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 the VIVO IPL points 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.
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
Over 8: Plunket continues, Dot ball. Pulled, just one. Dropped again. Pollard is very lucky today. Bang on the helmet of Lewis. One run. Pathetic throw by Shaw. MI: 66-2
Over 9: Mishra continues, Dot. One run. Another single. Ball on the leg side, goes for six. Stumped, Lewis is gone. MI: 74- 3
Over 10: Sandeep comes backs and what an amazing catch, Pollard is gone. Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya are on the crease. Pandya is gone, soft dismissal. Hardik comes to the crease. MI: 80-5
Over 11: Mishra continues, one run to Rohit. Two runs to Hardik. One run.
Over 12: MI: 99-5
Over 13: Boult back, four runs. Single to Rohit. Overthrows, five runs from that one, bad ball on the pads, goes for four. MI: 116-5
Over 14: Harshal Patel in the attack, two runs. Single. Missed the outside edge. Wide, Dot ball. mis-hit by hitman Rohit Sharma and is gone. Ben Cutting is the new man in. MI: 121-6
Over 15: Mishra to bowl his final. Two dot balls. Just one. Dot. Hardik Pandya mis-hits and he is gone. MI: 122-7
Over 16: Sandeep is back, one run. WIDE. Dot after dot. Two runs to finish the over. MI: 126-7
Over 17: Boult to continue, Straight drive for one. Double. Six, half volley on offer. 11 from the over. MI: 137-7
Over 18: Plunkett comes back, Starts off with a four. In the slot, goes for six. Another four. Swing and a miss. MI: 152-7
Over 19: MI need 23 in 12. Boult comes to the attack, Brilliant yorker, one run. Cutting off strike. Another dot. Single stolen. Slashed hard, two runs for Cuttings. Just one. Clean bowled. Markande is gone. MI: 157-8, need 18 in 6.
Over 20: Harshal patel tom finish it off. Bouncer, hit for six. Short ball again and he is gone. Cuttings gone and so are chances of Mumbai. All out for 163.
Mumbai Indians innings analysis after 20 overs Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis opened for Mumbai, Lamichhane was hit for a six and a boundary by Yadav on the first ball. The bowler got his revenge soon as Yadav was caught by Vijay Shankar on the 4th ball near long-on. Ishan Kishan replaced Yadav. Trent Boult took the second over, a slight movement was seen, Kishan remained calm, ust a run came off the over. Maxwell took the third over, just 3 singles came off it. MI were 17/1 after 3 overs. Evin Lewis and Ishan Kishan were at the crease. The run rate was 5.6 per over. Harshal Patel came for the 4th over, Lewis welcomed him with a boundary. The second ball was dropped by Shankar giving a single to Mumbai. Lewis smashed the 4th ball for a boundary towards deep extra cover, he whacked the second last ball for a six towards deep mid-wicket, ending the over with a single. Maxwell came for the 5th over, confusion on the first ball between batsmen but both safe. the second ball was cleared for a six by Lewis towards long-off. The 5th ball was hit for a four towards backward square leg and Lewis ended the over with a six towards long-on. Liam Plunkett was deployed to bowl the 6th over, he started with a wide, another wide followed after a single, seven runs came off the over. MI were 57/1 after 6 overs. Evin Lewis and Ishan Kishan were at the crease. The run rate was 9.5 per over. Amit Mishra got a breakthrough for DD on his very first ball, Kishan was caught by Vijay Shankar just inches away from the boundary rope. Keiron Pollar replaced Kishan. Mishra kept the batsmen guessing but Pollard got a lifeline as he was dropped at the slip by Shaw, 4 runs came off the over. Plunkett took the 8th over, another catch was dropped by Abhishek Sharma off Pollard's bat, the next ball hit his helmet, 5 runs came off the over. Mishra returned for the 9th over, Lewis found it difficult to pick the ball, settling for singles but then flicked the 5th ball for a six, Mishra struck back and Lewis was stumped on the last delivery of the over. MI were 74/3 after 9 overs. The run rate was 8.2 per over. Lamichhane took the 10th over and Maxwell-Boult combo took a fascinating catch on the first ball of the over just close to the boundary rope. Krunal Pandya was caught on the fourth ball off Lamichhane, two wickets in the same over and trouble mounted for Mumbai. Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya were at the crease. Amit Mishra came for the 11th over, just 6 runs came off it, mostly in singles. Lamichhane was deployed on the attack again, Pandya smashed a six and a four on the first two balls. A run out opportunity came off the last ball but Rohit survived it. MI were 99/5 after 12 overs. The run rate was 8.2 per over. Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya were at the crease. Trent Boult bowled the 13th over, Rohit came on strike after Hardik took a single, he hit a four on the second ball, an overthrow from DD skipper on the 4th ball gave 5 runs to MI. A boundary came off the last ball. Mumbai got 17 runs from the over. Harshal Patel came for the 14th over, a double and a single came off the first two balls, Maxwell-Boult combo catch ended Rohit Sharma's inning on the 5th ball of the over, a slower by Patel. Ben Cutting replaced Rohit. Mishra returned to bowl his last over, Pandya was sent back to the pavilion on the 5th ball. MI were 122/7 after 14.5 overs. The run rate was 8.2 per over. Lamichhane came for the 16th over, just 4 runs came off it. Boult came for the 17th over, Cutting was dropped on the 4tgh ball, the batsman went for a six on the next ball. Plunkett took the 18th over, Cutting hit a four on the first ball and the second went for a six straight down the ground, another boundary followed on the next ball. Trent Boult took the second last over, Cutting converted the yorker into a single, a single came off the third ball, Cutting survived the run out attempt by DD, a double came off the 4th ball, a single came off the 5th ball, the last ball removed Markande's off stump, Boult gave another jolt to Mumbai. Bumrah came to join Cutting, Harshal Patel came for the last over, a six came off the first ball, Cutting smashed the next ball into the air but was caught by Maxwell, The last wicket also fell in the next ball as Bumrah was caught and this ended Mumbai's journey in this year's IPL.
