Mumbai Indians thrashed Delhi Daredevils by 146 runs to become the first team to qualify for IPL 2017 playoffs. Rohit Sharma’s men now have nine wins from 11 games and with three more games to go, MI stand a good chance to finish in the top two. On the other hand, DD must win their remaining three games and hope Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad lose their remaining matches in order to seal a playoff spot. Get full cricket score of Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians here (SCORECARD | STREAMING | IPL 2017 COVERAGE)
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Lendl Simmons (Man of the Match): “I think I’ve been practicing hard. I’ve been hitting the gym, keeping my fitness up, waiting for the opportunity. It came today and I took it in both hands. I’m good as a replacement player, it’s been good for me. Batting in the Powerplay and with Parthiv is always good. My game plan is to see off the first two overs and then back my shots.
Rohit Sharma: “Clinical from the start. I think the opening stand set the game up for us. Lendl coming back after a long time, playing that way was amazing. And Polly, a brilliant finisher. Great performance by the bowlers as well and to win by 146 runs is huge. It gives us confidence, knowing our bench strength is strong. We always had a lot of faith in Lendl and he showed us why he is one of the best. Never in two minds, always went for his shots. A player like that gives a lot of freedom to the other guys. With a lot of dew on the ground, we expected a tighter game. But the way we bowled our first six overs was brilliant.”
Zaheer Khan: “Nothing much you can do. When I was on the field, I felt that they batted well. We had our plans, we started well, we stuck to the plan, but the partnership between Lendl and Pollard took the game away from us. It’s tough to restrict a team in this sort of wicket and once the target is over 200, you have to go after it. Last game, you saw our fearlessness. We went after the bowling today as well, but couldn’t keep up. 190 was a good target. The dew was going to help us. But some days you can’t put a finger to the loss.
23:07 hrs IST: OUT! That’s it. MI thrash DD by 146 runs to qualify for IPL 2017 playoffs.
23:00 hrs IST: DD are 64/9 after 12 overs.
22:55 hrs IST: OUT! Third wicket for Harbhajan. Shami departs for 7(4). DD are 57/9 after 10.4 overs.
22:52 hrs IST: Extremely poor performance from DD. Their road to playoffs is going to get a lot tougher now.
22:49 hrs IST: OUT! Another one bites the dust. Rabada falls for a duck. Second wicket for Karn Sharma. DD are 48/8 after 9.4 overs.
22:43 hrs IST: WICKET! Cummins c Parthiv b Harbhajan 10(10)
22:39 hrs IST: OUT! Samuels c Rohit b Karn 1(5). DD are 40/6 after 8 overs. Seems it’s all but over for them.
22:36 hrs IST: Tidy over from Harbhajan. Just two runs off it. DD are 37/5 after 7 overs.
22:33 hrs IST: WICKET! And it continues to get worse for the hosts. Anderson, the man in form, goes for 10(8). DD are 35/5 after 6 overs.
22:28 hrs IST: Samuels is the next man in.
22:27 hrs IST: WICKET! MI continue to pile on the misery on DD. Harbhajan removes Nair who looked well-set to a get a big one.
22:24 hrs IST: Harbhajan now.
22:23 hrs IST: Boundary off the last ball for Nair. Moves to 21. DD are 26/3 after 4 overs.
22:20 hrs IST: OUT! Bumrah removes Pant for a duck. DD’s two mainstays back in the pavilion.
22:19 hrs IST: Bumrah comes in as the first change.
22:18 hrs IST: Nair on fire! Smashes two boundaries and a six off McClenaghan. DD are 14/2 after 3 overs.
STAT ATTACK - Lasith Malinga becomes the first bowler in the IPL to 150 wickets.
22:14 hrs IST: McClenaghan to continue.
22:13 hrs IST: Great start from Malinga. Just two runs and a wicket. DD are 6/2 after 2 overs.
22:11 hrs IST: WICKET! Malinga joins the party. Shreyas Iyer goes for 3(6). DD in all sorts of trouble.
22:08 hrs IST: Malinga from the other end.
