Guided by Dinesh Kartik and Rohit Sharma’s brilliant knock Mumbai Indian defeated Delhi Daredevils by 44-run in Pepsi Indian Premier League match.
This is Delhi’s third consecutive defeat and biggest one till now.Delhi Daredevil’s could not succumb to the pressure to chase gigantic target of 200 plus.
Match was played in Wankhede Stadium.This is second consecutive victory for Mumbai Indian after first defeat by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Mumbai Indians lost their opening pair, Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, quickly but timely knock by Dinesh Kartik put Mumbai’s Indian on driver seat and sent Delhi daredevils on back foot.
But lost of two iconic batsmen of the cricket doesn’t impacted Kartik and Rohit Sharma. They welcomed bowlers of Delhi Daredevil’s with fours and sixes. Dinesh Kartik hit three fours in his first 11 balls and scored 12 runs. That was an indication for Delhi Daredevils that Kartik have something in his mind to demolish Delhi Daredevils bowling attack.
Ashish Nehra was the next target to be demolished with two fours and a six in his over.
Dinesh Kartik scored his second fifty on 29 balls. Dinesh Kartik and Rohit Sharma was in sync .While Dinesh was on attack Rohit was supporting him playing defensively as per the situation.Rohit was on 12 when partnership reached 74.
Rohit scored his fifty in 42 balls . Kieron Pollard and Ambati Rayudu also added run quickly. Rayudu smashed 24 off eight balls and Kieron Pollard smacked 13 off six balls. Delhi daredevils have a mammoth target of 210 runs and they could not chase it.
A terrific catch from Ponting, leaping horizontally to his right as Unmukt Chand got a leading edge off Harbhajan Singh at short cover sent shock waves in Delhi Daredevils camp .Lasith Malinga dropped a catch of Jayawardhane.
Mitchell Johnson took the wicket of Jayawardene. This was a severe blow for Delhi Daredevils.
Australian opener David Warner was the only batsmen from Delhi Daredevils fighting but other batsmen didn’t support him .Warner scored 61 runs on 37 balls.