Indian Premier League, 2020

Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians - Match 51

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 31 October 2020

Mumbai Indians 111/1

RR: 7.74 | Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 9 wickets


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Ishan Kishan not out not out 724783
Quinton de Kock bowled Anrich Nortjebowled Anrich Nortje262820
Suryakumar Yadav not out not out 121110
Saurabh Tiwary
Krunal Pandya
Kieron Pollard
Rahul Chahar
Trent Boult
Jasprit Bumrah
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Jayant Yadav
Extras 1 (b 0, lb 0, w 1, nb 0)
Total 111 (1 Wkts, 14.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
68-1 (Quinton de Kock,10.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Ravichandran Ashwin4 0 18 0 4.50
Kagiso Rabada3 0 27 0 9.00
Anrich Nortje2.2 0 25 1 11.36
Marcus Stoinis1 0 4 0 4.00
Pravin Dubey3 0 29 0 9.67
Harshal Patel1 0 8 0 8.00

Right then! That's all from this game. This victory makes sure that Mumbai end in the top 2 in the table. This loss for Delhi means that they need to win their next encounter if they want to make sure that they make the playoffs. But, we are not done with the action for today as it is Super Saturday! The next game of the day sees Bangalore lock horns against Hyderbad in Sharjah. The action will begin soon but you can switch the tabs and catch all the build-up.

Ishan Kishan is awarded the Player of the Match award for his superb knock. He tells that it wasn't that easy as it looked as the ball wasn't coming onto the bat. Says that he just rotated the strike on the good balls and went after the bad balls. On him hitting big sixes, Kishan jokes and credits his mom for that. Says that he has worked hard on these big shots and that is helping him. Adds that his strength is on the leg side but he has been working hard to play on the off side as well. Mentions the name of Rahul Dravid and says that even he had told him to work on his off side game. Says he is happy to bat anywhere the management wants him to.

Mumbai skipper, Kieron Pollard, says that Boult has consistently given them wickets in the Powerplay. Tells that Bumrah did the job in the middle overs. Says that Bumrah wants to bowl in the Powerplay as well but adds he felt that he can use him in the latter half of the bat. On Kishan, he says that when he gets going, he goes big and he is happy for him and hopes he continues doing the same in the next few games. Tells that getting the chance to open has helped it really well. Feels he is learning daily and growing. On Rohit Sharma, Pollard says that he is getting better and he is working extremely hard. Ends by saying that he is happy to finish in the top 2 now.

Trent Boult is caught for a quick chat! Says that there was a bit of swing but it wasn't there for too long. Feels that it was a collective performance from the team. Adds that they never allowed the pressure to get off Delhi. Says that the wickets are getting better to bowl now. Ends by saying that he wants to take the momentum towards the business end of the tournament.

Delhi skipper, Shreyas Iyer, says that they failed to read the wicket and were not up to the mark from the start. Feels that wickets early on took the momentum away. Says that a lot of flaws to point to but adds that they want to back themselves. Tells that they needed a good start and reckons 150-160 should've been a good score. On their last game against Bangalore, Iyer says that they need to be fearless in their approach and they do not need to think about the future.

Earlier in the day, Mumbai were brilliant with the ball and they bundled Delhi out for a low score of 110. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah were on fire with the ball and they both scalped 3 wickets each. They did not let Delhi into the game at any point. The batters of Delhi were nowhere to be found and Mumbai muscled them out of the game. This win sees Mumbai making sure that they end in the top 2 spots and this loss for Delhi means that their place in the playoffs is not confirmed and they will need to win their last game. 

With just 110 runs to defend, you cannot point your fingers at the bowling by Delhi. It was a very low total to defend and in the end, they could not do enough to stop Mumbai from chasing this down. They did not pick up wickets early on in the innings to pile some pressure on the batters of Mumbai and there was not much that they could do after de Kock and Kishan got going. Overall, it was a poor performance by Delhi. 

