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Iyer, Duminy help Daredevils end Kotla drought

Delhi Daredevils 190 for 4 (Iyer 83, Duminy 78*) beat Mumbai Indians 153 for 9 (Rohit 30, Rayudu 30, Tahir 3-22) by 37 runs
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Agarkar: Spinners doing the job for DD

Ajit Agarkar and Gaurav Kalra discuss DD's thumping win over MI to jump to the fourth spot in the IPL 2015 table

Fifties from Shreyas Iyer and JP Duminy, and their 154-run partnership - the highest in the IPL this season - propelled Delhi Daredevils to a 37-run win over Mumbai Indians, breaking their streak of nine successive losses at the Feroz Shah Kotla

Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma had opted to bowl after winning the toss, to have the comfort of knowing what to chase. His bowlers, however, were systematically taken apart by Duminy and Iyer and the pressure of a 191 chase, combined with electric fielding by Daredevils, left them well short of the target.

Rohit's decision to bowl first found immediate vindication when Mitchell McClenaghan dismissed opener Mayank Agarwal for 1. Their joy was short-lived, however, as Iyer opened up to take a four and a six either side of the wicket, off successive balls in McClenaghan's next over. Jasprit Bumrah was greeted at the crease with successive sixes by JP Duminy over backward square leg and it was only the introduction of Harbhajan Singh within the Powerplay that managed to stem the glut of boundaries.

Harbhajan and Malinga managed to keep the pair quiet for a couple of overs but once they were pulled out of the attack, the proceedings turned fairly one-sided.

At the halfway mark, Daredevils were 65 for 1. By the time the 15th over ended, they had sped to 137 for 1. Bumrah, Pollard, McClenaghan were all taken for runs and even Harbhajan's tidy figures were wiped out by an 18-run over in which Iyer hit the offspinner for two sixes. Iyer fed off poor lines from the Mumbai bowlers but his edges also carried to the boundary. By the time Bumrah came back into the attack, Iyer was so well set, he he squeezed a yorker for a boundary to bring up his fifty. It had taken him only 37 deliveries to reach his second T20 fifty, with six fours and two sixes and he would hit another three sixes before walking across his stumps to a Malinga yorker.

Duminy's fifty took one ball less but the batsman had two different gears. After the initial burst, he turned the strike over to Iyer before getting stuck into Kieron Pollard in the 12th over. Their partnership had stretched to 154 - the second highest for Daredevils for any wicket in the IPL - before Iyer fell but Duminy carried on, ensuring Daredevils promising attack had enough to bowl at.

Duminy led by example in the field, too - a sliding save left him wincing in pain but he came on to bowl in the fourth over and a few overs later, held on to a skier to end an opening partnership between Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel that appeared to settling at the crease. Mumbai had opted for an unchanged XI, the batting order was the same that had racked up 209 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Against Daredevils' consistent bowling, and their sharp fielding - Shahbaz Nadeem and Imran Tahir held on to difficult chances - the chase stalled. When Tahir took three wickets in his third over - the 17th of the match - Mumbai looked on track to being bowled out for the first time in this IPL, but Harbhajan Singh and Lasith Malinga managed to thwart that particular outcome.

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.