Jason Roy took full advantage of the chance and remained unbeaten at 91 runs off 53 balls hitting 6 fours and 6 sixes.
How did it get to this?
With the Indians continuing to lose wickets after Pollard's dismissal, they ended up finishing on 147/8 off their 20 overs. In reply, Delhi Daredevils enjoyed the upperhand for a large part of the innings.
Delhi and Mumbai happen to be at 7 and 8 spot in the points table of the Indian Premier League.
Three-time champion MI lost to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their opening game and were handed another defeat on Thursday when SRH pulled off a thrilling last-ball win.
Ishan Kishan propped up the innings again, a blitzy 23-ball 44 giving Mumbai the platform for the big launch. But Mustafzur Rahaman brought them back in contention with a brilliant 19th over that cost Mumbai Indians only a run leaving Hyderabad 11 to win off final over.
Who were the architects of Delhi chase? Rishabh Pant (42 off 21) and Jason Roy (56 off 29) have kept Delhi on the track after Gambhir's departure. Roy neutralised that as well with brute force to clear the boundaries.
Leggie Mayank Markanade was taken to task by Roy and one down Rishabh Pant (47 off 25 balls), who also played his role to perfection. I made the call of going for Evin Lewis over him 2 games ago, and I'm not going to hedge my bets.
How did DD plan their chase?
His seven wickets, including the four scalps that he captured in a low-scoring tie against Sunrisers, earned him the purple cap. After Roy gave DD a solid start in the powerplay at 53/1, Pant carried the momentum forward taking on Markande. The innings turned on its head in the 15th over when Dan Christian bagged 2 wickets in 2 deliveries where Kishan was the first one to be bowled and then Pollard, on the next delivery, went across the line to miss the delivery completely.
DD clinched the upper hand at the tenth over as they got 51 runs in four overs.
Mumbai Indians: Mystery pinner Akila Dananjaya makes his IPL debut replacing all-rounder Ben Cutting while the charismatic Hardik Pandya returns to the eleven after missing out on the away game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Leg spinner Rahul Tewatia conceded just three runs in his first over to check the Mumbai Indians' assault.
Not really. Perhaps if they had, Mumbai would've gotten to the total they set their sights on.
Sunrisers invited Mumbai to bat first after winning the toss. Rohit Sharma along with Krunal and Hardik Pandya couldn't do much with the skipper departing for 18, Krunal for 11 and Hardik for 2.
Trent Boult, Daniel Christian and Rahul Tewatia bagged two wickets each while Mohammed Shami managed one scalp.
Where do the teams go from here?