IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils, Five best matches
Relive the best encounters between these two IPL giants.
The stage is set for a fascinating showdown between the two heavyweights of the tournament as the Mumbai Indians host the Delhi Daredevils in the second match of the doubleheader on Saturday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The home team are returning to their fortress after a thumping eight-wicket win over the Kings XI Punjab at Indore while the boys from Delhi lost to the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 15 runs in a nail-biting finish.
The two teams have been involved in some fiercely contested battles ever since the inception of the Indian Premier League in 2008.
Let us relive the five epic encounters between these two sides:
#1 Delhi Daredevils won by 10 runs, April 23rd 2016, Delhi
The first match in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League between the two sides at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi witnessed the hosts register a 10 run win over the Mumbai Indians in a closely fought encounter.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl first, giving their established bowling unit a chance to exploit the conditions on offer at the fresh Kotla wicket. The move, however, did not pay many dividends as the boys from Delhi batted extremely well and scored 164 for the loss of four wickets in their allotted quota of 20 overs.
Sanju Samson anchored the innings by scoring 60 in 48 balls and was well supported by JP Duminy who remained unbeaten on 49. The duo helped the Daredevils post a competitive first innings total.
The run chase for the Mumbai Indians was always going to be tricky and required the whole batting unit to step up and contribute. Barring Rohit Sharma’s 65 in 48 balls, none of the other batsmen converted their starts into a substantial score resulting in their downfall as the Mumbai Indians eventually fell short by 10 runs.
Samson was awarded the Man of the Match for his well-compiled half century.