After bolstering their team by adding two West Indian players (Pollard and Bravo) Mumbai Indians took on formidable Delhi Darevils at Kotla in Dehi. Fantastic start given by Sachin Tendulkar as master played the gem of the innings and put MI in commanding position. Saurabh Tiwary and Ambati Raidu later on capitalise on the start given by Tendulkar and took MI to formidable total of over 200. Second time in consecutive match in this edition of IPL MI achieved score of more than 200. Form here on it was evident that DD have to bat out of their skins to win this match but they were forced on backfoot with the injury to Gambhir and have to open with Dilshan and Sehwag. Both of them started really well and gave flying start to Delhi innings but tall score took the toll of Delhi wickets as they lost wickets consistently and eventually lost the match. DD started favourites here but I feel they gave too many runs to their liking and dropped too many catches which eventually cost match to them as they lost it by big margin. Good start to IPL for MI as their young guns are firing and giving MI formidable total.
Tomorrow's match will be between injury hit RR V/s RC who won sensationally against KXIP. Lot to play for RR as they already lost 2 matches and if they lose this match than their confidence will shattered badly. They already lost their 2 key players Smith and Mascrehans due to injury. As far as RC are concerned they got their confidence back by winning their last match and look formidable side now. I feel RC is one team which is having great players in their ranks only thing they required is application and if they apply themselves well than definitely they will be front-runners for semi-final birth. Going will be tough for RR from here on and their only hope is Yusuf Pathan.