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Daredevils skittle the Indians for 92 to set up easy win

AP, MUMBAI, INDIA

The Delhi Daredevils bowled out the Mumbai Indians for 92 before recording a seven-wicket victory to top the table in the Indian Premier League on Monday.

Mumbai captain Harbhajan Singh scored 33 and Rohit Sharma contributed 29, but no other batsmen reached double figures in the team’s second-lowest score in the IPL. Their lowest score was 87 against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali last year.

Delhi captain Virender Sehwag hit 32 off 36 balls as Delhi raced to 93-3 in 14.5 overs.

Mumbai missed star batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who is still nursing a finger injury after being struck by Australian quick Doug Bollinger’s short-pitched delivery in his team’s IPL opener against the Chennai Super Kings.

Delhi seamers Umesh Yadav, Morne Morkel and Ajit Agarkar picked up two wickets each after left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem had removed both Mumbai openers within the space of three balls.

Rohit Sharma hit two top-edged boundaries over the head of the wicketkeeper before holing out to Ross Taylor, while Kieron Pollard (1) and Dinesh Karthik (3) played reckless shots to leave their team reeling at 44-6 in the 11th over.

Singh dominated a 34-run stand with Clint McKay (8), before Irfan Pathan broke through and Agarkar brought the innings to a close by clean bowling last man Pragyan Ojha with four balls remaining.

The Daredevils have six points from three wins and a loss. Mumbai also have six points, but they have lost one more match.

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