Asked about last night's match going down to the wire with the victory coming off the last ball, Rashid said such things happen in T20 cricket and it was a learning experience for his team. He has hit 41 off 20 as of now and is scoring more runs with Lewis on the other side of the pitch.
After losing the toss and being put into bat, Mumbai opened their innings with orange cap holder Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis.
Both the batsman cleared the boundary ropes easily as runs began to flow thick and fast. He first removed Lewis, who was caught near mid-off, on an individual score of 48 off 28 balls. Delhi bowlers, who have spilled runs in abundance, will likewise need to venture up and strike customary hits to contain Mumbai's solid batting line-up. However, along with that, the unit also needs to handle their nerves well given that they've lost all the three matches after dragging it to a nail-biting finish. Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis squash Delhi Daredevils bowler.
The run rate was 14 after the first 6 overs of mandatory powerplay and they added 102 runs for the opening wicket in 9 overs. After his three-wicket haul in his IPL debut against CSK, Markande accounted for the dismissals of four of the top five SRH wickets and straightaway confirmed a belief that MI's fortunes would largely hinge on his capacity to take wickets a bagful. Four runs off the over. Mumbai finished on 147/8 from 20 overs. Pollard couldn't inflict major damage as the Australian all-rounder dismissed him for a golden duck in the very next delivery. Despite Rohit Sharma's having not performed as expected, MI can feel positive due to the fact that DD has only ever won one match at Wankhede. However, there was some drame left as Roy could not score a single of the next three balls.
"There were chances today, we could have played little bit smarter, just kicked on and probably got a score of 160, 170, which would have been really tough against our bowling attack", Bond said at the post- match conference.
Jason Roy and Rishabh Pant. Cummins has been replaced by New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne, who turned out for the Bangalore franchise in the last two seasons. While he shared a 50-run partnership with skipper Gautam Gambhir (15) for the opening wicket, the opener also stitched a crucial 69 and 60-run partnership with Rishabh Pant (47) and Shreyas Iyer (27) respectively. With the Mumbai Indians fighting back, Delhi still needed 11 runs off the last ball bowled by Bangladeshi pacer Mustafizu Rahman.
Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils will be seen battling it out at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on Saturday, hoping to secure their first win in the Indian Premier League 2018.