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IPL 2018 MI vs DD: Jason Roy gets Delhi to first victory this season
Mumbai: What a chase Delhi Daredevils (DD) has pulled off to win its first match in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) defeating Mumbai Indians (MI) by 7 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
DD batsmen never looked under pressure despite being hit for 194 runs in 20 overs. Jason Roy took full advantage of the chance and remained unbeaten at 91 runs off 53 balls hitting 6 fours and 6 sixes. Skipper Gautam Gambhir, however, failed to do something extraordinary and went back cheaply. He scored 15 runs off 16 balls with 2 boundaries.
Rishabh Pant played a brilliant inning of 47 runs off only 25 balls to break the spine of Mumbai bowling. He smashed 6 fours and 2 sixes in his inning. Glenn Maxwell might have not played a big inning but it was a quick one as the Aussie batsman scored 13 runs off 6 balls with one four and a six.
Shreyas Iyer ensured that no more wickets fall from the other end when DD crosses the line under the leadership of Jason Roy. He scored 27 runs off 20 balls with 3 fours and a six.
Jasprit Bumrah was once again magnificent giving away 27 runs off his four overs in such a high scoring game. Mustafizur Rahman was also very economical but was hit for 10 runs on the first two balls of the last over when DD required 11 runs to win. He, however, managed to bowl three consecutive dot balls in front of Jason Roy after conceding 10 runs off the first two, but could not stop him from hitting the winning run on the last delivery. He also picked up a wicket and went for only 25 runs.
Krunal Pandya bowled three overs for only 21 runs and bagged 2 wickets. Akila Dananjaya, Mayank Markande and Hardik Pandya went for too many in their spells.
Earlier, owing to an extremely explosive start by openers Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis, Mumbai Indians (MI) piled up a humongous score of 194/7 after being put in to bat first.
The openers not only scored 84 runs in the first six overs but shared the crease in a 102-run blistering partnership which came off only 54 balls. Yadav completed his fifty before returning to the dugout as he scored 53 runs off 32 balls with 7 fours and a six, while Lewis scored 48 runs off 28 balls hitting 4 fours and 4 sixes.
Ishan Kishan was also at his belligerent best as he scored 44 runs off 23 balls hitting 5 fours and 2 sixes. The disappointment for MI started to come from the following batsmen. The failure of the middle-order hurt MI largely as they fell just 10 runs short which kept them away from their first win in the tournament.
Skipper Rohit Sharma, who had demoted himself at No 4 today, could only score 18 runs off 15 balls with 2 boundaries only. He got out when MI needed some acceleration in scoring rate. Kieron Pollard also failed miserably and went for a golden duck.
Krunal Pandya scored 11 runs off 10 balls with one four only, while Hardik Pandya went for 2 runs off 3 balls. Akila Dananjaya added 4 runs off 5 balls while Maayank Markande scored 4 runs off 3 balls.
Trent Boult, Daniel Christian and Rahul Tewatia bagged two wickets each while Mohammed Shami managed one scalp.
It surely is going to be a huge task for DD to chase down a target as big as 195 runs against the Mumbai attack.