Mumbai and Delhi Clash to open their Account

Kolkata Players of Kolkata Knight Riders during a practice session at Eden Gardens

Kolkata Players of Kolkata Knight Riders during a practice session at Eden Gardens

Openers Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav scored 53 and 48 runs respectively and also notched up an 84-run partnership in the powerplay.

Hardik bettered Pollard's catch when he covered a significant distance to his left from long-off to catch Glenn Maxwell.

Mumbai Indians: Mystery pinner Akila Dananjaya makes his IPL debut replacing all-rounder Ben Cutting while the charismatic Hardik Pandya returns to the eleven after missing out on the away game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The Englishman was particularly severe on Hardik Pandya smashing him for two sixes and a four off successive deliveries as the bowler went for 21 runs in his second over. But the visitors did not look too convincing in a modest chase against Mumbai Indians last night before pulling off a one-wicket victory off the last ball, a first in IPL history. Spinner Rahul Tewatia applied the brakes and send Lewis back, who was caught by Jason Roy at mid-off. Vinay Kumar was taken for 35 runs in just 11 deliveries in the defeat to Chennai and his poor showing could open the doors for either of India's U19 World Cup winning pacers Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi.

Despite departure of Gambhir (15) in the sixth over with total on 50, Roy kept the team in the chase in the first in the company of young Rishabh Pant and then Shreyas Iyer. They batted really well and did not give us a chance in first 10-12 overs. Reigning champions Mumbai Indians, meanwhile, lost their second straight game by a one-wicket margin having been beaten by CSK in the opening match on Apr.7 and as for SRH, they have now won both their matches.

Earlier, in searing conditions in Mumbai, the hosts rose the mercury eveb further as they got off to a blistering start. Krunal Pandya was the only player to be in the double digits.


The Delhi bowlers have also been below par and need to get their act together to register a win.

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has simply been a class act with the ball while Siddharth Kaul has been a revelation in the pace department.

Pant did not spare Dhananjaya, hitting him for two sixes and a four as Delhi grabbed 19 runs of the 10th over.

Mustafizur nearly took the tie into super over after bowling three dot ball and with 1 run needed of final delivery, Roy managed to get bat on ball to hit the winning run.

The ninth match of Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils of the Indian Premier League 2018 is to be held today. MI skipper Rohit Sharma promoted Surya Kumar Yadav at the top of the batting order and dropped himself at NO. 4. A four and a six ensued leaving just the solitary run to get from the remaining four balls.

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