Delhi: Mumbai Indians registered their first win in the 16th league match of the current IPL season by beating Delhi Capitals.
Chasing a target of 173 runs, Rohit and Ishan Kishan gave the start as usual. This alliance, which did not click in the last two matches, clicked this time. Both started the innings aggressively. Moreover, in the first 3 overs both of them collected runs only through fours and sixes without taking any singles.
This alliance, which added 71 runs, was separated in the 8th over. Ishan Kishan was run out by Rohit’s mistake in a wasted effort. He scored 31 runs. After this, Tilak Verma entered the field as a one-down player. He and Rohit played a calm game together and raised the team’s score.
The two put on a 68-run partnership. Thilak Verma, who blasted successive fours and sixes in the Mukesh Kumar over, was dismissed at the same pace. He had scored 41 runs. Suryakumar Yadav was out for zero in the next ball.
Rohit Sharma, who had crossed his half-century from the opening, scored 65 runs, but Mustafizur Rahman lost his wicket. This is Rohit Sharma’s 41st fifty in IPL history. After this, Tim David and Green led the team to victory. Two runs from the last ball in a critical situation, David scored two runs to make the team win. Mumbai Indians registered their first win by 6 wickets.
Mukesh Kumar took the maximum 2 wickets for Delhi Capitals.
Delhi Capitals Innings: Mumbai won the toss and elected to bowl first. Prithivi Shaw opens with David Warner. Prithivi, who was out for a wicket in the last match, made a run for 15 runs this time. Manish Pandey also didn’t hesitate too much at the opportunity. Having scored 26 runs, he was caught off the bowling of Chawla.
Yash Dul 2 runs, Rovmen Powell 4 runs, Lalit Yadav 2 runs, even though the middle order failed to give a hand, Warner fought alone. Axar Patel stood by him in the final overs.
Aksar was aggressive while Warner kept calm. Due to this, Delhi Capitals runs increased rapidly. Aksar returned to the pavilion for 54 off the next two balls to bring up his half-century in 22 balls. After this, Warner, who had scored 51 runs in the second ball, also lost his wicket. Kuldeep Yadav was run out as fast as he came. Abhishek Borel took 1 catch in the last ball of the over and the Delhi team lost 4 wickets in the 19th over only.
In the end, Delhi were all out for 172 runs with 2 balls to spare. Piyush Chawla and Jason Behrendorff took 3 wickets each and Riley Meredith took 2 wickets for Mumbai Indians.