DD vs MI, IPL 2018

Desiree Steele
April 16, 2018

Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians 194/7 (Suryakumar Yadav 53, Evin Lewis 48, Daniel Christian 2-35) lost to Delhi Daredevils 195/3 (Jason Roy 91*, Rishabh Pant 47*, Krunal Pandya 2-21) by seven wickets.

The 10th match of IPL 2018 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad will be live broadcasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD in English Commentary. It took Sunrisers a comprehensive performance to win their first game against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens.

Replacing Colin Munro at the top of the order, Roy smashed an unbeaten 91 off 53 balls with six sixes and six four as he anchored Delhi to 195-3 off 20 overs in reply to Mumbai's 194-7. After the dismissal of the openers, Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis, no other batsman could capitalise on the platform that had been built.

Yadav justified his elevation to opener over captain Rohit Sharma by the century stand with Lewis.

"Disappointing result yesterday but we will do everything we can as a team to come back stronger".

Ishan Kishan propped up the innings again, a blitzy 23-ball 44 giving Mumbai the platform for the big launch.

Left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult also chipped away with the wickets of Rohit (18) and Hardik Pandya (2) to curtail Mumbai's total below 200. In between those two deliveries, Roy compiled an innings of relentless, clean hitting that took Daredevils to their first win of the season.

Mustafizur nearly took the tie into super over after bowling three dot ball and with 1 run needed of final delivery, Roy managed to get bat on ball to hit the winning run.

After skipper Gautam Gambhir's departure off the first ball of the sixth over, Roy's presence gave Daredevils the feeling the target could be reached. With Delhi's innings threatening to slide down in the fashion that Mumbai's did, Roy stood firm to pave his team's path to victory. When we fielded, we wanted momentum and to take early wickets but we couldn't get back.

Earlier, put to bat, KKR lost wickets at regular intervals and thus were restricted to 138 for eight. I told them I don't mind batting anywhere as I am flexible, so they said number 3 is the position where I'll be batting. The SRH bowlers were supported admirably by their fielders, typified by two stunning catches from Manish Pandey, a former Knight Rider himself, the second of which helped remove the risky Andre Russell. "We'll have to turn around quickly". Indeed, three defeats in a row seem rather unbecoming of a team that is playing to defend its title.

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