IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 9 wickets
Well, Mumbai have made small work of this chase and it is Kishan's show with the bat that has made sure that there are no twists in the tale for Mumbai. They have wrapped the game up in some style and have won this game by 9 wickets and with 34 balls to spare. A very comprehensive victory for Mumbai.
Even though the total was not a big one, starting off well was important and their openers de Kock and Kishan did just that. They started off slowly but kept increasing their tempo. They had a 50-plus stand and it was de Kock who fell unfortunately for Mumbai. Kishan was brilliant with the bat as he scored a very well made 72. It was then Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav who did well to wrap this game up. In the end, it was a very easy chase and win for Mumbai.
With just 110 runs to defend, you cannot point your fingers at the bowling by Delhi. It was a very low total to defend and in the end, they could not do enough to stop Mumbai from chasing this down. They did not pick up wickets early on in the innings to pile some pressure on the batters of Mumbai and there was not much that they could do after de Kock and Kishan got going. Overall, it was a poor performance by Delhi.
Earlier in the day, Mumbai were brilliant with the ball and they bundled Delhi out for a low score of 110. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah were on fire with the ball and they both scalped 3 wickets each. They did not let Delhi into the game at any point.
Delhi skipper, Shreyas Iyer, says that they failed to read the wicket and were not up to the mark from the start. Feels that wickets early on took the momentum away. Says that a lot of flaws to point to but adds that they want to back themselves. Tells that they needed a good start and reckons 150-160 should've been a good score. On their last game against Bangalore, Iyer says that they need to be fearless in their approach and they do not need to think about the future.
Trent Boult is caught for a quick chat! Says that there was a bit of swing but it wasn't there for too long. Feels that it was a collective performance from the team. Adds that they never allowed the pressure to get off Delhi. Says that the wickets are getting better to bowl now. Ends by saying that he wants to take the momentum towards the business end of the tournament.
Mumbai were on fire with the ball in hand. They started off as Boult got rid of Dhawan right at the start. It was the three wickets that Bumrah got in the middle overs that turned the tide in their favour.
Delhi never got going with the bat in this game. They started off really poorly and they continued that throughout the innings. Boult struck in the first over as he got Dhawan and Delhi never recovered after that. Pant and Iyer tried to stitch a partnership to steady the ship but they were slow with their intent. Iyer tried to step it up, but he fell too. After that, they just kept losing wickets and they will feel that they are well below the score that they would have wanted. A very poor show with the bat for Delhi.
Delhi (Playing XI) - Prithvi Shaw (IN FOR AJINKYA RAHANE), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Harshal Patel (IN FOR TUSHAR DESHPANDE), Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Dubey (IN FOR AXAR PATEL), Anrich Nortje.
Mumbai (Playing XI) - Quinton de Kock (WK), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard (C), Nathan Coulter-Nile (IN FOR JAMES PATTINSON), Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav (IN FOR HARDIK PANDYA), Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.