DD vs MI: How Delhi disintegrated and crashed to the heaviest-ever IPL defeat

first_imgHello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of Match No. 45 of the IPL between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla. (LIVE SCORECARD | POINTS TABLE)Delhi Daredevils  Innings:23.09 IST: Mumbai Indians (212/3) crush Delhi Daredevils (66-all out) by 146 runs, record biggest win margin in IPL history. Karn 3/11, Harbhajan 3/22THAT’S THAT! We become the first team to qualify for the play-offs! ???????#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/TrlvtLkIKt- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 2017Another clinical performance from Mumbai. They did the job with the bat first, with Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard hitting stunning fifties. And then, with a score of 200-plus on the board, they put Delhi on the back foot early on. Took wickets early and that put a lot of pressure on the home side’s batsmen. They couldn’t recover from that as scoreboard pressure kept mounting and succumbed the Mumbai bowlers. Especially the spinners, as Harbhajan Singh and Karn Sharma took 3 wickets apiece. With this, Mumbai have become the first team to quality for the playoffs.Largest margin of victory in the IPL – we have WON BY 1?4?6? runs. ?????????#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI ?????????- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201723.08 IST: Karn to Zaheer, OUT! Delhi have been bowled out for 66. This score is one less than what they had against Punjab. Tossed up on off, Zaheer Khan lofts it high towards long off where Nitish Rana fumbles initially, but then eventually manages to hold on to it. MUMBAI WIN BY 146 RUNS! This is officially the highest margin of victory for any side in the history of the Indian T20 League.advertisementThe team turned on the style tonight to record the biggest victory in @IPL history!#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/HmmrcJWHQx- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201723.05 IST: This last-wicket pair of Zaheer and Mishra are just delaying the inevitable now. DD 66/9, need 147 from 4222.55 IST: Harbhajan to Shami, OUT! Goes for another one but this time he pays the price for it. One too many it seems for the tailender. Full on off, Shami looks to clear long on. Doesn’t middle it well and it’s straight down Kieron Pollard’s throat. Another one is out of here for Delhi. DD 57/9 in 10.4 ovs 5?8?/9? in 11 overs!Just one more scalp left and we will be chilling tonight.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201722.51 IST: Karn to Rabada, OUT! Edged and gone! Once again the Sharma pair does the trick. Karn bowls a flipper, Rabada looks to push at it but gets an outside edge and the ball flies straight to Rohit at first slip. Karn has his second. DD 48/8in 9.4 ovs 22.44 IST: Harbhajan to Cummins, OUT! Edged and gone! Sharp catch from Parthiv Patel! Harbhajan bowls it a flatter one outside off, spinning away enough to take the outside edge of Cummins’ bat, who prods forward to defend. Patel behind the stumps does well to hang on to the catch. The players appeal and the umpire raises his dreaded finger straightaway. This is a really poor performance from Delhi. DD 46/7 in 8.2 ovsA ‘doosra’ ball to get his ‘doosra’ wicket! ???#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/7zRYhONqFc- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 2017OUT! Another fine catch and another neat delivery! #Bhajji has his second. Will this end early?#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/iiLsEGjPHs- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201722.42 IST: Harbhajan to Cummins, SIX! Clean hit! Fuller delivery on middle, Cummins clears his front leg and tonks it over mid-wicket for a biggie.22.41 IST: Karn to Samuels, OUT! Rohit Sharma has taken a stunner! Flatter around middle, spinning away just a touch. Samuels looks to play with a straight bat but gets an outside edge and it flies to the right of Rohit at first slip, where the skipper flies to take an absolute beauty of a catch. The Sharma pair gets a wicket. Marlon walks back with a forlorn face. DD 40/6 in 7.4 ovs OUT! Perfect catch by #RohitSharma and Karn keeps the pattern of taking a wicket in the first over, alive. ???#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201722.38 IST: Delhi Daredevils 37/5 in 7 overs, need 176 from 78 balls. Samuels 1*, Cummins 1*22.32 IST: Malinga to Anderson, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Short and angling away, Anderson stays tall and looks to muscle it over wide long on. Fail to get enough power behind it and the ball travels towards Karn Sharma in the deep, who takes a good, clean catch. DD 35/5 in 5.4 ovs5? down.High 5?s all around!