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Monday, 22 April 2013

DD vs MI - M28 Report & Stats: IPL 2013

Match Report:

Even Sir Viv, in his advisory capacity for the Delhi Daredevils would not have expected the opening pair of Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene to do what they did on Sunday evening. 

His pep talk ensured the Delhi Daredevils destroyed all confidence Mumbai Indians built up when batting first and has helped create an aura around the team, an aura the rest of oppositions will fear henceforth. 

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Delhi Daredevils captain Mahela Jayawardene tosses the coin as Mumbai Indians captain Ricky Ponting calls during match 28 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League between The Delhi Daredevils and the Mumbai Indians held at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi on the 21st April 2013
After eight consecutive defeats stretching back to last season, six this season, Delhi Daredevils finally came good as they destroyed the Mumbai Indians by nine wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.  (Also Read: Need to stop the slide: Johan Botha)

MI posted 161 on the back of half centuries from Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma but Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene made mockery of the target as they put on a century and half partnership to see DD home comfortably with 18 balls to spare.

Chasing a stiff 162 for victory, Sehwag was given an early reprieve as Jasprit Bumrah dropped him on 2 off Munaf Patel. Bumrah's second over was taken apart for 17 runs as Sehwag smashed two boundaries. Sehwag and Jayawardene continued their assault with four boundaries to take 17 more runs from Munaf Patel to bring up the 50 in just the 5th over. 

From then the pair were in a punishing mood as they kept the run-rate at 10-an over with Sehwag, back to his belligerent best and the runs just flowed. 

Jayawardene too played some sensational strokes as DD were at 102 for 0 at the halfway stage, needing just 60 of as many deliveries. Sehwag hit Harbhajan Singh for consecutive boundaries through point in the 13th over. Lasith Malinga provided some respite for MI dismissing Jayawardene (59) but not before he along with Sehwag had put on 151 runs. 

DD reached the target with Sehwag undefeated on 95, the highest total by an individual this season, eclipsing Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 93 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bengaluru. .

Earlier MI won the toss and elected to bat. They started slowly scoring just seven runs in the first three overs before Roelof van der Merwe had Dwayne Smith (7) caught at mid-off. Dinesh Karthik (2) was run out by Umesh Yadav as he got a touch to Tendulkar's straight drive which broke the stumps at the non-striker’s end. MI managed only 24 runs from their power play. 

Tendulkar then deposited Agit Agarkar over the midwicket fence for the first six in the 7th over. Rohit Sharma continued his good form with massive sixes off Van der Merwe and Andre Russell to set the stadium on fire.

Tendulkar was given a life on 37 when Shahbaz Nadeem did not hold on to a return catch. Sharma then hit two boundaries off Yadav's 13thover. Tendulkar and Sharma put on 96 runs for the third wicket as the MI bandwagon rolled on. Sharma bought up his 17th IPL fifty in the 15thover with a boundary off Irfan Pathan. Yadav finally had Tendulkar (54) caught by David Warner. Sharma (73) continued the assault with two sixes off Agarkar before perishing in the penultimate over. MI finished at 161 for 4 from their 20 overs. 

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Ashley Lobo from the show Indian's Dancing Superstar presents the Star Plus Nayi Soch Award to Virender Sehwag of Delhi Daredevils and Delhi Daredevils captain Mahela Jayawardene during match 28 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League between The Delhi Daredevils and the Mumbai Indians held at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi on the 21st April 2013 
Man-of-the-Match: Virender Sehwag 

Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians 161 for 4 (Rohit Sharma 73, Umesh Yadav 2-31) lost to Delhi Daredevils 165 for 1 in 17 overs (Virender Sehwag 95*, Lasith Malinga 1-26) by 9 wickets.

Stats Highlights:

2: Number of century partnerships forged by the pair of Mahela Jayawardene and Virender Sehwag in IPL. They became only the third opening pair to participate in two century stands after Swapnil Asnodkar and Graeme Smith (for Rajasthan Royals) and Murali Vijay and Michael Hussey (for Chennai Super Kings). Interestingly the last time these two had opened the batting together against Mumbai Indians, they had put on 135 runs without being separated!

7: Number of batsmen to aggregate 2000 runs in IPL. Sehwag joins Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle and Jacques Kallis.

9.4: Overs taken by Delhi Daredevils to race to their hundred – fastest for any side in IPL 2013. Pune Warriors India (v Rajasthan Royals) and Rajasthan Royals (v Mumbai Indians) had taken 11.2 overs to reach the three-figure mark.

12: David Warner ended on the winning side after seeing 12 consecutive defeats across different formats – two ODIs v Sri Lanka, four Tests against India and six matches in IPL.

24: Mumbai Indians’ power-play score – lowest for any team in IPL 2013, along with Pune Warriors India (v Kings XI Punjab at Pune). Mumbai Indians’ previous lowest in this edition was 26 against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur.

86: Number of wickets taken by Lasith Malinga in IPL – most by any bowler. He moved ahead of Amit Mishra’s tally of 85.

95: Sehwag’s innings – highest for any batsman in IPL 2013. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli had made an unbeaten 93 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

151: Runs added by Jayawardene and Sehwag for the opening wicket – highest partnership for any wicket in IPL 2013. It was also Delhi Daredevils’ highest partnership for any wicket against Mumbai Indians.

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Rinki Dhingra President, Multinational Banking, Yes Bank presents the Yes Bank Maximun Sixes Award to Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians during match 28 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League between The Delhi Daredevils and the Mumbai Indians held at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi on the 21st April 2013
Post-match ceremony

Ricky Ponting: "I'm not sure (what happened there). I thought 161 was going to be a competitive total. Our lines and lengths were way off. They had the momentum in the first six overs.. Sehwag and Mahela were outstanding today, they were too good today for us. The ball didn't swing, it hasn't swung all tournament at this venue, that is why we left out Mitch Johnson. You cna't argue with the balance, but the execution was way off."

Mahela Jayawardene: "I was smiling in the last two games as well when I came to speak to you. The guys have shown plenty of character, Viru batted really well, it was good to watch from the non-striker's end. We still can improve. 161 was a good score, we needed a good start, we needed to set up a platform."

Man of the Match is Virender Sehwag: "You could say the wind favoured Delhi today. We were focused on training hard, on our fitness. When I'm batting well, I try to control the match. Viv Richards also spoke about bluffing, he said even if a batsman feels scared inside he should show that he is confident." Sehwag's quotes have been translated from Hindi, which isn't my strongest language.

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Alexander George Muthoot Director of Muthoot Group presents the Man of the Match Award to Virender Sehwag of Delhi Daredevils during match 28 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League between The Delhi Daredevils and the Mumbai Indians held at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi on the 21st April 2013

source: iplt20.com

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