Indian Premier League, 2020

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals - Qualifier 1

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 05 November 2020

Delhi Capitals 143/8

RR: 7.15 | Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 57 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Prithvi Shaw c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Trent Boultc Quinton de Kock (W) & b Trent Boult0200
Shikhar Dhawan bowled Jasprit Bumrahbowled Jasprit Bumrah0200
Ajinkya Rahane lbw Trent Boultlbw Trent Boult0300
Shreyas Iyer c Rohit Sharma (C) & b Jasprit Bumrahc Rohit Sharma (C) & b Jasprit Bumrah12830
Marcus Stoinis bowled Jasprit Bumrahbowled Jasprit Bumrah654663
Rishabh Pant c Suryakumar Yadav & b Krunal Pandyac Suryakumar Yadav & b Krunal Pandya3900
Axar Patel c Rahul Chahar & b Kieron Pollardc Rahul Chahar & b Kieron Pollard423323
Daniel Sams c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Jasprit Bumrahc Quinton de Kock (W) & b Jasprit Bumrah0200
Kagiso Rabada not out not out 151520
Anrich Nortje not out not out 0000
Ravichandran Ashwin
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 0, w 6, nb 0)
Total 143 (8 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
0-1 (Prithvi Shaw,0.2), 0-2 (Ajinkya Rahane,0.5), 0-3 (Shikhar Dhawan,1.2), 20-4 (Shreyas Iyer,3.5), 41-5 (Rishabh Pant,7.5), 112-6 (Marcus Stoinis,15.1), 112-7 (Daniel Sams,15.3), 141-8 (Axar Patel,19.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Trent Boult2 1 9 2 4.50
Jasprit Bumrah4 1 14 4 3.50
Krunal Pandya4 0 22 1 5.50
Nathan Coulter-Nile4 0 27 0 6.75
Kieron Pollard4 0 36 1 9.00
Rahul Chahar2 0 35 0 17.50

What a fascinating one-sided thriller the first Qualifier was. Mumbai were very clinical with the bat and they were even more exceptional with the ball. They have coasted into the finals and look all set to win their 5th title. Delhi, being in the second spot in the points table, get another chance, when they would face off against the winner of the Eliminator, to try to get into the finals. The Eliminator between Hyderabad and Bangalore gets underway on Friday, 06th November 2020, at 1800 Local (1400 GMT). The winner in that progresses to take on Delhi in Qualifier 2. The loser crashes out. Join us then for the Eliminator and until then, take care and stay safe. 

Man of the Match, Jasprit Bumrah, says he does not keep track about how many wickets Rabada has, he does not mind not getting wickets but winning the tournament, that is his goal. He felt that the yorker to Dhawan was important, he had a plan and it worked off and he is very happy. States he is happy with whatever role he is given and that keeps him on his toes all the time. Mentions he does not focus a lot on the end result, he just wants to do what is needed at the given point of time. Also says he loves working with Boult and he enjoys bowling with him, they do have a lot of discussion about bowling and they learn from each other. Ends by saying the win is very important and there is no better feeling.

Rohit Sharma, the VICTORIOUS MUMBAI SKIPPER, says the intent with which they played with today was brilliant, the way they finished was also excellent and they were very clinical with the ball too. Adds it was the perfect result for them. Mentions they never had any target in their mind, they are a different team and they want to play in a different way. They just wanted to start well, losing his wicket was not a great thing but Yadav and de Kock did really well and they knew they had the fire power at the back end. States they never want the momentum to shift in T20 cricket and that is why they wanted Kishan to be positive and they wanted to put the pressure back on the bowlers and that is what Ishan and Pandya did. States guys do understand their role but they made it very clear as to who has what role and the guys are very happy about that. Admits he has no idea about Boult's fitness, but says he is fine and he should play the final. Ends by saying, Bumrah and Boult have been brilliant, they execute the plans and it is not easy for them to do so but they have been brilliant. Adds in the end that it is very easy to manage Bumrah as he always knows what he is going to bowl.

Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony...

Suryakumar Yadav is up for a chat. Says that it was a wonderful wicket to bat on, adds that a positive mindset was important. States that he wanted to bat a few overs to set the tone for Pollard, Hardik and all, who were to follow. Adds that he was told to go out there and play his natural game, at the same time take some responsibility. Says that he is happy to have smacked Nortje, one of the world's best fast bowlers. Says that he is enjoying the way he is batting. Personal milestones are important but at the end of the day what the team needs matters a lot.

Shreyas Iyer, the losing captain, says that it was a very tough night in the office. Says that he does not want to talk about anything negative to the team. Adds that they were on top of the game where they had 4 Mumbai wickets earlier but they let it slip away from there. States that these things are part and parcel of the game and they need to be taken in the stride. Honestly admits that it is not easy to stay in the bubble. Congratulates his boys on how well they have played so far. States that Ashwin is a great asset to the team. Says that the Mumbai batsmen were in really good form and it is important to stay positive, no matter what the situation they are in.

Then their new-ball bowlers, Boult and Bumrah ran through the top order of Delhi making this task an impossible one. They were 4 down within the Powerplay and then after that, to chase down 200, it is close to a miracle. Stoinis did try his best but he did not receive support from the renowned batters. Axar too did a good job with the bat but it was a little too late till then. One just has to say, Delhi were not up for this game and Mumbai were.

A thumping win for Mumbai to reach yet another final! How strong are they as a team! They just seem so complete and so very strong. They have so many match-winners in their side and that showed in the first innings with Kishan and Pandya taking them to 200 from a position where that score did not seem possible.

Kieron Pollard to Kagiso Rabada, And he does, finally. Full and on the stumps, stroked to cover. MUMBAI WIN BY 57 RUNS AND QUALIFY FOR THE FINALS!
Kieron Pollard to Kagiso Rabada, WIDE! This one is full and down the leg side, Rabada lets it be. Wide called. Pollard needs to get just one ball straight here.
Kieron Pollard to Kagiso Rabada, WIDE! Full and well outside off, way past the tramline, Kagiso Rabada lets it be.
Kieron Pollard to Axar Patel, OUT! CAUGHT! Rahul Chahar takes a catch and does well to hold onto it, despite the multiple juggles. Every one of the Mumbai players are having a laugh on that. Fullish ball around off, Axar swings across the line, looking for a maximum over wide long on. However he does not time it well, it goes high in the air there. Chahar, who was at deep mid-wicket, runs to his right, gets under the ball. He fumbles, 1, 2, 3....4 times, before managing to hold onto that. Well done in the end, Rahul Chahar.
Kieron Pollard to Kagiso Rabada, Slower fuller ball outside off, stroked down to long off for a single.
Kieron Pollard to Kagiso Rabada, FOUR! Some late flourish from Rabada here. Full and outside off, he lifts it over the bowler's head, to his right and the ball storms its way into the long off boundary.
Kieron Pollard to Kagiso Rabada, FOUR! Short ball, Rabada pulls it wide of deep square leg. The fielder there ran to his left and dived but failed to contain it.
Kieron Pollard to Kagiso Rabada, WIDE! Slips a short ball down the leg side, Rabada looks to play at it but misses.
Kieron Pollard to Kagiso Rabada, In the air but safe! Short ball, Kagiso swivels and pulls at it. It goes towads square leg, where Coulter-Nile dives and looks to take it but it was well wide of his reach. Good effort from him though. It goes to the deep for a couple.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Kagiso Rabada, Around off, Rabada strokes it uppishly towards wide long on. It lands there safely and he takes a single. Final over coming up. Mumbai are well on course to the finals as an impossible 72 runs is needed from 6 balls.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Axar Patel, Very full and around off, driven to wide long off for a single. 
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Kagiso Rabada, Full and on off and middle, driven down to long on for a single. 
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Axar Patel, On off, bunted down to long on for a single.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Axar Patel, WIDE! Bowls a full ball well outside off, Axar looks to dig it out but fails to do so. Wide called.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Axar Patel, SIX! Coulter-Nile has been punished here. Short ball, Axar watches it carefully and pulls it with disdain over deep mid-wicket.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Axar Patel, Around off, pushed to cover.
Jasprit Bumrah to Axar Patel, Length and around off, tucked to square leg for a single. Bumrah finishes with 4-1-14-4. His best figures in T20 cricket! What a day he has had!
Jasprit Bumrah to Axar Patel, Short ball outside off, left alone.
Jasprit Bumrah to Kagiso Rabada, Overthrows and a single. Short ball, Rabada looks to go over covers but ends up getting it off the outer half to point. He strays out of his crease, looking for a single. Yadav at point, collects the ball and flings a throw at the striker's end but misses, the ball goes to the deep on the  leg side and Delhi steal a run. There is another throw at the non-striker's end as Rabada takes that one but the ball misses. Nothing off the second overthrow though.
Jasprit Bumrah to Axar Patel, On a length around off, flicked to square leg for a single.
Jasprit Bumrah to Axar Patel, Around off again, cramping Axar for room, he manages to squeeze it out to mid on.
Jasprit Bumrah to Axar Patel, Around off, defended to mid on.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Kagiso Rabada, A dot and just 3 runs off the over. Full and around off, stroked straight to cover.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Kagiso Rabada, Outside off, Rababa looked to hammer that over cover but ends up missing it badly.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Axar Patel, In the air... but safe! Shortish and around off, Axar looks to swing it on the off side but mistimes it high in the air towards cover-point. Cover and point converge but the balls lands in between. A single.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Kagiso Rabada, Around off, this is pushed to cover for a single.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Kagiso Rabada, Short and outside off, Rabada looks to play at it but fails to get bat on ball.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Axar Patel, Around off, stroked down to mid-wicket for a single.

