Jaydev Unadkat (behind) dismissed both Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard in the 15th over © IANS (File Photo)
Jaydev Unadkat (behind) dismissed both Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard in the 15th over © IANS (File Photo)

 

May 23, 2014

 

Mumbai Indians have lost both their captain, Rohit Sharma, who was looking good in the middle, and Kieron Pollard in the 15th over as they have reached 149 for the loss of four wickets at the end of the 15th over against Delhi Daredevils. With five overs remaining in the innings, Mumbai can realistically push for the 200-run mark. After Michael Hussey’s dismissal, Kieron Pollard and Rohit kept the momentum going for the Mumbai Indians.

 

Pollard looked to attack right from the word go. Rohit too was looking fantastic touch before he was clean bowled by Jaydev Unadkat in the fifteenth over. Rohit tried to make some room and cut the ball behind backward point, but instead lost his leg stump. With two new batsmen in the centre, Delhi will be looking for some tight overs here.

 

Earlier in the innings, after Delhi had won the toss and elected to bowl first, Mumbai made a surprise change in their playing XI when they asked the umpire if they could replace an injured Praveen Kumar with Pragyan Ojha in the already announced playing XI.

 

Then, Wayne Parnell opened the bowling for Delhi. He straightaway looked to bowl full and found a wee bit of swing. Simmons who has been in prime form for Mumbai Indians opened the batting with Hussey. Hussey was the opened who opened his shoulders by essaying a fine shot through the covers for a boundary.

 

He then went after Mohammed Shami the swing bowler and compiled a boundary through the on-side. He also came down the wicket to hit Parnell for a boundary down the ground. Other than those three boundaries, Delhi have bowled with decent control till then.

 

But then, matters started to go out of hand as Hussey took the attack to the cleaners and was soon joined by Simmons too. After bringing up the fifty inside five overs, both the openers carried on. Imran Tahir then came on to bowl the ninth over, and Simmons hit him for 17 runs in the over before losing his wicket off the final ball of the over. Simmons’s wicket brought the Mumbai captain, Rohit Sharma to the centre.

 

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