Delhi Daredevils vs. Mumbai Indians: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterApril 27, 2014

Kevin Pietersen of Delhi Daredevils leaves the field, out for 50 runs, during their Twenty20 semi-final against the Highveld Lions in Durban, South Africa, Thursday, Oct 25, 2012. (AP Photo)

Delhi Daredevils picked up their second victory of the season against the struggling Mumbai Indians, winning by six wickets in Sharjah.

Having chosen to bat at the toss, Mumbai's rejigged top order failed once more, and only some late hitting from Kieron Pollard propped their total up to 125-6.

It never looked like being enough, and though the Daredevils did not race after it, they knocked it off in relative comfort.

After four games, the defending champions are still winless this season.

Mumbai Indians have now lost four matches in a row which equals their worst losing streak recorded in 2008! #DDvMI #IPL

— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) April 27, 2014

They rarely threatened to change that in this game. 

Mumbai Indians Scorecard
Rohit Sharmarun out (Mohammed Shami)4580.0000
Aditya Tarec Quinton de Kock b Wayne Parnell81080.0010
Corey Andersonc Quinton de Kock b Jaidev Unadkat131492.8520
Ambati Rayuduc Laxmi Ratan Shukla b Shahbaz Nadeem142166.6610
Michael Husseyb Jaidev Unadkat101855.5500
Kieron PollardNOT OUT3330110.0022
CM Gautamrun out (Shahbaz Nadeem)2218122.2230
Harbhajan Singhretired hurt105200.0011
Zaheer KhanNOT OUT000.0000
EXTRAS (nb 1, w 4, lb 6)11
TOTAL (6 wickets; 20 overs)125
Shahbaz Nadeem41914.759
Mohammed Shami43609.007
JP Duminy31304.339
Wayne Parnell41714.2517
Jaidev Unadkat42927.257
Laxmi Ratan Shukla1505.004
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Openers Rohit Sharma and Aditya Tare fell for single-figure scores, and while Corey Anderson and Ambati Rayudu lasted longer, they could not up the tempo.

Mike Hussey, dumped into the middle order, laboured to an 18-ball 10 before Jaidev Unadkat put him out of his misery.

At that point the Indians were struggling to make 100, but Pollard's 33 from 30 balls did boost the score.

That said, the batting errors continued, with the West Indian power hitter denied all but one ball of the final over in a confused batting display.

Delhi Daredevils Scorecard
Quinton de Kockc Michael Hussey b Corey Anderson162466.6620
Murali Vijayb Rohit Sharma4034117.6441
JP Duminyc sub (Apporv Wankhade) b Lasith Malinga192479.1600
Kevin PietersenNOT OUT2618144.4421
Dinesh Karthikc Ambati Rayudu b Lasith Malinga2366.6600
Kedar JadhavNOT OUT1410140.0020
EXTRAS (w 2, lb 2, pen 5)9
TOTAL (4 wickets; 18.5 overs)126
Lasith Malinga41724.2514
Pragyan Ojha42606.508
Zaheer Khan2.51706.007
Harbhajan Singh42305.7510
Corey Anderson21618.002
Rohit Sharma220110.004
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Delhi showed signs that their batting has picked up in their last game, and although Quinton de Kock struggled for rhythm as he posted 16 from just 24 balls, Murali Vijay was far better, scoring 40 from 34 balls before falling victim to India team-mate Sharma.

At 74-2, though, the Daredevils had Kevin Pietersen to call upon, and the captain looked in fine touch after a slow start.

His unbeaten 26 gave the team a timely boost as they prepare to continue their tournament in India.