The Delhi Daredevils managed to end their losing streak at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Some were starting to believe that the team was jinxed, and yet they managed to beat the Mumbai Indians, making this their first victory after nine losses at Feroz Shah Kotla in the past two years.
Unfortunately for the Delhi Daredevils, while the ‘jinx’ was lifted, the next game did not go as well for them, as the Royal Challengers Bangalore won the next game by 10 wickets. The home team was bowled out after 95 runs in 18.2 overs.
In the game between the Delhi Daredevils and the Mumbai Indians, the Daredevils won the game by 37 runs. The 154-run association between the skipper, Jean-Paul Duminy, and Shreyas Iyer, took the team through to the win. After having been asked to bat first, the team finished on 190. The visitors lost four wickets in five deliveries, with Imran Tahir removing three of the batsmen. Tahir, the ace leg-spinner, celebrated after he did a forward lunge to keep hold of the ball that dismissed Parthiv Patel.
Virat Kohli, the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper, won the toss, and chose to field, a decision that his bowlers fully supported. While the bowling was good, the Daredevils’ batting left a lot to be desired, with only three batsmen making it into double digits with their batting totals. Kedar Jadhav managed 33, Mayank Agarwal managed 27, and the skipper, J.P. Duminy, only managed a total of 13.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore win over the Delhi Daredevils took the team into the fourth place in the standing, having earned six point from six matches. The Daredevils ended the match with the same amount of points, but they earned they six points in seven matches, keeping RCB about Delhi in the standings.