Daredevils stunt Mumbai in thriller

Daredevils stunt Mumbai in thriller

Daredevils stunt Mumbai in thriller

Openers Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav scored 53 and 48 runs respectively and also notched up an 84-run partnership in the powerplay. Glenn Maxwell made a quick-fire 13 from six deliveries, but a brilliant outfield catch by Hardik Pandya got the better of the Aussie allrounder.

Opener Roy made a mockery of a listless Mumbai Indians bowling attack as he hammered six fours and as many sixes in his 53-ball knock to help Delhi overhaul the home team's 194/7 for their first win of the season.

Rohit has so far failed to lead from the front for Mumbai while the likes of West Indians Elvin Lewis, Kieron Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav have also not fired. Roy remained unbeaten on 91 while Gambhir would fall with 15 runs to his credit.

On a day when the bowlers lived up to their reputation by restricting MI to 147-8, SRH's experienced batsmen nearly threw the match away as eventually it was the last wicket pair of Deepak Hooda and No 11 Billy Stanlake who scrambled home.

Despite departure of Gambhir (15) in the sixth over with total on 50, Roy kept the team in the chase in the first in the company of young Rishabh Pant and then Shreyas Iyer.

It was the day of the fearless hitters at a venue where, on seven occasions in the history of the league, match aggregates close to 400 runs have been posted.


Mumbai Indians locked horns with Delhi Daredevils at home and needed a win after losing the first two games to CSK and SRH. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem was horribly inaccurate and did not flight the ball, while Shami and Dan Christian bowled lengths that allowed the batsmen room.

After being put to bat, the strategy of opening the innings with Yadav - instead of captain Rohit Sharma - and Evin Lewis worked wonderfully well, as they gave Mumbai a flying start with a 102-run-stand.

"They really bowled some good slower ones". Rohit Sharma along with Krunal and Hardik Pandya couldn't do much with the skipper departing for 18, Krunal for 11 and Hardik for 2.

Mustafizur nearly took the tie into super over after bowling three dot ball and with 1 run needed of final delivery, Roy managed to get bat on ball to hit the winning run. Ishan Kishan comes to the crease.

The 19-year-old left-hander hit two sixes and a four off Rahul Tewatia as Mumbai garnered 19 runs from the over. With Lewis in good touch too, there were 11 fours and four sixes, and only 14 dot balls, before the field restrictions were lifted.

Bowling: HH Pandya 2-0-32-0, Dananjaya 4-0-47-0, Bumrah 4-0-27-0, Rahman 4-0-25-1, Markande 3-0-42-0, KH Pandya 3-0-21-2.

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