IPL 2018, Point Table: SRH are on the top

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The Mumbai Indians (MI) will be looking for their first win of the tournament as they clash with the winless Delhi Daredevils in what could be a momentum changing encounter for both the teams.

It's very refreshing to see that majority of Indian players are getting a chance at the pitch, more so, they are also being seen leading their teams to success as captains.

MI scored 147 for eight wickets in their allotted 20 overs and SRH ended up overhauling the score at 151 for 9 wickets.

The Karnataka veteran seamer has been unimpressive in the two matches - conceding 65 runs from 3.5 overs at an economy of 16.95.

He sliced a slower Trent Boult delivery to Jason Roy at long off.

This, perhaps, could be a front-loaded blueprint for the rest of their season, with perhaps Morris held back for the slog overs; and Gambhir playing the role of a firefighting No. 4 or No. 5 in case Daredevils lose early wickets, and remaining happy not to get a hit if the power-hitters really get going.

Opener Evin Lewis (29), Kieron Pollard (28) and Suryakumar Yadav (28) were the highest scorers for the team. Dhawan went trying to hit a slog sweep to a delivery that bounced a tad more.

MI had come excruciatingly close to tasting victory before SRH won the match by one wicket in the last ball while chasing 148 runs. While Mumbai went down to Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad by identical one-wicket margins in edge-of-the-seat thrillers, Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi succumbed to Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals in their first two games.

The explosive West Indian was unable to make an impact in the opening game for Mumbai Indians, but against the Delhi Daredevils bowling attack, Lewis will be sensing his opportunity.

At a time when IPL matches at Chennai involving CSK are shifted to Pune following protests by several fringe groups over the vexatious Cauvery issue, the Afghan leggie and Sun Risers Hyderabad's strike bowler Rasid Khan has said, "Sports unite people". The pressure seemed to be too much for Cutting as he delivered a wide next ball.

Mumbai will have happy memories of the past as they have won four out of their past five matches against Delhi.

We will forgive Rashid Khan for straying into the realm of cliché after a tense win for the Sunrisers Hyderabad over the Mumbai Indians. Sangwan replaced him, and disappointed in the two overs he bowled.

The win kept the David Warner-less Sunrisers' record flawless as they backed up a comfortable win against the Rajasthan Royals with a thriller at home. "It's important we adapt well, learn from some things from this game". Kishan, Yadav, and the Pandya brothers just do not form a very stable or reliable lineup. We have to seize the key moments.

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