Another day and another last over defeat for the Mumbai Indians, they were looking in cruise control of the game when Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav were bashing the Delhi Daredevils all around the park, but their innings fell short by a margin of 10-20 runs towards the end as DD hit back with wickets at regular intervals. Chasing a massive 196 in 20 overs, Delhi Daredevils were off to a solid start with Jason Roy and Gautam Gambhir making full use of the powerplay overs. Roy 91 (53) and Rishabh pant 47 (25) ensured Delhi were always up there in the game. Mumbai Indians pace pair of Jasprit Bumrah and Mustafizur Rahman were both good with the ball but failed to restrict Delhi from achieving the target. With 11 runs required off the last over, Jason Roy hit Mustafizur for a six and a boundary in the first two balls but wasted other three only to win it on the last ball with a single. The win gave Delhi Daredevils there first three points in the IPL 2018 campaign.
Highlights from the Indian Premier League encounter between Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils from the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai:
Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets
7:41 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 195/3, 20 overs, Shreyas – 27, Roy – 91
Mustafizur Rahman with the final decider over for Mumbai Indians, will this be another last over defeat for Rohit Sharma? Jason Roy with a powerful stroke toward the cover for a boundary and another blow into the crowds for a 6. Roy tries to smack the third one too but Fizz gets him with a slower one. Another slower one from Mustafizur with just one needed. Was there an edge? Rohit Sharma has gone upstairs, this is turning out to be dramatic. No edge there but 1 required of 1 now. High in the air but once again in no man’s land and Jason Roy wins it on the last ball for the Delhi Daredevils.
7:31 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 184/3, 19 overs, Shreyas – 27, Roy – 80
A couple and a single to start the over from Bumrah. Jason Roy was bamboozled with a slower one from the Indian pacer, it took an edge and went up in the air but landed in no man’s land. Good over from Bumrah, he is undoubtedly the best man to bowl those pressurizing last overs. Bumrah has gifted Rohit 11 runs to defend in the last over.
7:26 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 179/3, 18 overs, Shreyas – 26, Roy – 76
Mustafizur Rahman bowling well, taking the pace of his deliveries but the runs not coming will not affect Delhi much, a wicket will. Shreyas Iyer finishes the 18th over from the Bangladeshi pacer with a four. Eight runs off the over with 16 required of 12.
7:21 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 171/3, 17 overs, Shreyas – 19, Roy – 76
Two crucial catches dropped by the Mumbai Indians which could have changed the game a bit. Shreyas Iyer dropped twice by Mustafizur Rahaman and Bumrah is not a happy man. Still a good over for the Delhi Daredevils as they add 11 runs to the scoreboard after that over.
7:16 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 160/3, 16 overs, Shreyas – 13, Roy – 71
Solid hands from Jason Roy as he continues his strong march towards the target. Krunal Pandya tried to deceive Roy with his flight but the Englishman had prejudged it and made no mistake in muscling it into the crowd. Shreyas Iyer gets a four to make it another good over for the Delhi Daredevils. DD need 35 runs in 24 balls to win.
7:12 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 148/3, 15 overs, Shreyas – 8, Roy – 64
Shreyas Iyer goes big this time with a six off Akila Dananjaya to finish the over with 11 runs off it. Shreyas Iyer and Jason Roy can be both destructive, the Englishman has been doing it while Iyer is joining in. Dananjaya finishes his 4 overs with 47 runs without any wicket.
7:08 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 137/3, 14 overs, Shreyas – 1, Roy – 59
Shreyas Iyer walks into bat after Maxwell’s departure. This could be the over, Mumbai wanted. A much-needed one with just 3 runs off it and a crucial Glenn Maxwell wicket. Krunal Pandya got his second wicket of the day and he has been exceptional so far with just 9 runs off 2 overs.
7:05 PM IST: OUT! Maxwell gone! Maxwell c Hardik Pandya b Krunal Pandya 13(6)
That was a stunner from Hardik Pandya, brilliant catch. Maxwell hit it with the spin and failed to time it well finding the elevation but not the distance, it was going away from Hardik but credit to him for taking that one. Shreyas Iyer is the new man in.
7:03 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 134/2, 13 overs, Maxwell – 13, Roy – 59
Smash and into the park, Maxwell joins the party and gets a six off the last ball from Markande to get 15 runs from his over. A boundary and a six of the last two balls from the explosive Australian batsman who shows what he is capable of with the bat.
6:59 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 119/2, 12 overs, Maxwell – 0, Roy – 57
OUT! Rishabh Pant caught! Pant c Pollard b Krunal Pandya 47(25)
Rishabh Pant has been caught by Pollard who took a superb catch to break the partnership between Pant and Jason Roy. The stand has been broken with Maxwell coming in to bat. First wicket of the day for Krunal Pandya. Rishabh Pant smashed Krunal Pandya for a four to start the over. The Delhi batsman had been in a great touch today and had rightfully reduced pressure off Roy who is continuing his usual business on the other end. Just 6 runs of the over.
6:53 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 113/1, 11 overs, Pant – 42, Roy – 56
FIFTY! for Jason Roy. A couple from the over from Bumrah to reach the milestone. Roy has been magnificent with his strokeplay today making no mistakes and targetting the right bowlers at the right time. Pant is also on his way to his half-century with just 8 runs away from it. Rohit Sharma will have to break this partnership before its too late.
6:49 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 104/1, 10 overs, Pant – 40, Roy – 49
Another fantastic over for the Delhi Daredevils with 19 runs off it. Rishabh pant is in a destructive mode here at the Wankhede and this time around it is none other than Akila Dananjaya who has been dispatched. Two massive sixes and a four from Pant to get Delhi past 100 in 10 overs.
6:45 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 85/1, 9 overs, Pant – 22, Roy – 48
Mayank Markande is no more a mystery bowler and the Delhi batsmen are teaching the right way to tackle him. Sensational over for the Delhi Daredevils with 17 runs off it. Jason Roy is nearing his fifty in his very first game of the season. Long brutal hits from the two batsmen. Two fours and a six in that over to dismantle Markande.
6:40 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 68/1, 8 overs, Pant – 12, Roy – 41
Jason Roy was gone there but was saved as there was no bat. Good over from Akila Dananjaya with just 5 runs off it. Roy and Pant, both the left-handers are taking their time to settle down well before they can get going against the spinners. The Mumbai spinners are doing a great job.
6:35 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 63/1, 7 overs, Pant – 10, Roy – 38
Mayank Markande has not got the start he was looking for as Rishab Pant takes him on. Two boundaries from the Delhi batsman to put Markande under pressure. 10 runs off the over and Delhi Daredevils are heading well towards the target. JP Duminy while talking to Star Sports said MI were 10-15 runs short of what they thought they could have got. Let’s see if that makes a difference.
6:30 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 53/1, 6 overs, Pant – 1, Roy – 37
Just three runs off the over as Mustfizur strikes. Rishabh Pant is the new man to walk in for DD and he will have to stay there for some time and partner Jason Roy in taking the chase further. Both the batsmen have the ability to hit it hard and will be tough to deal with for the Mumbai Indians bowlers who have done a good job so far.
6:26 PM IST: OUT! Gambhir c Rohit b Mustafizur 15(16)
This was coming. Gautam Gambhir was struggling against the Mumbai Indians pacer and he has finally been sent back by Mustafizur who gets his first wicket of the day. Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma takes the catch to dismiss his counterpart.
6:24 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 50/0, 5 overs, Gambhir- 15, Roy – 35
Two sixes and two boundaries, Hardik Pandya has a nightmarish over as he gives away 21 runs off it. Roy went all guns blazing against Pandya, muscling him for two back to back sixes before a boundary. This is a good start for Delhi Daredevils, but they would have to take it further.
6:19 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 29/0, 4 overs, Gambhir- 10, Roy – 19
Mustafizur Rahman with another good over for Mumbai Indians as the pressure goes back on Jason Roy who has been hitting it well. Gambhir will have to up his ante if Delhi has to chase down the massive 196. Just 4 runs off the over from Mustafizur.
6:14 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 25/0, 3 overs, Gambhir- 8, Roy – 17
Sensational over from Jasprit Bumrah. A great mix of short and good length deliveries as both Roy and Gambhir take time to read him well. A wicket here could have been the cherry on top for Bumrah but it will be difficult to break this partnership. Bumrah and Mustafizur can run havoc at Wankhede if they click well.
6:10 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 23/0, 2 overs, Gambhir- 6, Roy – 17
Jason Roy goes big, dispatches Dananjaya for a six. A dot ball. A boundary of the next. Brilliant batting from Jason Roy he has adopted the aggressive mode right from the start of the innings and would like to continue this form further in the game. Poor start from Dananjaya as he concedes 12 runs off it.
6:04 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils 11/0, 1 over, Gambhir- 5, Roy – 6
Hardik Pandya smashed to the boundary with a beautiful shot from Jason Roy who uses his high hands and dispatches the short length delivery. 11 runs off the over, a good start for the Delhi Daredevils with two boundaries off the over.
5:58 PM IST: Gautam Gambhir and Jason Roy will open the chase for the Delhi Daredevils with Hardik Pandya taking the ball for the Mumbai Indians. Delhi will have to target the powerplay overs to ensure they take control of the chase before its too late.
5:55 PM IST: Evin Lewis 48 (28) and Suryakumar Yadav 53 (32) got off to a brilliant start for Mumbai Indians but Delhi Daredevils pulled things back in the last 4 overs to ensure Mumbai didn’t cross the 200 run mark. Dan Christian with two successive wickets of Pollard and Ishan Kishan in one over bowled the match turning over and it could come back to haunt Mumbai Indians who could have comfortably posted a total above 200. Once again, despite a change in his batting position Rohit Sharma was ordinary with the bat, the Pandya brothers also failed to click with young Rahul Tewatia spinning it around. Tewatia picked two wickets at an important time to ensure Mumbai were not off to a flyer. 195 still is a big one to chase and the Delhi Daredevils batsmen wil have to play smart cricket to get there.
5:44 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 194/6, 20 overs, Dananjaya – 4, Markande – 4
A couple to finish things off with Markande putting in the dive to make it through. 7 runs off the last over from Boult with Mumbai Indians posting a 194/6 in 20 overs.
5:40 PM IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya c Shreyas Iyer b Boult 2(3)
Hardik Pandya went after Trent Boult as he had no choice and ended up handing a catch to Shreyas Iyer who pulled off a blinder. Sound catch from Iyer to further dent Mumbai’s 200 hopes. Mayank Markande is the new batsman.
5:38 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 187/6, 19 overs, Dananjaya – 2, Hardik – 2
Good over from Shami with just 4 runs off it and a wicket of Krunal Pandya. 200 which was so far looking a comfortable target is all of a sudden a distant one for Mumbai as they continue to lose wickets. Akila Dananjaya is the new man in.
5:35 PM IST: OUT! Krunal Pandya gone! Krunal Pandya c Rahul Tewatia b Shami 11(10)
Krunal Pandya plays across for a scoop mistimes it and the ball takes a slight edge of his bat before going in the air. Rahul Tewatia was the lone man to appeal and it paid off well for him. Krunal Pandya gone for 11 and they are struggling to add runs in the last few overs here. Shami gets his first wicket.
5:32 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 183/5, 18 overs, Krunal – 10, Hardik – 1
Good over for Delhi Daredevils, just 7 runs off it with a wicket of Rohit Sharma. The Pandya brothers have last two overs to take Mumbai past 200. Delhi bowlers have done good work in the past few overs to keep the batsmen at bay and reduce the scoring rate.
OUT! Rohit Sharma caught! Rohit c Roy b Boult 18(15)
Rohit Sharma couldn’t quite get to the pitch of the ball which was bowled outside off, it went up in the air with Jason Roy making no mistakes with the catch. Big wicket for Trent Boult and the Delhi Daredevils as they try to wrap up Mumbai Indians before 200.
5:26 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 176/4, 17 overs, Krunal – 7, Rohit – 16
Mohammed Shami gets hammered over mid-off by Krunal Pandya who starts his over with a boundary. 9 runs from it for Mumbai Indians who have two of their best hitters in the middle and are already close to 180 with 3 overs to go. Trent Boult will be back to bowl his last two overs.
5:21 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 167/4, 16 overs, Krunal – 1, Rohit – 13
OUT! Golden duck for Pollard! Pollard b Christian 0(1)
Kieron Pollard receives a tough welcome from Christian who sends him packing with a sensational ball that knocked of his stumps before he could raise his bat. Two in two for Christian as he pulls Delhi Daredevils back into it giving away just 9 runs with two wickets. Krunal Pandya is the new man in.
OUT! Ishan Kishan startled! Ishan Kishan b Christian 44(23)
Ishan Kishan was looking in a great touch and was playing well but Christian has got him with a fuller. Kishan tried to reverse sweep but the delivery sneaked past his legs and knocked off the stumps. Good come back from Christian.
5:13 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 158/2, 15 overs, Kishan – 36, Rohit – 13
Ishan Kishan with two boundaries off the over to take 9 runs from the 15th over. Mohammed Shami has not been even close to the best and has so far conceded 23 runs in 2 overs without a wicket. At this pace, 2o0 should be a comfortable target for Mumbai Indians.
5:08 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 149/2, 14 overs, Kishan – 27, Rohit – 13
Eight runs off the over as Dan Christian makes amendments from his poor last over. Mumbai Indians are not hurrying things up with Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma playing sensible cricket. After 4 singles of the first five balls, Rohit pulls it to beat the fielder in the circle and gets a boundary off the last ball.
5:04 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 141/2, 13 overs, Kishan – 25, Rohit – 7
Rahul Tewatia has been the pick among the bowlers for Delhi Daredevils today. But Ishan Kishan dispatches him for a boundary and then two sixes of successive deliveries to spoil his party. 19 runs from the over as Tewatia finishes his quota of 4 overs with 36 off it and 2 wickets. A total close to or above 200 should be the target for Rohit Sharma from the current position.
4:59 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 122/2, 12 overs, Kishan – 8, Rohit – 6
Superb shot towards the third man from Rohit to get a boundary of Maxwell. He flicks it past the keeper to get a 4 at third man. Ishan Kishan drives the 5th ball towards fine leg for another boundary as the over from Maxwell finishes with 11 runs off it. Rohit and Ishan Kishan can now carry on the job from here and ensure they get a good total.
4:55 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 111/2, 11 overs, Kishan – 2, Rohit – 1
Rohit Sharma has joined Ishan Kishan in the middle and he has shifted to the number four spot today, needless to say, it has paid him in dividends. Suryakumar Yadav with his 53 has got the orange cap. A good over from Tewatia with just 4 off it and a wicket.
4:51 pm IST: OUT! Suryakumar Yadav lbw b Rahul Tewatia 53(32)
That’s the end of solid innings from the bat of Suryakumar Yadav. The right-hander tried to sweep in and the umpire felt it was clipping and that’s what the umpire felt raising his fingers. Yadav went for the review and lost it. A well played 53 from him to kick off things in spectacular fashion for Mumbai Indians.
4:49 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 107/1, 10 overs, Kishan – 1, Yadav – 51
Fifty! Suryakumar Yadav gets a half-century off just 29 balls. Brilliant innings from him, it’s his second IPL half-century. Ishan Kishan is the new man in. Maxwell gives away just 5 runs off his over to restrict the run rate a bit. It’s Delhi’s turn to get back into the match.
4:45 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 102/1, 9 overs, Lewis – 48, Yadav – 47
100 up for the Mumbai Indians with Evin Lewis slamming a wrong one out of the park from Tewatia. A good over for Mumbai Indians turns out into a bad one with Tewatia striking. Lewis misses his 50 by a couple of runs as Tewatia sends him back. Jason Roy took the catch and Delhi have some respite finally.
OUT! Lewis c Roy b Rahul Tewatia 48(28)
4:40 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 92/0, 8 overs, Lewis – 40, Yadav – 45
Glenn Maxwell introduced into the attack by Gautam Gambhir. The Delhi Daredevils need to break this partnership from doing more damage. Two back too back good overs for the Delhi Daredevils as Maxwell gives away just 5 runs off his over after Tewatia’s 3. Mumbai Indians are still in control of the game.
4:35 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 87/0, 7 overs, Lewis – 38 , Yadav – 43
Rahul Tewatia handed the ball by Gautam Gambhir as he looks to break the ongoing partnership which can put Mumbai in a comfortable position in the match. Good over from the youngster with just 3 runs conceded off it. Mumbai heading close to 100 inside 10 overs.
4:30 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 84/0, 6 overs, Lewis – 37 , Yadav – 41
Evin Lewis now takes on Christian in his very first over of the match with two stylish boundaries to square off the proceedings. The left-hander is going all out on the Delhi bowlers and has been perfectly supported by Suryakumar Yadav on the other end as they both continue running havoc at the Wankhede. Three poor deliveries and three boundaries of them from Lewis. What a way to finish the over, a massive blow from Lewis that went straight into the crowd. 18 runs off that over and Mumbai are 84 in just 6 overs, what a start this has been for the home team.
4:25 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 66/0, 5 overs, Lewis – 19 , Yadav – 41
Mohammed Shami with the 5th over for DD, bowls back of the length gets sent out of the park. Bowls a perfect yorker still Suryakumar Yadav manages to get a four off it. This is the first time in the IPL that Suryakumar Yadav has opened the batting and he is making his presence felt at the Wankhede with sensational batting. 14 runs coming of the over with a superbly timed boundary of the last ball from Yadav. The former KKR batsman is now into his 40s, what an innings this has been from him.
4:20 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 52/0, 4 overs, Lewis – 19 , Yadav – 27
Clean hitting from West Indies powerhouse Evin Lewis as he takes the attack on Nadeem with a massive six that went into the ESA kids in the stand. SuryakumarYadavv had also got a boundary in the over earlier as Mumbai cross the 50 run mark in just 4 overs. Brilliant batting for the Mumbai openers.
4:15 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 40/0, 3 overs, Lewis – 13 , Yadav – 22
Mumbai Indians are off to a good start here at the Wankhede Stadium with Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav firing from all fronts, that has so far proven to be a great gamble by Rohit to get Surykumar up the order. Another poor over from Trent Boult for Delhi as he gives away 15 runs off it.
4:11 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 25/0, 2 overs, Lewis – 7 , Yadav – 13
Shahbaz Nadeem introduced into the attack by Gambhir early in the game. A bad start for him as a misfield from Glenn Maxwell at mid on gives Suryakumar Yadav a boundary to add to his tally. Oh, blunder! Yet again a misfield and this time Trent Boult has dropped Lewis. It was a slog sweep took a top edge, was a difficult one and Boult couldn’t contain it. 10 runs off the over, another good over for Mumbai Indians.
4:06 PM IST: Mumbai Indians – 15/0, 1 over, Lewis – 4 , Yadav – 7
Two boundaries of the last two balls to end the over from Boult. That last one was given a leg bye and won’t be counted under Lewis’ name. Good start for Mumbai Indians with 15 off the over. Three boundaries in that over, 1 each for Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis.
4:01 PM IST: Surprise! Surprise! Evin Lewis has come out to open the batting for Mumbai Indians with Suryakumar Yadav. Rohit Sharma? The skipper will come down the order to provide some fire in the middle order. But with Pollard and Pandya brothers there? We can see Rohit come up at 3.
3:55 PM IST: Gautam Gambhir has meanwhile opted to go with Dan Christian and Jason Roy as his best overseas bet. Colin Munro has been replaced by Roy while Christian finds a place in place of Morris. Maxwell and Boult have retained their places.
3:50 PM IST: Mayank Markande’s success has forced Rohit Sharma to go with Akila Dananjaya as his fourth overseas player for the Delhi game. Dananjaya was Sri Lanka’s best spinner in the recently concluded Nidahas Trophy and he can be the player to watch out for in the MI squad.
3:45 PM IST: Playing XIs
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya
Delhi Daredevils: Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult
3:35 PM IST: Delhi Daredevils have won the toss and opted to bowl first
Rohit: “Good wicket, so we will come out and bat well. Post a challenging score. We got to do our basics right. Little things in the game that we have to win. We didn’t win the little moments in the last two games, something we didn’t do in the past. We have two changes of changes as well. Akila Dananjaya in place of Ben Cutting and Hardik Pandya in place of Pradeep Sangwan.”
Gambhir: “We’ll bowl. Wicket’s not going to change. We haven’t spoken too much about the last game. Result didn’t go in our favour, so we don’t want to discuss and complicate things. Mumbai are a quality side. We have two changes – Jason Roy for Colin Munro and Dan Christian for Chris Morris.”
3:25 PM IST: Ricky Ponting has been with the Mumbai Indians as a player, captain and then a coach. Can he be the difference creator for Gambhir and his team here? He will surely implement all that he has learned about the Wankhede pitch over the years, today for his team. Will Hardik Pandya feature for the Mumbai Indians today?
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rahman, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Evin Lewis, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Mayank Markande, Akila Dhananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Gautam Gambhir(c), Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Trent Boult, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett.