Zeenews Sports Bureau
New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians by 37 runs in an Indian Premier League match, which the hosts dominated from the word go.
Put in to bat, Delhi boys posted a mammoth 207 for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Mumbai fell short of the target by a margin of 37 runs as they could manage only 170 runs with the loss 9 wickets in 20 overs.
Delhi started off their innings in scintillating fashion with both openers Mahela Jayawardene and Virender Sehwag slamming half centuries. They amassed 135 runs for the first wicket partnership.
Over 16.2: Peterson run out. Peterson pulled across the line to deep mid wicket and looked for a quick second run, but Mahela was quicker and fired in an accurate throw at the keeper`s end. Mumbai 144/7 (16.2 Ovs).
Peterson run out (Mahela Jayawardene/Naman Ojha) 2(2)
Over 15.2: Nadeem struck again. He bowled Pollard! Mumbai need 66 runs in 24 balls. Mumbai 142/6 (16.0 Ovs).
Pollard b Shahbaz Nadeem 16(9) [4s-1 6s-1]
Over 15.1: Rayudu departed!!
Rayudu c Mahela Jayawardene b Shahbaz Nadeem 62(39) [4s-5 6s-3]
Over 15: Pollard dispatched the second ball to deep mid wicket for six to keep them in the hunt. He is playing in pain in his shoulder. 15 off that over.
Mumbai need 69 runs in 30 balls. Mumbai 139/4 (15.0 Ovs)
Over 14: Nine came in that over with Pollard on the crease. Mumbai need 84 runs in 36 balls.
Mumbai 124/4 (14.0 Ovs)
Over 12.5: Agarkar cleaned up Karthik. In-dipping yorker on the off stump, Karthik tried to slog across but missed the ball.
Dinesh Karthik b Agarkar 40(28) [4s-7]
Over 12: Back to back sixes brought his fifty for Rayudu. Shahbaz Nadeem faced the music. Short ball, Rayudu waited back and pulls it away over deep mid wicket. Rayudu danced down the next delivery track, lofted it over long off for another six. 15 valuable runs came in that over.
Mumbai 112/3 (12.0 Ovs)
Over 10: Agarkar tried a slower one in the fifth ball of the over but put it short, Rayudu slapped to deep mid wicket for four. Rayudu and Karthik kept Mumbai in the hunt.
Mumbai 88/3 (10.0 Ovs). Ambati Rayudu 36 (24)
Dinesh Karthik 31 (20). Partnership 69(41)
Over 9: Pathan had a bad day at office. His over included a six and two fours.He conceded 17 runs.
Irfan Pathan`s spell read 4-0-46-2.
Mumbai 78/3 (9.0 Ovs). Partnership 59(35).
Over 8: Decent over from Agarkar. Mumbai still not out of danger zone. Just 4 runs came off that over.
Over 7: Partnership between Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik looked promising.
Mumbai 57/3 (7.0 Ovs)
Over 6: Umesh completed an expensive over thanks to Karthik. 13 runs came in that over. Mumbai needed 159 runs in 84 balls.
Mumbai 49/3 (6.0 Ovs)
Over 3.1: Rohit Sharma OUT!!
Sharma misjudged a slow ball from Pathan and tried to hit it too early. Agarkar completed the catch at mid on.
Rohit Sharma c Agarkar b Irfan Pathan 12(6) [4s-1 6s-1]
Over 2.3: Sachin Tendulkar OUT!!
Morkel length around off stump line, Tendulkar slogged with a flat bat once again, the ball bounced a touch more than he expected and lobbed off the upper part of the bat to mid off.
Tendulkar c Pietersen b Morne Morkel 7(7) [6s-1]
Over 2: Mumbai crumbled in their chase as they lost their opener early.
Mumbai 18/1 (2.0 Ovs)
A quickfire 50 from Kevin Pietersen and fifties from Sehwag (39-ball 73) and Mahela Jayawardene (42-ball 55) helped Delhi Daredevils post a mammoth total of 207/5 against Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday.
Over 18.2: Back to back wicket for Malinga. Better late than never! This time he trapped Nagar before the wicket.
Nagar lbw b Malinga 0(1)
Over 18.1: Malinga dismissed Ross Taylor. Missed a full toss completely and got struck on the pads in front of leg stump. Delhi 195/4 (18.1 Ovs).
Ross Taylor lbw b Malinga 15(7) [6s-2]
Over 18: KP on fire! Started the over with a four to deep mid wicket. He came down the track and dispatched it over long on for a six. Another six via switch hit. Peterson leaked 20 runs in that over.
Delhi 195/3 (18.0 Ovs)
Over 17: Ross Taylor teamed up with KP to keep run rate intact. 18 runs.
Delhi 175/3 (17.0 Ovs)
Over 15.3: Irfan Pathan OUT!! Flighted outside the off stump, Irfan Pathan tried to slog it across the line. He sent it straight to Perera at long on who grabbed it with ease.
Delhi 154/3 (15.3 Ovs)
Irfan Pathan c (sub)Thissara Perera b Peterson 0(1)
Over 15.1: Peterson struck again to remove Sehwag. He tried to go for the big shot over the off side but ended up slicing it to sweeper cover. RP Singh made no mistake.
Sehwag c RP Singh b Peterson 73(39) [4s-8 6s-4]
Over 15: Kevin Pietersen joined the attack. Scored two fours and a six to amass 17 runs in Shukla`s over.
Delhi 153/1 (15.0 Ovs)
Over 14: Mumbai controlled Delhi`s scoring for the first time in the innings.Conceded just 1 run and a wicket.
Delhi 136/1 (14.0 Ovs)
Over 13.1: A reverse sweep off Peterson cost Jayawardene his wicket. Caught by Rohit Sharma.
Mahela Jayawardene c Rohit Sharma b Peterson 55(42) [4s-8]
Over 13: Jayawardene completed half century off 39 balls. The best opening partnership this season. Meanwhile Pollard left the field
Delhi 135/0 (13.0 Ovs)
Over 12: Run rate climbed at breathtaking pace. Another wicketless over for Mumbai.
Delhi 122/0 (12.0 Ovs)
Over 11: Sehwag completes his fifty (third consecutive for him) with a huge six to deep square leg. Pollard on the recieving end. No stopping Sehwag. Scored 14 runs in last three balls of the over. 23 runs conceded.
Delhi 111/0 (11.0 Ovs)
Over 10: Halfway through their innings, DD looked well set for huge total. Harbhajan conceded just 6 runs.
Delhi 88/0 (10 Ovs)
Over 9: Robin Peterson treated with a six in the first ball. Sehwag dispatched a decent delivery to long on for six. But survived in the very next ball as Karthik missed a chance to stump while Sehwag charged down the track and missed. 12 runs conceded.
Delhi 82/0 (9.0 Ovs)
Over 8: Harbhajan brought himself on searching for his second wicket this season. Meanwhile, DD completed their highest opening partnership vs MI. 7 runs.
Delhi 70/0 (8 Ovs)
Over 7: Shukla gave away eight in that over, which included a boundary from Sehwag.
Delhi 63/0 (7.0 Ovs)
Over 6: Viru smashed the fourth delivery off RP Singh to clear the fence to deep backward point. Perfect timing.Followed it up with a six in the next delivery to long off. It`s raining runs!!
Delhi 54/0 (6.0 Ovs)
Over 5: Bowling change. Rahul Shukla replaced Malinga. But no respite for Mumbai. They can`t stop the boundaries. Mahela Jayawardene whipped one to backward square leg for boundary in the third ball. 6 came in that over.
Delhi 40/0 (5 Ovs)
Over 4: Delhi off to a flier now. Both the openers looking good. RP conceded 11 runs.
Delhi 34/0 (4.0 Ovs)
Over 3: Expensive over that. Jayawardene punished Malinga with three boundaries in the same over. 15 runs came in that over. Jayawardene 18 (11).
Delhi 23/0 (3.0 Ovs)
Over 2: Sehwag finished the over with a boundary off RP SIngh. Slapped a short delivery to clear the boundary.
Delhi 8/0 (2.0 Ovs)
Over 1: Positive start for Mumbai with Malinga back in the side.The only run came from compatriot Jayawardene in the first ball.
Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh won the toss and decided to bowl first against Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday.
The hosts team made one change to their squad leaving out left-arm spinner Pawan Negi and bringing back Ajit Agarkar. For Mumbai, Malinga came in for Clint McKay and Aiden Blizzard replaced James Franklin.
Delhi Daredevils: Mahela Jayawardene, Virender Sehwag (c), Kevin Pietersen, Ross Taylor, Naman Ojha(w), Irfan Pathan, Yogesh Nagar, Morne Morkel, Ajit Agarkar, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Mumbai Indians: Aiden Blizzard, Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik (w), Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Peterson, Harbhajan Singh(c), Lasith Malinga, Rahul Shukla, RP Singh.