Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets with 5 balls to spare in yet another low-scoring affair in Chennai. This time, Delhi’s Amit Mishra led the way for the last year’s runner-up, picking up 4 wickets.
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Quick Stats from the game
- Mumbai Indians: 137-9
- Delhi Capitals: 138-4
- Toss Winner: Mumbai Indians, elected to bat
- Top Batsman: Shikhar Dhawan
- Top Bowler: Amit Mishra
- Man of the Match: Amit Mishra
A Bad Day for Mumbai
Mumbai Indians had their fourth consecutive match where they could not score more than 160 odd runs. For a team boasting of big batting talent, this is certainly a troublesome trait.
On Tuesday, the likes of Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, and Kieron Pollard failed to deliver. Whatever little runs were added to the board, they were the courtesy of Sharma, Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Jayant Yadav.
MI Top Batsmen
- Rohit Sharma: 44 off 30; 3 4s, 3 6s
- Ishan Kishan: 26 off 28; 1 4s, 1 6s
DC Top Bowlers
- Amit Mishra: 4-24, 4 overs
- Avesh Khan: 2-15, 2 overs
At the same time, Delhi Capitals had a sensational time with the ball with Mishra and Khan pretty much dismantling the entire batting order.
Mishra picked up the crucial wickets of Pollard, Pandya, and Sharma while Khan saw the wickets of Yadav and Chahar. Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, and Kagiso Rabada also picked a wicket each at pretty good economy rates.
Thanks to this superb bowling by Delhi Capitals, they found themselves chasing a meagre target of 138 runs.
Delhi get the Job Done
Delhi Capitals lost the early wicket of Prithvi Shaw but thanks to Steven Smith and Shikhar Dhawan, the team was in total control for most of the match.
The duo together added 88 runs on the board, bringing them closer to the win.
It was also a disciplined, patient chase from the Delhi side as they fought their way to the target slowly and steadily.
DC Top Batsmen
- Shikhar Dhawan: 45 off 42; 1 4s
- Steven Smith: 33 off 29; 4 4s
MI Top Bowlers
- Jayant Yadav: 1-25; 4 overs
- Rahul Chahar: 1-29; 4 overs
After Smith and Dhawan departed, Lalit Yadav and Simon Hetmyer took the responsibility of finishing the task at hand. Rishabh Pant also had a brief cameo but he departed after scoring just 7 runs.
Hetmyer’s 14 and Yadav’s 22 helped Delhi Capitals win their third game of the season and beat the last year’s champions.
They are now in 2nd place in the IPL 2021 table, trailing Royal Challengers Bangalore on net run-rate basis.