Defending Champions Mumbai Indians continue their poor show as they cruise to 4th defeat and desperate to open their account as they lost to Delhi Daredevils due to their poor batting performance. However they fought with the ball but the score they put on was too less for them.

Chasing 126, DD went off to a decent start. Even though they were no lights they were in the chase with catching up with the run rate. The first breakthrough came for them in the 7th over when de Kock was removed by Corey Anderson courtesy of a stunning catch from Hussey. But Duminy and Vijay took them towards the target accelerating the score a bit.

But Rohit Sharma struck with the ball as Vijay departed in 13th over. However, his 2nd over costed 17 runs with Pietersen taking on him, almost closed their hopes. But a superb spell from Malinga delayed the win for DD as he picked Duminy and Karthik in same over and created a twist. But with less than 6 an over needed DD completed the chase just picking up singles with another 7 balls to spare.

Earlier, MI won the toss and elected to bat. Rohit opened the innings demoting Hussey. But it didn’t worked as he was run-out due to direct hit from Shami. Corey and Tare looked good playing couple of shots but both fell hitting a good shot but ending up finding de Kock in the deep. Rayudu and Hussey spent some time at the crease but failed to make up to the mark.

But some  hitting from Pollard and Gautam took them towards a decent total. They both put on 40 in 29 balls for 6th wicket before Gautam was run-out. Pollard smoked some big hits and scored a six of 100 m the longest of this season till then. Harbhajan smashed a four and Six in last over helping them to end up at 125/6.

Scorecard: DD 126/4 in 18.5 overs (M Vijay 40, SL Malinga 2/17) beat MI 125/6 in 20 overs (KA Pollard 33*, JD Unadkat 2/29) by 6 wickets.

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