Indian Premier League, 2021

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals - Match 46

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Date & Time: 02 October 2021

Delhi Capitals 132/6

RR: 6.89 | Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 4 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Prithvi Shaw lbw Krunal Pandyalbw Krunal Pandya6710
Shikhar Dhawan run out (Kieron Pollard)run out (Kieron Pollard)8701
Steven Smith bowled Nathan Coulter-Nilebowled Nathan Coulter-Nile9801
Rishabh Pant c Hardik Pandya & b Jayant Yadavc Hardik Pandya & b Jayant Yadav262231
Shreyas Iyer not out not out 333320
Axar Patel lbw Trent Boultlbw Trent Boult9910
Shimron Hetmyer c Rohit Sharma (C) & b Jasprit Bumrahc Rohit Sharma (C) & b Jasprit Bumrah15820
Ravichandran Ashwin not out not out 202101
Kagiso Rabada
Avesh Khan
Anrich Nortje
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 2, w 4, nb 0)
Total 132 (6 Wkts, 19.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
14-1 (Shikhar Dhawan,2), 15-2 (Prithvi Shaw,2.4), 30-3 (Steven Smith,4.1), 57-4 (Rishabh Pant,8.2), 77-5 (Axar Patel,11.4), 93-6 (Shimron Hetmyer,13.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Trent Boult4 0 24 1 6.00
Jayant Yadav4 0 31 1 7.75
Krunal Pandya2.1 0 18 1 8.57
Jasprit Bumrah4 0 29 1 7.25
Nathan Coulter-Nile4 0 19 1 4.75
Kieron Pollard1 0 9 0 9.00

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For his outstanding bowling, Axar Patel has been given the Man of the Match award. He picked up the wickets of Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav and Saurabh Tiwary, and Mumbai never recovered after those blows. 

It was not the easiest of pitches for Mumbai and their batting struggled to come to terms with the slow nature of the surface. Credit should be given to Delhi's outstanding bowling here. They utilized the conditions to their advantage and the variations from their bowlers were too clever to handle. Once again Avesh Khan was impressive with his 3-wicket haul but it was Axar Patel who picked three wickets at the top to break the back of Mumbai's batting. 

Sharjah dished out yet another engrossing game. 129 was never going to be enough but Mumbai tried their best. They picked three wickets in the Powerplay but Delhi managed to keep the scoring rate on the track. The plan from Delhi was to keep playing attacking shots and bring down the required rate. Rishabh Pant got out trying to do that and Delhi were in a spot of bother at one stage. However, Shreyas Iyer's presence made sure that they were never behind the 8-ball. He batted as per the demands of the chase and didn't attempt anything rash. Eventually, he got an able partner in Ravichandran Ashwin and together, they stitched in a match-winning stand of 39 runs.

A hard-fought win for Delhi and they have achieved their 9th victory of the season. Delhi have also completed a league double over the defending champions and continue to impress. For Mumbai, they have failed to break the 10-point deadlock and stay 6th on the table. It's going to be tough for them from here on.

19.1
6
Krunal Pandya to Ravichandran Ashwin, SIX! WOW! What a way to win the game for your side. Ashwin does not want to waste time taking singles, he just smacks one out of the park and wins the game. Fuller, tossed up, around middle and off, Ravichandran Ashwin gets low, mows a cracking slog-sweep and thwacks it flat and over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. DELHI WIN BY 4 WICKETS! 

Team meeting for Mumbai. Who will bowl the final over? Kieron Pollard or Krunal Pandya? Rohit has decided to go with the spinner.

18.6
1
Trent Boult to Ravichandran Ashwin, Around middle and off, on a length, Ashwin lofts this one over covers, where the mid off fielder runs to his left and stops the ball. One taken. 4 more needed from 6 balls. 
18.5
1
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Fullish, on the pads, whipped to deep square leg for one. 
18.4
2
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, OVERTHROWS! From the skipper, Rohit Sharma too. Not what Mumbai needed. A direct hit would have sent Ashwin back but instead, it has cost Mumbai a few runs. Around middle and leg, slower in pace and it has some extra bounce, Iyer is taken by surprise and chips this one towards covers where Rohit collects it on the bounce. He has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. There is no one backing up and the batters are able to pick up a couple. 
18.3
1
Trent Boult to Ravichandran Ashwin, A low full toss around off, Ashwin works this to the left of Hardik at mid-wicket, who half-stops this. One run. 
18.2
2
Trent Boult to Ravichandran Ashwin, Sliced away! Fuller in length and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin gives the charge and goes hard at it. Ends up slicing it behind backward point. Saurabh Tiwary runs across to his right from third man and boots it out at the last moment. The batters take two and Saurabh seems to have hurt himself.
18.1
0
Trent Boult to Ravichandran Ashwin, Short ball on middle, Ashwin pulls it to mid-wicket where Hardik Pandya makes a very good stop to his left.

Trent Boult to bowl the penultimate over. Can he ensure that this game sees a final over?

