Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets to take the top spot

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians have reclaimed the top spot after beating Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets on Sunday. In pursuit of the 162-run total, a formidable batting unit of Mumbai got the better off Delhi’s bowling line up, chasing the total in 19.4 overs.

Skipper, Rohit Sharma had a bad day with the bat as he got out after making 5 off 10 deliveries. However, Quinton de Kock made sure the team don’t get lagging behind too much. The South African wicket-keeper formed a great partnership for the second wicket and didn’t let any collapse.

Suryakumar Yadav

After 10 overs, Mumbai Indian had reached 77 but lost both their openers. Quinton de Kock played a handy 53-run knock off just 36 balls. Suryakumar Yadav kept his good form going and took the team as closer to the total. He then joined hands with Ishan Kishan and take the ship forward. Playing at a strike rate of 165, Suryakumar Yadav scored 53 runs off 32 balls. Ishan Kishan too played a handy cameo of 28 runs off 15 balls. Mumbai Indians, in the end, chased down the total comfortably by 5 wickets.

Delhi Capitals too had lost their in-form opener, Prithvi Shaw, early in the innings. Shikhar Dhawan, who was getting starts in the tournament, scored his first half-century as he anchored the innings with an unbeaten knock of 69 runs off 52 balls, including 6 fours and 1 six. He was well supported by skipper Shreyas Iyer, who played a vital 42-run knock off 33 balls, including 5 fours. Delhi, perhaps, made sure at least 20 runs lesser against a side who has one of the best batting attacks in the tournament.

Delhi Capitals will head to Dubai to play their next game against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday, while Mumbai Indians will square up against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday.