Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians in last ball thriller

Hyderabad Sunrisers vs. Mumbai Indians

Playing his first match for Delhi Daredevils, Jason Roy was quickly off the blocks hitting three fours and three sixes to keep his team in the hunt to chase down Mumbai Indians' 195.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya Delhi Daredevils: Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult 3.30pm: Delhi Daredevlis win toss, choose to field first2:45pm: Good to see Mayank Markande's stunning performance!

In three matches with Gujarat Lions last season, Roy scored 59 runs; on Saturday, he needed only 33 balls to better that tally. The misfortune continued for Mumbai as they lost to Delhi Daredevils in an encounter that stretched to the last ball yet again.

However, presently, The opener from Mumbai Surya Kumar has made life hard for Delhi's bowlers. They had an awesome start as Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis started the proceedings. Just three overs to go. If the man of the match award given to a player after taking only one wicket in his four-over spell, then the question can be raised because a batsman of the same team played a magnificent inning in tough conditions, and more complex situation happened when opponent's bowler took four wickets with a low economy rate.

With one run required of the last four balls off The Fizz, a victory was looking inevitable for Delhi. Hence in today's match, Mumbai Indians has more chance to win against Delhi Daredevils in its home match.

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. Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis plundered 84 off the Powerplay, but a slump in which five wickets fell for 21 allowed them to get only 194, a below-par total on a belting batting pitch.

Mumbai now seem to be in trouble as DD's bowlers have taken charge.

While the contrast between their two wins so far has been stark, there is one common theme to Sunrisers' ideal start to the IPL. Hooda hit Cutting's first delivery off the final over for a six to ease off the pressure with Stanlake holding the fort at the other end.

Apart from Ishan, who played quick-fire cameo of 23-ball 44, and Rohit, no other Mumbai batter was able to survive for long and went back cheaply to finish at 194/7 in their allotted 20 overs.

Pant did not spare Dhananjaya, hitting him for two sixes and a four as Delhi grabbed 19 runs of the 10th over. Both the teams did not have their expected start this season with both facing a loss in their opening matches. Two boundaries, one by Lewis and one by Yadav, good over for MI.

Match Result: DD won by 7 wickets. It is the third match for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2018.

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