Indian Premier League, 2020

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals - Match 27

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 11 October 2020

Mumbai Indians 166/5

RR: 8.44 | Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Rohit Sharma c Kagiso Rabada & b Axar Patelc Kagiso Rabada & b Axar Patel51200
Quinton de Kock c Prithvi Shaw & b Ravichandran Ashwinc Prithvi Shaw & b Ravichandran Ashwin533643
Suryakumar Yadav c Shreyas Iyer (C) & b Kagiso Rabadac Shreyas Iyer (C) & b Kagiso Rabada533261
Ishan Kishan c Axar Patel & b Kagiso Rabadac Axar Patel & b Kagiso Rabada281522
Hardik Pandya c Alex Carey (W) & b Marcus Stoinisc Alex Carey (W) & b Marcus Stoinis0200
Kieron Pollard not out not out 111410
Krunal Pandya not out not out 12720
James Pattinson
Rahul Chahar
Trent Boult
Jasprit Bumrah
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 0, w 4, nb 0)
Total 166 (5 Wkts, 19.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
31-1 (Rohit Sharma,5), 77-2 (Quinton de Kock,9.5), 130-3 (Suryakumar Yadav,15), 130-4 (Hardik Pandya,15.2), 152-5 (Ishan Kishan,17.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Kagiso Rabada4 0 28 2 7.00
Anrich Nortje4 0 28 0 7.00
Axar Patel3 0 24 1 8.00
Ravichandran Ashwin4 0 35 1 8.75
Harshal Patel2 0 20 0 10.00
Marcus Stoinis2.4 0 31 1 12.92
Prithvi Shaw0 0 0 0 0
Shikhar Dhawan0 0 0 0 0
Ajinkya Rahane0 0 0 0 0
Shreyas Iyer 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Carey 0 0 0 0 0

Right! We have had a cracker of a Super Sunday. Both the games played today were very entertaining. In the first game, Rajasthan staged an unlikely comeback and beat Hyderabad right towards the end. In this game, Mumbai were the all-round better team and they deserve the 2 points for this performance. The action continues on Monday, 12 October 2020 at Sharjah as Bangalore take on Kolkata. This promises to be an exciting clash as Kolkata are 3rd in the table and Bangalore are on the 4th position and they both have the same number of points as well, as they are both on 8 points. That game begins at 1800 local (1400 GMT ). We hope to see you then. Until then, take care and goodbye. 

The Man of the Match is QUINTON DE KOCK! He starts off by saying that he enjoyed the win at the end of the day. Feels that he just kept it simple and mentions that he has batted well in the nets and that he needed to do the same in a match scenario. Adds that he knew he would score in a game and he just had to capitalize on the opportunity. Says that he does not think it is getting cooler going forward and that the team is starting to get used to the heat but it still is difficult due to the heat and humidity. 

Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai skipper, tells that the win means a lot to them. Says that he is really proud of the way they have played the first half of the tournament. Says that they did everything in this game right and have got two crucial points. Tells that they did really well with the ball to restrict the team and then were more or less clinical with the bat. Says that the plan while chasing it to make sure the batsman who is set finishes the game. Feels a couple of set batters got out unfortunately and adds they will look to get better on that aspect. Mentions that chasing has been difficult in this tournament so he doesn't want to point fingers for those small mistakes. Says that they need to stay cool and calm and try to take the game deep. Feels partnerships are always important in the run chase and that's what they did here in this game.

Ishan Kishan is caught for a quick chat. Says that the middle overs were pretty important. Says that they needed to score runs and he managed to do that along with Suryakumar Yadav. Feels that both of them should've had finished the game but tells that it is good learning for them. Says that there was pressure on them as Delhi had a good bowling attack but says that it was all about having an intent out in the middle. Praises the performance of Yadav and says that he has been doing it for the team for a while.

Shreyas Iyer, the Delhi skipper, feels that they were probably 10-15 runs short. Feels the wicket of Stoinis in the form of run out cost them dearly as he was striking the ball really well and was spotting the ball like a football. Says that it was one of the main errors and they need to work on it. Feels Mumbai outplayed them in all the three departments. Says that the spinners bowled really well. Reckons had they taken a couple of more wickets inside the Powerplay, they would've been on top. Adds that they have to make sure they are not taking any teams lightly. On Rishabh Pant's injury, Iyer says that he might have to rest for a week as per the doctor.

Earlier in the day, Delhi won the toss and decided to bat first. Shaw and Rahane were back in the hut early on. Iyer and Dhawan did well to stitch a good partnership and it was Dhawan, who was the pick of the lot with the batting of Delhi as he had a good knock of 69. Delhi ended their innings with 162, but they were probably a few runs short, which proved to be the difference in the end. 

The bowling by Delhi was not the best as in the middle overs, they were being hit around by Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav. They started picking up wickets but it seemed like it was already too late at that stage. If they could have scalped those wickets quicker, then we might have had a different result on the cards. Rabada was good once again as he scalped 2 wickets. Overall, not the best performance with the ball for Delhi.

Mumbai started off well but they lost their skipper Rohit Sharma right towards the end of the Powerplay. Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav then took over the batting and they batted well as both of them scored 53 runs respectively. Yadav continued his great form into this game as well. Mumbai stumbled a bit towards the end as they lost a couple of quick wickets but with experienced veterans like Pollard and Krunal Pandya out there, they saw this game off well and chased the target down comfortably.

This has been a comprehensive performance from Mumbai both with the bat and the ball. They did not do much wrong tonight and will end this game with 2 more points in their bag. They will also overtake Delhi at the top of the table. Mumbai will be pleased with this performance. 

Marcus Stoinis to Krunal Pandya, FOUR! Krunal finishes it off in style. There was no one on the square of the wicket on the leg side. Stoinis bangs it short and on middle, Krunal pulls it over square leg and finds the fence. MUMBAI WIN BY 5 WICKETS!
Marcus Stoinis to Kieron Pollard, Scores are level! Shortish and outside off, Pollard looks to slap it on the off side but the ball hits the upper part of the bat and it goes towards mid off. Quick run taken.
Marcus Stoinis to Krunal Pandya, Risky single! They get it in the end. A good length ball around off, Krunal is cramped for room as he looks to cut. He mistimes it towards point and they go for the run. Shaw charges towards the ball and he can throw the ball at either end but he fails to pick the ball. 2 needed.
Marcus Stoinis to Krunal Pandya, FOUR! Pressure off straightaway from Mumbai. A poor ball on the pads of Krunal. It is full as well. Krunal picks it up and flicks it over short fine leg for a boundary.

Who will bowl the final over of the innings for Delhi? The ball will be handed over to Marcus Stoinis. He has to defend 7 runs in the remaining 6 balls.

Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, DOT! Fine over from Nortje! Good length ball around off, Pollard looks to force it on the off side but ends up getting an inside edge on the pad. 7 needed in the last over.
Anrich Nortje to Krunal Pandya, Shortish and around off, pushed towards point for a run.
Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, Works the next ball towards the leg side for a single.
Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, Shortish and just outside off, Pollard goes for the slog but misses.
Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, NOT OUT! Easy call! A good length ball angled in to the right-hander. Pollard tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pad. They appeal but it is turned down. Iyer takes the review out of desperation. Replays roll in and it shows that it would've gone onto miss the leg pole.

Shreyas Iyer takes the review for an LBW appeal which was adjudged not out by the on-field umpire. There is no contact with the bat and the ball. Ball Tracker rolls in and the ball is heading down leg. Pollard survives. Delhi wastes this review but they had to take the review at this stage of the match. 

Anrich Nortje to Krunal Pandya, A single to begin. Good length ball around off, Krunal forces it to third man for a run.
Kagiso Rabada to Kieron Pollard, Dot to end the over! A very full ball on middle, Pollard pushes it back to the bowler. Doesn't want to risk a run. 10 needed in 12 balls.
Kagiso Rabada to Krunal Pandya, Full and around off, Krunal pushes it through mid off for a run.
Kagiso Rabada to Krunal Pandya, A sharp bouncer outside off, Krunal sways away.

The other Pandya brother, Krunal walks out to the middle for Mumbai. 

Kagiso Rabada to Ishan Kishan, OUT! CAUGHT! Kishan is caught this time. Excellent catch from Axar. Short and wide outside off, Kishan looks to slam it over point but the ball gets big on him and he mistimes it towards deep cover. Axar from the deep runs ahead like a flash and then takes it superbly with a dive forward. 11 runs required off 15 balls.
Kagiso Rabada to Ishan Kishan, SIX! Kishan though wants to finish it off quickly. That was half a chance though. Shaw is the man. A length ball down the leg side, Kishan whacks it towards deep square leg. Shaw tries to leap and take. The ball comes in his hand but it bursts through and goes over the fence.
Kagiso Rabada to Kieron Pollard, Single on the first ball. Pollard is not going to take on the bowler here. He is an experienced campaigner. A good length ball around off, he forces it through point and gets to the other end.

