MI vs DC Match Summary: Delhi Capitals’ three-game unbeaten run has ended on Thursday when Mumbai Indians beat the hosts convincingly by 40 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
Chasing a total of as many as 160 runs on an absurd pitch proved to be too much for the hosts as Shreyas Iyer and Co. could only score 128 runs in their twenty overs in the second innings to lose the match by 40 runs in the end.
Openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan gave their team a solid start, however, once Shikhar Dhawan departed in the seventh over, Delhi seemingly lost its track as wickets kept tumbling in regular intervals. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan were the only two batsmen who looked good, having made 20 and 35 runs respectively.
Colin Munro who played a good hand in the last match didn’t cause much damage today who fell for just three runs off Krunal Pandya, Skipper Iyer departed cheaply for three, followed by Pant who got castled by Bumrah with a beauty!
Stands went half-empty once Delhi’s last hope Pant got out as Axar Patel tried his best to get close to the total only to lose the match by 40 runs in the end.
Mumbai Indians Posted 168 in the first Innings
Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock gave Mumbai a blistering start to Mumbai Innings. The duo added 57 runs for the first wicket before Rohit lost his wicket on 30. Barring Ishant Sharma, Delhi seamer proved a notch expensive as it was the spinners who brought the hosts back into the game.
Amit Mishra and Axar Patel dried Mumbai’s run flow, even as, got the wickets of Rohit and Ben Cutting. De Kock ran himself out after playing a good inning of 35 runs off 27 deliveries.
Delhi looked on course to restrict Mumbai below 150, however, once again it was Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya who gave the visitors the much-needed flourish, in the end, to take the total to 168 for 5 at the end of 20 overs. His brother Krunal Pandya also played a good hand of 35 runs off 27 deliveries.
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Where do they Go from Here
With this win, Mumbai Indians have now jumped to second in the points table with 12 points as they move closer to the playoffs. Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, are placed third with five wins out of nine matches
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