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IPL PHOTOS: Hussey, Simmons keep Mumbai Indians' hopes alive

Last updated on: May 23, 2014 20:54 IST

IPL PHOTOS: Hussey anchors Mumbai Indians innings

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Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs in the Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede stadium on Friday to keep their slender hopes of advancing to the play-offs alive.

Chasing 174 for victory, the visitors could manage only 158-4.

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Sent in to bat, Mumbai Indians, well-placed at 140 for two in 14.1 overs, lost wickets in a heap after Michael Hussey (56 off 33 balls) and last match's hero Lendl Simmons (25-ball 35) made significant contributions.

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Image: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and Michael Hussey run between the wickets.
Photographs: BCCI

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Hussey top-scores with 56

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Hussey's innings was laced with two sixes and seven fours. He put on 87 for the opening wicket in eight overs with Simmons, but the home team failed to take full advantage of the electrifying start.

The Australian was named the man of the match for his effort.

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Image: Michael Hussey
Photographs: BCCI

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Tahir, Unadkat check Mumbai

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Imran Tahir (3-37 in four overs) and Jaydev Unadkat (2-24 in 2 overs) were Delhi's successful bowlers, while three of the Mumbai batsmen were run-out.

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Image: Jaydev Unadkat of Delhi Daredevils celebrates the wicket of Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians.
Photographs: BCCI

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Pietersen looked dangerous during his 31-ball 44

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Daredevils began the run-chase encouragingly, with skipper Kevin Pietersen (44 in 31 balls) leading the way. He put on 43 runs for the opening wicket with a subdued Murali Vijay.

The former England batsman looked dangerous while at the crease as he lashed six fours and a six over the straight field off Bumrah. But the switch-hit, which he is adept at, led to his doom as Harbhajan Singh came around the wicket to cramp and clean bowl him. 

Daredevils, 59 for two when Pietersen departed, collapsed thereafter. 

Dinesh Karthik fell cheaply and it was left to their leading run-getter JP Duminy (45 not out in 29 balls) and Tiwary (41 in 31 balls) to lead the charge with a partnership of 85 in 54 balls.

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Image: Kevin Pietersen of Delhi Daredevils hits a shot.
Photographs: BCCI

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Mumbai's sixth win from 13 games

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But the target became a bit too distant and Daredevils suffered their eighth straight defeat and 11th in 13 games. 

The victory, the home team's sixth from 13 games, took their points tally to 12, same as Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Mumbai have one more game at hand against Rajasthan Royals on May 25.


Image: Mumbai Indians players celebrate a wicket.
Photographs: BCCI

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