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Alzarri Joseph's 6 for 12 demolishes Sunrisers Hyderabad
IPL 2019

Alzarri Joseph's 6 for 12 demolishes Sunrisers Hyderabad

Alzarri Joseph enjoyed a dream Indian Premier League debut for Mumbai Indians, returning best ever figures of 6-12 to demolish Sunrisers Hyderabad by 40 runs in 19th match of the tournament.

Joseph went past the previous best bowling figures of Pakistan's Sohail Tanvir for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL's inaugural edition in 2008.

"It's a dream start, can't get better than this. I just wanted to bowl to the plans. When they said I was playing, I decided to keep it simple and back myself," Joseph said.

"When I got my first wicket, I had a muted celebration since I was focused on the game that we had to win. The boys are really playing well, lot of hard work, so all we need to do is go to the park and show them what we can do."

Chasing 137 for victory, Hyderabad were knocked over for just 96 in 17.4 overs with Deepak Hooda top-scoring with 20.

Joseph dismissed the in-form David Warner for 15, dragging the ball on to his stumps.

Warner's opening partner Jonny Bairstow had an ordinary day with the bat, scoring 16, after falling to leg-spinner Rahul Chahar.

Earlier, Kieron Pollard smashed an unbeaten 46 off 26 balls to give Mumbai Indians a fighting 136-7 after they were reeling at 97-7.

Pollard struck two fours and four sixes as Mumbai accumulated 39 runs off the last two overs.