MI vs DC: Mumbai Indian has won the Indian Premier League for the 5th time. Mumbai Indians emerged as the most successful team of Indian Premier League as they won the tournament for the most times. Mumbai beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets in the final of Indian Premier League. Mumbai won the final match of the tournament while chasing.
Rohit Sharma made his 39th fifty in the final match of the IPL 2020. This was the sixth final for Mumbai. Mumbai chased the target 2 times in 6 final matches. In IPL 2010, they could not chase the target against Chennai Super Kings in the final match.
Delhi won the toss on the ground of Dubai and batting first gave a target of 157 runs. In response, Mumbai scored 157 runs for 5 wickets in 18.4 overs and won the match as well as the title. For the team, Rohit Sharma scored 68 runs in 51 balls and Ishan Kishan scored 33 runs in 19 balls.
Rohit-de Kock Gives Brilliant Start to Mumbai
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock gave fantastic start while came to chase a target of 157 runs. Both made a 45-run opening partnership for Mumbai Indians. Here de Kock scored 20 runs and was dismissed by Marcus Stoinis. After this, the team lost the second wicket at 90 runs when Suryakumar Yadav (19) was run-out. After this, Rohit made 47 runs for the third wicket with Ishaan.
For The Second Time, Both Captains Made Fifty in The IPL Final
This is the second time the captains of both teams put up a fifty in the final. Earlier in 2016 final, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, David Warner scored 69 runs and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli scored 54 runs.
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant Hits Fifty For Delhi
Delhi scored 156 for 7 wickets. Captain Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 65 and Rishabh Pant scored 56 runs. It was Iyer’s 16th and Pant’s 12th Fifty in the IPL. Iyer had his third and Pant’s first half-century in the season. Both shared a 96-run partnership for the fourth wicket off 69 balls. Trent Boult took the most 3 wickets for Mumbai Indians.
Shreyas Iyer, The Second-Best Score in The Final as Captain
Delhi’s captain Shreyas Iyer scored 65 runs in the IPL final. This is the second-best score made by a captain in the IPL final. Earlier this record was in the name of Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner. He scored 69 in the 2016 final against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Delhi Lost 3 Wickets For 22 Runs
Delhi’s start was very bad. The team lost 3 wickets for 22 runs. Trent Bolt gave Delhi 2 early setbacks. He started with Marcus Stoinis and then dismissed Ajinkya Rahane. Delhi opener Stoinis was out on the first ball. This is the first time in IPL history that a player was dismissed on the first ball of the final match.
Jayant Yadav Bowled Shikhar Dhawan,
after which Jayant Yadav, playing the second match of the season, did not give Delhi a chance to recover. Delhi could only score 22 runs when Jayant bowled in-form player Shikhar Dhawan (15) and giving Delhi third setback. Apart from Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile took 2 and Jayant Yadav took 1 wicket. Nathan departs Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel back to the pavilion.
Boult, The Highest Wicket-Taker in The Power-Play
Trent Boult equalled Mitchell Johnson’s record for the most wickets taken during a power-play in a season. Both have taken 16–16 wickets in the power-play. Boult struck 36 overs, striking out 16 batters with a strike rate of 13.5 and an economy of 6.72. Johnson achieved this feat in the 2013 season of Indian Premier League.
Rohit Became The Second Player To Play 200 Matches in IPL
Rohit Sharma became the second player to play 200 matches in IPL. Earlier, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni played 200 matches in IPL. Apart from Mumbai Indians, Rohit has also played in the Deccan Chargers in the league. This is Rohit’s 155th match for Mumbai.
Man of The Match
Trent Boult is adjudged Mn of the match for his fantastic match-winning spell of 3/30.
Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah