Shreyas Iyer hails Delhi Daredevils' comeback vs Mumbai Indians in IPL 2018

Sean Reid
April 15, 2018

Both teams are one of the finest in the league and have not displayed their former glory in this season of the IPL which they hope to regain in their following matches.

The cheapest over in the Powerplay cost 10 runs, and Mumbai's 84 was their best score after six overs in the IPL.

Mumbai would admit that they finished 15-20 run short after a great start.

The visitors, who have treaded along the same path as their opponents, losing their first two ties (to Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals) will also be looking to get back to winning ways today. If DD's impressive batting order of Gautam Gambhir, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell and Shreyas Iyer perform well, the team could see at adding to their tally of victories at Wankhede. Gambhir seeking a win today. Though, their bowling has been decent but not their best despite having the likes of Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rahul Tewatia, etc.

Put into bat, Mumbai Indians posted 147 for eight and then had reduced Sunrisers to 137 for nine in 19 overs but the last wicket pair of Deepak Hooda and No 11 Billy Stanlake took them home.

The conditions at Wankhede are considered to be well suited for batting but it could also be an option for either team to bowl a few overs from their spinners early in the game.

Roy started off with a bang, taking Delhi to 50 in the first five overs despite Bumrah and Mustafizur conceding a combined six runs in the third and fourth overs.

Ishan Kishan came in at No.3 and impressed with his batting with a quick 44 in 23 deliveries. But Mumbai's main bowlers Jasprit Bumrah (1-0-2-0) and Mustafizur Rahman (2-0-7-1) have pull things back a bit. Bowled. Krunal Pandya comes in. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma didn't open for the home side with Suryakumar Yadav stepping in for the skipper along with Evin Lewis. Roy was unbeaten on 91 off 53 balls while Iyer scored 27. As a result, they went into the last over requiring 11 runs to win. A long break ensued before Roy hit one over the in-field on the offside to eventually give Delhi two points. "The comeback was unbelievable by the bowlers and hopefully we keep continuing doing the same things", said local lad Shreyas Iyer who scored a modest 20-ball 27 on the night but more importantly held fort at one end as Jason Roy (91*) steered the visitors to victory. Mumbai Indians Mayank Markande, has performed brilliantly in the opening two matches against CSK and SRH respectively.

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