Even though the total was not a big one, starting off well was important and their openers de Kock and Kishan did just that. They started off slowly but kept increasing their tempo. They had a 50-plus stand and it was de Kock who fell unfortunately for Mumbai. Kishan was brilliant with the bat as he scored a very well made 72. It was then Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav who did well to wrap this game up. In the end, it was a very easy chase and win for Mumbai.

Well, Mumbai have made small work of this chase and it is Kishan's show with the bat that has made sure that there are no twists in the tale for Mumbai. They have wrapped the game up in some style and have won this game by 9 wickets and with 34 balls to spare. A very comprehensive victory for Mumbai.

Anrich Nortje to Ishan Kishan, SIX! Kishan finishes things off in style! Brilliant use of the wrists. A full ball on middle, he uses the wrists and wallops it deep into the deep square leg fence. Mumbai win by 9 wickets.

Anrich Nortje is back into the attack.

Anrich Nortje to Ishan Kishan, Short and angled in, Kishan looks to pull but misses to get hit high on the pad.
Pravin Dubey to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and around off, Suryakumar drives it well but straight to the fielder.
Pravin Dubey to Ishan Kishan, Short and outside off, Kishan forces it to long off and gets to the other end. Victory just a maximum away.
Pravin Dubey to Suryakumar Yadav, One more single. Tossed up and on middle, Yadav shows no hurry and strokes it down to long off for a run.
Pravin Dubey to Ishan Kishan, Tossed up on the pads, played towards deep mid-wicket for one now by Kishan.
Pravin Dubey to Ishan Kishan, SIX! Kishan wants to finish things quickly here. Gets a full ball right in front of his eyes and slogs it way over the deep square leg fence.
Pravin Dubey to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and around off, pushed to long on for an easy run.

Pravin Dubey is back on. 2-0-19-0 are his figures so far.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and around off, this one is eased through mid off for a run. Just 16 needed now. 4-0-18-0 from Ashwin. A good spell but Delhi needed wickets from him.
Ravichandran Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and around off, driven straight to the cover fielder.
Ravichandran Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, Short and wide outside off, Yadav punches it wide of the sweeper cover fielder for a couple of runs.
Ravichandran Ashwin to Ishan Kishan, On middle, this time it is stroked through mid on for a single.
Ravichandran Ashwin to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Take that! This man is in supreme touch. Tossed up and around off and middle, Kishan skips out of the crease and slams it past the bowler and into the long off fence.
Ravichandran Ashwin to Ishan Kishan, Shortish and on middle, Kishan paddles it wide of the fine leg fielder and before the fielder can get to the ball, a couple of runs for Kishan.
Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, Back of a length delivery around off, Yadav works this through the cover-point region to collect two runs to end the over. 26 required now in 48 balls.
Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, Good length delivery around off, Suryakumar blocks this one to the off side.
Kagiso Rabada to Ishan Kishan, Back of a length ball on middle, Kishan pulls this one to the deep square leg region for a single.
Kagiso Rabada to Ishan Kishan, A dot this time around as Kishan pushes this to the cover region.
Kagiso Rabada to Ishan Kishan, FIFTY FOR KISHAN! He gets it in just 37 deliveries! Great innings so far! On a good length around off, Kishan makes some room and lofts this over the cover region and will collect two runs.
Kagiso Rabada to Ishan Kishan, SIX! What a shot! Against Rabada nonetheless! On a good length around off, Kishan lofts this one over the extra cover region for a biggie.
Anrich Nortje to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! That was so cheeky by Suryakumar! Wonderful shot! He is continuing his from from the previous game! On a shorter length on middle, Yadav upper cuts this over the keeper and it goes past the ropes at third man. A good way to end that over.
Anrich Nortje to Suryakumar Yadav, A dot this time around. Back of a length ball around middle, Yadav pulls this one but it is straight to the man at square leg.
Anrich Nortje to Ishan Kishan, Short of a good length ball around off, Kishan tucks this to the square leg region to give the strike to Suryakumar.
Anrich Nortje to Suryakumar Yadav, Yadav is off the mark straightaway! On a good length on middle, Yadav works this towards mid on for a single.

Suryakumar Yadav is in at no. 3.

Anrich Nortje to Quinton de Kock, OUT! TIMBER! Unfortunate for de Kock but Delhi do not care! They needed to break this stand and they have done just that! It is de Kock's country-man Anrich Nortje who has removed him! Back of a length delivery around off, de Kock waited for this one and wanted to work this late to the third man region, but it come off the lower part of his bat and went onto hit the stumps.

Change in bowling. Anrich Nortje returns. 1-0-13-0 from him so far.

Anrich Nortje to Quinton de Kock, On a good length around off, de Kock pushes this to the man at point.
Pravin Dubey to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Mumbai! Tossed up around off, Kishan gets on his knees and slog sweeps this to the deep mid-wicket region for yet another boundary. Mumbai need 43 in 60 balls.
Pravin Dubey to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! This one was struck cleanly! What a nice shot! Floated around off, Kishan slog sweeps this one to the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
Pravin Dubey to Quinton de Kock, Tossed up on middle, de Kock nudges this towards the mid-wicket region for another single. A good over so far by Dubey.
Pravin Dubey to Ishan Kishan, Short ball around off, Kishan taps this towards the point region to cross ends with de Kock.
Pravin Dubey to Quinton de Kock, Floated on middle, de Kock eases this wide of the man at long on for one.
Pravin Dubey to Ishan Kishan, Loopy around off, Kishan plays this to the long on region to rotate the strike.
Harshal Patel to Ishan Kishan, A full toss outside off, Kishan slashes at this towards the deep cover region to retain the strike for the next over. 55 needed in 66 balls.
Harshal Patel to Quinton de Kock, Short of a good length delivery around off, de Kock taps this towards point and calls for a single and the batters get the single.
Harshal Patel to Quinton de Kock, On a good length around off, de Kock is solid in his defense.
Harshal Patel to Quinton de Kock, A slower full toss outside off, de Kock reaches out and works it back to the bowler.
Harshal Patel to Ishan Kishan, On a good length around off, Kishan guides this to the third man region for a single.

Match number 51 sees Mumbai go up against Delhi in Dubai. The former has qualified for the playoffs while the latter is on a downward spiral after such a good start to the tournament. Mumbai are over the moon as they defeated Bangalore in their last game courtesy Suryakumar Yadav's heroics. They still have a lot to play for as they aim to finish in the top two and would want to continue the winning momentum going. Delhi are on a 3-match losing streak and after almost being certain to qualify for the playoffs at one stage, things are looking a bit different now. A loss against Mumbai will certainly heat things up and they would want to put in a better performance. Will Delhi be able to overcome Mumbai's challenge or will Mumbai continue the winning momentum?

Delhi Capitals Team Squad -Ajinkya Rahane,Prithvi Shaw,Shikhar Dhawan,Shimron Hetmyer,Shreyas Iyer,Axar Patel,Daniel Sams,Keemo Paul,Lalit Yadav,Marcus Stoinis,Alex Carey,Rishabh Pant,Amit Mishra,Anrich Nortje,Avesh Khan,Harshal Patel,Ishant Sharma,Kagiso Rabada,Mohit Sharma,Pravin Dubey,Ravichandran Ashwin,Sandeep Lamichhane,Tushar Deshpande

Mumbai Indians Team Squad -Anmolpreet Singh,Chris Lynn,Rohit Sharma,Saurabh Tiwary,Sherfane Rutherford,Suryakumar Yadav,Anukul Roy,Hardik Pandya,Kieron Pollard,Krunal Pandya,Aditya Tare,Ishan Kishan,Quinton de Kock,Dhawal Kulkarni,Digvijay Deshmukh,James Pattinson,Jasprit Bumrah,Jayant Yadav,Mitchell McClenaghan,Mohsin Khan,Nathan Coulter-Nile,Prince Balwant Rai,Rahul Chahar,Trent Boult