IPL 2018: Warm Mumbai to host MI vs DD match


Jason Roy smashed an unbeaten 91 as Delhi Daredevils defeated hosts Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in a last-ball thriller in the Indian Premier League.

The Englishman was particularly severe on Hardik Pandya smashing him for two sixes and a four off successive deliveries as the bowler went for 21 runs in his second over. "The comeback was wonderful by the bowlers and hopefully we keep continuing doing the same things", said local lad Shreyas Iyer who scored a modest 20-ball 27 on the night but more importantly held fort at one end as Jason Roy (91*) steered the visitors to victory. Rohit Sharma, Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya contributed just 31 off 28 balls, and Kieron Pollard was bowled off his first ball, as Mumbai fell at least 25 runs short of their predicted target after being 84 for no loss in the Power Play overs.

The Mumbai Indians versus Delhi Daredevils IPL game at the Wankhede Stadium today saw 21,000 students in attendance as part of the MI's "Education and Sports for All" initiative. Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis laying a strong platform for the reigning champions. Bowled. Krunal Pandya comes in. Very good start, couldn't capitalise in the last five overs.

Pant did not spare Dhananjaya, hitting him for two sixes and a four as Delhi grabbed 19 runs of the 10th over.

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IPL 2018: Warm Mumbai to host MI vs DD match

Also, it is time for Gambhir should understand that Shami, who has been facing some tough days in his personal life, has been always an expensive bowler in IPL. Mumbai's Hardik Pandya had no answer for the rampaging-Brit, the allrounder leaking 32 runs from his two overs and giving Roy the flawless start to capitalise on.

A pumped-up Jason Roy took on the field, alongside skipper Gautam Gambhir. However, Cutting managed to recover and gave away three runs off the next four balls, which left the Sunrisers needing one run to win off the last ball of the match. Over the years, Mumbai has been guilty of being poor starters in the tournament.

The Delhi Daredevils have been much better in the bowling department compared to their batting performance which has let them down in their previous games. However, good death-bowling ensured that they contained the home side to under 200 runs in the 20 overs.

Spare a thought for the Mumbai Indians who have fallen narrowly short of victory in all three of their IPL fixtures so far. With seven of the eight games in IPL11 being won by teams that batted second, Mumbai Indians have to really come out all guns blazing and outbat Delhi if they are to buck the trend. In both the games MI lacked big partnerships.

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