What might be going through the Mumbai camp right now? All those final over finishes? Games that they should have won but lost? It will take some time for them to process this season and they will surely introspect and comeback strong next season. For now, it is time to switch our focus on PUN and RAJ. Both teams are still in the hunt and it is the former facing CHN in a must-win game. Switch tabs to catch all the action. And the cricket dose does not end there. We have a special Cricbuzz Live analysis show before the playoffs begin and it is tomorrow. Do remember to tune in to that. Until next time, goodbye and take care!
The Kotla surface was not batsman friendly and Delhi after defending a total against Chennai in the previous game opted to bat, Rishabh Pant, the orange cap holder, ensured that his side post a fighting total with a 44-ball 64. It was then upto the bowlers, especially the leg-spin duo of Mishra and Lamichhane to bowl Delhi to a win and the pair did a commanding job, 8-0-55-6. But Mumbai batsmen also played some reckless shots to throw their wickets. Lewis gave them the start they needed, but once spin was introduced they capitulated. Cutting kept them in the game with his big-hitting but 18 off the final over was too big an ask for the Australian all-rounder as well. Credit to Shreyas Iyer, who went with Harshal Patel instead of Plunkett and the Indian pacer kept his nerve and delivered for his team.
MUM's last over losses in T20 League 2018:One ball v CHN, MumbaiLast ball v HYD, HyderabadLast ball v DEL, MumbaiTwo balls v RAJ, Jaipur14 runs v BLR, Bengaluru11 runs v DEL, Delhi
First time Rohit Sharma has failed to score 300 runs in an T20 League season
Ufff! Let us all take a breather first. What a game we witnessed! The defending champions, three time winners Mumbai don't make it to the playoffs. Superb performance from Delhi. Not many had given them a chance before this game considering their form and how Mumbai play in crunch games. So, to turn up and knock the defending champions out, has to be the most satisfying end to their season.
Harshal Patel to Bumrah, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mustafizur Rahman, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Harshal Patel to Cutting, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Iyer has a word with Patel. Field being changed. Pressure on!
Harshal Patel [2.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack
Jasprit Bumrah, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mumbai need 18 off the final over. Who will Iyer go to? It is going to be Harshal Patel. Cutting is the man for Mumbai. Some happy faces in the Mumbai dugout. That is good to see. Here we go..
Boult to Markande, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Markande has a free swing. It won't matter if he gets out while trying the big shot.
Pant seemed to have hurt himself. Limping back towards his mark.
So, it is 23 off 12. The season is on the line and we all know how dangerous Mumbai can be from such situations. Cutting looks calm and composed and that is a good sign for the Mumbai camp. Boult to bowl out. He starts from over the wicket..
Liam Plunkett [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack
38 off 18. Still possible but Cutting has to do everything here. He can't rely on his partners.
Trent Boult [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack
Mishra and Lamichhane together: 8-0-55-6. That is the match right there. The two leggies spun a web around the Mumbai batting line-up. Rohit sits motionless in the dugout. His team needs a miracle to chase 49 off 24 balls.
Sandeep Lamichhane [3.0-0-32-3] is back into the attack
Mayank Markande, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Timeout! Delhi might have just knocked Mumbai out of the tournament. All their key batsmen are back in the hut and only the bowlers are to follow. Cutting the last recognized batsman left and he has the hopes of a million MUM fans. Delhi are three wickets away from pulling off another win.
If MUM doesn't qualify, this will be the first time when Rohit will fail to score 300 runs in a season333 runs in 2017 was the previous lowest
Mishra to Hardik Pandya, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Amit Mishra [3.0-0-18-2] is back into the attack
Ben Cutting, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Harshal Patel to Rohit, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Harshal Patel [1.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
What that big over has done is it has brought the asking rate to below 9 and the pair can take some more time to pace this chase. Rohit has a word with Pandya and it will surely be to bat as deep as possible.
Trent Boult [1.0-0-1-0] is back into the attack
Third umpire called in for a run-out check. Delhi is not too confident. Rohit put in the dive. And he's made it in.. Not Out!
These two need to arrest the slide first before taking on the target and with the ability they have even 70 off the final five overs is not impossible.
Hardik Pandya, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Lamichhane to Krunal Pandya, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Krunal Pandya, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Lamichhane to Pollard, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Sandeep Lamichhane [1.0-0-13-1] is back into the attack
Rohit Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mishra to Lewis, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!
Iyer back in the slip.
Kieron Pollard, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mishra to Ishan Kishan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Amit Mishra, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Time for the first strategic time-out of the innings. Mumbai off to a flying start with Lewis donning the aggressor's role. Iyer has been shuffling his bowlers - who have been pretty poor with the new ball. Mumbai will hope for these two to carry on.
Liam Plunkett, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
Iyer ringing in the bowling changes. Fourth change as Harshal Patel comes on.
Harshal Patel, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Glenn Maxwell, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Trent Boult, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Boult from the other end with one slip. Good news for Mumbai is that Rohit is seen padded up, waiting for his turn in the dug-out.
Ishan Kishan, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Lamichhane to Suryakumar Yadav, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Suryakumar Yadav and Lewis are at the crease. Suryakumar Yadav is on strike. Lamichhane will open the attack