Jason Roy’s unbeaten 91 helped Delhi Daredevils (DD) beat Mumbai Indians (MI) by 7 wickets in a thriller at the Wankhede stadium on Saturday. With this victory, DD has opened their account in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) while MI succumbed to their third consecutive defeat.
After put in to bat first, MI posted a competitive total of 194 riding high on a 102-run opening stand between Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav. But Roy’s blazing innings neutralized helped MI’s efforts as the Daredevils record the highest successful run-chase at the Wankhede. For Mumbai, it was yet another instance where they suffered a last-ball defeat.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Jason Roy’s heroics:
Wow This @IPL all the fans r in great treat with great games with such close encounters.N for this match game changed when MI couldn’t score much in last few overs of their innings.DD was real good in their chase.Jason Roy was outstanding playing his first game @StarSportsIndia
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 14, 2018
Mumbai Indians have produced three successive thrillers now. Only thing missing is a win. #MIvDD
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) April 14, 2018
Roy Da Boy 🔥
— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) April 14, 2018
Third consecutive defeat for Mumbai in 2018. failed to defend 165, 147 & 194. the bowler who won them IPL matches, trophies & champions league with the ball sitting in the dug out. Let Malinga play @mipaltan. can play & mentor. #BringBackMalinga #IPL
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) April 14, 2018
@JasonRoy20 🙌🏼 smoking them! 🔥
— Sam Billings (@sambillings) April 14, 2018
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) April 14, 2018
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 14, 2018
— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 14, 2018
— cricBC (@cricBC) April 14, 2018
Highest targets successfully chased at Wankhede in IPL:
195 – DD v MI, 2018*
190 – MI v RR, 2014
184 – CSK v MI, 2015#MIvDD
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) April 14, 2018
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) April 14, 2018
What a knock from @JasonRoy20 🙌
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) April 14, 2018
— Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) April 14, 2018
Jason Roy is tonking it left right and centre. Yes that’s an accepted technical cricket term.
— Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) April 14, 2018
Wankhede the new Chinnaswamy? No total seems safe. Jason Roy was at the receiving end against West Indies at the WT20 in 2016.
— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) April 14, 2018
Jason Roy wins it for Delhi in pulsating last ball finish. 3 defeats in a row for Mumbai, which is unusual, and 2at home, which is very rare
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 14, 2018
Jason Roy Has Done It. People Must Have Seen Explosive Batting, But This Has To Be One Of The Cleverest Batting Ever. Dodging The Good Balls, Smoking The Bad Ones Out Of The Park. Delhi Daredevils Beat Mumbai Indians By 7 Wickets. 💪👏🙏#MIvDD #MIvsDD #IPL2018
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) April 14, 2018
Fair effort from Jason Roy, this.
— Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) April 14, 2018
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 14, 2018
— .Halwaai. (@tomnjerrytwo) April 14, 2018
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) April 14, 2018
Extraordinary @JasonRoy20.. Carrying his bat through the innings, chasing a big total (195). The aggressive English opener storms into #IPL2018 in style, 91(53)*. Deserved a 100.. #JasonRoy#DD finally win their first match. #MI have lost all three so far! #MIvDD
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) April 14, 2018
— Cricket Trolls (@MycricketTrolls) April 14, 2018
Jason Roy is my new Crush! What a thrilling match it was. Credits to both the team. #MIvDD
— Jessy Rajkumari (@imJR_4) April 14, 2018
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) April 14, 2018
jason roy u beauty justify ur selection 👏👏👏👏 well play
superb inningz #MIvDD
— Priya S (@Priya0234) April 14, 2018
Mumbai Indians' story so far:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 14, 2018
— Deshmukh Sharik (@socalledslayer) April 14, 2018
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