22:07 hrs IST: Fine start from McClenaghan. DD are 4/1 after first over.
22:04 hrs IST: OUT! Big wicket for the visitors. McClenaghan strikes on the first ball. Samson departs.
22:03 hrs IST: Samson to take strike. McClenaghan to start the proceedings for MI.
22:01 hrs IST: Welcome back!
21:48 hrs IST: Dot ball. MI finish on 212/ 3 after 20 overs. Pollard remains unbeaten on 63. We’ll be back in a few minutes time.
21:45 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Cummins and Hardik muscles it over deep mid-wicket boundary.
21:44 hrs IST: SIX! Overpitched delivery from Cummins and Hardik smashes it over long-off for a maximum.
21:43 hrs IST: Two boundaries in the first three deliveries.
21:40 hrs IST: Cummins to bowl the final six balls.
21:39 hrs IST: Magnificent over from Rabada in context of the game. Just seven runs off it. Ends with 1/33. MI are 189/3 after 19 overs.
21:36 hrs IST: Rabada to bowl the penultimate over.
21:35 hrs IST: FOUR! Pollard moves to 57. Sixteen runs off Anderson’s second over. MI are 182/3 after 18 overs.
21:33 hrs IST: SIX! Off-cutter from Anderson, Hardik gives himself room and smokes it to long-off.
21:29 hrs IST: FOUR! That’s fifty for Pollard off 29 balls. Must stay till the end. MI are 166/3 after 17 overs.
21:24 hrs IST: Good over from Rabada. Seven runs and a wicket. MI are 155/3 after 16 overs.
21:21 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya is in at No. 5.
21:20 hrs IST: WICKET! Rabada strikes. Rohit goes for 10(6).
21:17 hrs IST: Nine runs off the over. The DD skipper goes wicket-less. MI are 148/2 after 15 overs. Pollard 36*, Rohit 10*. Can they get past 220?
21:14 hrs IST: Zaheer to bowl his final over.
21:13 hrs IST: 17 runs off Mishra’s last over. He ends with the figures of 1/37. MI are 139/2 after 14 overs.
21:09 hrs IST: SIX! Touch short from Mishra, Pollard goes back and flat bats it over the bowler’s head.
21:07 hrs IST: Still a good over for MI (after Simmons’ departure). 13 runs off it. MI are 122/1 after 13 overs.
21:04 hrs IST: OUT! Anderson gets the ‘Big Fish’. Simmons departs for a well-made 66(43).
21:02 hrs IST: SIX! Short ball from Anderson and Simmons hammers it over deep mid-wicket boundary.
21:00 hrs IST: Two runs off the last ball for Cummins. MI are 109/1 after 12 overs.
20:58 hrs IST: SIX! Length delivery from Cummins, rolls his fingers, Simmons moves a bit and launches it into deep mid-wicket stands.
20:55 hrs IST: Two maximums from Pollard. Simply brilliant! MI are 97/1 after 11 overs.
20:52 hrs IST: Single and Simmons gets to his fifty off 37 balls. What an innings upon return!
20:51 hrs IST: Five runs off Shami’s second. MI are 84/1 after 10 overs. Simmons 49*, Pollard 0*
20:48 hrs IST: Great over from Mishra. Three runs and a wicket. MI are 79/1 after 9 overs.
20:46 hrs IST: DD have chased 180+ totals in both their previous games. Pollard at three seems to be a good move. MI should target 225.
20:45 hrs IST: Surprise - Kieron Pollard in at No. 3.
20:44 hrs IST: WICKET! Much-needed breakthrough for the hosts. Mishra gets Parthiv 25(22). Excellent glovework from Pant. MI are 79/1 after 8.4 overs.
20:41 hrs IST: Dot ball. Costly over from Shami. 11 runs off it. MI are 76/0 after 8 overs.
20:39 hrs IST: FOUR! Shortish length from Shami and Simmons cuts it past the fielder at backward point.
20:37 hrs IST: Shami now.
