IPL 2018: MI vs DD: 5 reasons why Mumbai Indians lost
Both Mumbai and Delhi came into the match with back to back losses in their previous two games. Hence, it was a vital game for both the teams. As has been the trend in this year’s IPL, Gautam Gambhir won the toss and asked Mumbai Indians to bat first.
The Mumbai side got off to a blistering start courtesy some explosive hitting by Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav.
The duo smashed Delhi’s bowlers all over the park. Delhi’s bowlers managed to apply the brakes on the scoring rate at the fag end of Mumbai’s innings.
Chasing a stiff target of 195, Delhi daredevils rode on some exhilarating stroke play from Jason Roy and Rishabh Pant to stumble home in another tight encounter.
Let us have a look at the five reasons why the Mumbai Indians lost the exciting contest.
#1 Failure to capitalise on a strong startRohit Sharma's woes with the bat continue in the IPL
Mumbai got off to a dream start courtesy some lusty hitting by Lewis and Yadav. Having amassed 84 runs of the powerplay, Mumbai looked set to score in excess of 220.
However, some ordinary batting combined with some good bowling from Delhi meant that they could not even cross the 200 mark.
Rahul Tewatia bowled a tight spell in the middle and got the crucial wickets of the openers. Maxwell also chipped in with some tight overs, conceding 21 runs off his three overs.
These two managed to put a stranglehold on Mumbai’s scoring rate as Rohit Sharma failed to get going.