The result: Delhi Daredevils 4-174 (Pant 64, Krunal 1-11) defeated Mumbai Indians 10-163 (Lewis 48, Mishra 3-19) by 11 runs.
The match in a tweet: Cellar-dwellers Delhi prove anything but, defeating the Indians and taking away their chance at a playoffs spot thanks to Pant and Maxwell! #DDvMI
The final loss: The scenario was simple for the Mumbai Indians, win and they’d book a place in the final four, lose and they’d be resigned to finish outside of the playoffs for just the fourth time in the tournament’s history. Things started well for Rohit Sharma’s side as they removed Prithvi Shaw (12) and Glenn Maxwell (22) in back-to-back overs, but when Risabh Pant (64) and Vijay Shankar (43no) put their foot down, it was chaos. Delhi reached a competitive 4-174 on the back of a 64-run stand between the middle order maestros and then did the damage with the ball as only Evin Lewis (48) and Ben Cutting (37) could provide any resistance in an eventually futile chase.
The run out: Young gun Prithvi Shaw would wish for his time over, after opting not to ground his bat and being run-out by a direct hit from Hardik Pandya. The 18-year-old backed up too far and without sliding his bat simply watched the stumps being broken by a quick throw from Pandya. Australia legend Matthew Hayden was scathing of the lazy showing, saying he shouldn’t be playing at this level if he wasn’t willing to make an effort.
Maxi Magic: Glenn Maxwell had a poor night with the bat and an even worse one with the ball, but he’ll be praised for his brilliance in the field. He stopped countless boundaries but did his most damage with skied balls, combining with Trent Boult for two catches as his momentum carried him over the rope before coolly and calmly sitting under a Ben Cutting catch in the final over to seal the victory for the Delhi Daredevils.
The next stop: It’s the end of the line for these two sides in IPL 11, Delhi earning their fourth bottom-place finish, the most of any franchise. Whilst Rohit Sharma’s Indians won’t be defending their title, finishing fifth on the table and watching Rajasthan progress through to the playoffs stage after both Mumbai and Kings XI lost their final fixtures.
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