Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer(MI vs DC)
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Mi vs DC: Mumbai thrashed Delhi after Boult and Bumrah’s damage by 9 wickets. Dream11 IPL 2020: Match no 51: Mumbai thrashed Delhi by 9 wickets to earn two crucial points.

Dream11 IPL 2020: Match no. 51 of League stages of IPL was played between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. Mumbai defeated Shreyas Iyer led DC by 9 wickets and grabbed two more points. Bowlers superb show in first innings helped Mumbai chase a easy total against Delhi Capitals. A well directed half century from Ishan Kishan put the team up front and sailed comfortably.

Mumbai Indians Celebrating wicket(MI) against DC
Mumbai Indians Celebrating wicket(MI) | Image – BCCI/IPL

Earlier, Mumbai Indians won the toss and decided to field. Two changes from Mumbai side Hardik Pandya and James Pattinson where out and Coulter Nile and Jayant Yadav got a chance in playing 11. For Delhi, Axar Patel and Ajinkya Rahane were given rest and Prithivi Shaw and Praveen Dubey were added yo final 11.

A little bit of swing on offer for Trent Boult at the start of the innings, Trent Boult dismissed double centurion Shikhar Dhawan and Prithivi Shaw cheaply. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant fought hard to do a comeback in the game, but Rahul Chahar removed Shreyash Iyer from the ground. They scored just 22 runs in the powerplays which is the second-lowest total of Powerplays in this season.

Trent Boult took charge of Powerplays while Jasprit Bumrah nailed in Middle overs. Jasprit Bumrah cleared Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis and Harshal Patel in succession in just two overs. At this stage DC was completely disappointed and more than half a dozen player were sent to dugout. 

Delhi were able to score 111 – 9 in 20 overs. Three wickets each for Bumrah and Boult. While, Coulter- Nile and Rahul Chahar got one wicket each.

Delhi surely wanted some breakthroughs in Powerplays as the ball was not coming into bat nicely. But Mumbai Openers kept patience and rotated the strike as much as possible. Mumbai were able yo reach 38 runs in six overs without loosing a wicket. The first wicket stand for Mumbai Indians scored 68 runs in 10 overs. Quinten de Kock was dismissed by Anrich Nortje while Kishan stood up in another end. 

Kagiso Rabada and Prithvi Shaw celebrating (Delhi Capitals)
Kagiso Rabada(Delhi Capitals DC) | Image – BCCI/IPL

Ishan Kishan scored blistering fifty off just 37 balls against the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje. He scored 72 runs off 42 balls which includes 8 boundaries and 3 towering sixes. Surya Kumar finished in 12 runs off 11 balls. Mumbai got a smooth win by 9 wickets.

Post Match Presentation:

Shreyas Iyer | DC (losing) captain:

Obviously, we fell short of reading the wicket. We weren’t upto the mark right from the start and those wickets in the Powerplay took down the momentum from us. It was important for a few us to come and build a few partnerships but it happened in bits and pieces. There are lots of flaws to be pointed out to, but we gotta believe in ourselves and be strong-headed, also be positive. You can’t anticipate how it’s (the pitch) going to play right from the start. Openers being there, it was important to get a good start, once you get the momentum, you can build on later. I feel 150 or 160 was a good total on such wickets. We’ll have to think about it (changes to the line-up) and be fearless in our approach. We’ll keep things simple and will not try to think much. It’s going to be do or die for both teams (about the next game) depending on how RCB play tonight.

Trent Boult:

Little bit of swing early on and nice to take wickets at the top and put some pressure on, nice to get a couple of points. I’m probably trying to bowl a little too fast, it’s a very dry wicket and it did move early on. I will go back home and assess (about my bowling) as I have a 14-day quarantine and have a Test match two days after that. It’s nice to get the job done. Nice to be playing cricket, winning and looking forward to hopefully carrying on this good form.

Ishan Kishan | Man of the Match:

Ishan Kishan(MI) hitting sixes against DC.
Ishan Kishan hitting sixes against DC | Image _ BCCI/IPL

It was not as easy as it looked. The ball wasn’t coming on so I had to keep rotating the strike and then take them apart later. It all depends on the practice sessions, and how you train I wanted to keep my shape and hit sixes. My mom must get the credit for the food she gives me, that makes me so powerful, and sometimes even I’m surprised how my sixes carry such a long way. My coaches told me that playing shots on the off-side is important, and that wasn’t my strength initially, and I knew, even Rahul sir told me that I need to work on my off-side shots so I’ve been working on that this season and thankfully it’s showing in the match situation now. I enjoy batting everywhere, wherever the management wants me to bat. At this level you have to be able to adapt.

Kieron Pollard | MI (winning) captain:

It’s 16 (wins for me as captain) off 17 (matches). I bowled Krunal and Jayant in the powerplay because I thought there was some hold in the surface and I thought the grip would aid the seamers. Bumrah, I kept delaying him, and in this kind of track it was more useful to bowl him in the middle. He kept looking at me, and wanted to bowl in the powerplay. We wanted to bowl spinners in the powerplay with some grip on offer. Ishan has gotten better in every game, and once he gets going, he’s hard to get rid of. He didn’t even start, Ishan, in the playing XI, came to No. 4 and then came out to open and just blew us away. Rohit is getting better and hopefully he’ll be back soon. We need to play another couple of good games and get to the final. This isn’t supposed to be our year (even number), but it’s been working for us so far.

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