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Smith’s knock not enough to save Mumbai

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

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HYDERABAD, India – Barbados and West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith extended his rich vein of form, but his Mumbai Indians crashed to a seven-wicket defeat to West Indies captain Darren Sammy’s Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League yesterday.
Smith made an uncharacteristically patient top score of 38 off 40 balls as Mumbai were restricted to a paltry 129 for four from their 20 overs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
He struck three fours and two sixes, putting on 42 off 44 deliveries for the third wicket with Rohit Sharma (22) before falling in the 13th over, lbw to leg-spinner Amit Misha (two for 24).
Smith’s West Indies teammate Kieron Pollard struck 14 from 19 balls.
In reply, Sunrisers cruised to their target off 18 overs.
In Raipur, Sunil Narine’s Kolkara Knight Riders plunged to yet another defeat, this time going down by seven wickets to Delhi Daredevils.
Knight Riders managed just 136 for seven and Delhi then resisted a miserly spell of four overs for 14 runs from the West Indies off-spinner to get home with over two overs remaining. (CMC)