M57 : A step away from the 5th title, Mumbai defeated Delhi by 57 runs, Reached Final
Mumbai Indians (MI) won the qualifier-1 of the 13th season of IPL. Mumbai defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 57 runs in Dubai on Thursday night. Chasing a big target of 201 runs, Delhi's team was able to score 143/8 runs in 20 overs. The stormy bowling of Jasprit Bumrah (3-1-14-4) and Trent Boult (2-1-9-2) broke Delhi's back.
With this, Mumbai Indians have moved towards the 5th title. They made it to the finals for the sixth time. Mumbai had earlier reached the finals in 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 as well. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals have one more chance. They can now travel to the finals by winning Qualifier-2 on 8 November, where they will face the winning team of the Eliminator (SRH vs RCB).
This is how Delhi Capitals innings
Delhi had a very bad start in front of a big goal. While Bolt dismissed Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane in the first over, Bumrah scattered Shikhar Dhawan's stumps in the next over. Delhi's account was also not open and their 3 wickets fell. Bumrah also did not let captain Shreyas Iyer (12) stay, while Rishabh Pant (3) again failed.
The dew started showing its effect and in such a situation Stoinis targeted Rahul Chahar, who gave 35 runs in 2 overs. Stoinis hit 3 sixes on him, while Axar made the match exciting by hitting two sixes over Kieron Pollard.
In such a situation, Bumrah held the ball and scattered Stoinis' bails on the first ball and then caught Daniel Sams behind the wicket. Stoinis hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. Patel was dismissed in the last over. His innings included 2 fours and 3 sixes. Kagiso Rabada not out scoring 15 runs
Mumbai Indians score 200/5
Despite the jitters from veteran Ravichandran Ashwin, Mumbai Indians scored a strong 200 runs for 5 wickets with the help of half-centuries from Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan. Ashwin took 3 wickets for 29 runs. Quinton De Kock (40 off 25 balls), Suryakumar (51 off 38 balls, 6 fours, 2 sixes) and Kishan (55 not out off 30 balls, 4 fours, 3 sixes) played useful innings.
Hardik-Kishan looted runs in the death overs
Hardik Pandya, who rocked the death overs, scored an unbeaten 37 from 14 balls with the help of 5 sixes, which helped Mumbai collect 55 runs in the last 3 overs. If Suryakumar made the innings in the first 10 overs, then in the last 10 overs, Kishan handled the task well. Both of them kept one end despite falling wickets at regular intervals. Kishan and Hardik eventually shared a 60-run partnership off 23 balls.