Churchgate, Mumbai -
With just 142 on the board, the Mumbai Indians needed something special from their bowlers. Mitchell McClenaghan and the rest of the Mumbai bowlers made sure they restricted Delhi to just 128 in their 20 overs.
Mumbai put up sub-par score
The Mumbai Indians didn't have much to boast after being put in to bat. Jos Buttler top-scored with just 28(18), while Kieron Pollard(26 off 29) and Hardik Pandya(24 off 23) chipped in as well. Kagiso Rabada made his IPL debut and the Delhi Daredevils bowling looked fierce with the likes of Pat Cummins, Zaheer Khan and Chris Morris running in hard and Amit Mishra as the only spinner. With wickets falling at regular intervals, MI weren't quite able to dominate. Mumbai finished with 142 for 8; Mishra and Cummins with 2 wickets each, Rabada with one and 3 run outs standing out on that MI batting card.
McClenaghan rocks Daredevils
Delhi had a nightmare of a start, losing 6 wickets for 24 till Morris and Rabada gave them some hope with their 7th wicket partnership. Mitchell McClenaghan was to blame for Delhi’s collapse with his 3 wickets rocking the Delhi batting hard enough. DD weren’t able to recover from the blow inspite of the fightback from Morris(52 off 41) and Rabada(44 off 39). Bumrah finished with 2 wickets while Hardik Pandya got one.
Mumbai Indians looked shaky after their first game but have won each of their 6 matches since. Sitting atop the points table, they play their next match at home against the Rising Pune Supergiant who beat them comfortably in the first leg. The Pune franchise is looking to bounce back in the second half of IPL 2017 and registered a good win against Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier in the day, thanks to a brilliant 61 from MS Dhoni.