Rightly so, Jason Roy is the Player of the Match. He just took the chase by the scruff of the neck and largely looked untroubled. So, that's it from us from this game, but don't you go anywhere. The second game of this Super Saturday is about to get underway. Hyderabad will field first against Kolkata. It's something you wouldn't want to miss. Switch tabs to follow that game. See ya there!
Glenn Maxwell could do nothing more than hit a six and a four. But Shreyas Iyer then stayed till the end to ensure his side's win. Not to forget the two lives that he got, courtesy Mustafizur Rahman, who dropped two catches in succession. Mumbai used as many as 6 bowlers. This is a game where Mayank Markande, the leggie was taken for aplenty. That put his side off a bit and they couldn't really have any control even through Krunal Pandya's quick blows seemed to have brought the game in their favor. Rahman and Jasprit Bumrah also bowled economical spells but couldn't translate into a win for them.
In a run chase, it is important to start well and be abreast with the required run rate. Delhi did just that. They had the partnerships going even though only one batter really batted through. Gautam Gambhir stuttered and struggled his way in the middle in his stay. After he threw his wicket away, Rishabh Pant played some scintillating strokes to keep his side in the hunt. He missed his fifty by a mere 3 runs.
Ooooofff! Another day, another thriller! The Indian T20 League is making a habit of displaying close games, entertaining the fans apart from tiring our fingers. Mumbai will admit at the end of the day that they were outplayed by a certain Jason Roy. The English opener carried his bat to see his side through, thereby bringing up his first fifty in the League.
Mustafizur Rahman to Jason Roy
DELHI WIN! What an anticlimax! Mind you, the winning run wasn't in the most convincing manner. Rahman yet again lets out a slower length ball, Roy swishes across the line. Gets a top edge. But since most of the fielders are inside the circle, the ball clears mid off running backwards. That enables the batters to cross and hug each other in celebration. So, the away team gets off the mark in this tournament. They win by 7 wickets.
1 needed from 1! Super Over anybody?
DOT! On a length angling away, Roy looks to guide it away through short third man. Seems to have missed it as the ball goes to the keeper. They appeal to no avail. DRS used. Snicko shows nothing as there is a gap between bat and ball. Hence, Roy stays on.
WOAH! DRAMA! Review time! There is a caught behind appeal against Roy. Not given, hence, taken upstairs.
Another one! Slower and fuller outside off, Roy just cannot get bat to that. Misses. Do Mumbai and Rahman have it in them to defend this?
Well bowled! Slower in pace, Roy goes through with his pull before the ball comes to him. Where was this ball before, asks Simon Doull on air. That secret will go unanswered, sir.
SIX! Game, set, match! Jason Roy has done it on his own. Rahman lets out a length ball in line of the stumps. Roy walks across and helps it over the fine leg fence for half a dozen. Wow!
Knock FOUR off the target! This is bowled full and angled away from Roy. He reaches out and carves it over extra covers for a boundary. 7 needed from 5 balls.
11 needed from 6. Have Mumbai learnt from their previous experiences? Can they end up on the right side of the result? This is their third close finish on the trot. Mustafizur Rahman will bowl the final one. Fine leg is dropping back now. Square leg comes inside the circle.
Jasprit Bumrah to Shreyas Iyer
Bumrah ends well! Another slower delivery well outside off, Iyer can do nothing about that.
Very full outside off, it was a slower one. Iyer reaches out to guide it through point but misses. Jasprit asks the umpire for a caught behind but gets a shake of head in response.
Jasprit Bumrah to Jason Roy
Very full on off, smashed down to long off for one.
Roy is riding his luck now. He was outfoxed by Bumrah's slower one. Looked to sweep it but got a top edge. The ball landed in the no man's land behind the bowler, enabling them to collect two. 12 off 9 needed.
Bumrah escapes this times. Bowls a juicy full toss but Iyer hits it straight to deep mid-wicket for just one.
Slower delivery at a fuller length, Roy carves it through point for one.
Mustafizur Rahman to Shreyas Iyer
FOUR! Nice way to end the over! Iyer is making Mumbai pay now. Short in length yet again, he stays back and pulls it. Bisects the gap between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket and gets a boundary. 16 needed off the last two overs.