Mumbai Indias (MI) cruised to a five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals (DC) in an exciting IPL 2020 conflict on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (October 11).
With this win, MI now has overtaken DC because the league leaders on the factors desk.
In chase of a goal rating of 163, Mumbai received off to a sluggish begin as they misplaced Rohit Sharma early on who departed after scoring simply 5 runs.
Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav then shaped a formidable partnership for MI as the 2 saved the scoreboard ticking at a good tempo.
De Kock performed some wonderful pictures and bagged a 33-ball fifty earlier than R Ashwin struck for the Capitals and dismissed the wicketkeeper-batsman for 53. Yadav and Ishan Kishan had a quick stand for the third wicket however saved the asking fee underneath management.
Suryakumar was internet to bag his half-century however his celebration didn’t final lengthy for the Indian batsman as Kagiso Rabada dismissed him within the very subsequent supply. The South African pacer was in terrific kind on the evening as he dismissed Kishan (28) in his final over of the sport.
With 7 needing kind 6 balls, Krunal Pandya (12*) and Kieron Pollard (11*) guided Mumbai Indians home with two balls remaining.
Opting to bat first, Delhi had a poor begin as they misplaced opener Prithvi Shaw (4) within the first over. Ajinkya Rahane, taking part in in his first recreation of the season, joined Shikhar Dhawan within the center.
Rahane and Dhawan added a 23-run transient stand for the second wicket. Spinner Krunal Pandya scalped Rahane (15) as he discovered him in entrance of the wickets within the fifth over. Skipper Shreyas Iyer and Dhawan stitched a partnership huge 85-run of the fourth wicket. Iyer was caught at deep midwicket by Trent Boult off Krunal after taking part in a knock of 42 runs.
Meanwhile, Dhawan scored his first fifty of the season. Marcus Stoinis scored 13 off eight earlier than a mix-up in operating between the wickets with Dhawan despatched him again to the pavilion. Dhawan remained unbeaten at 69 runs whereas Alex Carey smashed 14* off 9. For Mumbai, Krunal Pandya clinched two wickets whereas Trent Boult scalped one wicket.