The Mumbai Indians (MI) continued their victorious Moloch when they defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by five goals in the 27th game of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on Sunday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
MI v DC |IPL 2020 Match 27 Highlights
DC made two changes to their XI when Ajinkya Rahane and Alex Carey replaced the injured Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer. In the meantime, MI kept the same team.
DC picked a bat and lost Prithvi Shaw in the first game when Trent Boult struck. Rahane, who made his IPL debut for DC, joined Shikhar Dhawan in the middle and the two added 30 runs before Krunal took Pandya Rahane out for 15 in the fifth.
When DC was looking for a big partnership, skipper Shreyas Iyer and Dhawan teamed up. The pair hit three fours in the final of the power play when DC switched to 46/2. The duo added 34 runs over the course of the next four overs to complete the 50-run stand as DC hit the 80-run mark at the end of the 10th over.
MI managed to keep things tight when the next four overs DC didn’t score more than 23 runs and while trying to raise the stake, Iyer lost for 42 on the 15th after Krunal picked his second wicket of the game.
Marcus Stoinis was the next man to walk in, and he and Dhawan, who had raised his fifty, scored from the 16th to 16th with the help of three fours. However, a mix-up between Dhawan and Stoinis helped MI choose their fourth wicket when the Australian all-rounder pulled out for 13.
MI then pocketed 15 runs in the next two overs before DC scored 12 in the final to place 162/4 on the board.
DC defended 162 and gave MI no easy runs in the first three overs before Quinton de Kock took on R Ashwin in the fourth over and hit the off-spinner for a six and a four. MI lost their skipper, Rohit Sharma, in-game five after hiding in the depths of Axar Patel’s bowling.
De Kock kept attacking when he hit Anrich Nortje in the sixth game for two sixes to bring MI to 44/1 at the end of the power play. In the next three overs, MI scored 28 runs and de Kock brought his second fifty of the three games.
In the tenth chase, Suryakumar Yadav received redress because Ashwin was unable to hold on to a recapture. DC did manage to see de Kock’s back in the same game, however, after the left-hander was caught by Shaw on the deep back square leg after scoring 53 balls out of 36.
DC had a chance to overtake Ishan Kishan in the next game, but DC couldn’t take the chance.
Surya then hit three fours over the next two overs as MI topped the 100-run mark. Kishan followed suit when he hit Stoinis on the 14th for a six and a four.
The next time Surya saw its second half-century in a row. But his 31-ball-53 flash ended in the same game after Rabada fired him. MI then lost Hardik for 0 on the 16th after ousting one against the wicketkeeper from Stoinis’ bowling.
With MI needing 18 of 18 deliveries, Kishan got a life and a six after Shaw parried one over the border ropes. Axar Patel held onto a good low catch, however, as Rabada increased his IPL 2020 wicket record to 17.
While Nortje only conceded three runs in the 19th game, MI, who needed seven runs in the last overflow, crossed the finish line with two balls and moved up to the top of the points table.