November 11, 2020
On Tuesday, Mumbai Indians pulled off their record by defeating Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the final and extended to fifth Indian Premier league title.
Rohit Sharma the skeeper, claimed their fifth IPL title with this victory. The target set by Delhi Capitals was easily chased by Mumbai Indians. An impressive knock of 68 runs by Rohit Sharma led his way to a win.
The openers Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma smashed regular boundaries which was a stunning start of the match and lead towards chasing the target. In the first four overs, the team scored 45 runs. On the very first ball of the fifth over, Marcus Stoinis got hold of the Quinton de Kock and got bold on 20 runs.
Suryakumar Yadav then joined Rohit Sharma on the field but did not last long as he got run out in the 11th over after scoring 19 runs. After Yadav’s run out, Ishan Kishan came out on the field. Rohit Sharma played smooth and completed his half century as Mumbai Indians inched closer towards the victory. In the 17th over, Anrich Nortje took the wicket of Rohit Sharma which was much needed for Delhi Capitals. The next batsman was Pollard who played ferociously from the very beginning. Pollard smashed two boundaries to Nortje but Kagiso Rabada sent the batsman back to the pavilion in the next over.
In the 19th over, Nortje then dismissed Hardik Pandya after which Krunal Pandya came out to bat when the team needed just one run to win and he easily took the team over the line. Kishan scored 33 runs in the match. Earlier, a magnificent half-century by Rishabh Pant and a gutsy fifty by skipper Shreyas Iyer helped Delhi Capitals make 156 runs after witnessing a disastrous start against Mumbai Indians. Pant smashed 56 runs off 38 balls while Iyer scored 65* as Delhi rebuilt the innings. However, the Capitals lost quick wickets again in the last overs. After opting to bat first, Delhi Capitals got off to the worst possible start as Marcus Stoinis went back in the dugout for a duck on the very first ball courtesy of a stunning delivery from Trent Boult. In his next over, Boult strucked and dismissed Ajinkya Rahane as Delhi reeled at 16/2.
Shikhar Dhawan looked in great touch but his stint at crease soon came to an end when in the fourth over Jayant Yadav cleaned up the left-handed batsman . Iyer and Pant then rebuilt the Capitals’ innings as the side scored 75/3 halfway through the mark. Pant provided some momentum as he whacked Krunal for two sixes in the tenth over as the duo brought up their 50-run partnership. During the 14th over, Pant and Iyer continued their fine form and touched the 100-run mark. The left-handed batsman smashed his 12th half-century in IPL and also his first this season before Nathan Coulter-Nile dismissed him in the 15th over. Meanwhile, Iyer brought up his 500 runs and smashed his third half-century in this year’s IPL. The right-handed batsman whacked two fours in Jasprit Bumrah’s third over as Delhi looked set after witnessing a poor start. However, Shimron Hetmyer departed early as Boult picked his third of the day.