IPL 2020: Easy Win For MI Against DC By 9 Wickets
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Dubai: Mumbai Indians (MI) won the 51st match of Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Saturday at Dubai International Stadium by 9 wickets with 34 balls left.
Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan were the opening pair for DC. Both the batsmen had a good start. With their steady partnership, the duo scored 38 runs for their team by the end of the powerplay.
By the halfway mark, the unbeaten pair of de Kock and Ishan helped MI score 68 runs.
However, in the 2nd ball of 11th over, de Kock departed scoring 26 runs. Anrich Nortje took the big wicket breaking the partnership.
Soon, Ishan scored his 6th half-century off 37 deliveries. Suryakumar Yadav also put efforts to score runs for the team.
With low victory target, it was an easy win for MI. MI won by against DC with 34 balls left.
Ishan scored 72 runs off 47 deliveries while Suryakumar scored 12 off 11 and the duo remained unbeaten.
Earlier today, MI won the ross and elected to bowl. In the 20 overs, DC scored 110 runs at a loss of 9 wickets.
Trent Boult dealt telling opening blows while Jasprit Bumrah broke the backbone of the middle-order with some brilliant seam bowling as Mumbai Indians choked Delhi Capitals to 110 for 9. Boult (3/21 in 4 overs) and Bumrah (3/17 in 4 overs) not only accounted for six of the nine wickets but also bowled 31 of the 62 dot balls consumed by DC batsmen.
Boult was brilliant upfront removing openers Shikhar Dhawan (0) and Prithvi Shaw (10, 11 balls) in the powerplay which pegged Capitals back.
Skipper Shreyas Iyer (25, 29 balls) and Rishabh Pant (21 off 24 balls) then compounded their team’s worries as they failed to regain the lost momentum.
The duo for the umpteenth time looked like playing for themselves and the intent was missing which affected the morale of the batsmen coming down the order.
Quinton de Kock effected a ‘MS Dhoniesque’ stumping off Rahul Chahar to see Iyer’s return after which came Bumrah’s devastating two-over spell.
A ball pitched on length was climbing up while moving a shade away which Marcus Stoinis edged to the wicketkeeper.
Pant’s misery ended when Bumrah came round the wicket and fired one from wide off the crease that came in with the angle to trap him leg before.
He then tormented Harshal Patel, who played and missed a few before being adjudged leg-before, a decision that couldn’t be reviewed as Pant had consumed it during his dismissal.
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (Capt), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Harshal Patel, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (WK), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard (Capt), Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah