Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mumbai Indias Beat Delhi Dare Devils by 29 Runs

Mumbai Indians won their second straight match with a comprehensive 29-run win over the high-flying Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League match at the D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Sunday.

The win followed their triumph over the Kolkata Knight Riders while it was the Delhi side second defeat in six games.

Chasing 163 for a win, the Delhi team's innings began on a disastrous note with the in-form Gautam Gambhir (1) and Shikar Dhawan (1) returning to the pavillion early and reducing their side to four for two by the third over.

Captain Virender Sehwag (40) and South African AB de Villiers (21) tried to steady the ship but the latter was quite unfortunate to be run out in the non-striker's end just as he was starting to look good.

Sehwag put on a further 45-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Shoaib Malik (24) but his dismissal was callous and came in at a crucial time.


1 comment:

ashi.kacheria said...

There is no doubt that both teams played good cricket. But I think that it was Sehwag’s wicket that helped Mumbai Indians win the match. Otherwise it would have been the other way. I am sure that DaredDevils would certainly bounce back. With Sehwag’s captaincy and the perfect team combination they will win the IPL. btw they also have their own blog where they blog about their team players and matches.