Hello and welcome to our match coverage of match three of the Indian T20 League between three-time league champions Mumbai and rechristened Delhi franchise at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday. 
Hello and welcome to our match coverage of match three of the Indian T20 League between three-time league champions Mumbai and rechristened Delhi franchise at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday.

A fascinating game comes to a close, ladies and gentlemen. Delhi was the superior of the two teams, having batted extravagantly well to score 213/6 and then bowling equally well to defend it. Mumbai started well in the first 10 overs before Dhawan and Ingram played themselves in. And from there, Rishabh Pant simply took them apart with his scathing attack of 78 off 27 balls. His knock clearly was the difference. Mumbai started well but kept losing wicket at regular intervals. Yuvraj Singh kept fighting till the end and rolled back the years with a half-century, but in the end, Delhi held on to complete a comprehensive win. So that’s all from the Wankhede and us. Join us tomorrow for another big game in which Rajasthan take on Punjab. Till then, Goodnight! 

ALL OVER! Delhi have beaten Mumbai by 37 runs to open their 2019 Indian T20 League with a win. Jasprit Bumrah, the last batsman, does not come out to bat following an injury sustained to his shoulder. The word coming out is that he is fine and Mumbai just did not want to risk it. And rightfully so. He is extremely crucial for India at the World Cup. None the less, Delhi would be happy with their clinical performance. In fact, this is the third straight time Delhi have beaten Mumbai in the Indian T20 League.

End of Over 19: Yuvraj Singh goes. And that should be curtains for Mumbai. Kagiso Rabada finishes a good spell picking up 2 for 23. It’s been a fine effort for the young South Africa pacer, who had said that Delhi could very well become a strong force with this current side. Well, the start has been promising.

End of Over 18: FIFTY for Yuvraj Singh, not a bad debut for him for Mumbai Indians. He;s taken upon himself to knock off the remaining runs by denying singles to Mitchell McClenaghan, who by the way, is NINE off FIVE with two boundaries. Questionable tactics by Yuvraj? Mumbai need 46 off the last two overs.

End of Over 17: Seventh wicket down for Mumbai as Ben Cutting offers a faint nick to Rishabh Pant. Kagiso Rabada gets his first wicket of the match. The batsman referred it but the snicko showed disturbance as the ball passed the bat. Mumbai 159 for 7, need 55 of the final three overs.

End of Over 16: Mumbai 150 for 6. Yuvraj Singh has kept this match interesting, hitting two sixes off Axar Patel in that over. He is 47 off 29 with four boundaries and three sixes. The left-hander is rolling back the years, but with 64 needed off 24, is it a target that India’s 2011 World Cup champion can help pull off?

End of Over 15: Krunal Pandya goes. He takes Trent Boult for two boundaries but the New Zealand pacer gets his man, who perishes in the deep to give Rahul Tewatia his third catch of the match. Mumbai 134 for 6.

End of Over 14: Mumbai 123 for 5. Krunal Pandya provides a much-needed impetus to Mumbai’s run-chase with a 15-run over off Ishant Sharma. He began the over with a thumping six over long-on, followed by back-to-back boundaries off the fourth and fifth ball. Mumbai need 91 off the final six overs and with that in mind, Trent Boult has been re-introduced.

End of Over 13: Just seven coming off it, including a boundary. Krunal Pandya welcomes himself with a boundary down the ground. Yuvraj, on the other hand, after that initial flurry of boundaries, has struggled to find his timing and copped a blow to his chest. Keemo Paul has used the slower delivery with a lot of effectiveness. Mumbai 108 for 5 after 13 overs.

End of Over 12: Another one perishes. A soft dismissal for Hardik Pandya as he offers Axar Patel the easiest of caught and bowled’s. That’s two wickets down for Mumbai at the same score of 95. Yuvraj Singh is still there but it’s turning out to be a bridge too far for even him to cross.

End of Over 11: Big wicket for Delhi as Keemo Paul ends Pollard’s stay at the crease. A knuckle ball and the big West Indies in foxed by the variation. Tewatia completes his second catch of the match. The 50-run partnership comes to an end. Mumbai 95/4.

End of Over 10: At the half-way mark, Mumbai have reached 89 for 3, with 20 coming off Axar Patel’s first over. Yuvraj Singh is showing shades of his old self, taking the left-arm spinner for two fours and a six. A slip up from Dhawan off the first ball got Yuvraj his second boundary, followed by a flick from Pollard which gave him a four as well. Last two deliveries, Axar erred in line and length and Yuvraj first thumped him over sweeper cover and swept him again on the leg side. Expensive over. Could this be the opening Mumbai needed?

End of Over 9: As the strategic time-out is taken, Mumbai have advanced to 69 for 3. A slightly quiet over for Mumbai but they won’t mind it. Yuvraj got into the act claiming his first boundary. But both he and Pollard would be aware that they cannot afford more quiet overs. Mumbai need another 145 off 66 balls as the required-rate has skyrocketed to 13.18 an over.

End of Over 8: Mumbai get a move on. Kieron Pollard takes a SIX and a FOUR off Rahul Tewatia to take them to 61 for 3. The required rate is still lingering around the 13-run mark. Yuvraj and Pollard have a gigantic task at hand. This assault needs to continue of Mumbai are to stay alive

End of Over 7: Mumbai are 49 for 3. Kagiso Rabada is generating some serious pace, making life tough for the two new batsmen – Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard. Just three runs came off that over as Mumbai’s asking-rate has climbed to an alarming 12.69.

End of Over 6: What an over for Delhi with two wickets falling in the form of Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock. Shreyas Iyer nails a direct-hit and Yadav is on his way back. De Kock struck back-to-back boundaries but fell in an attempt to score a third as his pull shot found Trent Boult at fine leg. Second wicket for Ishant and Mumbai are rocked early at 46 for 3.

End of Over 5: Just four singles off the over as Kagiso Rabada starts off with his tail high. He’s bowled deliveries at 145.8 and 147.8 km/h in that over, restricting de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav to singles. Mumbai 37 for 1.

End of Over 4: OUT! Ishant strikes. Mumbai lose their captain Rohit, who sends the ball high into the night sky before Rahul Tewatia takes a bloody good catch at deep square leg. It looked as if Tewatia had lost it as the ball kept dipping, but he kept his eyes on the ball and completed one of the better, clinical catches you’ll ever see. Mumbai 33 for 1.

End of Over 3: 17 runs come off it as Mumbai sail to 28 for 0. De Kock is underway. Fuller delivery from Boult, angling into his pads and the South Africa wicketkeeper batsmen sends it crashing through midwicket for his first boundary. The next one was even better, swinging Boult through the arc for a six. A rattled Boult then sends in a full toss on de Kock’s pads and he doesn’t miss out.

End of Over 2: Six runs off it; Mumbai 11 without loss. A streaky boundary from Rohit as the ball goes through the vacant slip cordon. Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer have their hands on their heads. The first slip was taken out a ball before the boundary. Mumbai unhurt so far.

End of Over 1: The match resumes; second innings is underway. Trent Boult begins well, gives away just five off the first over. All singles and doubles. If Mumbai are to chase down this total, Quinton de Kock and Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma will have a huge role to play at the top. Mumbai 5 without loss.

What an incredible knock from Rishabh Pant. Absolutely fantastic. If that’s a sign of things to come, a merry time awaits Delhi for the remainder of the season. 78 not out off 27 with seven fours and seven sixes. It was a stunning display of power-hitting. He ensured Dhawan and Ingram’s efforts up top did not go to waste. Mumbai have a steep chase to pull off. Join us for the second innings shortly.

End of Over 20: Delhi finish on a massive 213 for 6 from 20 overs. Rishabh Pant finishes off in style, claiming the seventh SIX of his innings. Even Rahul Tewatia joined the fun, dispatching Bumrah over deep midwicket. A single was taken off the final ball with Pant pushing the ball back to the bowler. A diving Bumrah stopped the ball but worryingly lay on the ground holding his left shoulder. It was a scary sight for millions for Indians but thankfully he was back on his feet with some help from the physio.

End of Over 19: Rishabh Pant is putting on a classic here, folks. It’s merciless hitting from the Delhi wicketkeeper batsman as he takes Rasikh Salam for 21 off his final over. Two massive sixes, one of them a one-hand flourish into the stands off a slower one. An under-fire Salam bowls a wide full toss to finish his quota of four overs, dually dispatched for a boundary. Delhi 197 for 6. We’re approaching the first 200-plus total of this edition of the Indian T20 League, folks.

End of Over 18: Delhi 176 for 6. The contest we were all looking forward to – Bumrah vs Pant. And the Delhi wicketkeeper batsman has taken early advantage against his India teammate. He unleashes a Helicopter for a six over deep square leg to go with another boundaries two balls later. He’s heavily targeting that leg side area and it’s working for him.

End of Over 17: Pant continues to swivel at will and collect boundaries; another SIX, his third of the innings. Delhi 161 for 5 in 17 overs, the fifth wicket being that of Keemo Paul, who fell to McClenaghan. The New Zealand pacer now has three wickets. Wonderful effort to do this in the first game itself. However, all eyes will now be on Pant to provide Delhi a strong finish.

End of Over 16: First Ingram and now Dhawan. Delhi have lost their two set batsmen in quick succession. Dhawan, seven short of his half-century, pulled Hardik Pandya straight down Suryakumar Yadav’s throat at deep mid-wicket. Mumbai opted for their strategic time-out and after three quiet deliveries, Pant unleashed three terrific shots – the first one a pull for SIX over deep mid-wicket, followed by a one-handed boundary down the ground. The last hit of the over was the best as Pant used his forearm to loft a ball outside off towards midwicket for another MAXIMUM. Fascinating stuff! Delhi cross 150 for the loss of 4 wickets.

End of Over 15: The two Delhi boys, Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan, are beginning to put on quite a show here at the Wankhede. Pant announces himself in style with shots only he can manufacture and gets two boundaries and a six off Cutting. Dhawan plays a more restrained role and picks up his fourth FOUR to take Delhi to 131 for 3. Five overs remain. How many more are you backing Delhi to get?

End of Over 14: A tidy over from Hardik, gives away just 2 runs. Delhi 114 for 3.

End of Over 13: Delhi 112 for 3, and the partnership has been snapped. Ben cutting provides the breakthrough for Mumbai as Colin Ingram perishes in the deep. Both Ingram and Dhawan collected their respective boundaries – a scoop towards third man from Ingram and a cheeky late cut from Dhawan that saw him pierce the gap between short third man and gully. None the less, the wicket shouldn’t impact the rate at which Delhi are scoring.

End of Over 12: Delhi 102 for 2. Bumrah is back into the attack and Dhawan welcomes his India teammate with a crisp cover drive for FOUR. It’s too early to predict but just based on what we’ve been so far, Delhi are looking better equipped to situations, something they have lacked severely throughout the previous seasons. Understanding and responding to situations have been their bane, but their start here in this 12th season has been promising. If you’re a Delhi fan, let’s hope for consistency from them this year.

End of Over 11: Delhi 95 for 2. This is the over Delhi were waiting for. Colin Ingram takes Krunal for three boundaries off that over. The first one was drilled down the ground with power, and the remaining two by piercing the gap on the off-side. Mumbai beginning to leak runs.

End of Over 10: Delhi progress to 82 for 2. That’s more like it from Dhawan. He gets a boundary and a Six off McClenaghan as the fifty of the partnership comes up. He and Ingram have added 53 off 38 for the third wicket as Delhi motor along.

End of Over 9: Runs just starting to flow for Delhi, who reach 70 for 2. Another productive eight-run over for Delhi, four of which arrived off the first ball with Ingram welcoming Krunal Pandya with a boundary off the first ball. The scoring rate now climbing up to 8 an over.

End of Over 8: Colin Ingram getting a move on. The South Africa batsman cut Pandya for a boundary to bring up Delhi’s 50 before launching the India allrounder over cow corner. Good over for Delhi as 13 come off it. They move to 62/2. Could this be the over for Delhi to bring out the big shots?

End of Over 7: Rasikh Salam returns and bowls a tidy over to conceded just four runs. Delhi still haven’t gone big, that one big over that promises to open the floodgates hasn’t arrived yet. Dhawan is 14 off 18 while Ingram, after a boundary off the second ball has been kept to singles. Delhi 49 for 2, scoring at seven an over.

End of Over 6: And just as we pointed out, Dhawan unleashes a cracking cover drive to pick up his first boundary. Hardik Pandya gives away five singles off the remaining over. Delhi scoring at a steady pace to reach 45/2 and with that the first strategic time-out has been taken.