Delhi Daredevils innings update: Over by over Delhi Daredevils playing XI for today's match: Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Liam Plunkett, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult
Over 1: Glenn Maxwell and Prithvi Shaw to open for Delhi. Krunal Pandya to start it off for Mumbai. Cut for one. Flicked on the leg side. Dot ball. One run. Pushed on the leg side for one. Nicely glanced for four. DD: 9-0
Over 2: Jasprit Bumrah comes to the attack, Well defended by Shaw. Slashed hard by Prithvi and goes for four over Pollard at slip. Brilliantly timed, just one. Glanced by Maxwell for two. Glanced for four.
Over 3: Hardik Pandya comes to the attack, dot ball. Hit well to the long-on region., Just one. Slower ball outside the off stump, Maxwell misses it. Beautifully timed, goes for four. One run to Maxwell. Good shot for four. DD: 30-0
Over 4: Mustafizur is in the attack, Runout. Prithvi is out. Leading edge, did not carry. Only 3 runs from the over. DD: 33-1
Over 5: Bumrah continues, hit over mid-off for four. Wide down the leg side. Onto the pads, just one. Inside edge, on the stumps, Maxwell is gone. He is out for 22. Rishabh Pant is on the crease, dot ball. DD: 39-2
Over 6: Mustafizur continues, Rishabh hits a four. Glanced for four. Quick single. Dot ball. Slower ball, missed. Dot to finish. DD: 46-2
Over 7: Markande comes to the attack, four runs, well pulled by Rishabh. Singles. Steps out and wacks it for six. DD: 60-2
Over 8: Ben Cutting comes to the attack, Just one. Brilliantly cut by Pant for four. Powerful shot but there is protection in the deep, just one. Cheeky single. Just one. DD: 68-2
Over 9: Markande continues, dot ball. Good shot for four. Single. Iyer hits it is but is caught at deep mid-wicket. DD: 75-3
Over 10: Hardik comes to bowl, Vishankar is the new man in, and he smashes it for four. Dot. One run. Another single to Pant. Full toss not dispatched by Shankar, just a single to the end the over. DD: 83-3
Over 11: Cutting continues, mix-up, chance of a runout, safe. Cut for just one. DD: 86-3
Over 12: DD: 92-3
Over 13: Shankar welcomes Cutting with a huge six. 100 up for Delhi. Flicked for one. Single to Rishabh. Another single. DD: 103-3
Over 14: Bumrah is back, just one for Shankar. Flicked for one. Dot ball. One ruin to Shankar. Driven, no run. Pulled, just one. DD: 107-3
Over 15: Rahman comes back, swing and a miss. Rishabh Pant wacks it for six. Hit hard, two runs. Dot ball. Single, 50 for Pant. Slashed hard by Shankar, goes for four. DD: 120-3
Over 16: Hardik comes to the attack, Reverse sweep for six. LBW. He is reviewing it. Pitching outside leg. NOT OUT. Glanced for four. He is on fire. SIX, one-handed six once again. Dot ball. Dot. DD: 136-3
Over 17: Krunal comes to the attack, one run for Shankar. Two runs to Rishabh. OUT. Pant caught in the deep by Pollard. He made 64. One run to end the over. Abhishek Sharma comes to the crease. DD: 140-4
Over 18: Mustafizur comes to the attack, one run. Almost a runout. Another single. SIX, huge six. One bounce to the fielder, just two. DD: 151-4
Over 19: Bumrah continues, just one. In the air, dropped by Bumrah. Another single. WIDE. One run. WIDE. Just one. Rohit Sharma hit with the ball. DD: 159-4
Over 20: Cutting to bowl the final over, Starts with a wide. Full toss on the pads, dispatched for four. One bounce to the fielder, just one. Just one. Amazing six over Cutting's head. One run. Swing and a miss, just one. DD: 174-4
Delhi Daredevils innings analysis after 20 oversPrithvi Shaw and Glenn Maxwell opened the batting for Delhi, Mumbai spinner Krunal Pandya took the first over. The batsmen played carefully and relied on singles, gauging playing conditions, a boundary came off the last ball. Jasprit Bumrah came for the second over, the second ball edge past Shaw's bat but Suryakumar at slip missed the catch by a few inches resulting into a boundary. After a single, Maxwell went for a shot but get a double only, hits the last ball for a four towards fine-leg. Hardik Pandya was brought in the third over, Shah hit the ball towards long-on, got a single from it, Maxwell drive for a boundary at deep-extra cover, rotated the strike after that. In the last ball, Shaw smashed the ball for a boundary. Mumbai Indians were 30 after 3 overs. Prithvi Shaw and Glenn Maxwell were at the crease. The run rate was 10 per over. Shaw committed a blunder on the first ball of the fourth over as he was run out due to negligence at the non-strikers end, Hardik's throw hit the stumps and Shaw carelessly saw the ball bringing his end. After the wicket, captain Shreyas Iyer walked in to join Maxwell, both the batsmen settled with 3 singles. Bumrah came for the 5th over, hit a boundary off the first ball, the bowler bounced back and removed Maxwell on a good length delivery, the inside edge went to the stumps. Rishabh Pant replaced Maxwell. Mustafizur Rahman came for the 6th over, Pant welcomed him with a boundary followed by a double on an equally good shot. Delhi Daredevils were 46/2 after 6 overs. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer were at the crease. The run rate was 7.8 per over. Markande came for the 7th over, Pant smashed the 3rd ball for a boundary, after two singles, Pant came down the track and went for a big six towards mid-wicket on the last ball, 14 runs came off the over. Ben Cutting came for the 8th over, Pant cut the second ball towards third man for a four. The batsmen rotated the strike on the next two balls, ending the over with a single. Markande came for the 9th over, Pant pulled the second ball for a four towards deep square leg. Iyer ended up giving a catch to Krunal Pandya, fielded at the deep mid-wicket. DD were 75/3 after 9 overs.
Vijay Shankar replaced Iyer, Hardik came for the 10th over, Shanker got the strike and sliced the second ball for a four. Three singles came off the last three balls and DD got 8 runs from the over. Cutting came for the 11th over, Shankar and Pant got into a confusion between the crease but both were safe though no run came off it, a single came off the third ball, Pant cut the 5th ball towards square for a single, Shankar flicked the ball for a single. Hardik came for the 12th over, no major activity was seen but 5 singles came off it. DD were 92/3 after 12 overs. Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar were at the crease. The run rate was 7.6 per over. Vijay Shankar went for a six straight down the ground on Cutting's first ball in the 13th over, the remaining balls went in singles. Meanwhile, 100 came up for DD. Bumrah came for the 14th over, the singles-spree continued even as the bowler varied his length. Mustafizur Rahman came for the 15th over, Pant pulled a single-handed six towards deep mid-wicket, the next fuller delivery was smashed straight but hit Rahman on the left foot and deflected, in the meantime both the batsmen completed a double. Rishabh Pant also brought in his fifty with a single. Shanker cut the last ball but the edge found no man at slip and went for a boundary. Hardik took the 16th over, Pant smashed a six on the first ball with a 360 degree shot. In the next ball, LBW appeal by Hardik was given a nod by the umpire but Pant went for a review that compelled the umpire to reverse his decision. The next ball went for a boundary though leg bye, Pant hit a six towards deep square leg, 16 runs came off the over. DD were 136/3 after 16 overs. Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar were at the crease. The run rate was 8.5 per over. Krunal Pandya was brought in for the 16th over, Shanker lift the ball over mid-wicket but took a single, Pant lost the balance and lift the ball in the air but got 2 runs off it, the next ball was again pulled in the air by pant but it landed in Pollard's hands at deep wicket. Abhishek Sharma replaced Pant. Rahman came for the 18th over, just two singles came off the first three balls. Sharma picked the 4th ball for a massive six, the ball landed in the crowd, 11 runs came off the over. Bumrah came for the 19th over, Sharma gave the strike to Shanker on the first ball, he sliced the slower ball but it it landed just away from Rohit's reach, singles were flowing still. No big hits came off Bumrah's over and DD got 8 runs from it. Cutting bowled the last over, it started with a wide, the full toss to Shankar went for a four, he picked the 4th ball for a six straight down the ground, a single came off the last ball. DD put up the target of 175 runs for Mumbai IndiansHere are a few things to know about the Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils (MI vs DD) match to be played at Ferozshah Kotla ground in New Delhi, the two teams' players who could prove handy, and who has said what before the clash: Got to learn new things everyday in Mumbai Indians, says Hardik: When a squad is full of legends, a young cricketer can learn a thing or two everyday, says Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya. "There are so many legends in the team and every day, we get to learn a new thing. So, it is a dream come true for me to play for Mumbai Indians," Pandya said at a promotional event when asked about his association with MI. Mumbai Indians are the the defending champions and they have won the IPL title three times. They are pitted against Delhi Daredevils in their last match here on Sunday, which will decide whether they qualify for the the play-offs or not. What Rohit Sharma said after victory against Kings XI Punjab: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has termed the IPL game against Kings XI Punjab, which they won by three runs, as "perfect". After a brilliant batting display on Wednesday, Mumbai bowlers managed to restrict Punjab to 183/5 to bag two crucial points and stay alive in the league. "I thought we played a perfect game. Whatever we asked from the boys, they came and delivered in the middle," Rohit said after the match. "Knew it was going to be a good pitch. Lost the plot in the middle, could have got 10-15 runs more. Those things happen. Been happening for us a number of times now," he added. What Bumrah said about his bowling in death overs: Having a clear plan for in-form batsmen like Lokesh Rahul and just focusing on executing it did the trick, said Mumbai Indians seamer Jasprit Bumrah after he helped his side beat Kings XI Punjab. Bumrah snapped up three crucial wickets as defending champions Mumbai Indians kept their play-off hopes alive by notching up a thrilling three-run win. "To have a clear plan is very important whenever you bowl. I plan and I back myself in whichever situation I'm bowling. I was just focusing on that and it was a good day, so it went well," Bumrah said at the post-match press conference. "We already knew he (Rahul) had been batting well throughout the tournament. In the bowlers' meeting we usually talk about every player. We were bowling second and I had a chat with (bowling coach) Shane Bond and (mentor Lasith) Malinga that there would be dew, said Bumrah, who produced a brilliant bowling display to take 3 for 15. MI has backed Kishan as he is talented, says Aditya Tare: Mumbai Indians reserve wicket-keeper Aditya Tare today had words of praise for young Jharkhand stumper Ishan Kishan saying the stumper has enormous talent and that's the reason why the IPL defending champions have backed him. "He is pretty young. 19-20 years old and the talent that he has is enormous. That's the reason Mumbai Indians have backed him as the first choice," said the Mumbai Ranji Trophy-winning captain ahead of MI's penultimate round robin game in today’s IPL match against Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium. "It is the start in his career, so it is a great opportunity for him playing for MI. A couple of games back he won a game for us, so it shows the amount of ability he has with the bat. This experience of playing all the games for a franchise like MI is going to help him going forward in his career," Tare told reporters. He also said that MI would be playing fearless cricket and the team knows that if they win their two games, they can still make it to the play-offs, although they have gathered only 10 points from as many games. India A selection a step closer to national team, says Krunal Pandya: Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya today termed his selection in the India A squad for the tour of England as a "step closer" to realising his dream of playing for the senior team. It feels really good. Last year after the IPL, I got picked for India A's tour of South Africa. It was a good tour for me. The ultimate dream is to represent India and that is still there, Pandya told reporters here when asked about his India A selection. And it is just one step closer to the senior team. I will try to give my best when I go there (to England) but right now this is an important stage of the tournament (in IPL). I want to do well for MI first and then I will see how it goes, the all-rounder noted. Krunal has scored 189 runs in 11 matches and bagged 11 wickets with his orthodox left-arm spin. Now IPL-style Women's T20 Challenge match to be played in Mumbai on May 22: An Indian Premier League-(IPL) style women's T20 challenge match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium on May 22, ahead of the opening playoff game of the IPL. India internationals Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the two teams in a match that will showcase some of the most talented women cricketers. Leading stars from Australia, New Zealand and England will be in action as they join their Indian counterparts for this match. The women's game has seen a wave of popularity in the country following the national team's run to the final of World Cup last year. With an eye on growing this wave, the BCCI is hosting the T20 Challenge to provide the women's game a platform alongside its most popular tournament. Speaking about this T20 Challenge game, Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL, said, "Even as IPL continues to roll like a well-oiled machine, over the last couple of weeks, efforts were made to put in place a similar structure for women cricketers. We were in talks with several Boards and I am pleased with the outcome. White Ferns captain Suzie Bates, attacking batter Sophie Devine, who holds the record for fastest half-century in women's T20Is, Australia's fine all-rounder Ellyse Perry, wicket-keeper bat Alyssa Healy, Megan Schutt and Beth Mooney have confirmed their participation. Danni Wyatt and Daniel Hazell will add the English flavour." He further informed that the game will be played at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium and will be telecast live in India and across the world.