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IPL 2017 | Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils: Heroes and Zeroes

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In what was a roller-coaster ride of a match, hosts Mumbai Indians came on top, thanks to a splendid performance by their bowlers. Defending 142, Mumbai Indians reduced the Delhi Daredevils to 24 for 6 before the visitors fought back. But Morris' valiant effort wasn't enough to guide them over the line as they lost the match by 14 runs. Let's take a look at the heroes and zeroes of the match. 

Heroes:
Amit Mishra
The leg-spinner ran through Mumbai's top order and bowled an amazing spell for the visitors. He accounted Rohit Sharma first, who was yet again done by a leg-spinner in the IPL, dismissing him, thanks to a good catch by Cummins. He then dismissed the dangerous Krunal Pandya, when he was just about to accelerate after finding his foot. He bowled economically as well and bowled a maiden as he returned with figures of 4-0-18-2. 

Mitchell McClenaghan
The Kiwi pacer might've gone for a few extra runs in the past, but he stormed back to form, as he rattled the Delhi Daredevils' top order picking up 3 wickets in quick succession. He got his first wicket off the second ball he bowled and then went on to dismiss Shreyas Iyer and countryman Corey Anderson in the space of three deliveries. He gave the batsmen a lot to ponder about with his pace and was rewarded for it. He deservedly took home the Man of the Match award as well.

 

Chris Morris
The South African all-rounder has been in amazing form with both bat and ball. He was a tad expensive with the ball but well compensated with the bat scoring a fighting half-century. Coming into bat at a dire situation, he stitched a 91-run partnership with countryman Kagiso Rabada for the seventh wicket and didn't go down without a fight. 

 

Zeroes:
Zaheer Khan
The left-arm pacer who knows the conditions well at the Wankhede failed to lead his team properly as his expensive spell proved to be too costly on a bowler-friendly track. He went for 36 runs in his spell and kept bowling at the wrong lengths. 

Rohit Sharma
The right-hander failed yet again in the ongoing edition. He decelerated the pace of the innings after a quick start by Jos Buttler. He found it tough in the middle and failed to break the shackles as his sweep shot was galloped by Cummins at deep square leg. The skipper has failed to read the lines bowled by the leg-spinners in this edition of the Indian Premier League and it's a worrying sign for the Indian fans ahead of the Champions Trophy.

 

 

Corey Anderson
Coming into the tournament as a specialist batsman, Corey Anderson failed to register a run against Mumbai. He failed to get going and he was eventually undone by an ordinary delivery from McClenaghan. It was a golden opportunity to show his mettle and he let down his side. 

 

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