Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah had ripped apart the Delhi Capitals and then Ishan Kishan, the 22-year old from Bihar, had scored his third half-century of the competition to bring a nine-wicket emphatic win against demoralized Delhi Capitals. Firstly, Boult and Bumrah routed through the Delhi batsmen to keep the score to just 110 and then the chase, steered by Ishan Kishan was done in the 15th over.
The 51st match of the IPL 2020 saw the match between two of the top three teams, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. In the end, it was far too easy for Mumbai Indians who brought up their ninth win of the season and now guaranteed a top-of-the-table finish. Delhi, on the other hand now placed behind RCB with a net run-rate poor than the fifth-place team.
Delhi Capitals innings – Boult, Bumrah magic
The innings started with a bang. Not for Delhi but for Mumbai. Shikhar Dhawan, who scored back-to-back centuries early in the tournament, now has registered back-to-back ducks to his name. He was out on golden-duck in the last game against SRH and against MI, he was out second ball. Couldn’t keep the cut down and caught by Suryakumar Yadav of Trent Boult, the first blow.
Prithvi Shaw, who is also not in form either, replaced Ajinkya Rahane in the hope to perform for the team but wasn’t able to do so. Again, Boult was the culprit to dismiss Shaw in the third over for just 10 to his name.
By the time powerplay was done, Delhi scored only 22 runs for the loss of two wickets, which is the second-lowest powerplay score this season and could only score 49 runs in the first ten overs.
Captain, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant rescued the team but by the time they both have settled, it was Rahul Chahar who bowled a delicious flighted leg-break but only to be deceived by Iyer, who was easily undone by Quinton de Kock behind the stumps.
After that, it was the Jasprit Bumrah show. The fast bowler got two quick wickets of Marcus Stoinis and Pant and leave the score 62-5.
After that, it was too easy for the Mumbai bowlers. They further dented the innings to 78-7 before a couple of 12s from R Ashwin and Kagiso Rabada took the score to 110-9.
Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah took three wickets each. Bumrah is now tied with Kagiso Rabada for most wickets with 23 scalps to his name. Rahul Chahar and Nathan Coulter-Nile took one wicket each.
Mumbai Indians innings – Ishan Kishan show
It was all too easy for Mumbai batsmen to register a nine-wicket win against the demoralized Delhi side.
Only three batsmen were needed to do the chase and it was completed in the 15th over. Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock opened the innings for Mumbai Indians in the absence of their regular captain Rohit Sharma who is recovering from a hamstring injury.
Striking boundaries, scoring runs, and it was too easy. Kishan was the main aggressor in the innings. a ten-wicket win was on the cards before de Kock played-on off Anrich Nortje.
The likes of Kagiso Rabada and Quinton de Kock were couldn’t do anything with such low score to defend and Kishan strike them away all across the ground.
Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav finished the chase without any further loss with the former finishing with 72 runs off 47 balls with eight fours and three sixes and the latter finished with 12 runs.
Anrich Nortje was the only wicket-taker for Delhi.
Ishan Kishan, for his pure-striking of ball and his 72 runs off 47 balls with eight fours and three maximums, was the man of the match of the night.
Man of the Match: Ishan Kishan
Result: Mumbai Indians win by 9 wickets
Points: Mumbai Indians 2, Delhi Capitals 0