Daredevils stunt Mumbai in thriller

Daredevils stunt Mumbai in thriller

This win propelled the Sunrisers to the top of the IPL standings, while Mumbai drops to sixth after losing both their opening games.

With a star studded bowling line up including T20 stars Mustafizur Rahman and Jasprit Bumrah and a 194-run total to defend, odds were heavily stacked in favour of Mumbai. Mumbai Indians had a very good start, but lost wickets in the last few overs.

Rohit's form is crucial for Mumbai and with Lewis too not coming good, the opening partnership has been struggling to get going. On the other hand, Gautam Gambhir's Delhi Daredevils faced defeat at the hands of Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. The likes of Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell should perform to sustain that argument and to provide their team a victory in this year's IPL. Whereas, Delhi never had a chance of holding the trophy and is gunning to win the coveted title under veteran opener Gautam Gambhir's guidance. Later, Daniel Christian (3-35-2) and Trent Boult (4-39-2) also chipped in with a couple of wickets each.

Roy started off with a bang, taking Delhi to 50 in the first five overs despite Bumrah and Mustafizur conceding a combined six runs in the third and fourth overs.

It will be the ninth match of season 11 where the Mumbai Indians face Delhi Daredevils today. There is not much depth in their batting after Rohit Sharma gets out hurriedly. After two narrow losses in their first two games, Mumbai will hope that their bowlers answer the call of duty responsibly.

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Ishan Kishan only made nine runs, while Evin Lewis struck a 17-ball 29 before he was clean bowled by Siddarth Kaul. "Obviously we were expecting around 220 but the bowlers restricted them well in the middle and we really bowled well in patches".

Delhi's Jason Roy was at the crease for the first ball of the innings and the last as he plundered an unbeaten-91 from just 53 balls to give Ricky Ponting's side win number one for the tournament.

Even if one of the three bowlers had enjoyed a better day, Mumbai would have won by some distance. Expectations will be high from local boy Shreyas Iyer, apart from captain Gambhir, Rishabh Pant, Aussie Glenn Maxwell, Englishman Jason Roy and Kiwi Colin Munro.

Mumbai's batting line-up which brags of assaulting players like captain Rohit Sharma, West Indians Elvin Lewis, Kieron Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav has neglected to flame as one in the initial two recreations. Evin Lewis fell after 48 off 28 balls with 4 sixes and four fours.

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