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  • 7:40 PM IST

    Mumbai Indians have made it a habit to take the match to the last over. However, they are still to open their account in the IPL but hasn’t been this their style. This was a very close contest but Jason Roy kept his calm and guided the team to victory.

  • 7:12 PM IST

    What a catch by Hardik Pandya!! He has pulled out a wicket out of nothing. He covered great ground and dived to a full stretch potential to complete the catch.

  • 6:49 PM IST

    The Mumbai bowlers are leaking alot of runs. They are in search of a desperate wicket here. Rishabh Pant is just hammering the bowlers in every corner of the ground. Jasprit Bumrah has been brought back into the attack as Jason Roy completes his 50.

  • 6:12 PM IST

    Nasser Hussain stated on air, “Great start from Bumrah, best in the match so far.”

    Bumrah completes his first over by conceding only two runs. Gauti was troubled quite a bit, and we may see some counterattack (or a wicket) in the upcoming over. DD 25-0 (3).
  • 6:07 PM IST

    So far, so good for DD. Jason Roy has looked to attack from the onset, and Gauti knows such situations well enough. DD 23 for no loss after 2 overs.

  • 5:37 PM IST

    OUT! Mumbai’s batting line up is tumbling down here. Hardik doing the right thing here going for the big shot but finds Iyer in the deep. The 200 mark seems difficult for MI now. Delhi on the other hand did very well to pull things off.

  • 5:34 PM IST

    OUT! Krunal Pandya has to go back as he fine edged the ball to Rahul Tewatia. MI are now 6 down can they still manage to crawl to the 200 run mark? Debutant Akila Dananjaya on strike.

  • 5:27 PM IST

    OUT! Rohit Sharma seemed frustrated as he was finding it difficult to find the boundaries. He dismisses for 18 off 15. Hardik Pandya comes in the middle. Will the Pandya brothers take MI to 200?

  • 5:15 PM IST

    OUT! Ishan Kishan tries plays the reverse scoop but misses on this occasion as Daniel Christian hits the bails. With 2 Pandya brothers and Pollard in the dug out I don’t think MI will worry about the wicket much.

  • 5:01 PM IST

    Mumbai have kept the run flow going even after losing their openers. Ishan Kishan seems in fine touch he smashed 14 runs off the last 3 balls of the 13th over. We are surely in for a 200+ contest here.

  • 4:49 PM IST

    OUT! Suryakumar departs for 53 and it is Rahul Tewatia who is the bowler again. He is bowling a good spell here. Can Delhi pull things off from here and restrict MI from posting a huge total?

  • 4:47 PM IST

    We will surely see this opening pair more often from now on

  • 4:42 PM IST

    Out! Some sigh of relief for Delhi Daredevils. Lewis was looking dangerous with his big hitting. He tries to take on Tewatia but mistimes the shot and Jason Roy takes an easy catch near the boundary. Lewis dismissed for 48.

  • 4:40 PM IST

    100 up for MI under 9 overs. This partnership is working great for the home side. Both the players are rotating the strike well as they near their individual 50 as well.

  • 4:29 PM IST

    MI are 84/0 after 6: While Suryakumar is playing down the ground Lewis has no intentions of keeping the ball down. He has hit 3 sixes till now with last one almost out of the park. Delhi in big trouble here.

  • 4:17 PM IST

    50 up for Mumbai and it has come in the 4th over. Mumbai are off to a flyer and there are more big guns waiting in the dug out to come in. Delhi need a desperate break through here.

  • 4:10 PM IST

    DROPPED! and it was Trent Boult who is known for taking flying catches off his own bowling. Mumbai has got on to a flyer and scoring more then 10 an over. I do not want to jinx it but the opening pair seems to be working for MI.

  • 4:00 PM IST

    The Players are out in the middle and it is Suryakumar Yadav to open with Evin Lewis. Rohit Sharma will come to bat at one down. Wise decision? time will tell that. Suryakumar has played some fearless innings in both the matches.

  • 3:34 PM IST

    Akila Dananjaya to make his IPL debut replacing Ben Cuttings and Hardik Pandya is back in the side for Pradeep Sangwan. The exclusion of Ben Cuttings reduces a batting option for MI.

  • 3:30 PM IST

    Delhi Daredevils opt to bowl

  • 3:29 PM IST

    Pitch report: There is grass and dryness. With both teams boasting of spinners. It looks to be ideal for them.

  • 3:28 PM IST

    Good Afternoon. The Wankhede stadium is expected to be packed with EAS students present to watch the match.

Both the teams have been winless in the tournament so far and after this match one of them will carry the same tag © AFP
Both the teams have been winless in the tournament so far and after this match one of them will carry the same tag © AFP

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the VIVO IPL 2018. We head to the Match No. 9 of the tournament with Mumbai Indians (MI) taking on Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both the teams enter the contest with no wins. Delhi have looked rusty so far in 2018 IPL. MI, on the other hand, lost two thrillers. The only advantage for them as they head into this contest is the head-to-head record over Delhi. MI have an upper hand with 11 wins from 20 matches. Delhi were undone by the assault of KL Rahul in the first game. The second game they were unfortunate as the rains got the better of them. As for the players, Gautam Gambhir scored an attractive fifty in the only innings he batted, while the others are yet to portray their skills. Colin Munro’s batting woes would have to be rectified if he needs to justify his selection in IPL. DD would also expect plenty of runs from Glenn Maxwell who is expected to play his 199th T20 game. As for the DD bowlers, Trent Boult led the way amongst the pacers against RR. Rahul Tewatia has also impressed and therefore DD had the confidence to drop Amit Mishra in their last game. If there has been any game changer for MI it has been Mayank Markande. His bowling has been the plus point for MI despite their losses. Hardik Pandya, too, is expected to be fit for the clash. If he does, then Ben Cutting might lose his spot who had tough time with the bat and ball against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). MI’s premier bowler Jasprit Bumrah is just a wicket away from 50 IPL wickets. MI’s top-order needs attention and it begins with their skipper Rohit Sharma. If he sets the tone at the top the remaining batsmen can follow suit. Squads: 

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh
Delhi Daredevils: Glenn Maxwell, Colin Munro, Gautam Gambhir(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Chris Morris, Vijay Shankar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami, Jason Roy, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett
Editorial team of CricketCountry.