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Delhi Daredevils Win Over Mumbai Indians By Seven Wickets

By on May 8, 2009

Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils register an easy seven-wicket victory against Mumbai Indians on Friday.

Delhi openers — stand-in-captain Gautam Gambhir and David Warner got off to a good start, chasing a modest 117 against Mumbai Indians.

Even after losing David Warner and Gautam Gambhir, Delhi Daredevils were always in command.
Dwayne Bravo top-scored with 35 as Mumbai Indians were shot out for 116 by Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League match on Friday.

Bravo, along with Abhishek Nayar (18), put on 57 runs off 51 deliveries for the fifth wicket that saved Mumbai the blushes and helped them recover from a precarious 33 for four to go past the 100-mark.

Opting to bat first, Mumbai Indians started with JP Duminy (0) partnering newcomer Luke Ronchi (0) at the expense of Sanath Jayasuriya and pushed Sachin Tendulkar down to give the middle-order some stability.
But the Mumbai side had the worst possible start and they never really recovered.

Australian Ronchi, eager to get off the mark, went for a non-existent single and David Warner threw down the stumps in Dirk Nannes’ first over.

Delhi Daredevils need 117 for victory

Duminy then edged Nannes to Dinesh Karthik behind stumps and Mumbai Indians were one for two at the end of the first over.

That brought Tendulkar to the crease and he hit two sweetly-timed boundaries but perished soon, attempting a single.

At 30/3 after seven overs, Mumbai were in dire straits and they were in bigger mess when Pinal Shah (11), who got a life when Pradeep Sangwan dropped him at 5, tried to send Rajat Bhatia out of the park but holed out to Amit Mishra at long on.

Abhishek Nayar and Dwayne Bravo got together and the duo played a few lusty blows, including two sixes by the West Indian, to lend some respectability to the innings.

They put on 57 runs but fell in quick succession. Bravo (35 off 30 balls) edged Nannes to Karthik and Nayar (18 from 28 balls) then miscued a shot off Ashish Nehra and AB de Villiers lapped it up.

Harbhajan Singh and Ajinkya Rahane pushed the score beyond 100 but after they departed, the rest just caved in.


Delhi Daredevils: G Gambhir (capt), DA Warner, AB de Villiers, TM Dilshan, KD Karthik (wk), M Manhas, R Bhatia, A Mishra, P Sangwan, A Nehra, DP Nannes.

Mumbai Indians: SR Tendulkar (capt), L Ronchi, SS Tiwary, JP Duminy, DJ Bravo, AM Nayar, RR Raje, PR Shah (wk), Harbhajan Singh, SL Malinga, DS Kulkarni.

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