The last over was heart-stopping with Delhi needing 11 to win and getting 10 following a four and a six off Mustafizur Rehman by Roy off the first two balls. Though he scored the runs off just 25 balls there was less slogging and more sensible play. 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.
The explosive West Indian was unable to make an impact in the opening game for Mumbai Indians, but against the Delhi Daredevils bowling attack, Lewis will be sensing his opportunity. Suryakumar Yadav score 41 runs off 20 balls and Evin Lewsi score 37 runs off 16 balls. Thus, Mumbai will continue to remain rain free, however, humidity will be on the high and temperatures will range in the early 30s, resulting in some discomfort to the players.
Markande was the most successful bowler with four wickets, while Mustafizur Rahman took three and Jasprit Bumrah claimed two. They were given a reasonable score to win in just six overs. Thus, Mumbai Indians and the Delhi Daredevils are all set to lock horns at the first match today. Mumbai lost both games against CSK and SRH by 1 wicket in the last over.
We were waiting for this win especially against Mumbai Indians.
Ewan Lewis brought up the Mumbai Indians' hundred in style witb a straight six off leg spinner Rahul Tewatia. For Delhi, pacer Daniel Christian, Tewatia and pacer Trent Boult bagged two wicket apiece while spinner Shabaz Nadeem scalped one. Focus will be on Hardik Pandya's presence, or lack of, in the Mumbai Indians setup.
While the contrast between their two wins so far has been stark, there is one common theme to Sunrisers' ideal start to the IPL. The trio bowled superbly to keep Mumbai in the hunt, but with three other bowlers, including Hardik Pandya, having a bad day, Delhi snapped their losing streak.
Three games and three losses for Mumbai who will hope to break their duck when they host Royal Challengers Bangalore on the 17th. He however, missed the next four deliveries making it a one-run, one-ball affair. A misfielded by Maxwell gives Yadav a boundary on the first ball. Akila Dananjaya made his IPL debut in this match as well.
Openers Suryakaumar Yadav and Ewan Lewis, who had taken the rest of the bowling pack to the cleaners were kept quiet by Tewatia in the seventh over but their total was still a formidable 87-0.
Gautam Gambhir, DD: The wicket is not going to change much. 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.