The 27th match of the 13th season of IPL was named after Mumbai Indians (MI). On Sunday night, he beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by 5 wickets in Abu Dhabi. Mumbai achieved the target of winning by losing 5 wickets in 19.4 overs (166/5).
The Mumbai Indians team won the fifth and reached the top on the basis of better net run rate with 10 points. This was his seventh match. Delhi also has 10 points in the same number of matches, this being its second defeat.
Chasing a target of 163 runs, Mumbai got their first blow on the last ball of the fifth over, when skipper Rohit Sharma (5) kept going. But the half-century innings of Man of the Match Quinton de Kock (53) and Suryakumar Yadav (53) made the team’s path easier.
Delhi Capitals had scored 162/4
Delhi Capitals scored 162/4 with opener Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 69-run half-century and 85-run partnership for the third wicket with captain Shreyas Iyer.
Dhawan returned to form during his 52-ball innings with six fours and a six, while captain Iyer smashed a 33-ball 42 that included five fours. Dhawan and Iyer shared 85 runs for the third wicket in 10.2 overs.
Prithvi Shaw’s wicket fell in the very first over
Coming to bat after winning the toss, Delhi Capitals lost their opener Prithvi Shaw in the very first over, after hitting the second ball of Trent Boult (one wicket for 36), after the second ball on the short cover, Krunal Pandya (26 runs) He took two wickets) and returned to the pavilion.
The team lost the next wicket soon as experienced Ajinkya Rahane (15 runs, three fours), who lbw to Krunal Pandya’s beautiful arm ball and then the score was 24 for two. Now Iyer and Dhawan were at the crease.
Captain Iyer and Dhawan handled the innings
The team scored 46 runs after losing two wickets in the power play. Both Iyer and Dhawan started to form a good partnership by taking a couple of runs in between, apart from comfortably scoring a couple runs. The team’s score was 80 runs for two wickets for 10 overs.
It was necessary for Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma to break this partnership between these two players and Krunal Pandya did it. Iyer tried to play a big shot after picking up Pandya’s ball, but it went to Bolt’s hands at midwicket just before the boundary, leaving the team losing the third wicket for 109 runs in the 15th over.
Marcus Stoinis started scoring runs as soon as he arrived. Dhawan completed his half-century in 39 balls with four fours and a six, taking a single off the next ball after delivering the ball off Bolt for fours. In this over, 16 runs were scored with three fours.
Misunderstanding between Stoinis and Dhawan
But due to a run-off between Stoinis (13 runs) and Dhawan, the Delhi Capitals got a third blow. In the last match Stoinis had impressed with both bat and ball, he started running at ‘Missfield’ and was run out.
Delhi’s team, however, could not muster much runs in the last four overs, in which they scored 35 runs, Alex Carey remained unbeaten on 14 runs at the other end.