Kagiso Rabada will grip the ball now to continue and finish his spell. His figures are 3-0-20-1. 

Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, Excellent running and a single is taken. Good length ball around off, pushed towards mid off for a quick run. 18 needed in 18 balls.
Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, WIDE! Pressure on the bowler now as he slips one down the leg side. Pollard tries to flick but misses. Wided.
Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! The pressure released, if there ever was! Short and around off, Pollard pulls it hard through mid-wicket and finds the fence in the deep.
Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, Around off and on a length, pushed back to the bowler. Just 2 from the 4 balls so far.
Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, DOT! Banged short and it is just outside off, Pollard sways away.
Anrich Nortje to Ishan Kishan, Shortish and on middle, Kishan tucks it through mid-wicket for a run.
Anrich Nortje to Kieron Pollard, Very full and around off, Pollard digs it down to long on for a run.

Anrich Nortje is back into the attack for Delhi. His figures so far read 2-0-17-0.

Marcus Stoinis to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Boundary to finish! Short and wide outside off, Kishan slaps it through the cover region. No chance for anyone in the deep. 26 needed in 4 overs.
Marcus Stoinis to Kieron Pollard, Full and around middle, stroked down to long on for a run.
Marcus Stoinis to Ishan Kishan, Short ball around off, Kishan looks to pull but he is cramped for room. Ends up pushing it to the left of the bowler who parries it towards covers and they get the run.
Marcus Stoinis to Kieron Pollard, Full ball outside off, Pollard drives it to cover-point for a run.

DRINKS! Mumbai have been playing well but have seemed to stumble a little bit in the past couple of overs. They are still on top and it does look like they will chase this target down as they need just 33 runs in 28 balls. Delhi have done well to scalp these quick wickets and will look to continue the same in the last spell of the game. Kieron Pollard walks out for Mumbai with the bat. 

Marcus Stoinis to Hardik Pandya, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Another one goes. The birthday boy falls for a duck. A length ball just outside off, Hardik looks to launch it over the bowler's head but gets a thick outside edge. A simple catch behind the wickets for Carey. Two quick wickets and Mumbai might feel the pressure now.
Marcus Stoinis to Hardik Pandya, Good length ball around off, it is blocked off the back foot by Hardik.

The birthday boy, Hardik Pandya is out in the middle for Mumbai. 

Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, OUT! CAUGHT! Rabada gets his man on the last ball of the over. Is this the start of the shift of the momentum? Good length ball around off, Yadav moves to the off side and looks to launch it over long on but ends up getting a leading edge that balloons towards mid off. Iyer charges from long off and settles under it to take it calmly. 33 required in the last 5 overs. 
Kagiso Rabada to Ishan Kishan, Shortish and outside off, Kishan forces it through point for a run.
Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, Short and outside off, Yadav cuts it towards cover-point where the fielder makes a half stop. A single taken.
Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, SIX! What a shot to get to his half ton. A length ball on the pads of Yadav, he uses the power of his wrists and flicks it over deep square leg for a biggie.
Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, A couple now! Manages to lift it over mid off and scampers back for a couple of runs.

It's going to be the clash of the titans in Abu Dhabi in the second match of Super Sunday. Two metropolitan cities have enjoyed a great time of late and are emerging as serious title contenders this season. Mumbai are out to defend their crown and have shaped up superbly as this edition has progressed. Speaking about their batting will be showing light to the sun. Quinton de Kock was the missing piece of the puzzle who has also joined the party and the consistency with which their power-hitters are delivering is jaw-dropping. It's a mouthwatering prospect as that aspect of their game will be colliding with Delhi's bowling which has been considered by many to be the best attack this season. Mumbai though have their own army of quality bowlers and it's been a collective effort from the likes of Bumrah, Boult and Pattinson. Just like Mumbai, the Delhi batters would also have to bring their best game and faltering as they did against Rajasthan could prove to be fatal. The star value of this contest is so high that even the heavens will be watching their clash with bated breath. Expect these two exceptional teams to bring the house down.

Mumbai Indians Team Squad -Anmolpreet Singh,Chris Lynn,Rohit Sharma,Saurabh Tiwary,Suryakumar Yadav,Anukul Roy,Hardik Pandya,Kieron Pollard,Krunal Pandya,Sherfane Rutherford,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,Ravichandran Ashwin,Sandeep Lamichhane,Tushar Deshpande