End of Over 5: Jasprit Bumrah given the ball and he starts off in his typical, tidy manner. Just three singles taken as Delhi reach 36 for 2. Shikhar Dhawan (6 off 12) struggling to get a move on.

End of Over 4: SIX and OUT! Iyer was looking in great touch as he launched another lofted cover drive to bring up his first MAXIMUM. But the next delivery, McClenaghan struck for the second wicket as Iyer was out caught at cover, where the big man Kieron Pollard pulled off a one-handed stunner to send back the Delhi skipper. The over was capped off by a boundary from Colin Ingram. Delhi 33 for 2.

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End of Over 3: Delhi getting a move on thanks to some freebies from Rasikh Salam. Shreyas Iyer gets off the mark with a boundary, an scintillating aerial cover drive. Two balls later, Salam oversteps for the second time in two overs, and an in-form Iyer guides the free-hit between short-third man and gully to take Delhi to 22 for 1.

End of Over 2: A successful over for Mumbai as McClenaghan gets the first breakthrough. Prithvi Shaw began the over with a front-foot pull over mid-on for a four, but the experienced New Zealand fast bowler got his man the next ball as Shaw edges a ball outside off to de Kock. Shaw departs, Mumbai off to a fine start. Delhi 11 for 1 after 2 overs.

8:05PM: Quite an eventful start to the match. Young Rasikh Salam starts off with a no-ball, followed by Shikhar Dhawan offering a catch off the free-hit. His third delivery squares up Dhawan, followed by a slight misfield off the fifth delivery. Tight start from Mumbai to give just 6 runs in the first over. Rasikh possesses a sleek build but has constantly bowled over 130 in that opening over.

8:00PM: Action about to get underway. 17-year-old Rasikh Salam has the new ball, up against Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. Here we go, first over coming up.

7:52PM: It’s quite a surprising Playing XI from Mumbai. No Ishan Kishan or Mayank Markande. Instead, they have gone ahead with Yuvraj Singh at No. 5, promoting Krunal Pandya at No. 4. Fresh season, fresh tactics you’d believe? Delhi, on the other hand, have found no place for Hanuma Vihari, and included Colin Ingram and Rahul Tewatia. The pace bowling attack looks extremely potent with Ishant, Rabada and Boult. Fascinating contest on the cards here, laides and gentlemen!

Mumbai Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah

Delhi Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma

TOSS: Mumbai have won the toss at the Wankhede Stadium and Rohit Sharma has decided to bowl against the Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi.

7:10PM: A bit of history. The last time Mumbai and Delhi played each other in the Indian T20 League, it was a bitter exit for Mumbai after the already-eliminated Delhi had spoiled the party for the three-time champions, whose campaign came to a halt with the loss. Sure, it’s a fresh season but Mumbai, who trail 11-12 to Delhi in head-to-head encounters, and would want to level the equation. Stay tuned, the toss is coming up soon.

Hello and welcome to our match coverage of match three of the Indian T20 League between three-time league champions Mumbai and rechristened Delhi franchise at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday.

The last time Mumbai played Delhi in the Indian T20 League, the three-time champions, fighting to stay in contention for the Playoffs, fell short by 11 runs, with the already eliminated Delhi spoiling the part for Rohit Sharma and Co. Head-to-head, Delhi have a slender 12-11 lead over Mumbai in the Indian T20 League, and having endured defeats in both matches last season, a wounded Mumbai would want to start their campaign on a high at home. (READ: Hurt Mumbai Indian eager for tunraround)

For Mumbai, there ought to plenty concerns surrounding the workload management for the likes of Rohit, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah, three players who are a sure-shot certainty for the World Cup. Individually too, after an underwhelming season last year, all these three players promise to be highly motivated to start Mumbai’s run with a win. Each time Mumbai have started well in a tournament, they’ve made it to the Playoffs. Last year, they lost the first three matches and were left to play catch-up. (READ: Delhi hope for ‘Capital’ gains)

Yet another season, Delhi form a strong team on paper, but replicating it on the field is what poses to be a challenge for a side that’s come under heavy criticism for under-performing. This year though, the composition looks a whole lot better than the previous seasons and the presence of international cricketers in their ranks should pave way for better results. Will Delhi be able to snap their barren run? Or will turn out to be another season of more misses than hits? Sunday marks the beginning.