IPL: Roy powers in Delhi victory over Mumbai

Despite overcoming an early ankle injury skipper Rohit Sharma would not want to rush Hardik Pandya into action once again

Despite overcoming an early ankle injury skipper Rohit Sharma would not want to rush Hardik Pandya into action once again

It will be interesting to see the purple cap holder play today against the Gautam Gambhir-led DD. As a result, they went into the last over requiring 11 runs to win.

Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils had both lost their first two matches in the Indian Premier League 2018, and took decisions to reverse the trend when they faced off against each other at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday (April 14). Roy put the game to rest with a four and six off the first two balls, but keeping with the trend of the game, the next three deliveries were dots. After two narrow losses in their first two games, Mumbai will hope that their bowlers answer the call of duty responsibly.

After being placed at 158 for 2 at the end of 15 overs, the Mumbai batsmen could only muster 35 runs in the last five overs, losing five wickets as well.

However, presently, The opener from Mumbai Surya Kumar has made life hard for Delhi's bowlers. With one ball remaining in the match and the scores level, the superb Surrey star lofted the ball high over the tight ring of fielders, and gave Delhi their first win of the tournament. Here's where the Mumbai bowlers will come into play.

One the other hand, the Knight Riders' last match was on Tuesday, providing them ample time to prepare for the clash. But soon after that, Rahul Tewatia applied the brakes and send Lewis back, who was caught by Jason Roy at mid-off. Rohit Sharma along with Krunal and Hardik Pandya couldn't do much with the skipper departing for 18, Krunal for 11 and Hardik for 2. Pollard was bowled off the next delivery and suddenly Delhi had the momentum going into the innings break.

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.

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Pant did not spare Dhananjaya, hitting him for two sixes and a four as Delhi grabbed 19 runs of the tenth over. Pandya came to the ground on Friday evening in what was an optional training session, but looked a bit rusty.

Over 1: 15/0, In this over MI scores 15 runs. Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis laying a strong platform for the reigning champions. Pant departed for 47 in 25 balls. MI skipper Rohit Sharma promoted Surya Kumar Yadav at the top of the batting order and dropped himself at NO. 4.

Despite Bhuvneshwar's absence on Friday, youngster Sandeep Sharma filled in seamlessly as the hosts restricted Mumbai to just 148 in their 20 overs. In reply, Delhi Daredevils enjoyed the upperhand for a large part of the innings.

Mumbai Indian's Suryakumar Yadav was surprisingly promoted to open the innings. For Mumbai, the bowlers yet again failed to defend the total.

Delhi Daredevils: Jason Roy to replace Colin Munro at the top of the order and all rounder Dan Christian comes in place of Chris Morris. He replaces Pradip Sangwan. "We're a unsafe side if we keep going like that".

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