IPL: Delhi won the match by four wickets, MI got tough


Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by 4 wickets in the 46th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL)-14. Batting first after losing the toss, Mumbai scored 129 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Delhi team achieved the target of 130 runs by losing 6 wickets in 19.1 overs. R Ashwin gave Delhi victory by hitting a six off Krunal Pandya.

With this win, Delhi has 18 points from 12 matches and remains at the second position in the table. At the same time, this is the 7th defeat in Mumbai's 12th match. He has 10 points and is in sixth place.

Former Delhi captain Shreyas hit 2 fours in his unbeaten innings of 33 balls. He also shared an unbeaten 39-run partnership for the 7th wicket with Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin hit only one-six in his 21-ball innings. For Mumbai, Mumbai tried 6 bowlers and also took 5 wickets but could not get the victory. Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Krunal Pandya and Coulter Nile got 1-1 wickets.


Delhi Capitals innings

Chasing the target of 130 runs, the Delhi team started poorly and its 3 wickets fell to 30 runs only. Opener Shikhar Dhawan (8) was run out on the last ball of the second over of the innings, after which Prithvi Shaw (6) was dismissed lbw by Krunal Pandya. Shikhar hit 1 six off 7 balls while Prithvi hit 1 four off the same number of balls. Steve Smith was bowled by Coulter-Nile, who could score only 9 runs off 8 balls with the help of 1 six.


After this, captain Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer took the innings forward and brought the team's score to 57 runs. Pant scored 26 runs in 22 balls with the help of 3 fours and 1 six, which was caught by Jayant Yadav in the hands of Hardik Pandya on the second ball of the 9th over. Half of Delhi's team returned to the pavilion for 77 runs when Axar Patel (9) was victimized by Trent Boult. Shimron Hetmyer returned to the pavilion after scoring 15 runs off 8 balls with the help of 2 fours when he was caught by Rohit on the very first ball of the 14th over of the innings by Bumrah.


Earlier, Delhi Capitals restricted Mumbai Indians to 129 runs for 8 wickets on the strength of the bowlers led by Avesh Khan and Axar Patel. Akshar took 21 runs in 4 overs, while Avesh took 3-3 wickets for 15 runs in the same overs. Enrique Norteje was also economical, spending 19 runs in 4 overs and took one wicket. For Mumbai, only Suryakumar Yadav could bat in the rhythm. He scored 33 runs in 26 balls with the help of 2 fours and 2 sixes.

  

Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma, who came to the crease after losing the toss, hit a four on the first ball of the innings against Norteje, but in the second over, Rabada was caught trying to pull a bouncer from Avesh Khan.

Suryakumar Yadav, who was running in a bad rhythm, sweeped Ravichandran Ashwin for a six in the third over, while Quinton de Kock (19) welcomed Kagiso Rabada with a six in the fifth over. However, in the first 6 overs, the team could score only 35 runs for one wicket.

  

Suryakumar tried his best, but...

Axar Patel, who came to bowl in the seventh over, walked the De Cock. Continuing his aggressive approach against Ashwin, Suryakumar sent the ball across the boundary twice in the 8th over of the innings. He also sent the ball to the visitors against Rabada in the 10th over but missed the delivery of Axar Patel and Rabada took a brilliant catch to stop him from playing the big innings.

  

Akshar ended Saurabh Tiwary's 15-run knock by getting his next over caught by Pant. Nortje's slow ball, who came back to bowl in the 15th over of the innings, hit Kieron Pollard (6 runs) with the inside of the bat and hit the wickets. It was also the first maiden over of the innings. After this, Avesh spent just one run in the 16th over.

   

Krunal-Hardik could not blast Mumbai's batsmen's trouble can be gauged from the fact that it took 8 balls for Krunal Pandya (13) to open the account. However, he hit a four on the fourth ball of the 17th over, which was the first boundary for the team after 35 balls. 12 runs were scored from this over of Rabada, due to which the team completed the century of runs.

   

Hardik Pandya (17) then hit two fours against Nortje but was bowled on the yorker of Avesh on the first ball of the 19th over. After this, Avesh also took his third wicket by bowling Nathan Coulter-Nile (1).

For bowling in the last over, Jayant Yadav (11) and Krunal hit sixes against Ashwin to take the score to 129 runs. Ashwin took one wicket for 41 runs in 4 overs, while Rabada did not get any success.

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