Mumbai Indians vs. Delhi Daredevils, 4:00 pm

Deepak Hooda IPL 2018

The Mumbai Summit: The reigning champions shuffled their order with Rohit Sharma (18) demoting himself down to No.4, Suryakumar Yadav (53) joining West Indian Evin Lewis (48) at the top of the order. Kieron Pollard and Hardik later got involved in the dismissals of Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell respectively. Roy stayed still to hit a wide delivery from Mustafizur Rahman through cover for a four and then flicked him to fine-leg for six off the first two balls. But the visitors did not look too convincing in a modest chase against Mumbai Indians last night before pulling off a one-wicket victory off the last ball, a first in IPL history.

Eventually, after some anxious moments, Roy gathered his wits to hit the winning shot and avoided the match going to the Super Over. "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. Despite Rohit Sharma's having not performed as expected, MI can feel positive due to the fact that DD has only ever won one match at Wankhede. Mumbai's Hardik Pandya had no answer for the rampaging-Brit, the allrounder leaking 32 runs from his two overs and giving Roy the ideal start to capitalise on. The pitch condition is good and it is hoping for Mumbai Indians. Mustafizur struck back with three dot balls to get the 21,000 children - who were in the crowd as part of the Education and Sports for All initiative of the Mumbai franchise - excited.

With the Mumbai Indians meeting the Delhi Daredevils as the only two win-less teams in this young IPL tournament, the stakes were high for the star-studded squads.

The ninth match of Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils of the Indian Premier League 2018 is to be held today.

Mumbai were 187 for six in 19 overs as the Delhi bowlers slowed the pace by picking up wickets.

The Delhi bowlers have also been below par and need to get their act together to register a win. Both the batsmen were scalped by Krunal Pandya. The right-hander slammed 32-ball 53 and hit seven fours and a six.

Rohit Sharma was unbeaten on 13 while left-handed Krunal Pandya was the new man in. "If I keep my routine and those small small processes right, this (pointing to his Orange Cap) will come someday", said the 27-year-old Mumbai batsman.

MI's Yadav, promoted in the order, admitted that his side fell a few runs short of what they should have achieved. Lewis smashed four fours and as many sixes.

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