542dThe Report by Rachna Shetty

Iyer, Duminy help Daredevils end Kotla drought

Fifties from Shreyas Iyer and JP Duminy, and their 154-run partnership propelled Delhi Daredevils to a 37-run win over Mumbai Indians

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SS Iyer
83(56) 7x4 - 5x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 29 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
12 0 8 13 8 3 25 14
JP Duminy
78(50) 3x4 - 6x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 20 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
1 1 4 17 29 15 2 9

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
O4
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AD Mathews
O2
M0
R15
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 153/9 (38 runs required, RR: 7.65)

  • SL Malinga6 (10b)
  • JJ Bumrah0 (0b)
  • AD Mathews2-0-15-2
  • Imran Tahir4-0-22-3

That is that for tonight. Many thanks for joining us. Do come back tomorrow too. Until then, this is Deivarayan Muthu and Gopi Rangarajan fading away.

Shreyas Iyer, Man of the Match: The senior players have been backing the juniors. There is no pressure at all. I take my time, knock a few balls around and then attack the bowlers. This opening slot is helping me a lot.

JP Duminy: It is quite a small ground. The wicket was quite good to bat on. We still needed to bowl well. The bowlers came out with an aggressive mindset. We still have two home games coming up. Hopefully, we can make it three out of three.

Imran Tahir, Purple Cap holder: We just played as a team. It is a honour to wear this cap.

Gary Kirsten: We put both components of our game together. We had a tough time last year. I learnt a lot from last year. We did not have much depth in our bowling last year. In our recruitment this year we wanted to have good spinners. Unfortunately, we have lost Shami to injury.

Rohit Sharma: I think they played very well to post a total like that. We have to give credit to Daredevils. We did not take wickets in the middle. The same batting line-up scored 200 in the last game. We wanted to have the same batting line-up. We should have built more partnerships. Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel got us to a good start but we could not capitalise. We will go back to Mumbai and get ready for Sunrisers.

11:30pm: After putting up a strong total, the Daredevils chipped away at the wickets to rock Mumbai's chase. Parthiv Patel and Lendl Simmons got Mumbai off to a brisk start but the middle order floundered. Tahir was impressive with his googlies and skiddy balls. Mishra combined well with Tahir to hike the required rate. If the bowling was tight, then the fielding was electrifying, though the scorecard won't tell that story. Eventually, Mumbai came up short by 37 runs.

19.6
0
Mathews to Malinga, no run, Daredevils break their nine-match winless streak at home. They end the Kotla drought. Tahir is relieved. Duminy looks pleased. Looks like this was slowy in pace outside off, Malinga hacks and does not connect
19.5
0
Mathews to Malinga, no run, slower one outside off, Malinga throws his bat at it and misses
19.4
W
Mathews to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, Add another super catch to the list! The sub fielder in action now. Mathews digs it in very short. Harbhajan aims for a pull. Hit high up on the sticker of the bat. Jayant Yadav rushes in from deep midwicket, dives forward and takes it

Harbhajan Singh c sub (J Yadav) b Mathews 9 (17m 10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 90.00

19.3
0
Mathews to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fuller and wide outside off, not the perfect yorker. Harbhajan can't lay bat on it
19.2
1
Mathews to Malinga, 1 run, right in the blockhole on middle, jammed out to long-on

"Malinga hitting Mathews for four. Sri Lankan contest."

19.1
4
Mathews to Malinga, FOUR runs, shortish and on middle, Malinga was tucked up for room. He took his eyes off the ball. Yet he manages to pull it over a leaping midwicket

Mathews..

Purple cap

13

Wickets taken by Imran Tahir this IPL, more than any other bowler. Nehra is next with 10 wickets.

Pollard v Mishra

200

Kieron Pollard's strike rate against Amit Mishra in the IPL. He has scored 84 runs off 42 balls against him in 6 innings.

Mumbai eye history

190

The highest score in a successful T20 chase at the Feroz Shah Kotla (CSK v DD, 2010). Mumbai need 191 to win today.

The Smashing youngster

14

Sixes hit by Shreyas Iyer in the 2015 IPL, more than any other batsman. Only 4 other uncapped batsmen have hit as many in one IPL season.

Record Stand

154

The partnership between Duminy and Iyer, the highest partnership of this IPL, and the 2nd-highest for Delhi in IPL history.

Talent Unearthed

1

Number of uncapped players who have scored 2 or more IPL fifties for Delhi Daredevils - Shreyas Iyer is the first and only such batsman.

Nine Pins?

9

Wickets lost by Delhi during the Powerplay this IPL, the second-most for any team after Mumbai (11)

Just let it end

9

Consecutive IPL games that Daredevils have lost at the Kotla, the joint most. Chargers also lost 9 back-to-back home games in 2011-12.

Slim Pickings

3

Number of times Delhi have beaten Mumbai at the Kotla, more than they have beaten any other team at home.