IPL 2018- Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils Highlights: Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis took Mumbai Indians to 194/7 in 20 overs but Jason Roy came out of box.
This was a clash between one of the tournament’s powerhouses and an unannounced team. In reality, it was a scrap between two teams looking to get a move on, having suffered defeat in each of their first two games. By the end of it, all of Mumbai’s batting might could not bail them out, as a 389-run slugfest ended with Daredevils sealing a 195-run chase off the last ball.
It was yet another chapter in Mumbai’s dubious history of being slow starters. But regardless of their general tendency to recover well from such starts, three defeats in three games now leave Mumbai’s players with next to no allowances for further slip-ups.
That they find themselves in this position was as much to their own undoing as the belligerence of Daredevils batsmen. Having launched a stunning onslaught that gave them 84 runs in the Powerplay, Mumbai lost five wickets for 21 runs to end up with 194 that was below-par on a belter of a Wankhede pitch.
Once the choke had been applied, Daredevils never looked behind. Jason Roy, on debut for the franchise, pillaged an unbeaten 91, matched stroke for stroke by Rishabh Pant (47 off 25), to clinch a seven-wicket win.