OUT! McClenaghan finally breaks the partnership. Samson holes out.
It’s a full toss outside off, Samson looks to go downtown but ends up mistiming it straight into the hands of Southee at long off.
Pawan Negi is the new batsman.
After 15 overs, Delhi 110/3 ( Sanju Samson 52 , JP Duminy 19)
Samson has kept the scoreboard ticking with one odd boundary every over. Meanwhile Mumbai have suffered a couple of blows as Buttler and Pandya were involved in a collision at deep square leg fence and both went off the field. Pandya seems to have hurt more than the English man. Duminy hammered one off Pollard over long on for six. Southee, however, in his comeback over bowled a tight over giving away just 7 runs. 26 runs off the last 3 overs.
Most runs for Sanju Samson by opponent #MI – 337 #KXIP – 199#KKR – 120 #DDvMI
A very crucial innings so far. His fifth in IPL and 3rd against MI, he seems to have a special liking for MI. Four fours and a six in his innings so far.
After 12 overs, Delhi 84/3 ( Sanju Samson 39 , JP Duminy 7)
Harbhajan and Krunal bowl a couple of tight overs, giving away five runs each. But then Samson breaks the shackles as he hammers a huge six straight down the ground off Harbhajan and follows up with a slog sweep four through deep square leg. He then punches one through covers for a couple. 24 runs off the last three overs. DD still in rebuilding process because of losing regular wickets.
After 9 overs, Delhi 60/3 ( Sanju Samson 20 , JP Duminy 3)
MI has pulled this back really well. Hardik along with Krunal and Harbhajan have done a ver good job in last three overs. 19 runs and two wickets off it. Krunal is varying his pace as well as lengths really well, while Harbhajan has bowled dicsiplined lines. Hardik got the wicket of Shreyas Iyer while Harbhajan removed Karun Nair. DD need a partnership here.
OUT! Harbhajan has the last laugh. Nair walks back.
Nair ad hit a spanking reverse sweep off the first ball of Harbhajan’s spell. Five balls later, he goes for a slog sweep but ends up top edging it straight into the hands of Southee at long leg. Harbhajan gives him the typical ‘Good bye’ send off.
JP duminy is the new batsman.
OUT! Iyer’s poor form continues. Hardik Pandya strikes.
A poor shot. It’s full outside off, Iyer, without any feet movement, looks to slog across the line, ends up getting an outside edge, Rayudu at deep cover pouches a very good running catch.
Karun Nair is the new batsman.
After 6 overs, Delhi 41/1 ( Shreyas Iyer 18 , Sanju Samson 10)
Iyer and Samson have started to up the ante. It was the former who took on McClenaghan and hammered him for a four and six to end the fourth over. He thumped one straight back over McClenaghan’s head and then slapped one over cover for a staggering six. Bumrah was then introduced into the attack and Samson got is first boundary as he lofted one over mid on. Krunal Pandya was another bowling change and he bowled a tight over, nearly removing Iyer who got a leading edge over Pandya’s head for a single. Krunal varied his pace really well in that over. 25 runs off the last 3 overs.
After 3 overs, Delhi 16/1 ( Shreyas Iyer 3 , Sanju Samson 1)
A decent start from Mumbai Indians. Quintin De Kock started off in style. He drove the first ball straight back down the ground for four and then followed up with a lovely drive through covers for consecutive fours. Southee however hits back and concedes just two runs off the next four balls. McCleneghan then built the pressure in the next over giving away just one run in five balls and that helped him get the wicket De Kock off the final ball. Southee then followed up with a frugal over giving away just 5 runs.
OUT! McCleneghan gets the BIG one. De Kock departs.
Five good deliveries had built the pressure. De Kock succumbed to that pressure as he looked to swing across the line but got a n outside edge to point where Hardik Pandya takes a simple catch.
Sanju Samson is the new batsman.
Right! The DD openers = Quinton de Kock and Shreyas Iyer have made their way out to the middle. Tim Southee will start off proceedings.
DD XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, JP Duminy, Chris Morris, Pawan Negi, Zaheer Khan (c), Amit Mishra Mohammed Shami, Imran Tahir.
MI XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah.DD XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, JP Duminy, Chris Morris, Pawan Negi, Zaheer Khan (c), Amit Mishra Mohammed Shami, Imran Tahir.
MI XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah.
Toss time! Mumbai Indians win the toss, and skipper Rohit Sharma elects to field. Rohit talks about batting under the lights being the safer option at the Kotla. No changes in the MI lineup, while Delhi have opted to bring Imran Tahir in place of Carlos Brathwaite in their only change of the match.
Hello and welcome to Firstpost’s live coverage of the IPL 2016 match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Saturday. This is Jigar Mehta, and I will be presenting to you the live updates of the match.
Delhi Daredevils (DD) will be keen to extend their new-found momentum by winning the third consecutive Indian Premier League (IPL) match when they clash against Mumbai Indians (DD) at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Saturday.
Daredevils, helmed by new skipper Zaheer Khan, began with a bump, getting beaten by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), raising fears of yet another disappointing campaign that has been their story in the short history of the IPL tournament.
But unlike previous editions, the Daredevils have found an answer to overturn their false start, beating Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore subsequently.
These two victories were achieved as comfortably as they were beaten by KKR, inspiring confidence within the team.
The victories have lifted the Delhi boys to a healthy third in the standings with four points from three matches, in contrast to their opponents, who also have four points but have played two more.
Mumbai have been a victim of their inconsistency, incidentally also winning against Punjab and Bangalore.
The defending champions, however, served error-ridden performances to go down against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), Gujarat Lions (GL) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
They have struggled to hit any rhythm but showed signs of getting their act together while successfully chasing 171 against Bangalore.
Mumbai’s batting has lacked fluency. Their opening act have been poor with only skipper Rohit Sharma showing skill and zeal to fight it out against adversity.
Rohit has led from the front, scoring two match-winning half centuries. But head coach Ricky Ponting would like to have his other batsmen offer more to the cause.
Injuries have also pegged back Mumbai with Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga ruled out of the tournament and Simmons flying back with a niggle. However, Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan has more than made up for Malinga’s absence with six wickets so far.
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (captain), Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Pawan Suyal, Jayant Yadav, Chris Morris, Sam Billings, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Imran Tahir, Mahipal Lomor, Chama Milind, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Khaleel Ahmed, Akhil Herwadkar, Pratyush Singh.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, R. Vinay Kumar, Corey Anderson, Unmukht Chand, Marchant de Lange, Siddhesh Lad, Kishore Kamath, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Jitesh Sharma, Nathu Singh, Akshay Wakhare, Martin Guptill.