Bowlers Lose Plot For Daredevils As Mumbai Indians Register Second Win

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Bowlers lose plot for Daredevils as Mumbai Indians register second win
By [/home/search.html?s=&authornamef=Shreyas+Sharma Shreyas Sharma]
Published: 00:25 BST, 10 April 2013 | Updated: 02:01 BST, 10 April 2013
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Dinesh Karthik hit 86 off just 48 balls

For 14 years, Ashish Nehra has been rated as an international class bowler.

But on Tuesday, he bowled like an absolute novice, as did the rest of his Delhi Daredevils colleagues.

Dinesh Karthik dealt with the poor bowling with some clean striking at the Wankhede Stadium to help Mumbai Indians post their second victory of the Pepsi Indian Premier League.

Riding on Karthik's 48-ball 86 and Rohit Sharma's 50-ball 74, Mumbai posted the first 200- plus score of the sixth season, ending up with 209 for five after having been one for two wickets in the second over.

In response, the Daredevils could only manage 165 for nine to lose by 44 runs and stay winless after three games, none of which have featured Virender Sehwag due to back spasms.

Having won the toss, Ricky Ponting couldn't get Irfan Pathan away in the first over and ended up chipping the last delivery to mid-off for a duck.

Sachin Tendulkar made an error of judgment at the non-striker's end, and Mahela Jayawardene's quick pick-up and throw found him short of his ground.

Karthik counter-attacked, but even after five overs, Mumbai had reached 22 for two.
Enter Nehra for his second over. 

The second ball, a short one, was top-edged over fine leg for six by Karthik, and two more short ones were dispatched to the boundary.
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By the time he got out to his in the 15th over, Mumbai had 133 on the board, with their biggest hitters yet to arrive.

The Mumbai Indians celebrate as they soar to their second victory of the IPL

In reply, Delhi had the worst possible start when Unmukt Chand's leading edge off Harbhajan Singh was pouched onehanded by Ponting with a fulllength dive.

Mahela Jayawardene then departed in the third over when he got a thin edge off Mitchell Johnson. David Warner and Manprit Juneja had a decent partnership, but with the departure of the Aussie for a 37-ball 61 with the score at 95 in the 11thover, Delhi reached the point of no return.