Mumbai, Apr 14: In yet another nail-biting competition, DD defeated MI by seven wickets in VIVO IPL 2018 clash at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. Winning the toss, DD captain Gautam Gambhir chose to bowl first.
Batting first, MI scored 194 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs hence, giving a target of 195 runs to its opponent DD. For MI Suryakumar Yadav scored the maximum runs – 53 on 32 balls whereas, DD’s Jason Roy bagged 91 runs on 53 balls for his team.
Chasing a mammoth 195-run target, the match went down to the final ball, however, Roy held his nerve to hand his side a thrilling victory.
Needing 11 off the final over, Roy hit a cover drive for four in the first ball followed by a six over fine leg. He however, missed the next four deliveries making it a one-run, one-ball affair. He finally took a single off the final ball to help Delhi complete a thrilling seven-wicket win against Mumbai.
Roy forged some crucial partnerships with other batters which helped Delhi taste success in their third match of the season. While he shared a 50-run partnership with skipper Gautam Gambhir (15) for the opening wicket, the opener also stitched a crucial 69 and 60-run partnership with Rishabh Pant (47) and Shreyas Iyer (27) respectively.
For Mumbai, left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya bagged couple of wickets for 21 runs while left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman scalped one for 25.
Earlier, put in to bat, Mumbai was off to a flying start as openers Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis put a 102-run opening partnership. While Suryakumar smashed 53 off 32, Lewis hit a quick 28-ball 48, comprised of four six and as many boundaries.
Leggie Rahul Tewatia struck in the ninth and 11th over to get rid off the two in-form openers.
After their fall, wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan and skipper Rohit Sharma (18) shared a crucial 57-run stand for the third wicket, which helped the host to cross 150-run mark.
Apart from Ishan, who played quick-fire cameo of 23-ball 44, and Rohit, no other Mumbai batter was able to survive for long and went back cheaply to finish at 194/7 in their allotted 20 overs. For Delhi, pacer Daniel Christian, Tewatia and pacer Trent Boult bagged two wicket apiece while spinner Shabaz Nadeem scalped one.
Mumbai: 194/7 (Suryakumar Ydav 53, Evin Lewis 48; Daniel Christian 2/35) against Delhi: 195/3 (Jason Roy 91 not out, Rishabh Pant 47; Krunal Pandya 2/21)
(Inputs from IANS)