Wooden spooners Delhi Daredevils knocked defending champions Mumbai Indians out of the Indian Premier League after the trio of Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra and Harshal Patel starred with three wickets apiece for an 11-run win in their last league match in Delhi on Sunday. Set a target of 175, Mumbai Indians crumbled against quality leg-spin bowling by Sandeep (3/36), Amit Mishra (3/19) and medium pace of Patel (3/28). The visitors lost three wickets - Evin Lewis (48), Kieron Pollard (7) and Krunal Pandya (4) - in five balls at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Hardik Pandya (27) and skipper Rohit Sharma (13) added 43 runs before they were sent back as Mumbai slipped to 122 for seven in 14.5 overs. Ben Cutting tried his hand with a 19-ball 37 before MI were dismissed for 163 in 19.3 overs.
Once again, Rishabh Pant was the star performer with an attractive 44-ball 64. He and Vijay Shankar resurrected DD after they had lost three wickets in the first nine overs. Together, they added 64 runs for the fourth wicket, setting up the base for the challenging score. Defending champions Mumbai Indians need 175 to stay alive in the tournament. Back in their element at the business end of the tournament, defending champions Mumbai Indians will be firing on all cylinders against wooden spooners Delhi Daredevils in their bid to clinch a playoff berth in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter on Sunday. The cash-rich league is still alive and kicking with only Sunrisers Hyderabad (18 from 13 games) and Chennai Super Kings (16 from 13 games) having clinched playoff spots. Statistically, five teams save Daredevils are still in contention, with two playoff spots still up for grabs. In the mid-table clutter, Mumbai Indians are among the four teams who are at 12 points and fighting for a spot in the playoff. Mumbai Indians (NRR +0.384) will be praying for a favourable result for Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last home match against KKR (14 points and NRR -0.091). A KKR win meant that only one slot is left during the final two encounter with an eye on run-rate. (Play Fantasy cricket and win cash daily)
While Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will face off in one of the two matches, Kings XI Punjab takes on Chennai Super Kings in the final round-robin match later in the evening at Pune. However, the performance in the past few matches is sure to have boosted the confidence of Rohit Sharma and his men. Mumbai had a topsy-turvy campaign so far after a series of defeats early in the tournament, they were able to string in the victories when it mattered most. However, Daredevils can be the banana peel and Mumbai Indians will be wary after CSK slipped in their penultimate game. For DD, there is nothing but pride at stake, which makes the young team dangerous oppositions. The last time the two teams faced off, it was DD won by seven wickets win in a last-over thriller. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2018 highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians match, straight from Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians by 11 runs. Mumbai Indians are knocked out.
20:00 IST: WICKET Ben Cutting c Maxwell b Harshal Patel 37(20)
19:59 IST: SIX
After 19 overs, MI are 157/8
19:58 IST: Another twist in the tales. 18 needed off the last over now.
19:55 IST: WICKET! Markande b Boult 3(10)
After 18 overs, MI are 152/7
19:50 IST: FOUR, SIX, FOUR and Ben Cutting is not ready to throw in the towel. So, it is 23 off 12 now.
150 is up for Mumbai Indians in the 18th over.
After 17 overs, MI are 137/7
19:43 IST: 11 from the over. Mumbai Indians need 38 runs in 18 balls
After 16 overs, MI are 126/7
19:38 IST: If Mumbai Indians fail to qualify, this will be the first time when Rohit Sharma will fail to score 300 runs in an IPL season.
19:35 IST: Mumbai on the brink of elimination as Delhi look to end their forgetful campaign on a high.
After 15 overs, MI are 122/7
19:32 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya c (sub)Rahul Tewatia b Mishra 27(17)
After 14 overs, MI are 121/6
19:28 IST: Maxwell and Boult combine for another relay catch as Rohit Sharma departs.
19:26 IST: WICKET! Rohit Sharma c Trent Boult b Harshal Patel 13(11)
After 13 overs, MI are 116/5
19:18 IST: 100 up for Mumbai Indians in the 13th over. Mumbai Indians need 59 runs in 42 balls.
After 12 overs, MI are 99/5
19:06 IST: A SIX and a FOUR for Hardik Pandya, Mumbai Indians are still in the hunt.
After 11 overs, MI are 86/5
19:06 IST: Rohit Sharma needs to step up to save Mumbai Indians now.
After 10 overs, MI are 80/5
19:03 IST: Two in the over for Sandeep Lamichhane. The match is drifting towards Delhi Daredevils now.
19:02 IST: WICKET! Krunal Pandya c (sub)Rahul Tewatia b Lamichhane 4(3)
18:59 IST: WICKET! Kieron Pollard c Boult b Lamichhane 7(7)
After 9 overs, MI are 74/3
18:56 IST: Mishra strikes again. A terrific googly, outside off. Lewis doesn't read the variation and slogs across the line.
18:55 IST: WICKET! Evin Lewis st Pant b Mishra 48(31)
After 8 overs, MI are 66/2
18:48 IST: A slow over for MI, just 5 runs off it.
After 7 overs, MI are 61/2
18:43 IST: Amit Mishra strikes the first ball. Kishan picked that ball to attack, ran to the pitch of the leg break and launched it towards long-on. Shankar took an excellent catch with his feet inches away from the boundary.
18:38 IST: WICKET! Ishan Kishan c Vijay Shankar b Mishra 5(13)
After 6 overs, MI are 57/1
18:35 IST: Mumbai Indians are off to a flying start.
After 5 overs, MI are 50/1
18:30 IST: Evin Lewis hits Glenn Maxwell for a SIX to long-off, a FOUR to backward square leg and another SIX to long-off.
50 is up for Mumbai Indians in the 5th over.
After 4 overs, MI are 34/1
18:27 IST: FOUR, FOUR, SIX and Evin Lewis is has begun to flex his muscles.
After 3 overs, MI are 17/1
18:23 IST: Just 3 runs off Glenn Maxwell's over, Mumbai Indians need to accelerate now and take advantage of the Powerplay.
After 2 overs, MI are 14/1
18:18 IST: Just 1 run off Trent Boult's over. Mumbai Indians need 161 runs in 18 overs.
After 1 over, MI are 13/1
18:14 IST: 13 runs and a wicket in the opening over. Suryakumar looked to work the ball through midwicket but a leading edge carried all the way to long-on.
18:11 IST: WICKET! Suryakumar Yadav c Vijay Shankar b Lamichhane 12(4)
18:08 IST: Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav to open the chase of Mumbai Indians. Sandeep Lamichhane will open the attack for Delhi Daredevils.
17:54 IST: Delhi Daredevils post 174/4 in 20 overs
After 19 overs, DD are 159/4
17:46 IST: Not an ideal over at this stage of the game. 8 runs off it.
After 18 overs, DD are 151/4
17:39 IST: 150 up for DD in the 18th over. They will be targetting 170 now.
After 17 overs, DD are 140/4
17:34 IST: That's the end of a brilliant innings. Didn't get to the pitch of the ball, lofted it, but no elevation.
17:32 IST: WICKET! Rishabh Pant c Pollard b Krunal Pandya 64(44)
After 16 overs, DD are 136/3
17:26 IST: SIX, FOUR, SIX for Rishabh Pant in Hardik Pandya's over. 16 runs off the over.
After 15 overs, DD are 120/3
17:20 IST: Rishabh Pant (661) now has the most runs in an IPL season by a wicket-keeper.
Pant brings up his 8th IPL fifty. Gets the orange cap back.
After 14 overs, DD are 107/3
17:15 IST: DD have given themselves a good platform. They can surely challenge MI who have to win this one to enter the playoffs
After 13 overs, DD are 103/3
17:00 IST: Vijay Shankar starts Ben Cuttings' over with a massive SIX over long-on.
100 up for DD in the 13th over.
After 12 overs, DD are 92/3
17:00 IST: Another good one for MI, just 6 runs off it.
After 11 overs, DD are 86/3
16:57 IST: A slow over. Just 3 runs off it. Rishabh Pant now needs to accelerate the scoring rate for DD
After 10 overs, DD are 83/3
16:52 IST: Another decent over for Delhi Daredevils, 8 runs off it. 10 more overs to go.
After 9 overs, DD are 75/3
16:46 IST: Another failure for Shreyas Iyer. Tried to play a pull shot but was caught at deep mid-wicket.
16:45 IST: WICKET! Shreyas Iyer c Krunal Pandya b Markande 6(10)
After 8 overs, DD are 68/2
16:40 IST: A decent over for Delhi Daredevils, 8 runs off it.
After 7 overs, DD are 60/2
16:35 IST: 50 up for Delhi Daredevils in the 7th over.
Rishabh Pant came down the track and slogged one nto the deep mid-wicket crowd for six
After 6 overs, DD are 46/2
16:27 IST: Glenn Maxwell and Prithvi Shaw have thrown away their wickets after a fluent start, but Delhi Daredevils' key contributors this season - Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are at the crease now.
After 5 overs, DD are 39/2
16:23 IST: And that's the end of Maxwell's forgettable IPL is over. Maxwell tried to play it up and over Bumrah's head. But the ball sneaked in off a big inside edge to flatten the leg stump. This is the fourth time Bumrah has dismissed Maxwell.
16:20 IST: WICKET! Glenn Maxwell b Bumrah 22(18)
After 4 overs, DD are 33/1
16:15 IST: Sheer laziness from Prithvi Shaw. Very poor. He didn't even make an attempt to get back in.
Shaw is the 10th DD batsman to be run-out this IPL - most for any side
16:14 IST: WICKET! Prithvi Shaw run out (Hardik Pandya) 12(8)
After 3 overs, DD are 20/0
16:08 IST: Now Prithvi Shaw gets into the act, hits Jasprit Bumrah for a FOUR to the third man boundary.
Glenn Maxwell then finished the over in style, hitting Bumrah for a FOUR beating the short fine leg.
After 1 over, DD are 9/0
16:03 IST: The first FOUR for Delhi Daredevils comes off Glenn Maxwell's bat. The batsman swung the ball behind square on the leg side boundary.
16:00 IST: Glenn Maxwell and Prithvi Shaw to open for Delhi Daredevils. Krunal Pandya opens the attack for Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman
Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Liam Plunkett, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult
15:30 IST: Delhi Daredevils opt to bat vs Mumbai Indians
Mumbai's batsmen have been inconsistent so far with skipper Rohit Sharma scoring only 273 runs in this edition so far. It took a strokeful fifty from Kieron Pollard to help Mumbai post a competitive score against Punjab in their last match. Suryakumar Yadav (500 runs) has been among runs after being promoted as an opener while West Indian opener Evin Lewis (334) has had his moments on and off. Skipper Rohit's poor form is a big worry for Mumbai. Apart from his match-winning knock against RCB, Rohit has failed to live up to the expectations of the fans and MI need him to contribute big time, so that Pollard and the Pandya brothers - Hardik and Krunal can provide the late charge if needed. Jasprit Bumrah's (16 wickets) sensational three-wicket haul in the last match will give him a lot of confidence apart from his consistent show in most death over situations.
Hardik (18 wickets and 233 runs) has been solid without being spectacular while Krunal (224 runs and 11 wickets) has again been impressive. For Delhi, it has been another forgettable season as they looked below par throughout the tournament. Despite having legendary Ricky Ponting on board as coach or handing the captaincy in the middle of the tournament to young Shreyas Iyer, they have once again brought up the rear. However, a break of five days seemed to fresh them as they outclassed formidable Chennai by 34 runs to restore some pride. Vijay Shankar and Harshal Patel helped Daredevils post 162 for five and then leg-spinners Amit Mishra (2/20) and young Sandeep Lamichhane (1/21) managed to restrict CSK to 128 for six and Iyer would expect a similar effort from his team.
The Teams (From):
Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Trent Boult, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dala.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McLenaghan, Mustafizur Rahaman, Jasprit Bumrah, Akila Dananjaya, Ben Cutting, JP Duminy, Rahul Chahar, Sharad Lumba, Adam Milne, Siddhesh Lad, Md Nidheesh, Mohsin Khan, Anukul Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwary.