Delhi Daredevils won their first IPL match in Mumbai after six years as a result, posting their first win of the IPL 2018 season, while MI remained win-less after three tight matches. Rohit bowled out death specialists Jasprit Bumrah and Mustafizur Rahman before the final over in an attempt to take wickets and bring Mumbai back into the game.
The real action unfolded in the last over.
But Delhi's batsmen - opener Jason Roy (91*), Rishabh Pant (47) and Shreyas Iyer (27*) - responded to the call of duty with aplomb and ensured the Daredevils walked away with a much-needed seven-wicket win. The performance won him the Man-of-the-Match award in a tight encounter.Now the leggie is challenged by Danielle Wyatt who want to hit him for a six when he bowls to her Sussex.
The match will start in some time at 4:00 pm IST, Star Sports the official broadcast partner will telecast the match live. They had no reason to attack young legspinner Mayank Markande.
"When asked whether there will be a change of strategies and combinations in the absence of Raina, Fleming said, "We can't replace him (Raina), he's one of the best performing players in the IPL and the highest run-scorer in the history (of the league)". Pathan and Rashid Khan (0) were sent back to the pavilion in the same over. The fact that both defeats were narrow, coming after losing the toss and being forced to bat first, shows just how tiny the gap between success and failure is in T20 cricket.
Sandeep Sharma (2/25 in 4 overs) proved to be a like-for like replacement with his incisive swing bowling while Siddarth Kaul (2/29 in 4 overs) was once again impressive. The scoreboard was then reading 137/9. Openers Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav scored 53 and 48 runs respectively and also notched up an 84-run partnership in the powerplay. It worked, and Cutting was left with 11 to defend off the 20th over, but more importantly just one wicket to take.
Meanwhile, captain Rohit Sharma was expected to lead the MI side from the front, and it seems like he has continued to struggle with form ending up with scores of 15, 11 and 18.
Incoming batsman Ishan Kishan (9) also failed to give support to Lewis as he was dismissed in the sixth over. He smashed six boundaries and a whopping six sixes in his assault, ramping up his aggression once he passed a half-century and with the game on the line. Krunal Pandya was the only player to be in the double digits.
After the departure of Wriddhiman Saha (22), Shikhar Dhawan 45 off 28 balls studied the innings. Stanlake obliged by lofting the ball over mid-wicket, sending the ecstatic home crowd into a frenzy.