Jason Roy pummels DD to a last ball victory against MI

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils IPL 2018, Match 9 Preview: MI, DD aim for turnaround after back-to-back defeats

Delhi openers Gautam Gambhir and Jason Roy started the innings on the front foot against MI bowlers Hardik Pandya and Akila Dananjaya.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad handed the Mumbai Indians their second straight loss as they escaped with a thrilling one-wicket win off the final ball of the match.

The belief was strengthened when Rishabh Pant went after leg-spinner Mayank Markande and scored a 25-ball 47 with half a dozen 4s and two sixes. However, Cutting managed to recover and gave away three runs off the next four balls, which left the Sunrisers needing one run to win off the last ball of the match. Gambhir's miscued pull eventually worked to their advantage, because Pant unleashed a flurry of reverse sweeps and paddles to take the pressure off Roy. But it all came down to the last over where DD needed 11 runs and Mustafizur Rahman had the ball in his hands. Yadav smashes a boundary in the first ball, Boult drops the catch of Lewis, 10 runs off the over. While Roy picked the ball and hit it cleanly, Gambhir on the other end struggled to get it off the middle of the bat.

Delhi have, finally, bagged two points under their pocket but remain at the sixth spot.

After being put to bat, the strategy of opening the inning with Yadav, instead of captain Rohit Sharma, and Evin Lewis worked wonderfully well, as they gave Mumbai Indians a flying start with a 102-run-stand.

The Aussie Pack: Aussies featured only on Ricky Ponting's side for this match, Dan Christian seeping 35 runs from his three overs but picking up two vital scalps back-to-back.

Today's first IPL 2018 game will see Delhi Daredevils travel to the Wankhede Stadium to take on Mumbai Indians.

Jason Roy and Rishabh Pant. However, good death-bowling ensured that they contained the home side to under 200 runs in the 20 overs. Krunal was the beneficiary on both occasions, as Delhi became 135 for 3 in 13.2 overs.

Alongside Shreyas Iyer, Roy made a push for home.

He finished with 91 not out in 53 balls (6x4, 6x6) and the match went right to the wire with DD scoring the winning run on the last ball.

Lewis was unbeaten on 37 off 16 balls while Suryakumar Yadav was batting on 41 as the Delhi bowlers erred in their lengths and were duly punished. The unbroken association of Roy and Iyer was worth 60 runs.

Roy was a big fan of the batting surface and conditions at the Wankhede claiming they are among the best in the world. The lull was worsened by Suryakumar's dismissal shortly after he had scored his second fifty in 45 IPL innings. With the pitch flat, he played through the line and was also innovative with his shot selections. The third umpire, however, did not consider that and stayed with the on-field umpire's decision.