Mumbai Indians are out of the VVIO IPL 2018 as they lost to Delhi Daredevils by 11 runs. This loss gives hope to Rajasthan and Punjab
In the 55th match of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, Delhi Daredevils defeated Mumbai Indians and ended their journey in their year’s IPL. On the penultimate evening of the league games, Delhi had nothing to lose while for Mumbai, everything was at stake. Mumbai’s selection for the playoffs was hanging in balance after the recent turbulence in thepoints table and they could not secure a place for the playoffs.
Earlier, DD won the toss and decided to bat first against Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. The start went well for Delhi and they put up quick 30 runs in the first 3 overs A careless action from Shaw cost him his wicket and Delhi for no reason, lost one of its in-form batsmen. Bumrah got Maxwell’s wicket soon and Delhi suffered the second blow. After suffering two setbacks, Delhi was looking for a recovery.
Iyer and Pant did manage to get DD on the track to some extent. The partnership came to an end as Iyer ended up giving a catch. DD dropped big hits and settled for collecting runs through singles and doubles. The run-a-ball approach was reaping benefits for DD as it minimised risk and both the batsmen looked comfortable. Meanwhile, Rishabh pant completed his fifty and changed the gear but perished after a crucial 64-run knock, Vijay Shankar and Abhishek Sharma added runs and took the score to 174 runs, a decent score overall.
Suryakumar Yadav succumbed to the temptation of hitting boundaries in the first over after smashing Lamichhane initially.
Lewis smashed big hits all over the ground. The spin-attack initially went well in DD’s favour but Lewis reversed it and MI made the most of it. Mishra provided a crucial breakthrough to DD. A series of missed catches deprived Delhi of another wicket. Lewis was stumped off Mishra’s delivery on just 2 runs short off his fifty. Lewis, Pollard and Krunal Pandya fell in quick succession and trouble mounted on Mumbai. Lamichhane picked 3 crucial wickets. Captain Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya were left with a humongous task of rescuing their team. Maxwell-Boult’s combo catch ended Rohit Sharma’s inning. Pandya was trapped by Mishra soon, Mumbai found itself in deep trouble. Ben Cutting took the job. Mumbai needed 23 runs off the last two overs. The contest was alive till the last over. Mumbai needed 18 runs off the last over with Cutting on strike. Cutting and Bumrah perished and this ended Mumbai’s journey in this year’s IPL.
Mumbai Indians innings update: Over by over
Mumbai Indians playing XI for today’s match: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman
Over 1: Sandeep Lamichhane is in the attack, Suryakumar Yadav wacks it four. And here is a six. What a start. High in the air, just two. Gone. Suryakumar is gone. He goes for 12. Ishan Kishan is the new man in. MI: 13-1
Over 2: Trent Boult comes to the attack, starts with just one. Nicely cut, dot ball. Another dot. Typical Boult, right on the money, dot balls. In the air, did not carry. Swing and a miss. DD: 14-1
Over 3: Maxwell comes to the attack, leading edge of Lewis, did not carry. Good ball. Powerfully cut, just one. One run to Kishan. MI: 17-1
Over 4: Harshal Patel comes to the attack, Four. in the air, dropped. Single. High in the air, four runs. Short ball, dispatched for six. Slower ball, hit over the covers for one. MI: 34-1
Over 5: Maxwell continues, dot ball. Lewis steps out for six. Dot ball. Another dot. Pulled, one bounce to four. half volley, Lewis hits another six. MI: 50-1
Over 6: Liam Plunkett comes to the attack, Starts with a wide. Single. Another Wide. One run. Dot ball. Single. One run. SIngle to finish. MI: 57-1
Over 7: Amit Mishra comes to the attack, Ishan Kishan hits it straight to the fielder at long-on, and he is out. Kieron Pollard comes to the crease, Leading edge, Prithvi Shaw drops it. Dot. Single to finish. MI: 61-2