Chennai. Put in to bat, the hosts posted 179 for 4, riding on Suresh Raina s 59. Dhoni made an unbeaten 44 off just 22 balls comprising 4 fours and 3 sixes.
In reply, Delhi were bundled out for just 99 in 16.2 overs. South African spinner Imran Tahir bagged 4 wickets, while Ravindra Jadeja took three. Dhoni was adjudged man of the match.
With the win, Chennai has replaced Delhi at the top of the eight-team points table. Chennai is now first with 18 points from 13 games, while Delhi is second with 16 points from an equal number of matches.
Both teams have already booked a place in the playoffs. The remaining two play-offs berths are yet to be decided.