Captain David Warner led from the front with a scintillating unbeaten 90 as Sunrisers Hyderabad thrashed Mumbai Indians by seven wickets to notch up their first win of the IPl-9 season here today.

 

Chasing a target of 143, Warner anchored the Sunrisers innings with a masterclass effort after his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan (2) was out in the first over itself as the home side romped home with 15 balls to spare at the  Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

 

 

Warner hit seven fours and four sixes in his 59-ball unbeaten knock as he carried his bat through the innings to help the Sunrisers bounce back after losing their earlier two matches. The swashbuckling Australian curbed his aggressive intent initially before hitting a flurry of lusty blows towards the end.

 

Fittingly, Warner hit the winning runs as he sent a Mitchell McClenaghan delivery for a six as the Sunrisers reached 145 for 3 in 17.3 overs to the wild cheer of the home crowd.

 

For Mumbai, it was their third loss in four matches. Southee took three wickets for 24 runs from his four overs while all his bowling colleagues went wicketless.