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IPL: Delhi Daredevils register thrilling win over Mumbai Indians

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Riding on opener Jason Roy's (91 not out) scintillating knock against three-time champions Indians, Daredevils registered their maiden win in the ongoing editon of the (IPL) at the here on Saturday.

Chasing a mammoth 195-run target, the match went down to the final ball, however, Roy held his nerve to hand his side a thrilling victory.

Needing 11 off the final over, Roy hit a cover drive for four in the first ball followed by a six over fine leg. He however, missed the next four deliveries making it a one-run, one-ball affair.

He finally took a single off the final ball to help complete a thrilling seven-wicket win against

Roy forged some crucial partnerships with other batters which helped taste success in their third match of the season.

While he shared a 50-run partnership with (15) for the opening wicket, the opener also stitched a crucial 69 and 60-run partnership with (47) and (27) respectively.

For Mumbai, left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya bagged couple of wickets for 21 runs while left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman scalped one for 25.

Earlier, put in to bat, was off to a flying start as openers Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis put a 102-run opening partnership. While Suryakumar smashed 53 off 32, Lewis hit a quick 28-ball 48, comprised of four six and as many boundaries.

Leggie struck in the ninth and 11th over to get rid off the two in-form openers.

After their fall, wicketkeeper-batsman and (18) shared a crucial 57-run stand for the third wicket, which helped the host to cross 150-run mark.

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

For Delhi, pacer Daniel Christian, Tewatia and pacer bagged two wicket apiece while spinner Shabaz Nadeem scalped one.

Brief scores:

Indians: 194/7 (Suryakumar Ydav 53, Evin Lewis 48; 2/35) against Daredevils: 195/3 (91 not out, 47; Krunal Pandya 2/21)

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 20:58 IST
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