DC vs MI: In the 51st match of the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by 9 wickets. This is Delhi’s fourth consecutive defeat. With this, Delhi has made their hopes of reaching the playoffs difficult. Now they will have to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next match to reach the play-offs. At the same time, Mumbai has confirmed the top-2 position with 18 points.
Batting first after losing the toss in the match played in Dubai, Delhi gave Mumbai a target of 111 runs. In response, Mumbai scored 111 for one wicket in just 14.2 overs. Mumbai opener Ishaan Kishan hit an unbeaten 72 in the IPL, made his sixth fifty. Suryakumar Yadav remained unbeaten after scoring 12 runs. At the same time, Anrich Nortje of Delhi got one wicket.
Mumbai’s Brilliant Start
Mumbai opener Quinton de Kock and Ishaan Kishan played very well in the match, giving the team a fantastic start and taking the team’s score forward. Both added 38 runs in the power-play. Ishaan Kishan then increased the run-rate by playing some aggressive shots. There was a 68-run opening partnership between the two. Anrich Nortje broke the partnership by dismissing de Kock (26).
The Shortest Target of The Season in Dubai
Delhi scored 110 runs for 9 in 20 overs. This is the shortest target of the season in Dubai. Earlier here, Kings XI, Punjab gave the target of 127 runs to Sunrisers Hyderabad. At the same time, Mumbai’s Jaspreet Bumrah and Trent Boult got 3-3 wickets. Rahul Chahar and Nathan Coulter-Nile get 1-1 wickets.
Delhi’s Poor Start
Delhi Capitals did not get a type of start they expected. Opener Shikhar Dhawan could not score a single run for the second consecutive match and was dismissed on the third ball of the first over of the match. After this, Prithvi Shaw hit a couple of good shots but can’t convert this initial start into a big score and was dismissed for 10 runs. Both the openers were dismissed by Trent Boult.
Captain Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant tried to handle the innings. Both made a 35-run partnership for the third wicket. Both got off to a good start, but could not convert them into big scores. Iyer was out for 25 by Rahul Chahar. After this, Pant (21) was followed by Jaspreet Bumrah.
Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma injured in the match against Kings XI Punjab is still not fully recovered from injury. In such a situation, Kieron Pollard took the captaincy of the team for the fourth consecutive match. In Rohit’s absence, Saurabh Tiwari was included in the playing eleven.
Man of The Match
Ishan Kishan is adjudged the Man of the Match for his match-winning knock of 72 off 47 deliveries with the help of 8 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 153.19.
Ishan Kishan’s Performance
Delhi Capitals (DC) & Mumbai Indians (MI) Playing 11
Kieron Pollard(C), Quinton de Kock(WK), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Shreyas Iyer(C), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje
Changes in Playing 11
Two changes were made in Mumbai and three changes in Delhi. Hardik Pandya was given rest in the match and Jayant Yadav was given an opportunity. In addition, James Pattinson was replaced in the playing eleven by Nathan Coulter-Nile. At the same time, 3 changes were made in Delhi. Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel and Tushar Deshpande were not included in the playing 11. They were replaced by Praveen Dubey, Prithvi Shaw and Harshal Patel in the team.