Hardik Pandya is recovering well and is expected to return for Saturday's clash. Though, their bowling has been decent but not their best despite having the likes of Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rahul Tewatia, etc.
Mumbai were at 166/4 after 16 overs and before Christian's over, things were looking pretty good for the home team.
Requiring 11 to win off the last over with just one wicket in hand, Deepak Hooda who was a spectator amidst all the carnage at the other end, kept his cool.
Markande, however, has lacked adequate support from the other bowlers - pacers Mustafizur Rehman, Jasprit Bumrah, Pradeep Sangwan and Krunal. A big appeal, but Gambhir is safe, Pandya fuming as two boundaries off the first over.
The team Mumbai Indians is led by Rohit Sharma and the team Delhi Daredevils is led by Gautam Gambhir. Seven runs off the over. Krunal Pandya, albeit a bit expensive, is always a great player to have too - chips in with both bat and ball. Akila Dananjaya made his IPL debut in this match as well.
And compounding its woes was the impressive spell by leggie Rashid Khan, who conceded just 13 runs from four overs besides dismissing Cutting cheaply.
Sunrisers skipper Kane Williamson was on his way back to the pavilion the very next over, while Dhawan went on to make 45 off 28 balls, which included eight boundaries, before he was sent packing by Markande. With Hooda off strike, it was up to the 6 feet 8 inch fast bowler Billy Stanlake who was playing the second game of his IPL career to seal the deal. Mumbai lost their opening match to Chennai Super Kings and the faced another defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Even if one of the three bowlers had enjoyed a better day, Mumbai would have won by some distance. Next ball, the seamer strayed on leg and it took Roy a second to launch a flick over fine-leg to level the scores with a six. Rohit Sharma along with Krunal and Hardik Pandya couldn't do much with the skipper departing for 18, Krunal for 11 and Hardik for 2.
Pant did not spare Dhananjaya, hitting him for two sixes and a four as Delhi grabbed 19 runs of the 10th over. Ishan Kishan (36 off 19) is also looking risky here. They needed a masterstroke as a moment of inspiration and it came in the form of Suryakumar Yadav's promotion or rather "Rohit Sharma's demotion". Strategic Timeout!4:30pm: Mumbai Indians 87/0 after 7 overs Excellent start for Rahul Tewatia, gives away three runs off the over. Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav had teed off early, leaving the hosts perched comfortably on higher ground at 84/0 after the powerplay.
He sliced a slower Trent Boult delivery to Jason Roy at long off.
At the Wankhede Stadium: Matches- 6, Mumbai Indians won - 5, Delhi Daredevils won - 1. Mumbai have lost two excruciatingly tight games, one of which they had no business losing.
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