Jason Roy smashed an unbeaten 91 as Delhi Daredevils defeated hosts Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in a last-ball thriller in the Indian Premier League in Mumbai on Saturday. Opener Roy made the mockery of a listless Mumbai Indians bowling attack as he hammered six fours and as many sixes in his 53 ball knock to help Delhi overhaul the home team's 194/7 for their first win of the season. It was the third successive loss for MI and they remain without a point after three matches. With 11 needed in the final over, Englishman Roy hammered Mustifizur Rahman for four and a six, before playing out three dot balls. Delhi needed one-run off the final ball and Roy connected it and completed the run to ensure that his side won, with Shreyas Iyer (27 not out) at the other end. Roy and skipper Gautam Gambhir conjured up a 50-run stand for the first wicket. Roy made his intentions clear hitting a four off Hardik Pandya. He then smashed a towering six and a four off Akila Dhananjaya as Delhi raced to 23/0 in two overs. Hardik Pandya conceded 21 runs in his second over as Roy hammered him for two consecutive sixes over long on and square-leg respectively and followed it with a four.
The new Mumbai Indians openers Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav slammed 84 in the powerplay overs and laid the solid foundation for a massive total. But Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir introduced spinners Rahul Tewatia and Glenn Maxwell, and the move checked Mumbai's flow with boundaries getting dried up for a period. Young Ishan Kishan then launched an attack, but his and Keiron Pollard's wickets again stemmed Mumbai. What should have been a total of 220 plus remains restricted to 194, which the Delhi batting unit of Gambhir, Roy, Maxwell and Pant will be satisfied with. Winless title-holders Mumbai Indians and an equally sluggish Delhi Daredevils will be eager to notch up their first points when they clash in the Indian Premier League at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. While Mumbai went down to Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad by identical one-wicket margins in edge-of-the-seat thrillers, Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi succumbed to Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals in their first two games. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2018: Highlights of the match between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils, straight from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Delhi Daredevils Beat Mumbai Indians By 7 Wickets
Jason Roy remains unbeaten on 91.
19:33 IST: FOUR, SIX and Jason Roy wins it for Delhi Daredevils
After 19 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 184/3
19:29 IST: Excellent death bowling by Jasprit Bumrah, gives away just 5 runs in the over.
After 18 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 179/3
19:24 IST: Runs are flowing in easily for Delhi Daredevils now. They are in the touching distance of their first win in IPL 2018.
After 17 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 171/3
19:17 IST: Nothing is going Mumbai Indians' way right now. If they lose today, they will be at the bottom of the IPL standings table.
After 16 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 160/3
19:10 IST: With 47 needed off 30, Jason Roy jumped out of his crease and played a lofted shot over the bowler's head for a SIX
After 15 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 148/3
19:08 IST: Length ball from Akila Dhananjaya and Shreyas Iyer slammed it into the second tier over long on for a SIX
After 14 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 137/3
19:03 IST: Sensational catch by Hardik Pandya, off his brother Krunal's bowling. A slower delivery outside off and Maxwell hits it over cover. Hardik ran towards his left and dived full length to get both hands on the ball to grab it.
19:02 IST: WICKET! Maxwell c Hardik Pandya b Krunal Pandya 13(6)
After 13 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 134/2
19:01 IST: Two of the most explosive T20 batsmen - Jason Roy and Glenn Maxwell are out in the middle.
Maxwell hits Mayank Markande for a FOUR and a SIX. 15 runs come in the over.
After 12 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 119/2
18:55 IST: Pollard caught a rocket with his hands. Pant played this one flat but Pollard flew out of nowhere at long on and caught a beauty
18:54 IST: WICKET! Pant c Pollard b Krunal Pandya 47(25)
After 11 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 113/1
18:50 IST: Fifty for Jason Roy in just 27 balls.
Delhi Daredevils now need 82 runs in 54 balls
After 10 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 104/1
18:47 IST: SIX, FOUR, SIX for Rishabh Pant in the over against Akila Dhananjaya as Delhi Daredevils bring up 100 in style
After 9 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 85/1
18:41 IST: Rishabh Pant plays a pull shot to the midwicket fence for a FOUR
18:40 IST: Jason Roy hammers one over the long-off fielder for a flat SIX
18:39 IST: Rishabh Pant plays a reverse sweeps over the short fine leg fielder for a FOUR
After 8 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 68/1
18:38 IST: It will be crucial for Jason Roy to stay in the middle if Delhi Daredevils are to stay in the hunt.
After 7 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 63/1
18:31 IST: Two loose deliveries from Mayank Markande were punished by Rishabh Pant for back-to-back FOURS.
After 6 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 53/1
18:27 IST: Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir was clearly struggling in the middle and he gave a top edge after mistiming a short of a length delivery from Mustafizur. Mumbai Indias skipper Rohit Sharma got hold of the catch at the at mid-on.
18:21 IST: WICKET! Gambhir c Rohit b Mustafizur 15(16)
After 5 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 50/0
18:20 IST: SIX, SIX, FOUR and Jason Roy brings up 50 for Delhi Daredevils in the 5th over.
18:18 IST: Gautam Gambhir calmed his nerves with a FOUR towards square leg
After 4 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 29/0
18:16 IST: Delhi Daredevils are chasing 194 and Mumbai Indians are doing everything in their power to stop the visiting batsmen from scoring some quick runs,
After 3 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 25/0
18:10 IST: What an excellent start from Jasprit Bumrah, gives away just 2 runs in his over.
After 2 overs, Delhi Daredevils are 23/0
18:05 IST: Akila Dananjaya comes out to bowl his first over in the IPL.
Jason Roy dances down the track, plays a hard swing and bangs the ball into the deep mid wicket stands for a massive SIX.
After 1 over, Delhi Daredevils are 11/0
17:59 IST: Confident start to the chase of 194 from Jason Roy. He played a firm cover drive for a FOUR.
17:57 IST: Jason Roy and Gautam Gambhir come out to begin the chase for Delhi Daredevils. Hardik Pandya opens the attack for Mumbai Indians.
Delhi Daredevils need 195 to win.
After 20 overs, Mumbai Indians are 194/7
17:39 IST: Mumbai Indians have lost 5 wickets for 30 runs. They have gone from 166/2 to 1887.
17:37 IST: A slower ball on middle and leg and Hardik Pandya slogged it to deep midwicket.
17:36 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya c Shreyas Iyer b Boult 2(3)
After 19 overs, Mumbai Indians are 187/6
17:35 IST: Krunal Pandya tried to play a reverse scoop, the ball hit his pad and went up, Tewatia caught it.
17:33 IST: WICKET! Krunal Pandya c Rahul Tewatia b Shami 11(10)
After 18 overs, Mumbai Indians are 183/5
17:30 IST: Rohit Sharma fails to read the delivery and plays it up towards the long-off where Jason Roy manages to get a hold of it.
17:26 IST: WICKET! Rohit c Roy b Boult 18(15)
After 17 overs, Mumbai Indians are 176/4
17:22 IST: The two wickets in Dan Christian's over have put the brakes on Mumbai Indians' scoring rate.
After 16 overs, Mumbai Indians are 167/4
17:19 IST: Ishan Kishan had hit Tewatia for a six playing a reverse-sweep and he tried to emulate the shot against Dan Christian as well.
Kishan switched his legs but completely missed the full toss.
17:17 IST: WICKET! Pollard b Christian 0(1)
17:14 IST: WICKET! Ishan Kishan b Christian 44(23)
After 15 overs, Mumbai Indians are 158/2
17:08 IST: 150 is up for Mumbai Indians in the 15th over.
After 14 overs, Mumbai Indians are 149/2
17:03 IST: Ishan Kishan looks in excellent touch as he is playing the aggressor's role despite having 'Hitman' Rohit Sharma at the other end.
After 13 overs, Mumbai Indians are 141/2
16:58 IST: Ishan Kishan puts his batting prowess on display. Hits Rahul Tewatia for FOUR, SIX, SIX. From reverse sweep to lofted shots the wicket-keeper batsman ruins Tewatia's excellent figures.
After 12 overs, Mumbai Indians are 122/2
16:55 IST: Skipper Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan are now trying to take the full advantage of the solid foundation laid by openers Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav. Get 11 runs in Glenn Maxwell's over.
After 11 overs, Mumbai Indians are 111/2
16:49 IST: Suryakumar Yadav tried to sweep but the ball hit on his pad and was given out LBW.
Suryakumar Yadav notches up his second fifty in IPL and now is the proud owner of the Orange Cap.
16:47 IST: WICKET! Suryakumar Yadav lbw b Rahul Tewatia 53(32)
After 10 overs, Mumbai Indians are 107/1
16:45 IST: Half-century for Suryakumar Yadav off 29 balls.
After 9 overs, Mumbai Indians are 102/1
16:42 IST: Another googly outside off and Lewis charged at the ball but Jason Roy at mid-off ended the century opening stand.
16:42 IST: WICKET! Lewis c Roy b Rahul Tewatia 48(28)
16:38 IST: 100 up for Mumbai Indians in just 8.2 overs.
After 8 overs, Mumbai Indians are 92/0
16:36 IST: Glenn Maxwell comes into the attack and manages to put some brakes on Mumbai's fireworks
After 7 overs, Mumbai Indians are 87/0
16:30 IST: Finally a good over for Delhi Daredevils as Rahul Tewatia come to bowl. Just 3 runs off it
After 6 overs, Mumbai Indians are 84/0
16:25 IST: Evin Lewis is toying with Delhi Daredevils' bowlers now. Gets FOUR, FOUR, FOUR, SIX in the over against Daniel Christian. Mumbai Indians make the most of the powerplay overs
After 5 overs, Mumbai Indians are 66/0
16:15 IST: SIX, FOUR, FOUR. Suryakumar Yadav welcomes Mohammed Shami into the attack with 14 runs in the over.
After 4 overs, Mumbai Indians are 52/0
16:15 IST: It's raining SIXES in Wankhede as Mumbai Indians get their fastest IPL fifty
After 3 overs, Mumbai Indians are 40/0
16:10 IST: Evin Lewis looks in excellent touch. Evin Lewis watched the ball from Trent Boult and sent it over mid-on for a SIX
After 2 overs, Mumbai Indians are 25/0
16:07 IST: Shahbaz Nadeem comes into the attack and is welcomed by Suryakumar Yadav with a FOUR.
After 1 over, Mumbai Indians are 15/0
16:05 IST: Evin Lewis pulls the short ball for a FOUR. Good first over for Mumbai Indians. Trent Boult would have hoped for a better start.
16:03 IST: Suryakumar Yadav opens the face of the bat to drive the ball past Gautam Gambhir at mid-on for a FOUR
16:00 IST: Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis come out to bat for Mumbai Indians. Trent Boult opens the attack for Delhi Daredevils
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya
Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult
15:30 IST: Delhi Daredevils win the toss and opt to bowl
Hello and welcome to our coverage of the IPL 2018 game between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils
Mumbai's batting line-up which boasts of attacking players like skipper Rohit Sharma, West Indians Elvin Lewis, Kieron Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav has failed to fire in unison in the first two games. The hosts would especially hope for an end to the dismal run of skipper Rohit, who fell cheaply in both the games after a largely forgettable tour of South Africa and some modest run in the tri-series in Sri Lanka prior to the commencement of the T20 League. Rohit's form is crucial for Mumbai and with Lewis too not coming good, the opening partnership has been struggling to get going.
Mumbai could look at promoting Krunal Pandya up the order if his injured brother Hardik, who did not play in the game against Sunrisers last night, again misses Saturday's match. On the plus side for MI, Yadav has been among runs and his role will be a key element for the team, especially if the team loses early wickets. In both the games MI lacked big partnerships. Among the bowlers, rookie leg-spinner Mayank Markande has been brilliant in the two games. His seven wickets, including the four scalps that he captured in a low-scoring tie against Sunrisers at Hyderabad last night, earned him the purple cap. The Punjab-born wrist spinner has been relying mostly on googlies as his wicket-taking balls and his performance would be key to Mumbai's success. Markande, however, has lacked adequate support from the other bowlers, Muztifizur Rehman, Jasprit Bumrah, Pradeep Sangwan and Krunal. Muztifizur and Bumrah are some of the best death bowlers in the world, but they went for runs and would be keen to do better.
Delhi, on the other hand, also possess top batsmen but they too haven't been able to perform to their potential till now. 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. If they get going they can dismantle any bowling attack and Mumbai's won't be an exception. The visitors could also bring in some newcomers in place of laggards. Delhi bowlers, who have leaked runs aplenty, will also need to step up and strike regular blows to contain Mumbai's strong batting line-up. The role of spinners, especially leggie Amit Mishra, will be crucial. The dew factor may not play a significant role as it's an evening game.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rahman, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Evin Lewis, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Mayank Markande, Akila Dhananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Gautam Gambhir(c), 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.