Indian Premier League, 2019

Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians - Match 34

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Date & Time: 18 April 2019

Delhi Capitals 128/9

RR: 6.4 | Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 40 runs

commentary

Done with this one but we move on quickly to the next. On Friday, Bangalore go on the road as they lock horns against Kolkata at Eden Gardens. The action will begin at 2000 local (1430 GMT). See you for that one. Goodbye!

Man of the Match, Hardik Pandya, says he's been feeling he's hitting the ball better than he ever has and that's all down to the hard work he's been putting in the nets. Mentions that he likes to keep the basics straight and take the ball on its merit. Feels that he's been using his brain a lot as he's assessing the conditions well enough and striking the ball cleanly as a result.

Mumbai captain, Rohit Sharma, says after the first two overs, he and de Kock thought 140 would be a good score. Adds that it was fortunate they had wickets in hand as the power hitters in the side could do what they do in the end. States that it was a clinical effort from both batsmen and bowlers. Informs that he knew the nature of the surface and hence thought if they won the toss, they would bat first. Mentions that Rahul Chahar has been working hard since the last season and they wanted to get him into the XI soon enough somehow. Continues to say that he (Chahar) couldn't play in the last campaign as Mayank Markande was already doing well for them, but is happy he could play this time around as he's a smart bowler and he executes his plans well. On Jayant Yadav, Rohit says it was a simple decision as Delhi have 3-4 left-handed batsmen. And on Ben Cutting, the Mumbai skipper felt that the all-rounder could be useful against the new ball, but unfortunately that didn't work out. Ends by saying that the team combination depends on the opposition and the conditions, and everyone in the dressing room is aware of that.

Quinton de Kock comes in for a little chat as well. He says that they assessed the wicket quite quickly and rotation of the strike was important. Mentions that they wanted to save wickets for the end. Reckons that he started to find his rhythm slowly as it was not a wicket on which you can play your shots right from the start. Further adds that the team is slowly getting into its own and they are learning after each and every game. Ends by saying that it was not easy to keep wickets on this surface.

Delhi captain, Shreyas Iyer, says it is really important to win the home games, especially on the wickets they know. Mentions that the toss is important and they did not bowl well. Admits that they were outplayed and credits the way Mumbai bowled. He states that they did practiced how they should bowl in the nets, but could not execute it. Adds that they would have chased had they won the toss as they are confident chasing. Reckons that they gave away 20 runs more. Mentions that it was not easy to bat in the second innings as the pitch got worse. Ends by saying that the last three overs in the first innings were the game-changing overs.

Not a good night for the home team. The Delhi batsmen needed to apply themselves more. The pressure had double, owing to the slow conditions and in particular, the fact that they let plenty of runs leak in the final 5 overs. Dhawan and Shaw provided a fine start, but the rest to follow really disappointed. After the two openers, only Axar and Morris got into double figures, which should be enough to tell you what the problem was in the chase. The hosts would like to put this behind them quickly. Plenty to work on obviously, but it's surely a night to forget.

A comfortable victory in the end for Mumbai. A clinical bowling performance. They used the conditions on offer well and took full advantage of it. You could say, possibly, they won the game when the spin of the coin fell Rohit Sharma's way. They firstly put up fine score on the board, close to 170, courtesy a good start from Rohit and de Kock, and then a big finish from the Pandya brothers. And then, got the job done with the ball with Rahul Chahar leading the line with his 3-wicket haul. The rest played their part, and everyone barring Jayant Yadav contributed in the wickets column. A good all-round performance.

19.6
1
H Pandya to A Mishra, A single to finish the game! A short ball on middle, it is flat-batted down to long on by Mishra for a single. ALL SMILES IN THE MUMBAI CAMP AS THEY WIN BY 40 RUNS!
19.5
2
H Pandya to A Mishra, Length and outside off, this is carved over point. They run one and then go for the second. The fielder at third man fires a throw to the keeper who collects it and whips the bails off. An appeal follows and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that the batter is in.

Ishant Sharma is the last man in.

19.4
0
H Pandya to K Rabada, OUT! Pollard makes no mistake this time. Hardik bowls it wide outside off. Rabada throws his bat at it. Hits it decently but does not get the distance. Pollard from long off runs to his right and takes it.
19.3
0
H Pandya to K Rabada, Slower ball and outside off, Rabada throws his bat at it but only manages an inside edge to the keeper.
19.2
6
H Pandya to K Rabada, SIX! Rabada nails this one! Short and on middle, Rabada goes for the pull, this time he connects and it is in the crowd in the mid-wicket stands. However, even 4 more of these won't make a difference.
19.1
0
H Pandya to K Rabada, Just over the stumps! Back of a length and it is the slower one. Rabada looks to pull but misses.

Hardik Pandya to bowl the last over of the game.

18.6
1
L Malinga to K Rabada, In the air... dropped! Pollard is the culprit. He dropped a similar one against Chennai. Rabada dances down the track and is foxed by the slower one. He hits it high up in the air towards mid on. Pollard runs in from long on, gets two hands to it but spills it. A run taken. 50 needed in the last over.
18.5
1
L Malinga to A Mishra, Slower one outside off, Mishra looks to put bat on ball but the ball goes off the outside edge and on the bounce to the keeper. De Kock fails to collect it cleanly and a run is taken.
18.5
0
L Malinga to A Mishra, Down the leg side, the batter again tries to flick but misses. Wided.
18.4
0
L Malinga to A Mishra, FOUR! LEG BYES! Full and down the leg side, the batsman looks to flick but the ball brushes the pads and races to the fine leg fence.
18.3
1
L Malinga to K Rabada, Full and outside off, this is driven through covers for a run.
18.2
1
L Malinga to A Mishra, The slower one on middle, Mishra works it through mid-wicket for a single.
18.1
1
L Malinga to K Rabada, On the shorter side, Rabada pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
17.6
0
J Bumrah to A Mishra, Full on off, it is driven to mid off.
17.5
0
J Bumrah to A Mishra, A yorker and Mishra manages to jam it out.
17.4
0
J Bumrah to K Rabada, On the pads, Rabada looks to flick but misses. He is hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards square leg. A leg bye taken.
17.3
1
J Bumrah to A Mishra, The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
17.2
0
J Bumrah to A Patel, OUT! KABOOM! The middle stump has gone for a walk. Length and on middle, Axar makes room and then looks to cut. He misses and the furniture behind is disturbed.

Kagiso Rabada is the new man in.

17.1
0
J Bumrah to A Patel, OUT! RUN OUT! Keemo Paul bags a diamond duck! No. 7 down for the hosts. A back of a length delivery on off, Axar stands tall and taps it beside the wicket. Paul sets off but Patel is not interested. Keemo is at the point of no return. Bumrah gets to the ball quickly, he keeps his calm, does not rush, takes aim and then throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end.

Keemo Paul is the new man in.

16.6
0
L Malinga to C Morris, OUT! Malinga gets his first! The slower one does the trick. It is very full and hence, Morris does not get under it. He hits it flat towards long on, Hardik Pandya there takes a neat catch.
16.5
1
L Malinga to A Patel, Malinga providing to room what-so-ever. A yorker on middle, Patel dugs this out for a single.
16.4
2
L Malinga to A Patel, Another good yorker, Patel dugs it to long on for a double.
16.3
1
L Malinga to C Morris, A slower yorker delivery this time. Malinga clocks this at 117 kmph. Morris dugs it towards the mid-wicket a run.
16.2
1
L Malinga to A Patel, A fuller delivery on middle and leg, Patel makes some room and drives it towards the cover region for a single.
16.1
6
L Malinga to A Patel, SIX! Axar has picked the bones out of this one! It is the slower one but it is right in the slot. Patel lofts it over the long on fence. They need to keep going.

The strategic break has been signaled!

15.6
0
J Bumrah to C Morris, A low full toss, Bumrah was looking for a yorker but ends up delivering a full toss. Morris drives it to covers. 10 runs from this over. Delhi needs 73 runs in last 4 overs.
15.5
1
J Bumrah to A Patel, Bumrah takes pace off from this delivery by rolling his fingers on it. A short of a good length delivery on middle. Patel waits for it for ages and gets it towards the third man region for a single.
15.4
1
J Bumrah to C Morris, A short delivery on off, Morris pulls it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.
15.3
2
J Bumrah to C Morris, A top yorker on middle, Morris jams it through mid-wicket and some good running help the batsmen take two.
15.2
0
J Bumrah to C Morris, Bowls the slower one this time and it is bowled outside off. The length is also shorter. Morris looks to cut but misses.
15.1
6
J Bumrah to C Morris, SIX! Straight as an arrow! Slightly fuller and on middle, Morris just lifts it with ease over the bowler's head and it goes all the way. Need a few more.
14.6
4
L Malinga to A Patel, FOUR! Patel goes aerial. A fuller length delivery on off, Patel lifts it above the cover region for a boundary.
14.5
2
L Malinga to A Patel, Patel comes down the track on this short delivery and plays it through mid-wicket for a single. Cutting at deep mid-wicket scores a direct hit at the striker's end which results in another run.
14.4
1
L Malinga to C Morris, Full on off, Morris drives it mid on for a single.
14.3
1
L Malinga to A Patel, A full delivery almost yorker length outside off, Patel opens the face of the bat and plays it towards the third man region for a single.
14.2
2
L Malinga to A Patel, A fuller length delivery on off, Patel lifts it over cover. Two taken.
14.1
0
L Malinga to A Patel, A back of a length delivery around off, Patel punches it to covers.

Lasith Malinga is back!

13.6
0
J Bumrah to C Morris, Another beauty! Goes over the wicket and bowls this one from wide of the crease. Angles it into the off pole which means Morris has to play at it. The ball pitches and then moves away. Beats the outside edge of Morris' bat.

Chris Morris is the new batsman in.

13.5
0
J Bumrah to R Pant, OUT! CASTLED! There goes Delhi's final hope, if there was one. Brilliant delivery from Bumrah. He comes from around the wicket and angles it into the off pole. Pant looks to play it with a straight bat but does not cover the angle and also leaves a gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks through and uproots the off pole. Bumrah is pumped and no heroics from Pant this time around.
13.4
1
J Bumrah to A Patel, A nice looking drive but can't beat mid off. Just a single. They need boundaries at the moment.
13.3
2
J Bumrah to A Patel, A couple now! This time AP nicely waits for it and then guides it past point. Takes two.
13.2
0
J Bumrah to A Patel, Another dot! Length and on off, Axar pushes it to covers.
13.1
0
J Bumrah to A Patel, Full and wide outside off, Axar throws his bat at it but misses.

Jasprit Bumrah is back!

12.6
2
K Pandya to R Pant, Great fielding effort. A nice tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Pant flicks it towards the mid-wicket region. The fielder in deep provides a great diving effort to save runs. Two runs taken.
12.5
0
K Pandya to R Pant, A flatter delivery on off, Pant defends it.
12.4
0
K Pandya to R Pant, A tossed up delivery, Krunal Pandya applies too much air on this. Pant leaves his crease and makes a full toss. A pull to fine leg. Dot ball.
12.3
1
K Pandya to A Patel, A quicker one, Patel keeps it away.
12.2
1
K Pandya to R Pant, A flatter delivery, Pant flicks it towards the mid on region for a single.
12.1
0
K Pandya to R Pant, A back of a length delivery on off, Pant punches it to mid off.

Krunal Pandya is back!

11.6
0
J Yadav to A Patel, A dot to end the over. Full on off, Patel keeps it away.
11.5
1
J Yadav to R Pant, Full on leg, Pant flicks it to mid-wicket for a run.
11.4
0
J Yadav to R Pant, A short delivery on off, Pant looks to cut but wicket showing its nature again. The ball was low resulting in a dot ball.
11.3
0
J Yadav to R Pant, A back of a length delivery on off, Pant blocks it from his back foot.
11.2
2
J Yadav to R Pant, This is flatter on the pads, Pant works it with soft hands through square leg and picks up two.
11.1
1
J Yadav to A Patel, This is eased down to long off for a single.

Jayant Yadav is back!

10.6
1
R Chahar to A Patel, A short delivery on off, Axar cuts it to third man for a single.
10.6
0
R Chahar to A Patel, Wide. Patel fires this one outside the leg stump. Wided.
10.5
0
R Chahar to A Patel, A back of a length delivery on off, Patel punches it to covers.
10.4
0
R Chahar to A Patel, Rahul bowls this on off, Patel blocks it.
10.3
0
R Chahar to A Patel, A flighted delivery on off, Axar plays it back to the bowler.

Axar Patel is the new batsman in.

10.2
0
R Chahar to S Iyer, OUT! Bowled 'em! Rahul Chahar is having a ball out there. Amazing. Picks up his third of the night. That's a perfect leg break, gets rid of the Delhi skipper Iyer. He lands it on middle, quite slow through the air. Nice shape in first before it turns away. Iyer hangs his bat out to defend but it goes past the outside edge and disturbs the stumps behind. Delhi in trouble now, this isn't looking good for them.
10.1
0
R Chahar to S Iyer, A back of a length delivery outside off, Iyer looks to cut it but fails to connect. That was slow and low.
9.6
1
K Pandya to S Iyer, Single to end the over. Iyer flicks it to mid-wicket for a run. 3 runs and a wicket in this over.
9.5
1
K Pandya to R Pant, A flighted delivery on off, Pant flicks it to short fine leg for a single

Rishabh Pant is the new man in.

9.4
0
K Pandya to C Munro, OUT! TIMBER! Another one bites the dust! It is Munro this time who is walking back. Krunal strikes in his first over itself. Delhi slip further. This is extremely full, almost in the blockhole. Munro fails to jam it out but misses. The off stump is disturbed. Delhi need 108 runs in 62 balls.
9.3
0
K Pandya to C Munro, A flighted delivery on leg, Munro plays it back to the bowler.
9.2
1
K Pandya to S Iyer, A back of a length delivery on middle, Iyer flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
9.1
0
K Pandya to S Iyer, Pandya fires this on middle, Iyer blocks it.

Krunal Pandya to roll his arm over.

8.6
0
R Chahar to C Munro, This is fired on the stumps, Munro works it to short mid-wicket. Just the three runs and a wicket from this over.
8.5
0
R Chahar to C Munro, The leg spinner on middle, Munro lunges and keeps it out.
8.4
1
R Chahar to S Iyer, The slider on the pads, this is flicked through square leg for a run.

Shreyas Iyer walks in at no.4.

8.3
0
R Chahar to P Shaw, OUT! Shaw holes out! This was coming, wasn't it? He just could not get going and tried to break the shackles. He uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He still continues with the shot but ends up hitting it straight to long on where Hardik Pandya takes an easy catch. Chahar gets his second and Delhi in trouble here.
8.2
0
R Chahar to P Shaw, A huge appeal but not given! A loopy full toss on the leg stump. Shaw is done in by the dip. He looks to sweep but misses. He gets hit on the pads. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. Mumbai think about a review but don't. Seemed to be going down leg.
8.1
2
R Chahar to P Shaw, A fumble and two runs! Shaw dances down the track and looks to flick against the turn. He only manages a leading edge towards cover. The fielder in the deep slips and the batsmen take two.
7.6
1
J Yadav to P Shaw, A back of a length delivery on off, Shaw pulls it to mid-wicket for a single. That was a risky pull as the ball stayed low and pull on this wicket at this length is not advisable.
7.5
1
J Yadav to C Munro, A shorter delivery by Yadav, Munro rocks back and cuts it through the covers region. Rohit Sharma at extra cover dives to his right to stop any extra run. The leader is setting an example on field. Single added.
7.4
0
J Yadav to C Munro, A quicker on middle, Munro blocks it.
7.3
1
J Yadav to P Shaw, A great shot for a single. A nice tossed up delivery on off, Shaw beautifully drives it to long off for a run.
7.2
1
J Yadav to C Munro, A floated delivery around middle, Munro drives it to mid off. Single taken.
7.1
1
J Yadav to P Shaw, A flatter delivery on off, Shaw punches it down to long on for a single.
6.6
1
R Chahar to P Shaw, Slower through the air on off, Shaw looks to go over covers but he is a touch early in the shot. It goes off the inner half towards long on for a single.
6.5
1
R Chahar to C Munro, Flatter and on off, Munro pushes it through covers for a run.
6.5
0
R Chahar to C Munro, WIDE! Down the leg side, Munro looks to flick but misses. De Kock fails to collect it but no extra runs conceded.
6.4
0
R Chahar to C Munro, Works it with the turn towards mid-wicket.

Colin Munro is the next batsman in.

6.3
0
R Chahar to S Dhawan, OUT! Chahar strikes! A wicket immediately after the break. A tad unfortunate but Mumbai won't care. Dhawan tries to continue his attacking approach as he looks to reverse sweep. He first gets hit on the pads. The bowler in the meantime starts appealing. The umpire shakes his head as the ball seems to be pitching outside leg. However, at the other end, de Kock starts celebrating as the ball hits the glove and ricochets onto the stumps. A big wicket, this, as Dhawan was going great guns.
6.2
1
R Chahar to P Shaw, A short delivery delivery, Shaw waits for it and then pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.
6.1
0
R Chahar to P Shaw, A short delivery outside off, Shaw tries to cuts it, gets an inside edge onto the ground.

Rahul Chahar is on now!

Strategic break.

5.6
0
J Yadav to S Dhawan, A dot to end! Another good over for the visitors. Just 6 from the 6th. Delhi are 48 for no loss after the Powerplay. They need another 121 runs in 84 balls. Dhawan once again uses his feet but Yadav fires it on the pads. He looks to flick but misses.
5.5
4
J Yadav to S Dhawan, FOUR! Easy pickings for Dhawan. This is bowled full and on the pads. Dhawan whips it over the mid-wicket fielder. No one in the deep so a boundary.
5.4
1
J Yadav to P Shaw, Does the right thing now, plays it with the turn through mid-wicket for a single.
5.3
0
J Yadav to P Shaw, OHHH! Not a good idea this, playing against the turn. Flatter and outside off, some sharp turn into the batsman. Shaw looks to cut but it goes off the inner half towards the bowler.
5.2
0
J Yadav to P Shaw, A confusion but safe! Shaw flicks it to square leg with the turn. Dhawan is off for a run but Shaw is not interested. He now has to turn back and try to get in. The fielder has a shy but misses. Dhawan makes it in with a dive. Had he hit, Dhawan was a goner.
5.1
1
J Yadav to S Dhawan, This is on the stumps, Dhawan looks to play the sweep but it goes off the inner half and towards short fine leg for a run.
4.6
1
J Bumrah to S Dhawan, Dhawan easily plays it to the point region. Single taken.
4.5
1
J Bumrah to P Shaw, Shorter in length by Bumrah. Shaw punches it towards the cover region for a single.
4.4
1
J Bumrah to S Dhawan, A length delivery on off, Dhawan leaves his crease and taps it on the off side for a single.
4.3
0
J Bumrah to S Dhawan, A length delivery on middle, Shikhar Dhawan dances down the track and drives it to covers.
4.2
1
J Bumrah to P Shaw, A back of a length delivery on off, Shaw flicks to mid-wicket for a single.
4.1
0
J Bumrah to P Shaw, OOHHHH! That came in sharply and kept low. A back of a length delivery outside off, Shaw is looking to play it towards the third man region but fails to connect. The wicket is showing its slow nature as the ball reaches on a bounce to the keeper.

Jasprit Bumrah is on now!

3.6
6
J Yadav to S Dhawan, SIX! Can't as Dhawan has hit that into the stands. Yadav tosses this one up on middle, Dhawan gets to the pitch of the ball and sends it sailing into the long on stands. 10 from the over and Delhi too are off to a flier.
3.5
1
J Yadav to P Shaw, This is now eased down to long on with the turn for a single. Good over till now, needs to end it well.
3.4
0
J Yadav to P Shaw, Almost chops it on! Short and outside off, it is turning back in. Shaw looks to cut but gets an inside edge which goes close past the off stump and then hits the keeper.
3.3
1
J Yadav to S Dhawan, This is quicker and very full on middle, Dhawan hits it to long on for a quick run.
3.2
2
J Yadav to S Dhawan, Slows it up a little, Dhawan dances down and looks to hit it against the spin. Gets a leading edge to wide long off for a couple.
3.1
0
J Yadav to S Dhawan, This is fired on off, Dhawan keeps it out.

Jayant Yadav is on now!

2.6
1
L Malinga to S Dhawan, Smart batting by Dhawan, comes down the track and taps it to mid off for a quick single. 10 runs from this over.
2.5
4
L Malinga to S Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan making full use of the fielding restrictions. A length delivery on off, Shikhar Dhawan comes down the track and lifts it above covers for a one-bounce boundary.
2.4
0
L Malinga to S Dhawan, A back of a length delivery, Dhawan keeps it away.
2.3
4
L Malinga to S Dhawan, FOUR! Class by Dhawan. Malinga rolling his fingers on this one. Width offered by him. Dhawan makes full use of it, he firmly plants his front leg and drives this towards the covers region for boundary.
2.2
0
L Malinga to S Dhawan, Another slower one by Malinga, Dhawan dances down the track and just taps it to covers.
2.1
1
L Malinga to P Shaw, A slower fuller delivery by Malinga on off, Shaw flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.

Lasith Malinga is into the attack.

1.6
2
R Chahar to S Dhawan, That has been smashed! Dhawan makes use of his feet and then hits it hard towards the bowler. Chahar tries to get down in time but is slow to do so. The ball though hits his boot and that takes some pace off it. The fielder at long on runs to his right and keeps it down to two.
1.5
0
R Chahar to S Dhawan, The googly on middle, Dhawan looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
1.4
4
R Chahar to S Dhawan, FOUR! Another sweep by Dhawan. Chahar is not learning, pitching this around leg, Dhawan gets on one knee and with ease sweeps it down to mid-wicket for another boundary.
1.3
0
R Chahar to S Dhawan, Full on off, Dhawan keeps it away.
1.2
4
R Chahar to S Dhawan, FOUR! On leg and punished. A flighted delivery on leg, Dhawan gets his one knee down and strokes it away to mid-wicket for a boundary.
1.1
0
R Chahar to S Dhawan, Chahar starts with a flatter delivery on leg, Dhawan flicks it to short fine leg.

Rahul Chahar to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
H Pandya to P Shaw, With another dot! That means three in a row! A good first over for Delhi though. On a length and on off, Shaw blocks it out.
0.5
0
H Pandya to P Shaw, Back of a length and on off, all Shaw can do is, push it to mid on. Two dots after the two boundaries. How will this over end?
0.4
0
H Pandya to P Shaw, Better! Corrects his line and lands it on off, Shaw is solid in defense.
0.3
4
H Pandya to P Shaw, FOUR! Poor bowling this! They placed the covers on the boundary and Hardik ends up bowling on the pads. Shaw works it to the fine leg fence. Consecutive boundaries.
0.2
4
H Pandya to P Shaw, FOUR! Prithvi is underway in style! Short and wide outside off, Shaw cuts it through point and the ball races away to the fence. Poor ball and it was meant to be put away.
0.1
0
H Pandya to P Shaw, A hint of shape there and also good bounce on the first ball on this slow surface. Back of a length around off, Shaw stands tall and guides it towards point.

We are back for the chase. The players and umpires are out in the middle. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan will open the batting for Delhi. Hardik Pandya will start the proceedings for Mumbai.