23:48 IST MI win by 14 runs against DD, continue their winning streak!
23:47 IST Morris needs 17 from 3 balls. Morris on strike, a single off that ball, the game is over now. 16 needed off 2 balls, it’s just a formality now. Cummins on strike, a dot one. A single to end the over, MI have won the game by 14 runs!
23:45 IST Morris gets to his fifty in 40 balls!
23:45 IST Hardik Pandya comes into bowl the last over, Pat Cummins on strike, the ball hits his head, a single off the first delivery. Good news for DD, Morris is on strike. WIDE! Hardik goes full and wide but goes past the line, Morris did well to let that one go. 23 needed off 5 balls. FOUR! Morris hits the ball over point for a boundary, first one off the over. 19 needed off 4 balls. Good shot from Morris but great fielding at the deep from Krunal, two runs off that ball.
23:41 IST Pat Cummins on strike, he hits the ball into deep midwicket region, takes a couple of runs. Cummins on strike for the last ball of 19th over, he takes a single and retains strike. MI will be happy with that as DD need 25 off last over with Cummins on strike.
23:37 IST WICKET! Kagiso Rabada b Bumrah 44(39)
23:37 IST Edged and safe! Rabada edges the ball but it lands short of short third man fielder, a single off first ball of BUmrah;s over. Morris hits the ball in the air but it lands safe, another single. Rabada on strike now, swing and a miss, a dot ball. That is followed by a yorker, OUT!
23:34 IST McCleneghan comes into the attack, two singles from the first two balls, they need boundaries now. FOUR! Morris gets a boundary, a much-needed one, that’s the boundary DD was looking for. Two dot deliveries to continue, McClenaghan appealed but the Umpire says no. The need of the hour are boundaries now. Last ball of the over, SIX! Morris hits it sailing over the ropes. Gear up folks! the match is still alive.
23:29 IST Bumrah bowls a yorker, Rabada digs it out and take a single towards point. This over is important for Delhi Daredevils, Morris on strike. a slower full toss, a dot ball from Bumrah. Morris guides the ball towards covers, DD need boundaries now. Rabada takes a single towards backward square leg. Morris plays another fuller delivery to deep covers, takes a single. Rabada misses the last ball, a dot ball to finish off the over, just 4 runs from it.
23:25 IST Morris-Rabada need 52 runs from 30 balls. Morris takes a single off McClenaghan’s first ball of the over. He shuffles across and takes a single towards square leg. Morris takes a single towards backward square leg. Swing and a miss from next ball, Parthiv misfields, takes a single. In the air and safe! Morris was in trouble as the ball came hurriedly towards him, a single taken by Morris-Rabada. Rabada takes a single off the last ball, 6 runs from it.
23:19 IST Krunal Pandya comes into bowl, Rabada takes a single off the first ball. Morris sweeps the next ball towards square leg, finds the fielder, takes a single. Rabada takes a single towards covers, DD batsmen are looking for boundaries now. Morris pushes the ball towards deep cover, is that a four or just two runs? Pollard puts in a dive to save it. FOUR! Pollard seems to have touched the rope, a boundary for Morris. He defends the next ball on front foot. He plays the next ball towards midwicket, takes a single, 8 runs from it.
23:15 IST Harbhajan continues, Rabada on strike, he takes a single off the second ball. Morris too knocks the ball for a single. Rabada-Morris have not yet launched an onslaught on Mumbai bowlers. Rabada takes another single. They need a boundary from this over. Morris pushes the ball towards long on for a single. Rabada takes another single towards long off, 5 runs from it.
23:10 IST Mitchell Johnson comes into bowl, will he strike again? Morris goes on back foot and takes a couple of runs towards covers. Morris goes for a big shot down the ground but it hits Rabada, a dot ball. FOUR! Morris gets a boundary, finds the gap this time, he is playing an inning of character today. He pushes the ball down the ground, takes a single off that one, 7 runs from the over already, Rabada will take strike now. WIDE! That was way down the legside. Rabada takes a single towards leg side. A dot ball to finish off the over, 9 runs from it.
