Apr 23, 2016 19:56(IST)
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Sanju Samson is the
Man of the Match for his knock of 60 off 48 balls.
Sanju: JP gave me great support. It's a very big tournament. We are going very well as a team, and we would like to continue the momentum. 19:53(IST) Zaheer: Wicket was slowing down. We had to get the right areas. The plan was to use to bowlers wisely. I think anything over 160 was a good total, so we had a chance. Key was two or three overs of leg-spin to Buttler and Pollard.
Sanju and JP played brilliantly. We were bit light on out batting today. We are doing things under control really well. The processes are followed very dilligently. When you have a young team, there is a lot of excitement and energy. That is what has worked for DD this season.
This is the first time in IPL history that Delhi Daredevils have won 3 matches in a row! 19:42(IST) 19:40(IST) 19:39(IST) That's it! Delhi Daredevils win by 10 runs.
Morris bowled a brilliant last over. Rohit was run out and then Harbhajan was trapped LBW first ball.
Hardik Pandya got just a single off the first ball but then Rohit was involved in a mid pitch collision off the next ball trying to go for a nonexistent second which resulted in a run out. Morris then bowled a very full delivery and trapped Harbhajan LBW off the next ball. With 13 needed off 2, Morris bowled a brilliant yorker, Southee got an inside edge and got just a single. The last ball was a wayward full toss but Pandya sliced it to long off for just a single.
19:33(IST) After 19 overs, Mumbai 144/5 ( Rohit Sharma 58 , Hardik Pandya 0)
An excellent over from Zaheer, a string of yorkers. After five runs off first four balls, Zaheer commits a mistake and bowls a full toss, Pollard spanks it over deep mid-wicket. But Zaheer bounces back to have Pollard caught at Deep extra cover. 21 needed off the last over.
19:25(IST) 19:23(IST) After 18 overs, Mumbai 133/4 ( Rohit Sharma 57 , Kieron Pollard 10)
DD have done really well to keep Rohit and Pollard quiet. Rohit however, finally, hits a crucial boundary off the last ball of the 18th over to release some pressure. The two leg spinners - Tahir and Mishra give away 4 & five runs respectively but then MI manage to garner 10 runs off the Morris over. Rohit launches one to long on for one bounce four. 32 needed off 12 balls.
19:17(IST) 19:14(IST) 19:13(IST) FIFTY for Rohit!
He is playing another crucial innings here. 50 off 41 balls. Six fours in his innings so far.
19:12(IST) 19:07(IST) After 15 overs, Mumbai 114/4 ( Rohit Sharma 47 , Kieron Pollard 3)
Mumbai have found it difficult to get the momentum going. No boundaries since Krunal Pandya's departure. Amit Mishra is mixing them up really well. Zaheer's captaincy has been excellent and aggressive. He kept a short leg to Pollard. 16 runs and a wicket off the last 3 overs. 51 needed off 30 now. Rohit is still there on 47.
19:03(IST) OUT! Mishra gets a HUGE wicket! Buttler walks back. J Buttler lbw b Mishra 2 (6b 0x4 0x6)
It's that googly. On the length area, Buttler fails to read it. Rocks back and looks to whip but misses it completely. Gets hit on the back leg right in front. The umpire lifting the finger was just a formality.
Kieron Pollard is the new batsman.
18:59(IST) 18:57(IST) 18:54(IST) 18:54(IST) OUT! Brilliant piece for fielding from Zaheer Khan. K Pandya run out 36 (17b 4x4 2x6)
Rohit involved in a run out once again. He fends it on the pitch off Zaheer, Krunal has taken off but Rohit is no interested, Zaheer charges on the ball, picks up turns and scores a direct hit. Krunal dives but replays show he is well short. He is disappointe, he slams his bat on his pads as he trudges off. A nice little cameo ends.
Jos Buttler is the new batsman.
18:48(IST) After 12 overs, Mumbai 98/2 ( Rohit Sharma 41 , Krunal Pandya 31)
Krunal is playing a crucial little innings here. He is very good with his late cuts and hits a couple, one off Tahir and then off Shami for a couple of fours.He then launches into Tahir and hammers him for a six and a four. Meanwhil the crowd is having some fun singing Happy Birthday Sachin.....The Master's birthday is tomorrow. 28 runs off the last 3 overs.
18:40(IST) After 9 overs, Mumbai 70/2 ( Rohit Sharma 37 , Krunal Pandya 7)
DD have pulled it back really well. The pressure got to Rayudu and succumbed to it. 18 runs and a wicket off the last three overs. Krunal has started off well, he it a flat six over deep mid-wicket off Mishra. MMI need another partnership now.
18:37(IST) OUT! Mishra strikes, cleans up Rayudu. A Rayudu b Mishra 25 (23b 4x4 0x6)
Things were slowing down so Rayudu looks to up the ante, charges down the track for a wild swing, misses the googly and finds his stumps shattered.
Krunal Pandya strides out to the middle.
