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177/5 (20)
179/6 (18.2)
DC won by 4 wickets
Player of the match: Kuldeep Yadav
 
So, that's that from this first of the double header, Delhi Capitals did pull off a heist, they were down and out but Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel turned out to be the heroes in the end. Head out to the second game of the double header that's happening between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. On behalf of my colleague and dear friend, Pratyush Rohra, this is Pradeep signing off, stay safe and take care!
Rohit Sharma (Captain, Mumbai Indians): Felt it was a good total on the board, at the beginning we didn't feel like we would get to 170+ but we batted really well throughout. Runs on the board but we didn't bowl per our plans we had for the opposition. It was never the talk (Not winning the tournament opener since 2012), we always prepare ourselves for every game irrespective of the opposition or the stage of the tournament, our main goal is to win every game that we play. We did make some mistakes on the field but such things do happen on the cricket field. Gutted but it's not the end!

Kuldeep Yadav has been awarded the Player of the match for his sensational spell of bowling that jolted Mumbai's progress!
Tim Seifert: Everything is going great. It's a great way to start the campaign, for me personally and also the team, with a win. It was entertaining. T20 cricket at its best. We showed the fighting character and took it till the end. We can take that. (On Pollard's catch) Sometimes you just have to stick the mits out. It was nice to get that. We know what Pollard can do, so it was good to get rid of him. We've been here for about a week now and it's been excellent. (On Ponting) We talk cricket and the interactions have been exciting. Looking forward to keep on working with him. 
Delhi Capitals won the game by 4 wickets! Lalit Yadav 48(38)* | Axar Patel 38(17)* | Basil Thampi 4-0-35-3 | Murugan Ashwin 4-0-14-2

What a game it turned out to be, Delhi Capitals were down and out around the 15th over, it all started to change since that Bumrah's over of the 16th. Axar and Lalit clobbered him for 15 of that over and they started the heist from there on. 

Delhi started off brilliantly with Tim Seifert going berserk right from the word go, showed why he is someone shouldn't be taken lightly and it's a good problem to have for Delhi as when Warner comes back, they have a lot of options to choose. 

Murugan Ashwin was introduced in the powerplay who pegs back Delhi by picking up two wickets in the same over and then Thampi sends Pant back to the hut, suddenly Delhi are three down inside the powerplay. They needed someone to steer the chase, Lalit Yadav was joined by Rovman Powell but he too fell cheaply later on. 

Lalit and Shardul joined hands, Shardul showed his class and kept clobbering the boundaries at his will, Delhi even though kept losing wickets were in the game as their batters managed to find boundaries more often. Shardul Thakur was then removed by Thampi who's had a splendid day till then. 

Axar and Lalit then had the onus to take the game deep but this partnership turned out to be a match winning one for Delhi. Mumbai had a brilliant chance to break it as Thampi comes back and Lalit hits one straight to the long-on where David spills a sitter which proved to be costly in the end. 

Bumrah had an off-day, so as Daniel Sams who were taken for cleaners today. Thampi and Murugan Ashwin impressed but just wasn't enough for Mumbai Indians to win this first encounter. Rohit Sharma will head back to the drawing board and see where things went wrong and then reassess the situation a bit before their next game.
Game, set and match. Delhi Capitals stormed to victory with 10 deliveries to spare. Mumbai Indians thinking where did it all go wrong, plenty to ponder, another tournament opener loss for Mumbai Indians!
19.0
18.2 Jasprit Bumrah to Axar Patel, FOUR! DELHI PULL OFF A HEIST! It's been that sort of day for Bumrah. Full and down the leg side on this yorker as Axar flicks it away past short fine leg to wrap up an improbable win for his side! Mumbai Indians continue their trend of losing their first game of the tournament. Delhi Capitals win by 4 wickets.
3 needed now!
18.1 Jasprit Bumrah to Lalit Yadav, into the block hole angled into the toes, Yadav manages to squeeze it out behind square on the leg side. Ambles across to the other end
Bumrah [3-0-38-0] is back for his fourth over!
Delhi were down and out about 20 mins ago, they are right back in it and on top of the game now and need just 4 of the last 12 deliveries. Can Mumbai make a grand come back to win this? It's not over till it's over folks, don't miss out any of the the action and it's getting streamed right on Disney+ Hotstar!
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174 /6 score
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cricket bat icon Lalit Yadav
47 (37)
cricket bat icon Axar Patel *
34 (16)
cricket ball icon Daniel Sams
0 /57
17.6 Daniel Sams to Axar Patel, has that gone all the way? Yes. SIX! Full toss angled into Axar, who can just heave this away to clear the square leg ropes. Terrific over for DC. 24 runs coming off it! Game, set, and almost match, right there! 
17.5 Daniel Sams to Lalit Yadav, full delivery on middle and leg, Yadav clips it to long-on to get to the other end
17.4 Daniel Sams to Lalit Yadav, FOUR! In the slot again outside off-stump, Yadav picks his gap and drives it in the gap at wide long-off to pick up a boundary. Down to less than a run a ball now!
Delhi Capitals need 15 runs in 15 balls now!
These two are turning it on for Delhi! That drop catch is getting costlier and costlier for Mumbai!
17.3 Daniel Sams to Lalit Yadav, SIX! Lalit Yadav is making a name for himself! On length slower one around off and it seemed like Yadav's mistimed his pick-up shot. It's timed superbly though and it just kept flying away and the fielder at long-on could just watch this sail over his head
17.2 Daniel Sams to Axar Patel, darts in the yorker angled into the left-hander, clipped it out to deep mid-wicket for a single 
17.1 Daniel Sams to Axar Patel, SIX! AXAR, YOU BEAUTY! Banged in short and down the leg-side and Axar sends it miles!! All the time in the world for the pull over deep square leg for a biggie!