But it was the elder Pandya, who made a mockery of a target that could have been troublesome when Mumbai Indians were reduced to 111 for 4 in the 14th over. Harbhajan, Mitchell McClenaghan, Malinga and Bumrah will be the bowlers in the team. After the six overs of powerplay, the visitors were 34 for no loss (Run rate of 5.66).
Warner and Dhawan perished when well set. Led by Parthiv Patel's assault at the top of the order, they mustered 61 runs. Starting from the uncertainty around the availability of their star player from the previous season, Mustafizur Rahman to the mystery around their new signing Rashid Khan, Sunrisers had many issues to address.
Mumbai Indians continue their fine form at home.
Mumbai Indians have now won two and lost one match so far in IPL 2017. They also have Indian swing master Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who took two wickets in the last match by giving 21 runs in his four overs.
Hyderabad next face the Knight Riders on Saturday while Mumbai Indians take on the winless Lions the following day.
How can I watch on TV or stream the Indian Premier League online? It is highly unlikely that their views would be any better after this match.
Parthiv and Pollard departed in quick succession but Rana kept his cool and played the sheet anchor's role even as Krun Pandya cut loose at the other end. Lot of credit goes to the bowlers and the fielders.
While there is still no clarity on how long Mustafizur will play for the Sunrisers this season, the Hyderabad franchise will certainly be strengthened by the speedster's inclusion for the time being.
And going by television replays, Jasprit Bumrah got away at least once with a no-ball as the umpire failed to spot his overstepping left foot. The runs are being leaked by the pacers both in the beginning and the death overs.
Shikhar Dhawan: He was caught, but given not out, top edged a slog, but the ball fell in no man's land, edged a few but was lucky to survive. When bowled full, he delightfully flicked on the on-side boundary. He ran in to deliver, but ended up slipping his flailing leg. Dhawan got his first four in the seventh over of the innings.
With Shikhar taking time to get off the blocks, it was a sluggish start from Sunrisers.