Highlights(MI vs DC):
MI vs DC: Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals to head straight to the finals of Dream11 IPL2020 for the second consecutive year. Mumbai is on song this edition of IPL 2020. This is Delhi’s straight third loss to Mumbai Indians in IPL2020 held in Dubai. All three wins Mumbai took the game with them convincingly and one-sided matches were produced.
Earlier, Delhi Capitals won the toss and invited Mumbai Indians to bat first. With the very first over of the game, intent became clear to score as much as possible. Quinton de Kock smashed Daniel Sams for 15 runs. Ravi Ashwin provided the first breakthrough to Capitals, dismissing skipper Rohit Sharma for a duck in the very first ball.
But de Kock and Surya Kumar looked fearless to score runs on regular occasions. In the 8th over Ravi Ashwin once again dismissed Quinten de Kock when he was about to reach his half-century. Surya Kumar Yadav got caught to Shikhar Dhawan after a well-directed half-century from his bat.
Ashwin dismissed Pollard for a duck in the 13th over. But the other end looked in complete control. Ishan Kishan completed his half-century in 30 balls with 4 fours and 3sixes.
On the other end, Hardik Pandya smashed bowlers out of the park smoothly. Hardik scored 37 runs in just 14 balls with a strike rate of 264.29, hitting 5 sixes in his short innings.
Mumbai scored a total of 200 runs in the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs.
For Delhi Capitals Ravi Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers, Ashwin picked 3 wickets of Rohit, de Kock and Pollard, While one wicket each for Anrich Nortje and Stoinis.
Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals had no clue to Mumbai’s lethal bowling. Trent Boult in the very first over dismissed Prithivi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane for a duck. Trent Boult produced a two-wicket maiden over for Mumbai.
In the second over, Bumrah dismissed Shikhar Dhawan for a duck with a perfect yorker. At this time Delhi’s score was 0/3. This was the only second time in the history of IPL, the team getting three straight ducks from the first three batsmen. Earlier, This was done in Deccan Chargers and Chennai Super Kings match.
Shreyas Iyer and Marcus Stoinis tried to pull the game towards themselves but Bumrah dismissed Shreyas Iyer in his 2nd over. Marcus Stoinis played a good knock under pressure, scoring 65 from 46 balls.
Axer Patel on the other hand showed some wrist work, Patel scored 42 runs from 33 balls. This was not enough for Delhi to overshadow Mumbai. As a result, Mumbai Indians won the game by 57 runs and head straight to the finals of Dream11 IPL2020.
Delhi was restricted to just 143 – 8 in 20 overs by Mumbai Indians.
Twitter Reactions(Mumbai vs Delhi):
Only one team in #IPL2020 has batted this way….relentless assault. Depth in the batting is for this very purpose….they’ve fulfilled it. #MI is the best T20 franchise team on the planet. Too good. 👏👏 #MIvDC— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 5, 2020