Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians

  • Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians

Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians

Meanwhile, in the first match of the day, Delhi registered their first win in three matches as they beat Mumbai by seven wickets off the last ball of the match. The right-hander smashed an unbeaten 91 off 53 balls, a knock that included six fours and as many sixes, to help Delhi pull off a tricky chase. When he did bowl against Delhi Daredevils, he picked up two vital wickets and with Mumbai struggling to find enough options, Pandya could just be the one to turn to, especially against AB de Villiers who averages 46.44 against Mumbai for Bangalore, but has also got out four times to the left-arm spinner.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians batting finally clicked with Suryakumar Yadav leading the way with a whirlwind fifty as the defending champions posted a formidable score.

MI got off to a splendid start of 84 without loss after the power-play of six overs which they improved to 102 through the opening wicket partnership of Suryakumar Yadav (53) and Evin Lewis (48). Wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan struck a 23-ball 44.

This is Mumbai's third successive defeat and leaves captain Sharma and the team under pressure.

Amid claims English players are called out to the Indian Premier League to play a merely supporting cast-type role, Jason Roy went some way to silencing those critics on Saturday.

Roy and skipper Gautam Gambhir conjured up a 50-run stand for the first wicket. Daredevils batsman Shreyas Iyer said they were expecting a target of around 220 and were obviously happy to be going after 195 instead.

Mumbai Indians- The move to bring in Sri Lankan leggie Akila Dhananjaya clearly didn't work out for them. Going by the mood he was in - he slog-swept Markande for a flat six - the game would not have proceeded towards its nervy end had Maxwell lasted even for 2-3 more overs.

Roy had all but ended the game by then.

Needing 11 in the last over, Roy smas-hed a boundary and a six off the first two deliveries of Musta-fizur Rahman. And incredibly, Roy swung and missed not once, not twice, but thrice. But he couldn't connect the next three balls and somehow got bat on ball off the last to get the winning run. "I just asked him to hold your position and just smash the ball".