702dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Karthik and Rohit crush Daredevils

Dinesh Karthik's explosive innings blindsided Delhi Daredevils and turned Mumbai Indians' horrific start into the first 200-plus total of the season

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KD Karthik
KD Karthik
86(48) 14x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 32 runs
  • 6x4 - 1x6
9 0 26 15 8 0 3 25
RG Sharma
RG Sharma
74(50) 4x4 - 5x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 31 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
12 5 2 4 18 5 2 26

Best performances - Bowlers

PP Ojha
O4
M0
R34
W2
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KA Pollard
O4
M0
R35
W2
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Siddhartha Talya

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 165/9 (45 runs required, RR: 8.25)

  • Morne Morkel23 (9b)
  • Umesh Yadav5 (4b)
  • Kieron Pollard4-0-35-2
  • Mitchell Johnson4-0-49-2

A comfortable win for Mumbai Indians after the loss of Warner. An excellent achievement after being 1 for 2. Delhi have had a poor start to this IPL, they need an urgent recovery from here. It won't be long before we get to a stage in the competition when time might begin to run out for them should it continue this way. We'll get you the presentation details soon. The report for this game should be getting updated here.

Jayawardene: "We needed a good start, Warner and Manprit batted well but it was around 20-30 runs too much. We were trying to get more wickets, maybe 180 was a par score, we didn't keep to our disciplines. They [Karthik and Rohit] put us under pressure after 6-7 overs, we need to be bit more disciplined against a good line-up on a good wicket. We just need to trust our ability and fight for everything. One win and hopefully we'll turn it around."

Ponting: "I actually lost my footing [during the catch], I slipped at the start. [Harbhajan embracing Ponting], it's taken a few years. To make that kind of score was awesome. We've spoken this tournament about playing with freedom and both Rohit and Dinesh did that today. Things have started coming together quite nicely. We knew if we got Warner we could win the game."

Karthik is deservedly the Man of the Match: "It was a good wicket to bat on, I thought I'd play a few shots and it came off. I was trying to play cricketing shots, nothing out of the book. We got about 375 runs for a T20 game. Rohit batted wonderfully, it was important he batted till the end after I got out and he did that well. It's important to be consistent and help my team win more games."

That's it, folks, thank you for tuning in and sending us your feedback. A comfortable win for the hosts today. Join us again tomorrow, just one game. See you soon. Cheers.

19.6
6
Pollard to Morkel, SIX runs, a similar end to each innings today, that's been dispatched for six over deep square leg, but Delhi have lost three in three

Backs out of that one..runs back to deliver the last one

19.5
1
Pollard to Yadav, 1 run, struck to long-on for a single
19.4
0
Pollard to Yadav, no run, tries to send that back to Delhi, slower one bowled from well behind the stumps, misses
19.3
4
Pollard to Yadav, FOUR runs, swung away over square leg for a boundary, Umesh chipping in
19.2
0
Pollard to Yadav, no run, banged in short outside leg stump and Umesh lets that go past him

Karthik: "Delhi seem to shut up shop following the Warner dismissal. The lack of intent to even try and chase the target post that dismissal has been surprising. This whole innings has been a zombie innings - it looks alive but isn't." Well, they lost Mendis and Pathan in quick time, there isn't much they could have done after that.

19.1
W
Pollard to Nehra, OUT, bowls it from behind the stumps, short and it's been pulled well but straight to Ojha at deep midwicket

A Nehra c Ojha b Pollard 1 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Pollard to bowl the final over

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0DA WarnerUBT Chand
2nd13DPMD JayawardeneDA Warner
3rd82DA WarnerMC Juneja
4th2BMAJ MendisMC Juneja
5th21IK PathanMC Juneja
6th9KM JadhavMC Juneja
7th7S NadeemMC Juneja
8th6M MorkelMC Juneja
9th14A NehraM Morkel
10th11M MorkelUT Yadav