18:27(IST) After 6 overs, Mumbai 52/1 ( Rohit Sharma 31 , Ambati Rayudu 20)
It's raining boundaries at the Feroz Shah Kotla. However, Rayudu gets a lifeline. Shami faces the heat as he concedes three fours in the fourth over. Rohit with a beautiful extra cover drive and then Rayudu with a chinese cut along with a sublime flick through mid-wicket. Morris then bowls four tight deliveries which entices Rayudu into a slash off the next ball, he gets an outside edge and Duminy at first can't hold on to a diving catch. It was touch but still, a chance gone abegging. Zaheer Khan then comes back to bowls a disciplined over and gives away just five runs. 20 runs off the last 3 overs.
18:11(IST) 18:10(IST) After 3 overs, Mumbai 32/1 ( Rohit Sharma 23 , Ambati Rayudu 8)
An eventful start this for MI. Rohit cracks a couple of lovely fours off the first over from Zaheer but is beaten three times in a row by the former India pacer. Shami then bowls a tight second over in which he gives away just 5 runs and includes the run out of Parthiv. Rohit then lays into Negi and cracks him for three fours and Rayudu joins in with one more. Negi was too short or too full and Rohit punished him. 19 runs off the Negi over.
18:04(IST) OUT! Brilliant fielding from Iyer. Parthiv Patel is run out. PA Patel run out 1 (4b 0x4 0x6)
It's a short ball from Shami, Parthiv pulls it to deep square leg, they scamper through for one and then scamper through for a risky second, Iyer in the deep charges on the ball and responds with a flat throw above the stumps, De Kock whips the bails off in a flash. Parthiv dives but to no avail as he is found well short.
Ambati Rayudu is the new batsman.
Rohit and Parthiv out in the middle. Zaheer Khan will start off proceedings.
17:42(IST) Delhi Daredevils have posted 164/4
DD have finished off well, but they might still find themselves short. 7 runs from the McClenaghan over but then Nagi hammers one over mid-wicket off Bumrah for a four and then Duminy scoops one over fine leg. There is drama off the last ball as Bumrah Bumrah has Duminy caught off a high full toss. The third umpire declared it a no ball which seemed harsh. However, it yielded just a run as DD scored 16 runs off the last over. Duminy remains unbeaten on 49 off 31 balls.
17:29(IST) After 18 overs, Delhi 141/4 ( JP Duminy 39 , Pawan Negi 1)
Duminy has made sure that DD haven't bogged down. He scooped one over keeper's head for a four off Bumrah. Samson then hammered one over wide long on off McClenaghan for a six before departing next ball. But then Duminy continued his assault as he cut one through pooint for four and the placed one to perfection through backward point for another four off Bumrah. Duminy then found gaps with precision of a surgeon as some brilliant running saw him pick up a couple of 2s. 31 runs off the last 3 overs.
17:21(IST) OUT! McClenaghan finally breaks the partnership. Samson holes out. S Samson c Southee b McClenaghan 60 (48b 4x4 2x6)
It's a full toss outside off, Samson looks to go downtown but ends up mistiming it straight into the hands of Southee at long off.
Pawan Negi is the new batsman.
17:13(IST) After 15 overs, Delhi 110/3 ( Sanju Samson 52 , JP Duminy 19)
Samson has kept the scoreboard ticking with one odd boundary every over. Meanwhile Mumbai have suffered a couple of blows as Buttler and Pandya were involved in a collision at deep square leg fence and both went off the field. Pandya seems to have hurt more than the English man. Duminy hammered one off Pollard over long on for six. Southee, however, in his comeback over bowled a tight over giving away just 7 runs. 26 runs off the last 3 overs.
17:09(IST) 17:06(IST) 17:06(IST) FIFTY for Samson!
A very crucial innings so far. His fifth in IPL and 3rd against MI, he seems to have a special liking for MI. Four fours and a six in his innings so far.
16:56(IST) After 12 overs, Delhi 84/3 ( Sanju Samson 39 , JP Duminy 7)
Harbhajan and Krunal bowl a couple of tight overs, giving away five runs each. But then Samson breaks the shackles as he hammers a huge six straight down the ground off Harbhajan and follows up with a slog sweep four through deep square leg. He then punches one through covers for a couple. 24 runs off the last three overs. DD still in rebuilding process because of losing regular wickets.
16:43(IST) After 9 overs, Delhi 60/3 ( Sanju Samson 20 , JP Duminy 3)
MI has pulled this back really well. Hardik along with Krunal and Harbhajan have done a ver good job in last three overs. 19 runs and two wickets off it. Krunal is varying his pace as well as lengths really well, while Harbhajan has bowled dicsiplined lines. Hardik got the wicket of Shreyas Iyer while Harbhajan removed Karun Nair. DD need a partnership here.
16:40(IST) 16:40(IST) OUT! Harbhajan has the last laugh. Nair walks back. K Nair c Southee b Harbhajan Singh 5 (5b 1x4 0x6)
Nair ad hit a spanking reverse sweep off the first ball of Harbhajan's spell. Five balls later, he goes for a slog sweep but ends up top edging it straight into the hands of Southee at long leg. Harbhajan gives him the typical 'Good bye' send off.
JP duminy is the new batsman.
16:35(IST) OUT! Iyer's poor form continues. Hardik Pandya strikes. S Iyer c Rayudu b HH Pandya 19 (20b 1x4 1x6)
A poor shot. It's full outside off, Iyer, without any feet movement, looks to slog across the line, ends up getting an outside edge, Rayudu at deep cover pouches a very good running catch.
Karun Nair is the new batsman.
16:33(IST) 16:30(IST) After 6 overs, Delhi 41/1 ( Shreyas Iyer 18 , Sanju Samson 10)
Iyer and Samson have started to up the ante. It was the former who took on McClenaghan and hammered him for a four and six to end the fourth over. He thumped one straight back over McClenaghan's head and then slapped one over cover for a staggering six. Bumrah was then introduced into the attack and Samson got is first boundary as he lofted one over mid on. Krunal Pandya was another bowling change and he bowled a tight over, nearly removing Iyer who got a leading edge over Pandya's head for a single. Krunal varied his pace really well in that over. 25 runs off the last 3 overs.
McClenaghan is now the highest wicket taker in IPL 9. 16:17(IST) After 3 overs, Delhi 16/1 ( Shreyas Iyer 3 , Sanju Samson 1)
A decent start from Mumbai Indians. Quintin De Kock started off in style. He drove the first ball straight back down the ground for four and then followed up with a lovely drive through covers for consecutive fours. Southee however hits back and concedes just two runs off the next four balls. McCleneghan then built the pressure in the next over giving away just one run in five balls and that helped him get the wicket De Kock off the final ball. Southee then followed up with a frugal over giving away just 5 runs.
16:14(IST) 16:13(IST) 16:11(IST) OUT! McCleneghan gets the BIG one. De Kock departs. Q de Kock c HH Pandya b McClenaghan 9 (7b 2x4 0x6)
Five good deliveries had built the pressure. De Kock succumbed to that pressure as he looked to swing across the line but got a n outside edge to point where Hardik Pandya takes a simple catch.
Sanju Samson is the new batsman.
Right! The DD openers = Quinton de Kock and Shreyas Iyer have made their way out to the middle. Tim Southee will start off proceedings.
15:44(IST) 15:39(IST) DD XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, JP Duminy, Chris Morris, Pawan Negi, Zaheer Khan (c), Amit Mishra Mohammed Shami, Imran Tahir.
MI XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah. 15:35(IST)
Toss time! Mumbai Indians win the toss, and skipper Rohit Sharma elects to field. Rohit talks about batting under the lights being the safer option at the Kotla. No changes in the MI lineup, while Delhi have opted to bring Imran Tahir in place of Carlos Brathwaite in their only change of the match.
Hello and welcome to Firstpost's live coverage of the IPL 2016 match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Saturday. This is Jigar Mehta, and I will be presenting to you the live updates of the match.
PREVIEW: Delhi Daredevils (DD) will be keen to extend their new-found momentum by winning the third consecutive Indian Premier League ( IPL) match when they clash against Mumbai Indians (DD) at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Saturday.
Daredevils, helmed by new skipper Zaheer Khan, began with a bump, getting beaten by
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), raising fears of yet another disappointing campaign that has been their story in the short history of the IPL tournament.
But unlike previous editions, the Daredevils have found an answer to overturn their false start, beating
Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore subsequently.
Quinton de Kock has been the leading run-scorer for Delhi Daredevils in the ongoing tournament so far.
These two victories were achieved as comfortably as they were beaten by KKR, inspiring confidence within the team.
The victories have lifted the Delhi boys to a healthy third in the standings with four points from three matches, in contrast to their opponents, who also have four points but have played two more.
Mumbai have been a victim of their inconsistency, incidentally also winning against Punjab and Bangalore.
The defending champions, however, served error-ridden performances to go down against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), Gujarat Lions (GL) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
They have struggled to hit any rhythm but showed signs of getting their act together while successfully chasing 171 against Bangalore.
Mumbai's batting has lacked fluency. Their opening act have been poor with only skipper Rohit Sharma showing skill and zeal to fight it out against adversity.
Rohit has led from the front, scoring two match-winning half centuries. But head coach Ricky Ponting would like to have his other batsmen offer more to the cause.
Injuries have also pegged back Mumbai with Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga ruled out of the tournament and Simmons flying back with a niggle. However, Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan has more than made up for Malinga's absence with six wickets so far.
Squads: : Zaheer Khan (captain), Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Pawan Suyal, Jayant Yadav, Chris Morris, Sam Billings, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Imran Tahir, Mahipal Lomor, Chama Milind, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Khaleel Ahmed, Akhil Herwadkar, Pratyush Singh. Delhi Daredevils : Rohit Sharma (captain), Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Mumbai Indians Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, R. Vinay Kumar, Corey Anderson, Unmukht Chand, Marchant de Lange, Siddhesh Lad, Kishore Kamath, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Jitesh Sharma, Nathu Singh, Akshay Wakhare, Martin Guptill.