Young Mumbai spinner Mayank Markande, who is now the highest wicket-taker of the ongoing IPL 2018 tournament, has retained the Purple Cap. Shikhar Dhawan and Mumbai Indians' favourite, Mayank Markandey, was the actual hero of the match because Dhawan made a fighting 45 runs, while Mayank Markande got four-wickets in his spell. "Learnt lots of things, especially for the batsmen that until the match is not finished, everyone should take the responsibility and play till the end", he said. Moreover the inconsistent Jasprit Bumrah has made the Mumbai Indians a changed side altogether. Delhi have a quality team and with players like Gautam Gambhir, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Moris, there is talent and quality and the team just has to believe in themselves.
Delhi openers Gautam Gambhir and Jason Roy started the innings on the front foot against MI bowlers Hardik Pandya and Akila Dananjaya. The team will need its bowlers, including Amit Mishra, Trent Boult and Mohammed Shami, to up their ante in order to put up a strong fight. Roy was more brute force, striking clean to easily find the boundaries.
Little known Rinku Singh could also face the axe after failing to repay the trust shown on him in the first two games.
The Final Over: With 11 runs required for victory, Mustafizur Rahman had ball in hand with Roy looking to complete the job for Delhi.
Ishan Kishan came in at No.3 and impressed with his batting with a quick 44 in 23 deliveries. Bowled. Krunal Pandya comes in. As a result, they went into the last over requiring 11 runs to win. Yadav out! 53 runs (32) lbw Rohit Sharma comes to crease, just four runs off the over. This is Mumbai Indians' fastest Fifty in the tournament.
The West Indies southpaw, who hasn't really announced his arrival this season with paltry scores of naught and 29 in the first two matches, spent over two hours in the nets constantly dispatching the white ball into the stands. Yadav and Lewis hit a 4 and 6 respectively. Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis plundered 84 off the Powerplay, but a slump in which five wickets fell for 21 allowed them to get only 194, a below-par total on a belting batting pitch. The hopes from local boy Shreyas Iyer, apart from captain Gambhir, Rishabh Pant, Australian Glenn Maxwell, Englishman Jason Roy and Kiwi Colin Munro are much but the fireworks have been missing. The misfortune continued for Mumbai as they lost to Delhi Daredevils in an encounter that stretched to the last ball yet again.