Nathan Coulter-Nile is back. He has given 13 runs in his 2 overs so far.

Jasprit Bumrah to Kagiso Rabada, BEATEN! Excellent, excellent. Length ball around off, it pitches and nips away, beating the outside edge of Kagiso who looks to defend. Maiden over and 2 wickets off it. Bumrah swings it back in Mumbai's favour!
Jasprit Bumrah to Kagiso Rabada, On middle and leg, played back to the bowler.
Jasprit Bumrah to Kagiso Rabada, Bouncer on top of the stumps, Rabada sits under it.

Who will walk out to bat now? Kagiso Rabada it is.

Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one for Bumrah. 4/11 from 2.3 overs for him so far. Short ball down the leg side, Sams goes for the pull shot. He does not connect well at it, in fact ends up getting a glove. It lobs to the left of de Kock, who moves there and takes it with ease. They appeal for the caught behind and it is given. A soft dismissal. 89 runs in 26 balls still needed.
Jasprit Bumrah to Daniel Sams, Short ball outside off, Daniel lets it be.

Who will walk out to bat now? Daniel Sams it is.


Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, OUT! Cleaned him up! Bumrah delivers again. Stoinis has played well for 65 but he is gone now. Shortish ball on the stumps, Stoinis camps back to defend. But he ends up missing it badly, the ball pitches and seams in sharply and crashes into the stumps. Delhi still need 89 runs in 29 balls.

Jasprit Bumrah is back in. 2-0-11-2 for him.

Kieron Pollard to Marcus Stoinis, Short ball, pulled to deep square leg for a single. 15 off the over and Delhi need 89 runs in 30 balls.
Kieron Pollard to Axar Patel, Outside off, punched to point for a run.
Kieron Pollard to Axar Patel, SIX! There's another one. Full and outside off, Patel hammers it over the bowler's head for a huge six.

After an intense battle in the league round, we are ready for Qualifier 1 between Mumbai and Delhi in Dubai. Undoubtedly, these two sides have been the most impressive ones in this year's edition of the Indian T20 League and deserve to be here. Although they lost a bit of steam towards the end, you cannot take anything away from them for having an amazing season. Mumbai are a very formidable force with all their bases covered. Their batting, both by the local and overseas players, has been high class whereas their bowling attack is second to none. For Delhi, it's not looking as stable as it was earlier in the season. Their bowling did show a glimpse of returning to form but their batting unit needs to pull up its socks for this crunch encounter. They were beaten twice by the defending champions in this edition and need to be at their very best. Mumbai start as favourites but Delhi are capable of overpowering them. Expect a riveting battle!

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

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