Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians, the four-time IPL champions beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets in match 27 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. It was Mumbai’s fifth win out of the seven, they have played so far. With this win, Mumbai is now sitting on the top of the points table, replacing Delhi Capitals. Whereas, DC has now gone to Number 2 in the points table of the IPL 2020.
Mumbai Indians took on Delhi Capitals in match 27 of IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Winning the toss, Delhi Capitals elected to bat first.
Shikhar Dhawan played an amazing inning for Delhi Capitals as he scored a half-century. Ajinkya Rahane had finally given a chance in IPL 2020 but he couldn’t leave a mark against Mumbai Indians. Mumbai’s bowler finally restricted Delhi’s batsmen to the score of 162-4 in the 20 overs.
Mumbai Indians chased the target smoothly as Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav, their men in form, smashed yet another half-century and led the chase from the front.
10-15 Short, 170-175 on The Board: Shreyas Iyer
DC captain Shreyas Iyer believes that 10-15 shorts could make a difference as 170-175 on the scoreboard looked totally different. He also mentioned how it would be different if Marcus Stoinis would not get out as he was really doing well with the bat. Apart from this, he also added that the team really need to work on their fielding skills as there were some midfielders and some have dropped few catches in the match.
“Definitely, I would say 10-15 short, 170-175 on the board would have looked completely different. We really missed out when Stoinis got out, he was hitting the ball really well and also seeing the ball like a football, that was the main error that we did and something that we really need to work on. Apart from that the effort we put on the field, we could definitely work on that as there were a few misfields and dropped catches as well. Overall they outplayed us in all the departments,” said Shreyas Iyer in the Post-match presentation.
Need to Work on Our Mindsets: Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer said that the ball was coming onto the bat and it was not stopping as it was doing in the first innings.
“We need to work on our mindsets before the next game. I thought the spinners were bowling well as the ball was coming onto the bat, it wasn’t stopping as it was in the first innings. If we could have squeezed in two more wickets after the powerplay we would have been on top.
“It is really important for us not to take any team lightly and be positive in our approach. There are still certain elements we have to work and we will use the break to work on that,” he added.