Vivo IPL 2018: Jason Roy helps Delhi Daredevils hand Mumbai Indians their third straight defeat

Mumbai tabled a strong 194/7 but Delhi Daredevils' batsmen were determined to chase the total down quickly at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai with Jason Roy's 91 not out

  • Vivo IPL 2018: Jason Roy helps Delhi Daredevils hand Mumbai Indians their third straight defeat

Mumbai Indians locked horns with Delhi Daredevils at home and needed a win after losing the first two games to CSK and SRH. 

Delhi Daredevils won the toss and opted to field at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma didn't open for the home side with Suryakumar Yadav stepping in for the skipper along with Evin Lewis.

First Innings

It was a blistering start for MI as Suryakumar (53 in 32 balls) and Lewis (48 in 28 balls) raced to a 100-run partnership. DD bowlers were hit all over the park by the opening pair and the 100-run stand seemed to be getting Mumbai to a solid 200+ total but then Evin Lewis was the first to go by getting caught to Rahul Tewatia's bowling.

Ishan Kishan came in at No.3 and impressed with his batting with a quick 44 in 23 deliveries. Suryakumar was the second batsman to depart falling to Tewatia. The innings turned on its head in the 15th over when Dan Christian bagged 2 wickets in 2 deliveries where Kishan was the first one to be bowled and then Pollard, on the next delivery, went across the line to miss the delivery completely.

Mumbai were at 166/4 after 16 overs and before Christian's over, things were looking pretty good for the home team. Rohit Sharma along with Krunal and Hardik Pandya couldn't do much with the skipper departing for 18, Krunal for 11 and Hardik for 2. MI finally managed to post a total of 194/7. Trent Boult, Dan Christian and Rahul Tewatia picked up 2 wickets each, where Mohammed Shami bagged 1. 

Second Innings

Delhi openers Gautam Gambhir and Jason Roy started the innings on the front foot against MI bowlers Hardik Pandya and Akila Dananjaya. The English batsman looked in good touch but skipper Gambhir departed for 15 with Mustafizur Rahman bagging the wicket. Rishabh Pant stepped in at No.3 and complemented Roy. Roy-Pant were dominating the Mumbai bowlers with Hardik Pandya, Akila Dananjaya and Mayank Markande being hit all over the park. DD were 119/1 after 11.5 overs when the big breakthrough came in. Krunal Pandya was hit hard by Pant but Kieron Pollard took a beauty of a catch straight down the ground in deep. Pant departed for 47 in 25 balls.

Glenn Maxwell came in and managed to score 13 in 6 balls but fielding masterclass from Hardik Pandya to his brother's bowling got the Australian out.  Roy didn't let that stop him and he continued to keep the runs ticking.

He finished with 91 not out in 53 balls (6x4, 6x6) and the match went right to the wire with DD scoring the winning run on the last ball. They needed 11 to win from the last over which was bowled by Mustafizur and it started horribly wrong for the left arm pacer. Roy hit him for a boundary and then a six but the bowler made a comeback with three dot balls and it was 1 from 1. We'd hoped for a super over but Roy finished it with a skied shot at long off to score a single and give DD a win. 

This is Mumbai's third successive defeat and leaves captain Sharma and the team under pressure. MI next play Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday, April 17.

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