#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/BexMenvy1d- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201722.29 IST: Harbhajan to Samuels, Lbw shout! Served around middle, spinning in, Samuels goes back to defend but fails to get his bat back down in time. DD 31/4 in 5 ovs, need 182 from 90 balls advertisement22.27 IST: Harbhajan to Nair, OUT! Harbhajan strikes! And for the fourth time, a bowler has picked up a wicket in his first over. Singh expects Nair to come down the track and drags his length back. Nair does come down and looks to heave it over mid-wicket but fails to get elevation. Rohit Sharma at short mid-wicket takes a sharp catch. Delhi has lost their top order now. They are in a big, big trouble. DD 31/4 in 4.4 ovs3?1?/4? in 5 overs!This has been a fabulous start by our bowlers.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201722.24 IST: Bumrah to Nair, FOUR! Nair spoils Bumrah’s over with a boundary off the last ball. DD 26/3 in 4 ovs, need 187 more 22.20 IST: Bumrah to Pant, OUT! Pant holes out! Another Mumbai bowler strikes in his first over today. Slower back of a length delivery, angling away, Pant looks to pulls it but is early into his shot. The ball goes off the toe end straight to Simmons in the deep, who is not going to drop those. DD 20/3 in 3.2 ovs Pant’s down! We aren’t stopping now!#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/3fGl7tPxfL- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 2017OUT! Pant is gone, once again to Bumrah! Delhi are indeed Panting at 20/3#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201722.18 IST: McClenaghan to Nair, SIX! Nair on fire! Slower short delivery, angling away, Nair gets forward a touch and pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. He has taken the burden on his shoulder now. 14 runs from the over! DD 20/2 in 3 ovs, need 193 runs more 22.16 IST: McClenaghan to Nair, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Slower back of a length delivery, Karun stands tall and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.22.16 IST: McClenaghan to Nair, FOUR! Clever stuff from Nair! Back of a length delivery, angling away. Nair uses the pace of the ball and ramps it over the slip cordon for a boundary.22.13 IST: Disastrous start this for the home team with Iyer and Samson back in the hut so early. DD 6/2 in 2 ovsCongratulations to Lasith #Malinga on becoming the first player in the @IPL to breach the 150-wicket mark! ????#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/N32iz1ciVb- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201722.11 IST: Malinga to Iyer, OUT! Malinga strikes! Slow bouncer around off, Iyer goes for the pull but is early into his shot. Gets a top edge and the ball lobs straight to Harbhajan at short mid-wicket, who pouches it with ease. Mumbai are off to a great start! DD 5/2 in 1.5 ovs#Malinga gets his first wicket in his first over too! We smell something familiar. Wankhede comes to our minds.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201722.09 IST: Malinga shares the new ball. #Malinga is set to start proceedings from the other end.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201722.03 IST: OUT! Sanju has to walk. Gone first ball! Length delivery on middle, angling away, Samson geos through with his hevae and finds Simmons in the deep. The West Indian can do nothing wrong today. The inform Sanju Samson departs for a golden duck. Mumbai couldn’t have asked for a better start. DD: 4/1 (1 over)advertisementMatch 45. 0.1: WICKET! S Samson (0) is out, c Lendl Simmons b Mitchell McClenaghan, 0/1 https://t.co/KOILKdkGXc #DDvMI-  IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 6, 201721.59 IST: Delhi will need another strong bating performance tonight.Another big total on the score board and a huge task ahead.C’mon Dilli!#DDvMI #DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/pIIpz5z0kQ- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 6, 2017Mumbai Indians Innings: Delhi bowlers started off decently before receiving hammering from the two West Indian. Zaheer Khan, who returned back was the most disciplined bowler of all. Kagiso Rabada, Corey Anderson and Amith Mishra were the ones to pick up a wicket but were expensive. The least impressive of the bunch was Pat Cummins. The Australian went wicket less and conceded 59 runs in his 4 overs. However, the game is not over yet. Last time Delhi chased a target of 209 with utter ease but they are up against a mighty bowling unit. Let’s see what the second half has in store for us.It was the West Indian show as Mumbai piled up a big 212 runs on board. Lendl Simmons who came into the side tonight, got off to an excellent start. After taking his time, he went berserk and scored a 43-ball 66. The hosts would have been happy to see his back but his countryman, Keiron Pollard didn’t let them stay happy for much. He walked in at 3 and scored a magnificent 63 off just 35 balls. He remained unbeaten and with help of Hardik Pandya’s cameo at the end, took his team past the 200-run mark. Big man, big innings, big shots! Here’s how Big Polly fared tonight! ???#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/8cbh17nRPw- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201721.48 IST: Mumbai Indians post 212/3 in 20 overs against Delhi Daredevils. Simmons 66, Pollard 63*, Hardik 29* That was exhilarating! The batsmen have put us in firm control going into the innings break. ???#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/ZeTUjPtPdW- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201721.48 IST: Cummins to Hardik, Swing and a miss to end the innings. A good, good final over for Mumbai. Length ball straightening up a touch, Hardik Pandya swings and misses. MUMBAI FINISH ON 212/3!21.46 IST: Cummins to Hardik, SIX! Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Hardik stands tall and with the full swing of the bat, pulls it over mid-wicket. Clears the fence and gets another biggie. 22 off the over so far, still one ball left.SIX! He has sized up Cummins once again! Short and pulled away over mid-wicket.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201721.44 IST: Cummins to Hardik, SIX! He’s nailed that! Full and in his slot, Hardik Pandya puts this away. Gets underneath it properly and tonks it over long off for half a dozen. Brings up 200 for Mumbai and the 50-run stand with Pollard21.43 IST: Cummins to Hardik, FOUR! Another boundary. Full and outside off, Pandya carves this over backward point. Might not have timed it all that well but it’s enough to fetch him a boundary.21.41 IST: Cummins to Pollard, FOUR! Boundary off the first ball, just what Mumbai would have wanted. Cummins misses out on his wide yorker, instead bowls a low full toss outside off, Pollard gets bat on ball, times it well and hits it through the covers for a boundary.FOUR! Beautiful timing and surgically pierced! #Pollard has started the over favourably.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201721.40 IST: Rabada to Hardik, Yorker! dot ball to finish an excellent over from Rabada under the circumstances, just 7 runs conceded. MI 189/3 in 19 ovs21.37 IST: Rabada to Hardik, DROPPED! Length delivery around off, Pandya swings hard. Gets a top edge towards mid off. Iyer runs behind with the ball coming over him. Stretches his hands out, gets to it but can’t hold on to it. The batsmen amidst all this run hard and take three.21.35 IST: Anderon to Pollard, FOUR! Pollard connect this well and goes downtown. Murders it back down the ground and gets a boundary. 16 runs came off that over. MI 192/3 in 18 ovs 21.33 IST: Anderson to Hardik, SIX! Full and wide outside off, there to be hit and Hardik Pandya obliges. Crashes it over the wide long off rope for a flat biggie.SIX! Hardik has muscled the ball with sheer power!#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/SYY99Y9PGZ- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201721.30 IST: Cummins to Pollard, FOUR! Fifty for Kieron Pollard. Superb knock so far, started off on a positive not and has carried on from there. Smacks this full toss one across the long off rope for a boundary. MI 166/3 in 17 ovsFOUR! Fifty for #Pollard and he gets there with a perfectly placed drive.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/ATOQKqe3wi- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201721.24 IST: Excellent over from Rabada this, maintains his rhythm and composure after the strategic break. Just 7 runs and a wicket came off it. MI 155/3 in 16 ovs21.19 IST: Rabada to Rohit, OUT! A venomous bouncer from Kagiso Rabada has undone Rohit Sharma here. At 145 clicks, it’s banged short, rises too quickly on him and he ends up getting a top edge on the pull shot. It lobs to short fine leg where Mishra ji takes it safely. MI 153/3 in 15.3 ovs Rohit looks to go for Rabada’s short ball, but top edges the ball to short fine leg.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201721.16 IST: Mumbai Indians 148/2 in 15 overs. Pollard 36*, Rohit 10*. Stand – 32 off 15 balls.Kie-runs, runs, and more runs Pollard! ?????? #DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/zCY9ZEalpQ- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201721.12 IST: Big over for the visitors, 17 runs came off it including the two massive SIXES from Pollard. MI 139/2 in 14 ovs21.09 IST: Mishra to Pollard, SIX!! BANG! Seeing a bit of flight, Kieron Pollard’s eyes light up and he’s hit an even bigger one this time. Gets down to this and hammers it into the third tier. Maybe even above that, that was big. Sixes from Pollard are getting bigger and bigger, this time over long-on off the same bowler. MI 134/2SIX! That is massive, destructive, belligerent! #Pollard you beauty! ??#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/oQ40gIIQ3y- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201721.08 IST: Mishra to Pollard, SIX! Aggressive start to the over from Kieron Pollard, seems he’s decided he’s going to go after Amit Mishra. It’s short and turning away outside off, Pollard rocks back in a jiffy and pulls it hard straight back down the ground for half a dozen. MI 128/2 in 13.1 ovs 21.03 IST: Anderson to Simmons, OUT! Simmons departs! But not before he’s played a superb knock. Super stuff as this was his first game of the season. Back of a length on the body, Simmons pulls it straight to Marlon Samuels at short fine leg. Much-needed wicket for Delhi, the set batsman is gone. MI 116/2 in 12.3 ovsSIM-MONSTER! ??#CricketMeriJaan #DDvMI #MI pic.twitter.com/bh8Dz6tnLN- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 2017Taken! Danger man Lendl Simmons has to walk as @coreyanderson78 gets his man.#DDTweets #DDvMI #DhoomDhamaka #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 6, 201721.02 IST: Anderson to Simmons, SIX! OH WHAT A SHOT! Anderson rolls his fingers over this and takes the pace off it, but Lendl Simmons doesn’t care. He walks across and muscles the pull over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.SIX! The pace was taken off by Corey, but Simmons added a lot, by smacking the ball into the crowd.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/J2K68yzMfQ- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.58 IST: Cummins to Simmons, SIX! Whoa. That’s a marvelous hit! Good length ball on middle and off, Lendl Simmons makes room for himself and hoicks it away superbly over the wide long on boundary for a maximum. Shot was pure timing. Nicely done. Completes 1000 runs in IPL. MI 109/1 in 12 ovs1?0?0?0? @IPL runs for Lendl Simmons – the second quickest in IPL history! Congratulations!#CricketMeriJaan #DDvMI #MI pic.twitter.com/PhRAqtcIKz- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.56 IST: Pollard survives a close stumping chance off Mishra. Leg spinner on off, dropped just back of a driving length, Pollard is drawn forward to play and is beaten. Pant behind the stumps knocks the bails off and appeals for a leg before as Kieron had his back leg out for just a second. It goes upstairs and replays show that he’s safe. MI 97/1 in 11 overs Close call but Pollard is in. #MI 97/1.#DDTweets #DDvMI #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 6, 201720.53 IST: Mishra to Pollard, SIX! BANG! That’s actually not hit off the middle, but the ball still manages to clear the fence. Such is the power of the big West Indian. Slower through the air, on the stumps, Pollard comes ahead and lofts it just over the leaping long off fielder. At first it seemed like the ball would go into his hands, but instead, it’s a biggie.SIX! We told you how he likes facing Mishra. We weren’t joking!#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/Qe6X70QHU3- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.52 IST: OUTSTANDING KNOCK FROM THE WEST INDIAN! Lendl Simmons reaches his half-century in 37 balls. It’s his first this season and 10th overall. MI 85/1in 10/2 ovsFIFTY!! Lendl Simmons marks his comeback to the side with a tremendous half-century, full of flair! ?????#CricketMeriJaan #DDvMI #MI @54simmo pic.twitter.com/TNIiaQXLvc- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.51 IST: Good over from Shami, just five runs conceded despite getting hit for a boundary. MI 84/1 in 10 overs 20.49 IST: Shami to Simmons, FOUR! This time gets it through! Full outside off, Simmons makes room and hits it over extra cover for a boundary.FOUR! Lofted brilliantly! Simmons makes room and finds the cover fence.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.46 IST: Kieron Pollard has been promoted to No. 3. Meanwhile an excellent over from Mishra, just 3 runs and a wicket off it.7?9?/1? in 9 overs!That was a tough over for us. Are you expecting some sixes from #Pollard#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.43 IST: Mishra to Parthiv, OUT! Stumped! Googly around middle and off, Patel dances down the track but gets beaten all ends up by this wrong one. Pant behind the stumps collects the ball cleanly and takes off the bails. Patel is out of his crease and the umpire rules it out. Patel’s scratchy innings comes to an end. End of a 79-run stand.Parthiv is stumped, but he has given us yet another fantastic start.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.41 IST: Shami’s first over is an expensive one, 11 runs came off it. MI 76/0 in 8 overs. Simmons 43*, Parthiv 23*20.40 IST: Shami to Simmons, FOUR! What a shot! Back of a length outside off, Simmons cuts it hard through the small gap between point and backward point for a boundary. He is off to a flier.FOUR! Caressed beautifully by Simmons! He seems to be in fine touch.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.38 IST: Shami to Simmons, FOUR! Simmons welcomes Shami into the attack with a cracking shot through point. MI 69/0 in 7.1 ovs FOUR! Back to usual proceedings! Simmons crashes one behind point to start Shami’s spell.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/DccR1MeyDD- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.37 IST: Mishra’s first over goes for just 5 runs. Delhi will have to find a way to put the brakes on the scoring rate immediately. MI 65/0 in 7 ovs, run rate – 9.2920.33 IST: Excellent effort from both openers from Mumbai in the powerplay. Simmons 31*, Parthiv 20*In the Powerplay…First 3 overs – 18/0Last 3 overs – 42/0Boundaries hit – 7??????#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/B94zGyivES- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.30 IST: Cummins gets smashed for four boundaries in his first over. MI 60/0 in 6 overs 6?0?/0? at the end of the Powerplay!19 runs off Cummins’ over! ??#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.29 IST: Cummins to Parthiv, FOUR! Leg byes! Length delivery down the leg side, Patel looks to flick it but misses. The ball brushes the thigh pad and runs past the keeper to the fence. 60/0 at the end of the Powerplay. Superb start by this new opening pair for Mumbai!20.29 IST: Cummins to Parthiv, FOUR! Pierced! Full outside off, Patel makes room and drills it behind point for a boundary.20.29 IST: Cummins to Parthiv, FOUR! Smashing shot! On a length outside off, Simmons backs away and smokes it over covers for a boundary.20.28 IST: Cummins to Simmons, FOUR! Smashing shot! On a length outside off, Simmons backs away and smokes it over covers for a boundary.FOUR! Creamed through cover! Simmons is getting into the groove.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/OieJIqzfxq- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.24 IST: Another expensive over from Delhi as Mumbai move on to 41/0 in 5 overs. Simmons 27*, Parthiv 11*20.19 IST: Zaheer to Simmons, SIX! Simmons on fire! Short but around leg, Simmons gets across. Gets into the position early and pulls it over backward square leg for a maximum.SIXXX!!! Lendl’s taken control of the game now! ??#CricketMeriJaan #DDvMI #MI pic.twitter.com/qBIJdIT7px- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.17 IST: Rabada to Simmons, FOUR! Over the infield! On a length outside off, Lendl backs away and lofts it over cover-point for a boundary.3?1?/0? in 4 overs!Wasn’t it fun to watch Simmons cut loose, Paltan?#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.15 IST: Rabada to Simmons, SIX! Pulled handsomely! Back of a length outside off, Simmons pulls it off the front foot. It’s flat and the ball travels the distance for the first maximum of the match.Flat and powerful! Simmons is getting going!#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/TfhRfQB7Ld- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201720.14 IST: Zaheer to Parthiv, FOUR! First boundary of the innings! Back of a length delivery, down the leg side, Patel drags it fine past short fine leg for a boundary.The first boundary of the match comes off the last ball of the over.#ParthivPatel plays it well.MI 18/0#DDTweets#DDvMI#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 6, 201720.04 IST: Excellent first over from Zaheer, just 3 runs came off it. MI 3/0 in 1 over A very good over from #ZaheerKhan who returns from his injury.MI 3/0#DDTweets#DDvMI#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 6, 201720.00 IST: Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel to open the innings for Mumbai. Zaheer Khan to start the proceedings with the ball for Delhi.For this first time this season, we have a different set of openers – Parthiv and Lendl Simmons are ready.#DDvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201719.59 IST: Delhi Daredevils Playing XI – Here it is!Our playing XI.#CaptainZak is back!#DDTweets#DDvMI#DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/ynskRAHKCk- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 6, 201719.45 IST: Mumbai Indians Playing XI – Here’s your playing 11 for today, as we make two changes from our previous game.#CricketMeriJaan #DDvMI #MI pic.twitter.com/haHtsw82NG- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 201719.35 IST: TOSS! Delhi Daredevils opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Zaheer Khan is back to lead the Daredevils.Brief Preview:A re-energised Delhi Daredevils would look for their third win in a row when they face table leaders Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.With back-to-back successful chases in high-scoring affairs at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Daredevils suddenly look a different side and would be aiming to build on the momentum to stay in the hunt for a play-off berth.Rishabh Pant showed on Thursday why he is touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket as his 43-ball 97 helped Daredevils pull off the second highest chase in IPL history.Such was the quality of his innings that Sachin Tendulkar called it one of the best knocks he has seen across 10 editions of the tournament.Not to forget Sanju Samson’s 61 off 31 balls at the top of the order and his 143-stand with Pant that set up a famous win for Daredevils.Provided they win the toss, the home team would be backing themselves to chase another big score after mowing down targets of 209 and 186 in the last two outings at Kotla.Daredevils know they still have a tough task at hand and need to win all their remaining matches to seal a top four spot.There is still no clarity over the availability of captain Zaheer Khan, who has not played after pulling his hamstring during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 28.The young Karun Nair has been captaining the side in Zaheer’s absence. The stylish right-hander would want to lead by example with a defining knock after not being able to convert promising starts earlier in the competition.Daredevils host Mumbai Indians, a team that is already into the play-offs but remains focused on getting the most from its remaining league games.The win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game was their eighth in 10 games, reinforcing the assumption that they remain the team to beat in the competition.last_img read more

Donald Trumps golf clubs up for auction

first_imgBoston, Jul 6 (PTI) A full set of iron golf clubs owned and used by US President Donald Trump may fetch over USD 30,000 when it goes under the hammer, according to an auction house.Each club features a True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shaft with red-and-black Golf Pride Dual Durometer grip, and the hosel of each club head is engraved, with the initials D Trump, according to the RR auction house in the US.The clubs were gifted to Trumps personal caddie, Andrew Lombardo, at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster in New Jersey.Trump exclusively used these irons for a two-and-a-half month period while playing with and against a variety of celebrities, powerful businesspeople, and golf professionals at Bedminster, Lombardo said.The clubs are accompanied by a notarised letter by Lomabardo.It states that “the clubs were given to Mr Trump by the TaylorMade CEO Mark King at the TaylorMade Media Day we had at Trump National Golf Club – Bedminster when we became a TaylorMade club and the clubs were used by Mr Trump for the rest of the season.””The clubs were put in our bag room for the winter and next season Mr Trump had a new set of clubs from TaylorMade,” the letter said.According to the auction house, the clubs are of the utmost rarity and represent the well-documented relationship between the sport of golf and the nations commander-in-chief and are estimated to fetch more than USD 30,000, said.Long before entering the White House, the Trump name had become synonymous with many of the worlds most stunning golf courses.advertisementAfter premiering West Palm Beachs Trump International Golf Club in 1999, Trump proceeded to amass a total of 17 idyllic courses in a span of two decades, with locations that include the Hudson Valley, Scotland, and Dubai, with another set to open in Indonesia next year.The auction will take place on July 12. PTI APA MHN MHNlast_img read more