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Karthik faces big test as KKR takes on Gambhir-led DD

Karthik faces big test as KKR takes on Gambhir-led DD

Mustafizur nearly took the tie into super over after bowling three dot ball and with 1 run needed of final delivery, Roy managed to get bat on ball to hit the winning run. Unfortunately for the three-time champions, the nerves seem to be getting the better of them as they have ended up losing all the three matches in nearly similar fashion. Whether it was the extra bounce that Billy Stanlake possessed, or his pace, or that they wanted a boost in the middle from Narine, there was a change at the top with Robin Uthappa, who came in at No.3 in the first two games, to open the batting, with Nitish Rana in next.

"We were 10-15 runs short but still 180+ score is a good score on any ground".

The Indians began the competition with a pair of desperately tight reverses at the hands of Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, before another followed here as debutant Jason Roy inspired the visitors with an outstanding unbeaten 91 at Wankhede Stadium.

Skipper Rohit Sharma, who had demoted himself at No 4 today, could only score 18 runs off 15 balls with 2 boundaries only.

Speaking on team's first victory Delhi Daredevils star batsman Shreyas Iyer praised his team bowlers for fighting back after being hit for runs in the early part of the innings by Mumbai openers.

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Los Blancos are now in fourth place in the league and know that a victory will see them leap-frog Valencia into third place. Malaga are 14 points adrift in the table but Zinedine Zidane remains wary of the dangers of this evening's opposition.

There was another lad whose innings was put in the limelight - Suryakumar Yadav.

Not in fine fettle after facing two successive defeats, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be forced to go down memory lane when they welcome their most successful captain Gautam Gambhir, who is now in charge of Delhi Daredevils (DD), in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between the two teams here at the Eden Gardens on Monday. With 11 needed off the last over, he had smashed Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman over cover for four and swung him backward of square for six. If Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is fit then it would be too harsh to keep Sandeep Sharma out of the squad given his fantastic 2-25 in the last game. The hosts lost six wickets for 28 runs with Kieron Pollard falling for a duck. Now in the 11th season of his career also Hardik Pandya took an incredible catch. Playing their second home game, Yadav and Lewis got Mumbai off to a flyer.

However, despite that tough effort of both brothers, team Mumbai Indians had to lost their third match back to back. There weren't much contributions from the others as Delhi's pacers bowled cleverly to outfox the Mumbai big-hitters at the death.

"Sunrisers have some good bowlers, and on a given day you have to gauge who isn't bowling well and then go after him". So they said number four is the position where you'll be batting.