23:04 IST Harbhajan continues, Rabada tries the reverse-sweep takes a single as he could not get enough bat on that. Morris goes for the slog but did not find much, a single off the second delivery. He goes on the back foot and drives, a dot ball. A huge lbw shout from Harbhajan, but the Umpire says no. Next ball, Rabada tries the reverse sweep, a dot ball there, Parthiv appealed but Umpire says no again. Rabada defends the last ball on the back foot, just 2 runs from the over.
23:00 IST Morris on strike, Jasprit Bumrah comes into bowl, he takes a single off the first ball towards long on. Rabada drives the ball through covers, a dot ball there. FOUR! Rabada takes the aerial route, no need for a boundary there, first boundary off the over. FOUR! That’s two in two, the ball takes an inside edge and races towards fine leg for a boundary, precious runs for Delhi. A dot ball from Bumrah as Rabada defends it on the backfoot. He takes a single towards deep mid on, 10 runs from it.
22:56 IST Harbhajan continues, Morris on strike. FOUR! Reverse-sweep from Morris, hits a boundary off the first ball towards square, good batting from Morris. Next ball, he misses the ball this time. Morris sweeps the third ball, takes a single towards square leg. SIX! Rabada goes down the ground and hits it over long off, the hopes for DD are still alive. Rabada drives the ball towards covers, takes a single. Morris takes a single off the last ball, 13 runs from wicket.
22:51 IST Hardik Pandya continues, Morris on strike. He takes a quick single off the second ball towards mid off. Rabada finds the gap this time, takes a couple of runs, he is looking to get quick runs now. WIDE! First signs of pressure on Hardik. FOUR! What a shot from Rabada, first boundary, that was straight past the bowler. Two singles from the next two deliveries. Delhi getting back into the game, 10 runs from it.
22:45 IST Harbhajan comes into bowl, Rabada takes a single off the first ball. Morris is feeling the heat now, three back-to-back deliveries. He takes a single towards long on. FOUR! Edged and safe, the ball races towards the boundary.
22:42 IST Chris Morris comes into bat, the ball goes through the wicketkeeper, a bye off the first ball. Morris takes a single off the first ball towards midwicket. Morris pushes the ball towards deep covers, takes a couple of runs!
22:38 IST WICKET! Karun Nair b Hardik Pandya 5(15)
22:38 IST Hardik Pandya comes into bowl, Rabada takes a single off the first ball.
22:36 IST Runs have been hard to come by, Delhi now send Kagiso Rabada to bat. Bumrah bowls a wide delivery. After facing two dot deliveries, Rabada takes a single off the last ball, retains strike.
22:32 IST WICKET! Rishabh Pant c Harbhajan b Bumrah 0(3)
22:32 IST Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack, Pant on strike, he leaves the first ball, a dot one to start with. Another dot ball. OUT! Another one bites the dust.
22:30 IST Johnson has been bowling a tremendous spell, dot ball after dot ball to Karun Nair. They are in a fix now. A maiden over from Johnson!
22:24 IST WICKET! Corey Anderson lbw b McClenaghan 0(3) McClenaghan gets another wicket, the game has totally changed now, Delhi in deep trouble.
22:22 IST WICKET! Shreyas Iyer c Parthiv b McClenaghan 6(7)
22:18 IST Johnson follows it up with another tight over, just 5 runs from the over as Iyer and Nair look to build a partnership.
22:14 IST Shreyas Iyer comes into bat now, he takes a single off the second ball he faces. Nair manages to get a boundary from the over, 5 runs and a wicket from it.
22:10 IST WICKET! Sanju Samson c Rohit b McClenaghan 9(6)
22:10 IST Mitchell McClenaghan comes into bowl, Karun Nair on strike, he takes a single off the first ball.
22:08 IST Johnson continues his over, FOUR! Samson hits his first boundary towards covers, he needs to stay there at least during powerplays. FOUR! Another boundary for Samson as he hits it towards square leg, 9 runs and a wicket from it.
22:05 IST WICKET! Aditya Tare run out (Hardik Pandya) 0(1)
22:05 IST Johnson to bowl his first over in IPL 2017, he starts off with two dot deliveries. Samson takes a single towards third man. Tare faces his first ball, he rushes for a single, he has to depart as Hardik hits the stumps.
22:03 IST Mitchell Johnson comes into bowl the first over, Sanju Samson and Aditya Tare open for DD
21:48 IST DD need 143 to win!
21:47 IST Mitchell Johnson comes into bat for the first time in IPL 2017, Morris continues his over. FOUR! Lucky for Johnson, the ball takes an inside edge, first boundary of the final over. Johnson tries to make room for himself but Morris follows him, a dot ball. DROPPED! Johnson edged the ball, and it goes up in the air, a couple of runs off that delivery as Rabada drops the catch.
21:44 IST WICKET! Hardik Pandya runout (Nair/Pant) 24(23)
21:44 IST Chris Morris to bowl the final over, Hardik inside edges the ball, takes a single off it. Mitchell McClenaghan on strike, full toss from Morris, he takes a single towards deep midwicket. A yorker to Hardik, he tries to go for a couple of runs, good throw from the fielder, another wicket, Hardik departs!
21:41 IST WICKET! Harbhajan Singh runout (Rabada) 2(2)
21:40 IST Rabada comes into bowl, a yorker but no ball to Hardik! FREE HIT! Rabada bowls a beautiful delivery, Hardik misses the ball. SIX! Hardik finally gets bat on ball, hits it over deep midwicket boundary, another maximum for Hardik. He has not been dismissed in IPL 2017 yet, will Rabada do it. He takes a single off the next ball. Harbhajan on strike, he manages to take a single towards long on, brings Hardik on strike. Full and wide, Hardik could not get bat on that, good comeback from Rabada. A dot ball to end the over.
21:35 IST Good bowling from Cummins, Hardik has not been able to get underneath the ball, just 3 runs off the last 5 deliveries. Harbhajan Singh has comes into bat, he took a single off the first ball.
21:30 IST WICKET! Kieron Pollard c Samson b Cummins 26(29)
21:30 IST Chris Morris comes into bowl, Hardik on style. SIX! He welcomes the South African with a maximum, hits it over deep midwicket boundary. A dot ball to follow, good comeback from Morris. An awkward shot from Hardik, he manages to take a single towards the third man. A yorker from Morris to Pollard, he digs it out and manages to take a single towards long on. Another yorker, Hardik turns it away towards deep midwicket for a single. Pollard takes a single towards long off on the last ball, 10 runs from the over.
21:25 IST Cummins comes back into the attack, Pollard on strike. FOUR! Misfield from Morris, he gets another boundary off the first ball of the over. Cummins follows that up with a dot ball. Pollard pulls the ball, takes a single off the next ball. Hardik plays the next one towards midwicket, takes a single. Another one hits the pads, Pollard takes a single, good bowling from Cummins. Hardik takes a single off the last ball, retains strike, 8 runs from the over.
21:20 IST Hardik on strike, Amit Mishra continues, he takes a single off the first ball, gets Pollard on strike. FOUR! Pollard hits the ball down the ground, another boundary for him. He plays the next one with a straight bat, a dot ball to follow. He takes a single towards point, 100 up for MI! Hardik drives the ball towards covers, takes a single. Pollard takes a single off the last ball, retains strike, 8 runs from the over.
21:15 IST Zaheer comes into bowl, Pollard on strike. FOUR! A bouncer from Zaheer takes a top edge, a much-needed boundary from Pollard. A dot ball to follow. A quick single to follow, Pollard survives a scare. Hardik takes a single towards the third man. He pushes the next ball towards mid off, a dot ball. FOUR! Pollard finishes the over with a boundary!
21:11 IST Hardik Pandya comes into bat, he faces two dot balls, a brilliant over from Mishra comes to an end.
21:08 IST WICKET! Krunal Pandya c Pant b Mishra 17(18)
21:08 IST Amit Mishra comes into bowl, Pollard on strike, he starts off with a WIDE! Pollard is beaten by the spin on the next one. Another dot as Pollard looks to defend. He goes on the back foot and takes a single towards covers. OUT! Krunal Pandya departs.
21:05 IST Zaheer comes back into the game, a dot ball to Krunal. FOUR! Krunal rocks back and hits the ball over long off, finds a boundary, a much-needed one. He takes a couple of runs off the next ball. A single off the next one towards mid-on. A dot ball to Pollard as he looks to defend with a straight bat. He takes a single towards square leg.
21:00 IST Pollard takes a single towards mid-on as Rabada comes back into the attack. Krunal hits the ball straight takes a couple of runs. Another couple of runs, good batting from Krunal, he is looking to knock the ball around for ones and twos. A dot ball to follow from Rabada, raw pace from him. Krunal takes a single off the short ball towards fine leg. Bouncer to end the over, a dot ball, 5 runs from it.
20:56 IST Krunal on strike, he takes a couple of runs towards deep midwicket, Cummins continues. Krunal tries to slice the ball towards point, a dot ball. Another dot ball from Cummins as Krunal tries to cut the ball, misses the edge by a whisker. He manages to take a couple of runs off the next ball. A single off the next ball towards midwicket. A bouncer from Cummins, WIDE! But Pollard was dumbstruck there, Zaheer smiles. He takes a single off the next ball, end of over.
20:50 IST Krunal Pandya comes into bat, he comes forward and defends the leg spinner. Mumbai need a partnership now. He tries to paddle sweep, takes a single towards forward square leg, leg byes signalled by the Umpire. Pollard is being cautious now, he defends the ball staying in his crease. He defends the wrong one from Mishra, picked it well as the ball skidded through. Mishra beats Pollard on the last ball, 1 run and a wicket from the over.
20:44 IST WICKET! Rohit Sharma c Cummins b Mishra 5(9)
20:43 IST Kieron Pollard comes into bat, Cummins continues his over, takes a single off the first ball he faces. Rohit on strike, he gets on the top of the ball, pushes it through covers, takes a couple of runs. Rohit guides the next one towards third man for a single. Cummins beats Pollard of the last ball, just 4 runs off it.
20:38 IST WICKET! Nitish Rana c Anderson b Cummins 8(9)
20:38 IST Pat Cummins comes into bowl, Rana on strike, a slip fielder in place. A dot ball to start with, slightly short that one.
20:36 IST Amit Mishra comes into bowl, Rohit Sharma on strike, he takes a single off the first ball. Rana on strike now, he defends one on the front foot. Rana pushes the ball towards midwicket, another dot ball. FOUR! Rana tries the reverse sweep, gets the better of Mishra, first boundary of the inning for him. He takes a single off the next one. Rohit takes a single off the last ball, retains strike.
20:32 IST Morris continues, Rohit Sharma comes into bat. he drives the ball towards covers, no run. Morris bowls a fuller delivery, another dot ball. He defends the next ball, DD have made a comeback in the next game. Another dot, this time dabbed towards short midwicket. He pulls the last ball of the over, takes a single towards fine leg. End of powerplay overs.
20:28 IST WICKET! Jos Buttler run out (Samson) 28(18)
20:27 IST Zaheer Khan comes into bat, Buttler faces two dot balls to start with. Good line and length from Zaheer. FOUR! Buttler finds the gap this time, a boundary off Zaheer. He takes a single off the next ball, Rana takes a single off the next ball, he faces his first ball. FOUR! Buttler chips the ball over deep cover, ends the over with a boundary, 10 off it.
20:22 IST WICKET! Parthiv Patel b Rabada 8(11)
20:22 IST Rabada is back into the attack, after a dot delivery, he hits the ball for a maximum, a mere short arm jab from him. He takes a single on the fourth delivery. Parthiv Patel on strike, he faces a dot ball followed by a wide. BOWLED! Rabada strikes, that one is gone, first wicket for him in IPL!
20:15 IST DD Skipper Zaheer Khan comes to deliver the 3rd over and Parthiv welcomes with a four towards the deep mid-wicket. A nice way to start with Parthiv. Zak to Parthiv again, and just a single! Buttler in the strike, it’s the third ball. Quick single taken by Buttler and Parthiv gets the strike. A good ball by Zak as no run comes of it! A quick single again in the fifth ball. Zak to Buttler in the final ball, but it’s a wide on the leg side. One extra ball and an extra run to Mumbai. A big appeal of LBW, but its safe. Single through leg-bye and Mumbai 29 for no loss.
20:10 IST Chris Morris comes to attack now. Parthiv on strike again. No runs from the first ball but a wide on the off side in the second ball. Morris again to Parthiv, 1 run, slings it around fourth stump channel. Buttler on strike now. Wooo… what a six coming off the bat of Jos Buttler.Another top edge in the fifth ball and it’s a four towards the third man. What a shot by Jos Buttler again. No runs from the last ball. MI 20 for no loss.
20:05 IST Parthiv on strike, Rabada starts off, the ball hits his thighs, takes a single towards fine leg. Buttler on strike now, WIDE! FOUR! Five wides to start with to Buttler, poor start from Rabada, will he be able to make a comeback in this over. The next ball flies to third man, Buttler takes a single off that one as the fielder does well to field that one. Parthiv on strike, another one pitched on leg stump, he takes a single towards fine leg. Buttler hits the next one towards mid off, a dot ball there. A dot ball to follow as it goes towards on side. Good comeback from Rabada, 5 runs so far. Another dot ball to end the over, 8 runs from it.
20:01 IST Kagiso Rabada comes into bowl, Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel comes into bat!
19:58 IST Playing XIs
Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel(wk), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah
Delhi Daredevils: Aditya Tare, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant(wk), Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Zaheer Khan(c)
19:33 IST Zaheer Khan wins toss, elects to bowl first!
19:33 IST TOSS TIME!
Welcome to inUth’s l digital coverage of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017’s Match 25 between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Wankhede Stadium at Mumbai. It will be a test for DD as the Zaheer Khan led side has lost three of their five matches by a whisker. They will be looking to convert that into a win. Whereas, MI have done absolutely opposite to what they did in the previous season, as they have won five of their six games and are currently at the top of the table.
Despite winning just 2 of their 5 matches, DD are currently placed at No.4 as their run rate is better than any team, +1.157. Although DD’s record at Wankhede Stadium has not been convincing as they have lost 5 out of 6 games. They will be looking to make it 2 out of 7 times in this match. DD has one of the best bowling units in this IPL and they have managed to restrict the score at several occasions.
Sending Angelo Mathews ahead of Chris Morris did not work well for DD in the previous match and the decision was criticised by many. They might be excluding Mathews from the side and look for other options as well. Their top order batsmen have been performing well, it is time for an all-round effort from Zaheer’s side. The big question is when will Kagiso Rabada on whom they spent big bucks gets picked in the Playing XI.
On the other hand, MI are in great spirits as they are dominating each and every team they go up against. Their top order is furious as ever with Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel in destructive form. Domestic sensation Nitish Rana has impressed everyone with his strokeplay, he even surpassed players like Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle by becoming the batsman with most sixes in IPL 2017.
However, their bowling has been under the radar, they might consider replacing out-of-form Lasith Malinga with Mitchell Johnson who performed outstandingly in Big Bash League 2016-17. Pandya brothers too have displayed good form. To suffice, MI are in their prime form and will be a tough contender to beat.
Delhi Daredevils: Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), Angelo Mathews, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan(c), Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Carlos Brathwaite, Chama Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Ben Hilfenhaus
Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel(wk), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Ambati Rayudu, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, Karn Sharma, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya