IPL 2019
IPL 2019: Match 34 (DC vs MI): Mumbai Registers An Easy Win Over Delhi
By CricShots - Apr 19, 2019 12:12 am
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The Mumbai Indians (MI) read the Delhi pitch perfectly against the Delhi Capitals (DC) and that proved to be the decisive factor in the game. The visitors completely outplayed the hosts on the day and an absolute turner at the Feroz Shah Kotla was more helpful to MI. The Capitals’ poor death bowling cost them the game eventually as Shreyas Iyer should’ve used his spinners properly in the first innings.

Quinton de Kock

After being put into bat first, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock added as many as 57 runs in the powerplay. But on the first ball of the 7th over, the MI skipper was dismissed by Amit Mishra. Surprisingly, Cutting came out to bat at no.3 and he also got dismissed in the 8th over by Axar Patel. Surya Kumar Yadav was building a partnership with De Kock but only managed to add just 12 runs for the third wicket as some huge confusion took place between the two owing to some brilliant fielding display from Kagiso Rabada. 

WATCH – Brilliance From Rabada Left De Kock And Yadav Confused

Yadav also got out in the 16th over, then both the Pandya brothers took the innings to the final over and the much-awaited battle was on as Hardik was facing Rabada in the final over and both of them got benefitted as Rabada got the wicket after getting smashed for a six. Krunal then took Mumbai to a total of 168/5 in their quota of 20 overs.

Hardik Pandya

The Delhi Capitals needed a quick-fire start in the chase at any cost and Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw had a fiery start as they added 48 runs in the powerplay. Similar to MI, Delhi also lost their first wicket in the 7th over as Dhawan was dismissed by young Rahul Chahar while attempting a reverse sweep. After his dismissal, Delhi lost the plot completely as from 49/0 they were reeling at 63/4. Apart from Shikhar, Chahar dismissed Iyer and Shaw as well.

WATCH – Shikhar Dhawan Got Himself Out

Rishabh Pant attempted to build a partnership with Axar Patel, but he was cleaned by the fiery delivery from Jasprit Bumrah in the 14th over. BY then. Dc had almost lost the game, but then Azar and Chris Morris added 31 runs for the 6th wicket as Morris got out in the 17h over followed by Keemo Paul and Patel on the next two deliveries and finally, the hosts lost the game by 40 runs.

Brief Scores:

Mumbai Indians – 168/5 in 20 overs (K Pandya: 37*, H Pandya: 32; K Rabada: 2/38) defeated Delhi Capitals – 128/9 in 20 overs (S Dhawan: 35; R Chahar: 3/19, J Bumrah: 2/18) by 40 runs

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