IPL 2018, MI vs DD, Match 9: Mumbai Lose, Last-over Finish Haunts Once Again

IPL 2018, MI vs DD: It was Jason Roy who stole the show finishing the match and staying till the end ensuring that Delhi Daredevils register their first win

Mumbai Indians’ (MI) curse of the last over sustains as the lose another last-ball thriller. Jason Roy played with MI fans’ emotions as he took the game to the very last ball and then crushed their hopes of registering a win. It was their third loss in a row and that too in the last over. It was Kedar Jadhav in the first one, Billy Stanlake in the second one and Jason Roy in the third one. Gautam Gambhir will be a happy man as they have registered their first win after losing two games on the trot.

Here are the live social updates of #MIvsDD clash –

19:38 IST Roy hits the last ball for four and wins it for DD single-handedly, remains unbeaten for 91 from 53 balls. Another last-over thriller lost for Mumbai Indians. Three losses in three games. First win for Delhi!

19:36 IST One run in one ball, Super over in store?

19:18 IST Mustafizur Rahman drops two catches in slip position. This might be the final nail in the coffin.

19:03 IST Hold on! Pandya has managed to pull off one of the best catches we have ever seen in IPL.

19:00 IST Debutant Akila Dananjaya gets trolled for not being able to stop the flow of runs. Pant misses out on half-century. DD 134/2 in 13 overs.

18:45 IST Delhi are very much in the game. Roy and Pant are thrashing MI bowlers. DD 104/1 in 10 overs

Meanwhile this photo has become a meme

18:25 IST And Gambhir’s innings comes to an end. Leave it for the young ones to score. Mustafizur Rahman gets the breakthrough. DD 53/1 in 6 overs.

18:17 IST Gambhir is scoring run-a-ball in a big runchase. He needs to shift gears otherwise we might see more of these coming –

18:11 IST Jason Roy is taking on MI bowlers. That’s an impressive debut for Roy in IPL 2018. DD 25/0 in 3 overs

17:58 IST Hardik Pandya opens the bowling for MI, strange! Jason Roy and Gautam Gambhir come out to bat and they mean serious business.

Innings Break!

17:45 IST MI batting lineup have managed to screw up a perfect batting start. MI 194/4 in 20 overs.

17:37 IST Pandya brothers gone, MI batting lineup imploding right now. MI 187 for 7 in 19.1 overs.

17:30 IST Terrific comeback by DD bowlers, MI 185 for 6 in 18.3 overs. Will they be able to stop them from scoring 200 runs?

17:14 IST Two in two for Daniel Christian, Kishan misses out on half-century by 6 runs and Kieron Pollard out for a golden duck. MI 166 for 4 in 15.5 overs

17:08 IST MI have scored 158 runs from 15 overs. Ishan Kishan is firing whereas Rohit is anchoring the innings. You gotta feel for Gautam Gambhir, the bowlers are getting bashed at Wankhede.

17:00 IST 200 on cards? Ishan Kishan has started the engine on fourth gear. Rohit taking his own sweet time to get into the groove.

16:50 IST Rahul Tewatia takes two, Suryakumar departs. Will Delhi Daredevils make a comeback in this game? MI 111 for 2 in 11 overs.

16:45 IST MI finally lose a wicket, Evin Lewis misses out on half-century by 2 runs. Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav gets to his fifty.

16:37 IST Introducing Glenn Maxwell into the bowling attack does no good. On the other hand, isn’t Vijay Shankar an all-rounder?

16: 27 IST MI score highest powerplay score in IPL 2018 so far, 84 runs. Absolute carnage at Wankhede.

16:22 IST Suryakumar Yadav is even getting boundaries off yorkers, this is crazy batting from the bloke. Rohit will be happy with his decision

16:17 IST Lewis is showing his true colours. That was a monstrous hit off Nadeem. Meanwhile, DD Twitter account trolling their bowlers and then supporting them.

16:13 IST Trent Boult is taking the heat from the batsmen and Mumbai weather, 26 runs in two overs.

16:10 IST Evin Lewis gets dropped after a sluggish slog sweep. This might prove to be lethal for DD.

16:07 IST Meanwhile, we present you the 12th player of RCB. Maybe that’s reason they won yesterday!

15:55 IST Suryakumar Yadav opens for MI, smart move by Rohit to save his wicket?

15:50 IST Rohit has picked Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya in the side.

15:45 IST Opener Jason Roy in DD but Prithvi Shaw ignored yet again. Will Roy make it count this time?

15:40 IST Hardik Pandya is back into the side after minor injury. Surprise exclusion from DD, Daniel Christian replaces Chris Morris. Will it really work?

15:35 IST Playing XIs:

MI: Rohit Sharma(c), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya

DD: Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult

15:30 IST Gautam Gambhir wins the toss and elects to bowl first

Mumbai Indians (MI) have been unfortunate in their stint at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 so far, losing the match in the final over. First, it happened against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the tournament opener, followed by another loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by just one wicket on the final delivery. The games have gone right down to the wire, but sadly not in MI’s way.

Similar has been the case with Rohit Sharma’s batting. While former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly expected that Rohit might end up becoming the first batsman to score a double century in T20 cricket, the MI skipper has barely scored in double digits.

Their top order has not been able to deliver and MI’s new West Indies recruit Evin Lewis has not been able to flaunt his skills yet. On the other hand, Mayank Markande has been able to fool many with his googlies and street-smart leg spin. Markande is not just the first player to win the purple cup this season, but the bloke’s fan following has increased mutlifold on social media.

Don’t believe us? Check out the 20-year-old’s verified Instagram account.

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Unfortunately, the grass being greener on the sider is a far cry from the reality as Delhi Daredevils have not been able to register a single win despite “Delhi Munda” Gautam Gambhir’s return to his home team. First, it was Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) opener KL Rahul’s fastest ever IPL fifty, followed by ‘Rain Gods’ who shortened the match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) to a 6-over game.

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DD need a stroke of luck too if they are to make it to their maiden IPL final after 10 seasons. Though the biggest question is, will India’s Under-19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw finally get a chance to play?