Delhi bowlers rattle MI as they succumb to 142/8
Delhi Daredevils (DD) rode on an excellent bowling effort to restrict an in-form Mumbai Indians to 142/8 in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
Electing to bowl, Daredevils banked on their strong pace battery of Kasigo Rabada, Chris Morris,Pat Cummins, leg spinner Amit Mishra and an electric fielding effort from Sanju Samson to remove the top four -- Parthiv Patel (8), Jos Buttler (28), Nitish Rana (8) and skipper Rohit Sharma (5) cheaply.
Patel and Buttler started well by raising a 37-run partnership before South African pace sensation Rabada broke through the defence of the Gujarat southpaw, crashing his leg stump with a yorker at 145 kms per hour. Buttler, who dispatched Morris for a consecutive six and four, was dropped on 11 the next ball by wicketkeeper Risabh Pant.
The Englishman, however, failed to seize the advantage getting out after facing 18 balls and hitting three boundaries and two sixes, before being brilliantly run out by a direct hit from Sanju Samson. Coming in to bowl only in the eighth over, Cummins dealt another blow to Mumbai by getting the key wicket of Rana with his very first ball.
Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils:
MI: 142/8 (Jos Buttler 28, Kieron Pollard 26).
DD: (Mishra 2/20). Agencies