SRH beat MI by one wicket in last-ball drama

Lawrence Kim
April 14, 2018

Boult opens the attack for DD.

Glenn Maxwell came in and managed to score 13 in 6 balls but fielding masterclass from Hardik Pandya to his brother's bowling got the Australian out.

Ishan Kishan went for an ambitious switch hit to a Dan Christian full toss, missed and was bowled. The openers gave an explosive start to the home side, as Delhi bowlers were hit for over 10 runs an over in the powerplay. The 20-year-old has picked up seven wickets in two matches, 3/23 against CSK and 4/23 against SRH.

In the very next over, Roy smashed Akila Dananjaya for a huge six over the mid-wicket boundary before following it up with a boundary down the mid-on corridor. 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.

Ishan Kishan was also at his belligerent best as he scored 44 runs off 23 balls hitting 5 fours and 2 sixes. Delhi are 53 for 1 in six overs.

Tewatia, who had otherwise been quite effective ended his spell with figures of 4-0-36-2. Deepak Hooda finished on 32 not out off 25 balls.

Ewan Lewis brought up the Mumbai Indians' hundred in style witb a straight six off leg spinner Rahul Tewatia.

Skipper Rohit Sharma, who had demoted himself at No 4 today, could only score 18 runs off 15 balls with 2 boundaries only.

Yadav was unbeaten on 47 off 26 balls at the other end with the Mumbai total reading 102 for 1 after nine overs. Just three overs to go.

After Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal's heroics in South Africa, wrist-spin had become one of the buzzwords in limited-overs cricket.

Mumbai's find of the season so far, the legspinner Mayank Markande, had his first rough night in the IPL. Hence in today's match, Mumbai Indians has more chance to win against Delhi Daredevils in its home match.

Hyderabad's No 11 Billy Stanlake held his nerve and lofted Ben Cutting's last delivery of the 20th over to hand Mumbai Indians their second successive defeat. Roy was severe on Markande, as the purple cap holder conceded 27 runs in his first two overs. Mumbai's bowling attack, boosted by new precocious spinner Mayank Markande, should prove as strong as ever and we know their power batsmen can be devastating, especially at the Wankhede.

This win propelled the Sunrisers to the top of the IPL standings, while Mumbai drops to sixth after losing both their opening games.

Delhi openers Gautam Gambhir and Jason Roy started the innings on the front foot against MI bowlers Hardik Pandya and Akila Dananjaya. He replaces Pradip Sangwan. If you have Gautam Gambhir, he may be a quality steady pick, but if you don't, there's no need to burn a sub with Delhi having a 3 game break followed by a 5 game one. The result did not go in our favour, so we don't want to discuss and complicate things.

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