MI vs DC – Qualifier 1: Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 57 runs in the first qualifier of the 13th season of IPL. Defending champions Mumbai Indians has reached the final for the second time in a row. The team is one step away from winning the 5th title under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. The last time Mumbai defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in the final. Earlier, Mumbai became champions in 2017, 2015, 2013 and 2011.
In the match played in Dubai, Mumbai lost the toss and batting first gave a target of 201 runs. In response, Delhi Capitals could score only 143 runs after losing 8 wickets. Marcus Stoinis smashed 65 off 46 balls for Delhi. Jasprit Bumrah took 4 wickets for 14 runs in 4 overs.
Delhi Lost 3 Wickets on Zero Runs
Delhi has disastrous start while chasing the target of 201 runs and the team lost 3 wickets on 0 runs. In the very first over, Trent Bolt sent Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane back to the pavilion. Prithvi was caught by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, while Rahane was lbw. After this, Jasprit Bumrah bowled Shikhar Dhawan in the second over.
Bumrah Departs Delhi’s 4 Key Batsmen
Mumbai fast bowler Bumrah did not give Delhi a chance to recover with 4 big wickets. He dismissed Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Marcus Stoinis and Daniel Sams. In this, Dhawan and Sams could not even score a single run, while Iyer scored 12 and Stoinis scored 65 runs.
Hardik Pandya’s 37 off 14 Deliveries
Mumbai scored 200 runs losing 5 wickets. Ishan Kishan (55 runs) scored the highest for the team, Suryakumar Yadav 51 and Quinton Dickock scored 40 runs. Finally, Hardik Pandya scored a quick 37 off 14 deliveries. He hit 5 sixes. Delhi’s Ravichandran Ashwin took the most 3 wickets for 29 runs. Apart from him, Anrich Nortje and Marcus Stoinis took 1–1 wicket.
Two Big Partnerships Led Mumbai to a Big Score
Mumbai’s start was not good today in the match. On the score of 16 runs, captain Rohit Sharma was out without scoring a run. After this, de Kock and Suryakumar handled the innings and made 62 runs off 37 deliveries for the second wicket. In the end, Ishan and Hardik made an unbeaten partnership of 60 runs on 23 deliveries to take the team score to 200.
Ashwin’s Three Blows to Mumbai
Ravichandran Ashwin gave Mumbai 3 blows. He sent captain Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard to the pavilion at zero. Rohit was lbw, while Pollard was caught by Kagiso Rabada. Ashwin dismissed danger-man de Kock whose catch was taken by Shikhar Dhawan. At the same time, Anrich Nortje sent Suryakumar Yadav back to the pavilion. His fantastic catch was caught by Daniel Sams.
Suryakumar’s Fifty in His 100th Match
Suryakumar Yadav completed 100th match in IPL. He scored 51 runs in 38 balls. So far he has scored 2009 runs at an average of 30.43. During this, he also made 11 fifty. His best score was 79 not out.
Rohit’s Flop Show Continues
Rohit Sharma’s flop performance continues in the playoffs. He could not even score a run in this match. With this innings, he has played a total of 19 innings in the playoffs so far, scoring just 229 runs at an average of 12.72. During this time, his strike rate was also 101.32 and he has been out at zero 3 times.
Mumbai Scored Their Highest Score in The Power-Play of The Season
Mumbai Indians scored 63 runs after losing 1 wicket in the power-play. This is the team’s highest score this season in the power-play. Earlier, Mumbai scored 59 runs after losing 1 wicket in the power-play against Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi.
Delhi Came Out Wearing Black Arm Band
Delhi Capitals came on the field wearing a black band. According to the news agency, the father of the team’s fast bowler Mohit Sharma passed away. Because of this, he had to return to the country before the match. The team went on to play wearing a black armband in the match, paying tribute to Mohit’s father. Mohit has played only one match against Kings XI Punjab in the season.
Man of the Match
Jasprit Bumrah is adjudged Player of the Match for his match-winning spell of 4/14.
Jasprit Bumrah Performance:
Mumbai & Delhi Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje