The former West Indies skipper had joined SRH as the strategic advisor and batting coach last December.
Malik, it has to be said, provided the turning points for SRH, though the same could have gone to Tim David and his fireworks had the result gone against SRH.
Batting at No. 3, he has held the SRH innings more often than not, being the key player of the side.
It was yet another off-day for MI, particularly in the field as they let the game slip multiple times.
RR, LSG, Royal Challengers Bangalore and either Delhi Capitals or Punjab Kings can finish with 16 points each and fight for the three Play Offs spots.
Hasaranga’s strikes on the day made it all the more difficult for SRH while making the case easier for RCB.
The 37-year-old South African batsman played a captain’s knock, remaining unbeaten on 73 from 50 deliveries with eight fours and two sixes
It was a dramatic SRH collapse, losing five wickets in the space of 14 deliveries for 10 runs, falling from 104 for five to 114
Warner and Powell dominated Hyderabad's fast bowlers in a scintillating 122-run partnership off 66 balls with the West Indian power-hitter getting couple of chances.
The win also took SRH to second place with 10 points while RCB, who are still placed third, will like to forget this game as a bad dream.
SRH bowlers, in the last five overs, gave away only 44 runs. It could have been much more. But such was the disciplined effort of Sunrisers bowlers on the day.
Williamson reached his 18th IPL fifty in his 67th match, all for SRH, with a majestic scoop behind the wicket off fellow New Zealander Ferguson for six.
Having been sent in to bat, Titans posted 162/7. The total could have been much more but for some brilliant bowling in the end by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan, the two giving only 14 runs in the last two overs.
The win takes LSG to fifth on the points table with four points in 3 games, behind the Kings XI Punjab.
SRH were never in the hunt, thanks to a mind-boggling bowling in the Power Play by New Zealand great Trent Boult and India’s rising star in the ODIs, Prasidh Krishna.
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