The latest season of Indian Premier League is currently underway and there is a feeling of nostalgia with a mixture of entertainment, nail-biting moments, chats over the tea table and news channels overflowing with cricket news. Around 30 matches in the previous season and the winners decided in the very last over, expectations from this season too are running high.
Here are the five most memorable IPL wins that were unpredictable, unexpected and wonderful.
5Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Mumbai Indians (2018, Mumbai)
Delhi Capitals is a team with talented players but their winning history has not been very impressive. One of the reason is the constant changes in the squad and leaders. In 2018, DC got a new captain and a whitewashed squad to take on the defending champions Mumbai Indians.
DC won the toss and chose to field first. Mumbai Indians started well and with some good contributions from the batsmen, they set a target of 195 runs in 30 overs. Delhi Capitals gave a great start to their batting as well. Captain Gambhir and Jason Roy put on a 50 run opening stand. Delhi then scored runs at regular intervals to boost the chances of winning. However, the hosts applied pressure just at the right moment with Delhi needing 11 off the last over to win the match.
However, the uphill task was made to look like ordinary by Jason Roy. The batsman scored a four followed by a six in the penultimate over’s first to balls to finish the contest right away. Although Mustafizur Rahman did try to hold the match to the last ball, Roy somehow managed to score the all-important one run to hand the Delhi outfit a three-wicket win over the Indians. It was one of the most memorable win in IPL 2018.