IPL: Jason Roy's unbeaten 91 helps Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians


While Suryakumar was slick and innovative - he found the third-man boundary with a late uppercut off Trent Boult and the deftest glide to a yorker from Mohammed Shami - Lewis used his strength to punish Daredevils' poor lengths.

Holders Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Daredevils (DD), both winless so far, will be eager to crack a win and register their first points when they clash in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.

And, Roy cleared the infield for a single and had Iyer jump into his arms in celebration of DD's seven-wicket win, their first of the season. Lewis smashed four fours and as many sixes.

Experts are of the opinion that two-time champions, the Mumbai Indians are short of batsmen as it was visible in their two games.

IT may not have been at the Sydney Cricket Ground on New Year's Day, but Billy Stanlake pulled off his best Michael Bevan impression at the ideal time for Sunrisers Hyderabad against the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League overnight.

With the Indians continuing to lose wickets after Pollard's dismissal, they ended up finishing on 147/8 off their 20 overs. So, it seems that they are on the way to reclaim the throne of IPL.

Ishan Kishan, batting at No. 3, recovered from a slow start to slam 44 off 23 balls, but Mumbai fell away below him.

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, said, 'Still early days. Both teams had their big positives in the spin bowling department with Mayank Markande for Mumbai and Rahul Tewatia for Delhi and will be expected to continue with their great form. "We didn't start in well in the bowling but we have a good bowling attack and got ourselves into the game".

The cheapest over in the Powerplay cost 10 runs, and Mumbai's 84 was their best score after six overs in the IPL.

Delhi openers Gautam Gambhir and Jason Roy started the innings on the front foot against MI bowlers Hardik Pandya and Akila Dananjaya. The only hiccup for Daredevils was the cheap exit of Glenn Maxwell in the 14th over. But what wonders a few dot balls can do in this format, even against someone batting in his 90s. We fought really well to get back into the game after not starting well.

With 11 runs needed in 11 balls, Mustafizur Rahman bowled a brilliant over, taking two wickets giving only one run. He took pace off the ball. Morris has a solid record against Rohit - dismissing him twice in four encounters. Iyer got together with Roy for a crisis chat before the last delivery of the game, and told the English batsman to keep his shape. He batted more than me so obviously he had better idea about the wicket. You have to make decisions on what is happening in the game and I try and do that. The rocket he gave him during the first team timeout was extraordinary to see, for a guy playing as well as he was. His 4-23 against Sunrisers Hyderabad nearly helped Mumbai spin victory but they ended up losing in a last-ball finish.