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Mumbai Indians Crush Delhi Daredevils by 80 Runs to Rank Up in Points Table

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Mumbai Indians Crush Delhi Daredevils by 80 Runs to Rank Up in Points Table

May 16
15:50 2016

krunalNew Delhi, Monday, May 16 – Indian Premier League gives a platform to both young and experienced players to outshine amid others in different aspects during scheduled matches. Those full of energy and aware of the fact that each performance is equally crucial as similar to the victory are able to create a specific place of their own in the hearts of viewers, who are excited while supporting favorite players and teams.

In an important match played a day ago between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils, the former beat the latter party by 80 runs at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. Mumbai Indians squad was guided well by Rohit Sharma and those who helped him sail smoothly towards the success were Martin Guptill, Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah and Krunal Pandya.  On the other hand, Jerome Taylor, Deepak Punia, Nathu Singh, Corey Anderson, Akshay Wakhare, Shreyas Gopal, Marchant de Lange, Siddhesh Lad, Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Jitesh Sharma, Kishore Kamath, Parthiv Patel, Unmukt Chand and Tim Southee were the players in extras.

Delhi Daredevils Playing XI comprised Quinton de Kock, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Jean-Paul Duminy, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan – the captain, Imran Tahir and Amit Mishra. Those who sat on bench and tried their best to cheer for the teammates were Sam Billings, Carlos Brathwaite, Akhil Herwadkar, Chama Milind, Shreyas Iyer, Pratyush Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Khaleel Ahmed, Pawan Negi, Pawan Suyal, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mohammed Shami and Jayant Yadav. With the seating capacity of 38,000, the stadium gave viewers an option to turn up in huge numbers and support for the teams who have been strong in the ongoing season of IPL.

Delhi Daredevils won the toss and decided to bowl first in the 47th match of the Indian Premier League but decision turned wrong completely after MI put a total of 206 runs on the scoreboard that was not an easy chase for the team batting second. The tournament is steadily getting interesting as soon as the time is nearing it to enter in the final stages after some days.  The win was imperative to rank up in the table, where Sunrisers Hyderabad make sure to attain first spot with 16 points – the highest so far. Mumbai Indians had a strong start. when first wicket fell in the form of Sharma in 6.3 overs, 46 runs were scored by the opening duo.

Rishabh Pant took a catch on Mishra’s delivery to give DD a breakthrough. 31 runs were scored by the MI skipper in 21 balls, together with a four and three sixes. Martin Guptill fell two runs short to pocket a fifty but grabbed eyeballs with a couple of boundaries and three sixes. Those who thought the innings by openers was enough to put stress on the rivals were wrong since Krunal Pandya’s 86 runs off 37 balls (4 x 7 and 6 x 6) were to steal the show. The strike rate of 232.43 by the youngster powered MI to win a match that was fundamental in more ways than one. Morris got his wicket but much needed damage was done for DD by him. Kieron Pollard did not succeed to capitalize on the chances created  by the top order and threw his catch to de Kock when Morris continued to get wickets. Three runs were scored by the batsman off six balls.

Wicket keeper Jos Buttler and Ambati Rayudu were unbeaten at the scores of 18 (4 x 2 and 6 x 1) and 13 (4 x 1 and 6 x 1), respectively. Nitish Rana, Harbhajan, Vinay, McClenaghan and Bumrah did not have to bat as the score over 200 was scored for the loss of four wickets. Morris got two wickets while Khan and Mishra earned one wicket apiece.  In the mandatory powerplay, 45 runs were attained by Mumbai Indians. Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair were dismissed early post scoring eight runs each. Quinton de Kock, the wicket keeper, made sure to save DD from falling in troublesome situation and scored 40 runs off 28 balls (4 x 4 and 6 x 2). He was eying a partnership from Sanju Samson, who was not able to make it while trying to run in speed. Samson was run out by Harbhajan and Krunal Pandya post scoring 6 runs off 11 balls.

Rishabh Pant tried to lift the pressure up and pocketed 23 runs off 17 balls (4 x 2 and 6 x 1), however, Bumrah did not let him do so. Jean-Paul Duminy also did not read a good delivery by Bumrah and was out at 9 runs. Chris Morris, who houses the potential to change the game alone and from whom expectations were high, was run out while playing at an individual score of 20, which included two fours and a six. Tail-ender batsmen couldn’t do much against MI bowling attack. Amit Mishra had to go back to the dressing room after opening his account, Imran Tahir at 5 runs and Zaheer Khan at 2 runs. Shahbaz Nadeem was not out at a single. Delhi Daredevils who were doing well in the series could only manage to accumulate 126 runs in 19.1 overs. de Kock, Pant and Morris were only the players who scored in two digits.

All others couldn’t even cross the mark of 10 runs. Krunal Pandya received Man of the Match award thanks to his wonderful display as a cricketer in the contest that held on Sunday. Delhi Daredevils were thrashed by 80 runs by the hands of Mumbai Indians. Now winning remaining matches has become crucial for them. Any defeat further may hit final nail in the coffin. In another match held yesterday, Kings XI Punjab were beaten by Sunrisers Hyderabad at  Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. Sunrisers Hyderabad enjoyed the win by 7 wickets. As of today, only one match is to be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. KKR are looking forward to make best use of home conditions and continue to shine.

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