17.6
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Is that the game for Delhi? Full on off, Iyer shuffles across and then heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary. 11 needed in 2 overs now.
17.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Ravichandran Ashwin, Low full toss on middle and leg, Ashwin eases it down to long on and crosses ends.
17.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller and around off, Shreyas gets across and knocks it down to long on for one. Kind of boring but that's all Delhi need to do, pick singles.
17.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Ravichandran Ashwin, On a length outside off, Ashwin slaps it to deep cover for a single.
17.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Shreyas Iyer, Good-length ball outside off, Iyer guides it to third man for a single.
17.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Shreyas Iyer, That kept low! Good-length ball on off, at 135.2 kph, Iyer defends it out back to the bowler.

Jasprit Bumrah returns again. 3-0-21-1 so far. Make or break time for Mumbai. They need wickets.

16.6
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ravichandran Ashwin, Good-length ball outside off, Ashwin looks to cut but misses. Two dots to end the over.
16.5
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ravichandran Ashwin, Back-of-a-length ball outside off, Ashwin punches it to covers.
16.4
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shreyas Iyer, Fullish ball on middle, Iyer pushes it down to long on for a single.
16.3
4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! That's a freebie from Nathan Coulter-Nile! Shortish ball on off, Iyer pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary. 20 needed in 21 balls.
16.2
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shreyas Iyer, Good-length ball on middle, Iyer works it to mid-wicket. Dot.
16.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ravichandran Ashwin, Misfield. Full ball on off, Ashwin flicks it past the diving mid-wicket fielder for one.
15.6
1
Trent Boult to Ravichandran Ashwin, Very full on middle, RA digs it out through mid on for a single. 25 needed in 24 balls.
15.5
1
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, On a length and sliding down the leg side, Iyer shuffles across and then flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
15.4
1
Trent Boult to Ravichandran Ashwin, Good-length ball outside off, Ashwin lifts it to deep cover for a single.
15.3
1
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Full on middle, Iyer clips it to deep square leg for a single.
15.2
0
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Brilliant fielding from Rohit Sharma! Fullish ball outside off, Iyer drives it to covers and takes off for a single but has to go back because Sharma dives and makes a very good stop. Sharma throws it to Boult but Ashwin had made it back in.
15.2
0
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, WIDE! A low full toss way outside the tramline outside off, Iyer leaves it alone. Wided. That nearly landed outside the pitch. 
15.1
0
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Good-length ball on off, Iyer taps it to point. He wants a single but Ashwin sends him back. A direct hit at the striker's end but Iyer is safely in.

The physio comes out to the middle to have a look at Shreyas Iyer, who seems to be alright, after copping a blow on his helmet. Also, Trent Boult (2-0-12-1) returns. 

14.6
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shreyas Iyer, LEG BYE! 100 comes up for Delhi! Shortish ball around off, Iyer looks to pull but it hits him on the helmet and goes to third man. A leg bye is taken.
14.5
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ravichandran Ashwin, Full on off, Ashwin works it down to long on for a single. That's all Delhi need to do. 31 needed off 31 balls.
14.4
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Shreyas Iyer, On a length on off, Iyer heaves it wide of long on for a single.
14.3
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ravichandran Ashwin, On middle, worked to square leg for a single.
14.2
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ravichandran Ashwin, OVERTHROWS! Length ball outside off, Ashwin pushes it to covers and takes off for a single. Hardik Pandya collects and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. There is no one backing up and the batters take another.
14.1
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ravichandran Ashwin, On a length on middle and leg, Ashwin takes a stride back and looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. An appeal is made for LBW but it is turned down.

Change. Nathan Coulter-Nile (2-0-8-1) returns. 

13.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Ravichandran Ashwin, A single off the last ball but a splendid over from Bumrah! Good-length ball outside off, Ashwin pushes it to deep cover for a single.
13.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Ravichandran Ashwin, On a length on off, Ashwin defends it out. Can Bumrah bowl a wicket-maiden?
13.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Ravichandran Ashwin, Slower ball outside off, Ashwin looks to cut but fails to put bat on ball.
13.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Ravichandran Ashwin, On a length on off, Ashwin defends it to covers.
13.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Ravichandran Ashwin, Good-length ball on off, Ashwin taps it to point.

Ravichandran Ashwin is the new man in. 

13.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Shimron Hetmyer, OUT! CAUGHT! Shimron Hetmyer falls and Mumbai are back in this game! Bumrah strikes immediately after the break. Bumrah dishes out a slower ball on middle and leg, Hetmyer looks to flick it but gets a leading edge and it lobs towards cover where Rohit Sharma takes the simplest of catches. 37 needed in 41 balls now.

Strategic Time-Out! This game is turning out to be an exciting one! Delhi need 37 more runs and they have 7 overs left. The problem is the wickets column. They have lost 5 but they still have Shreyas Iyer and Shimron Hetmyer in the middle. Delhi would now look to bat sensibly and get to the total. Mumbai, on the other hand, not only need to take wickets but also need to stem the run-flow. Can Mumbai defend the score from here?