M51 : Mumbai gives big blow to Delhi, MI got very strong after trailing by 9 wickets
In the 51st match of the 13th season of IPL, Mumbai Indians (MI) won in Dubai on Saturday. Mumbai beat Delhi Capitals by 9 wickets. He first allowed Delhi to score 110/9 runs and then lost the winning target (111/1) by losing 1 wicket in 14.2 overs. Man of the match Ishaan Kishan returned unbeaten after scoring 72 runs (47 balls, 8 fours, 3 sixes).
This was Delhi's fourth consecutive defeat. He had a chance to qualify for the play-offs, but the Mumbai fast bowlers did not give him any freedom. Jaspreet Bumrah took 3 wickets for 17 runs. Trent Bolt also gave 3 shocks.
Chasing a small target of 111 runs, Mumbai got off to a decent start by the pair of Ishan Kishan and Quinton De Kock. Both added 68 runs. Dickock (26) was bowled by Enrique Nortje. After this Ishaan Kishan (72 not out) and Suryakumar Yadav (12 not out) led the team to victory. Kishan completed his half-century in 37 balls.
Ishaan Kishan had such an innings
The pair of Kishan and De Kock managed to score 13 runs with three fours against Nortje, who came to bowl in the fourth over after playing in the initial overs. Ishaan was more aggressive during this period, hitting two consecutive fours against Kagiso Rabada in the first two balls of the sixth over.
Praveen Dubey, who replaced Delhi Mishra in place of injured Amit Mishra, lbw Ishaan Kishan on his IPL debut, but after taking a review the third umpire overturned the on-field umpire's decision. Kishan bowled two consecutive fours in the second over of this bowler, while hitting a six in the third over.
Nortje broke the partnership by bowling De Kock in the 11th over of the innings. Kishan completed his fifty in 37 balls with six runs off Rabada in the 12th over and then two runs.
Delhi Capitals scored 110/9
Earlier, Mumbai Indians fast bowlers Jaspreet Bumrah and Trent Boult took 3-3 wickets and restricted Delhi Capitals to 110/9 runs. Bumrah gave just 17 runs in 4 overs, while Bolt spent only 21 runs in so many overs.
For Delhi, only captain Shreyas Iyer (25) was able to face the Mumbai bowlers to some extent, while wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant (21) failed to score big even after getting life's donation.