Cape Town - JP Duminy and Shreyas Iyer have combined for a 154-run stand before the Delhi Daredevils completed a 37-run win over the Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on Thursday.
Iyer blasted his way to 83 off 56 balls with seven fours and five sixes, reports the supersport.com website, while Duminy was just as effective as he weighed in with 78 not out off 50 deliveries with three fours and six sixes with the pair’s second-wicket partnership coming up off 16.1 overs to make it the highest partnership by any team in this year’s IPL as Delhi posted a formidable 190-4.
Mumbai could only respond with 153-9 as they slipped to their fifth loss in six matches with legspinner Imran Tahir claiming three wickets in the space of four balls to end with 3-22.
Delhi made a poor start to their innings, after being asked to bat, with Mayank Agarwal (1) caught at square leg off the bowling of left-arm quick Mitch McClenaghan in the first over.
Iyer and Duminy were initially content to blunt Mumbai’s bowlers with their 50-run stand coming up off 42 balls on the slowish pitch.
But the duo needed just 29 more deliveries to raise their 100-run stand.
Duminy scored just two off the first six balls that he faced but he broke loose with two consecutive sixes off the bowling of medium-pacer Jasprit Bumrah
The 20-year-old Iyer brought up his fifty, off 37 balls, by striking a six and two fours off consecutive balls from the unfortunate Bumrah while Duminy raised his half-century off 36 deliveries, which included one four and four sixes.
Iyer eventually departed when he walked across his stumps and was bowled by paceman Lasith Malinga.
Angelo Mathews hit a quick-fire 17 before being caught behind by keeper Parthiv Patel off the bowling of McClenaghan while Yuvraj Singh (2) was dismissed by Bumrah in the final over of the innings.
McClenaghan claimed 2-38 while Malinga ended with the commendable figures of 4-0-23-1. Bumrah took some fearful punishment as he ended with figures of 4-0-55-1.
Mumbai made a fast start to their run chase as they reached 35-0 in the fifth over before Lendl Simmons (15) was superbly caught by a diving Duminy at long-on off the bowling of seamer Domnic Joseph.
Patel (28) also fell to a wonderful catch, by Tahir at deep midwicket off the bowling of medium-pacer Mathews, as Mumbai slipped to 48-2.
Unmakt Chand (14) was undone by legspinner Amit Mishra (2-32) before Mishra claimed his second wicket when he had the big-hitting Kieron Pollard (10) caught at long-off.
Ambati Rayudu (30) and Rohit Sharma (30) then combined for a fifth-wicket stand of 49 but Rohit was dismissed when he was caught at midwicket off the bowling of paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile as Mumbai reached 131-5, still needing 60 runs to win off 24 balls.
Tahir then took centre stage as he accounted for Hardik Pandya (0), Rayudu and McClenaghan (0) in the 17th over.
Delhi Daredevils: MA Agarwal, SS Iyer, JP Duminy (captain), Yuvraj Singh, AD Mathews, KM Jadhav (wicketkeeper), NM Coulter-Nile, A Mishra, S Nadeem, Imran Tahir, DJ Muthuswami
Mumbai Indians: LMP Simmons, PA Patel (wicketkeeper), UBT Chand, RG Sharma (captain), KA Pollard, AT Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, HH Pandya, JJ Bumrah, MJ McClenaghan, SL Malinga