Rode on an excellent bowling performance by Mitchell McClenaghan, Mumbai Indians thrashed Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.
Mitchell McClenaghan during his quota of 4 overs took 3 vital wickets including of inform batsman Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer and Corey Anderson to provide victory platform for Mumbai Indians.
Batting second after winning the toss, Delhi could only manage to 128 runs in reply to 143 runs target set by Mumbai Indians.
For Delhi, Chris Morris top scored with 52 runs off 41 balls. Besides Morris, all-rounder from South Africa Kagiso Rabada too played a sensible knock of 44 runs off 39 balls.
Chris Morris during his stay smashed 1 six and 5 fours.
Earlier, Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler provided a good start to Mumbai Indians by raising a 37-run partnership. But soon after Mumbai started losing wickets at regular intervals.
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With half the side back in the dugout by the 13th over, Mumbai’s hopes of posting a decent total rested on Pollard and Hardik Pandya (23).
The West Indian clearly looked out of touch but managed to get two boundaries in Zaheer’s final over before Cummins got the better of him with a slower one off the first ball of the 18th over.
Pollard, who added 36 for the sixth wicket with Hardik, faced 29 balls and helped the ball to the ropes on four occasions.
Hardik did well to smash the ball out of the park twice but had little answer to some excellent death bowling by Delhi. In their quota of 20 overs, Mumbai managed to put a decent 142 runs total on the board.
For Delhi, Amit Mishra and Pat Cummins were the pick of bolwers for claiming two wickets each.