20:36 hrs IST: Decent over from Mishra. Five runs off it. MI are 65/0 after 7 overs.
20:33 hrs IST: Amit Mishra comes into the attack.
20:29 hrs IST: Three boundaries in a row from Parthiv. The southpaw looks in top form. MI are 60/0 after 6 overs. It’s time-out.
20:26 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Cummins, Simmons backs away and creams it over cover.
20:24 hrs IST: Pat Cummins comes in for his first over.
20:23 hrs IST: Another good over for the visitors. 10 runs off it. MI are 41/0 after 5 overs. Simmons 27*, Parthiv 11*
20:20 hrs IST: SIX! Short delivery from Zaheer, Simmons uses the pace and pulls it over deep backward square leg boundary.
20:18 hrs IST: Single for Simmons. Moves to 19. Expensive over from Rabada. 13 runs off it. MI are 31/0 after 4 overs.
20:16 hrs IST: FOUR! Length delivery, Simmons makes room and slaps it over the point region for once bounce four. Brilliant shot!
20:15 hrs IST: SIX! Short ball from Rabada, Simmons comes on the front foot and smacks it over deep mid-wicket boundary.
20:13 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor delivery from Zaheer. Straying down leg and Parthiv times it well past the fielder at short fine-leg. MI are 18/0 after 3 overs.
20:12 hrs IST: Both Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant are just a win away from sealing a playoff spot. The road has got tougher for the defending champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad. They need to win both their remaining games.
20:10 hrs IST: Zaheer again.
20:09 hrs IST: Single off the final delivery for Parthiv. MI are 10/0 after 2 overs. Where are the boundaries?
20:08 hrs IST: Decent lengths from the South African. No margin for error.
20:06 hrs IST: Kagiso Rabada comes into the attack.
20:05 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off. Tidy start from Zaheer. MI are 3/0 after first over.
20:03 hrs IST: Fuller length from Zaheer, Parthiv helps it to mid-on to get off the mark.
20:02 hrs IST: First runs of the night for Simmons. Works it to mid-on for a single.
20:01 hrs IST: Some movement for Zaheer early on.
20:00 hrs IST: Time for live action. Simmons and Parthiv make their way out in the middle. Zak to bowl the first over for DD.
19:52 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma has scored 660 runs against Delhi Daredevils, the most by any player against DD.
19:44 hrs IST: So Zaheer returns for hosts. Nadeem misses out. As for MI, Simmons gets his first game of the season. He replaces Buttler. Harbhajan Singh comes in for Krunal Pandya.
19:42 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams:
DD: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant(wk), Shreyas Iyer, Marlon Samuels, Corey Anderson, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Zaheer Khan(c), Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami
MI: Parthiv Patel(wk), Lendl Simmons, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
19:37 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Jaydev Unadkat has taken a hattrick at Uppal. RPS - with a 12-run win vs SRH - have jumped to second in points table.
19:32 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils have won the toss and have opted to bowl.
19:25 hrs IST: Pant, who recorded his highest score in IPL as well as in T20s by (97) in the last match vs Gujarat Lions, needs just 21 runs to become the 90th batsman to score 500 runs in IPL.
19:21 hrs IST: Toss in a few minutes.
19:15 hrs IST: For Delhi Daredevils, a lot will depend on how Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant go about their game. Get a feeling toss will be crucial. Team winning it would fancy batting second.
19:10 hrs IST: Lasith Malinga needs just one scalp to become the first bowler to take 150 wickets in IPL.
19:07 hrs IST: As for the game one at Uppal between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rising Pune Supergiant, a tight finish is on the cards. Catch HT’s live coverage here
19:05 hrs IST: Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of game two of Saturday’s IPL double-header in Delhi between DD and MI.
DD still have a tough task at hand as they need to win their remaining four games to make it to the playoffs. (IPL 2017 STANDINGS)
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians, who are all but through to the playoffs, have four more games left and will eye a top two finish.
The last time both these teams met, Mitchell McClenaghan and Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliance guided Mumbai Indians to a 14-run win at the Wankhede Stadium.