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IPL: Roy rousing debut seals Delhi win

Cricket
Sat, 14 Apr 2018


MUMBAI: England opening batsman Jason Roy made a stunning debut for Delhi Daredevils in their last-ball, seven-wicket victory against defending champions Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League yesterday.

Roy smashed an unbeaten 91 off 53 balls with six sixes and six four as he anchored Delhi to 195-3 off 20 overs in reply to Mumbai’s 194-7.

Later, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 3-26 and captain Kane Williamson hit 50 to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad past Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets at Eden Gardens for the first time.

Kolkata were 52-1 in seven overs when rain stopped play for an hour. The delay helped Hyderabad, who picked up wickets regularly and restricted the Knight Riders to 138-8.

Shakib Al Hasan, got the key wickets of top-scorer Chris Lynn (49) and Sunil Narine in successive overs while big-hitter Andre Russell fell for only 9 to Billy Stanlake (2-21).

Although Narine returned and removed Hyderabad openers inside the first six overs of the batting powerplay, Williamson’s half century off 44 balls took his team to 139-5 with an over to spare.

Hyderabad sit on top of the table with three wins from three games, while Mumbai have suffered a third successive loss in the last over.

BRIEF SCORES:

Delhi Daredevils 195 for 3 (Roy 91*, Pant 47, Krunal Pandya 2-21) beat Mumbai Indians 194 for 7 (Suryakumar 53, Lewis 48, Christian 2-35) by seven wickets.

Sunrisers Hyderabad 139 for 5 (Williamson 50, Shakib 27, Narine 2-17) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 138 for 8 (Lynn 49, Bhuvneshwar 3-26, Shakib 2-21, Stanlake 2-21) by five wickets.

TODAY’S MATCHES:

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals (Bangalore, 1.30pm); Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings (Mohali, 5.30pm)

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