Included in the DD side at the expense of Colin Munro, Roy showed his prowess with a sizzling display as the Englishmen smashed his career best T20 score to pull off a tricky last ball victory. Although the equation was simple, the final run was not with the Bangladeshi quick bowling three dot balls in a row to leave Roy needing one run from the final ball with pressure mounting. Mumbai's lower-order batsmen, though, failed to sustain the tempo and the total fell well below what the openers had promised. After Captain Gautam Gambhir (15) was dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman (4-25-1), Rishabh Pant (47) and Roy launched an attack on the MI bowlers in a 69-run stand.
While their five-wicket defeat to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's CSK in a nail-biting game was more down to misfortune, SRH rolled over the purple brigade with bat and ball barring the 12 overs from KKR's spinners which made the modest chase of 139 look hard. Skipper Rohit Sharma scored a meagre 18 while the normally big-hitting Kieron Pollard went for a duck. On their sixth attempt, however, they outplayed the hosts by first restricting them to 138 for 8 in 20 overs, before chasing down the total rather comfortably in the end, remaining unbeaten in three games so far this season with a five-wicket win on Saturday (April 14) with an over to spare. Winning the toss, DD captain Gautam Gambhir chose to bowl first. Yadav blitzed his way to 53 off 32, and Evin Lewis came good with 48 off 28 at the other end.
One person has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 24-year-old woman during an IPL match at Wankhede Stadium yesterday, a senior police official said on Sunday. "We did not start that well with the ball, but we brought it back extremely well, and then with the bat", Roy told Pant in an interaction for IPLT20.com.
Tewatia then trapped Surya in front of the wicket as Mumbai lost two quick wickets. They brutally punished Boult as 15 runs came in his second over, with Yadav hitting two fours and Lewis striking his first six. Ishan Kishan follwed it up with another crucial contribution as he balsted his way to 44 off just 23 balls. The left-hander took a liking for leg-spinners Mayank Markande and Akila Dananjaya, sweeping and slogging them at will. Yadav felt that despite Mumbai Indians' batting tapering off, the target was one they could have defended. "The comeback was unbelievable by the bowlers and hopefully we continue doing the same things", Iyer said after the match.