It was a odd, albeit entertaining, match by some accounts.
Reflecting on Mumbai's performance, Bond said his team could have done better, though it came close to winning the IPL T20 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad yesterday.
Despite Roy's innings, Daredevils needed 11 off the final over. Roy put the game to rest with a four and six off the first two balls, but keeping with the trend of the game, the next three deliveries were dots.
Where did MI lose it? Mumbai finished on 147/8 from 20 overs. For MI Suryakumar Yadav scored the maximum runs - 53 on 32 balls whereas, DD's Jason Roy bagged 91 runs on 53 balls for his team. The pair added another eighteen runs before disaster struck. While MI lost both their matches very closely, firstly to CSK and then SRH.
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"We had a couple of costly dropped catches, we dropped (Sam) Billings on nine, and he played superbly, played some really good shots, also we didn't bowl our best to him".
Roy made up for a struggling Gautam Gambhir, ensuring Daredevils had a brisk run rate even as the captain scored at a run a ball. Under pressure, Roy took another swing at an offcutter from Mustafizur. Pant departed for 47 in 25 balls.
By targetting the right bowlers. The legspinner was only introduced after the powerplay, but that did not deter Pant and Roy.
It came down to 11 runs in the last over. Similar treatment was meted out to IPL debutant Akila Dhanajaya. The spinner bowled brilliant first three overs conceding 17 runs and picking up 2 wickets. Delhi bowlers, who have spilled runs in abundance, will likewise need to venture up and strike customary hits to contain Mumbai's solid batting line-up. "We bowled well on a flat wicket". And by the time it was done, Mumbai were left ruing a batting slide as Delhi Daredevils chased down 195 off the final ball. Delhi bowlers Boult, Shami, Nadeem, and Christian saw no respite fro the batsmen, as they were hit for more than 10 runs in an over.
Rohit has so far failed to lead from the front for Mumbai while the likes of West Indians Elvin Lewis, Kieron Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav have also not fired.
MI will take on Delhi Daredevils at home on Saturday while SRH will face Kolkata Knight Riders in an away fixture on the same day.