It wouldn't be wrong to say that Mumbai Indians has certainly taken a redemption here as they beat Capitals by 40 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. They were into this game right from the first delivery, and Delhi needs a lot in tank to address. The win helps Indians to move up to the second spot. SCORECARD
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RESULT: Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 40 runs (Shikhar Dhawan 35, Rahul Chahar 3/19)
WICKET: This time Pollard takes it! Another slower one by Hardik Pandya, and Rabada couldn't clear the fence. Departs for 9!
Rabada puts one into the stands! Giving Delhi fans something to cheer!
Malinga bowls a slower one, Rabada was early in his shot and ball went straight up in the air. Pollard came running all the way from long off region, but in the end DROPS the catch!
WICKET: So, it's three in three balls! First one from Malinga, then run out, and then one more. A good cameo from Axar comes to an end! Falls for 26 off 23 balls!
WICKET: Is there anything Jasprit Bumrah can't do? Yorker. Slower one. Stock ball. And now run out!
WICKET: Malinga joins the party! Bowls a slower one to Morris, he was early in his shot and couldn't clear the long on fielder. Hardik Pandya didn't any mistake. Wickets tumbling like pack of cards here!
So the equation now is looking difficult if you are a Delhi fan. They need 73 off 24 balls, and Chris Morris has joined Axar Patel to the middle. They need something special if they wish to turn things in their favour. For Mumbai, the road is looking simple, unless they complicate it! After 16 overs, it's 96/5.
WICKET: The last hope of Delhi departs! Bumrah pitched the ball up, Pant tried to play it through to the cover region but missed it completely. Half-side is back to the pavilion now! After 14 overs, it's 76/5.
As of now, both Axar Patel and Rishabh Pant are ticking ones and twos, trying their best to get Capitals back in the game. After 13.4 overs, it's 76/5.
WICKET: Knocked him over! This time it's Delhi skipper. Shreyas Iyer waited for the delivery, and one will have to say that we waited a little long. It was a perfect leg spin from this young sensation and in the course, he picks his third!
Krunal Pandya is into the attack now. He had a good outing with bat, and will look to do something similar with the ball! In first four balls, he went for just one run and picked all-important wicket of Colin Munro. Game drifting away from hosts here. After 9.4 overs, it's 64/3.
WICKET: Rahul Chahar tossed the ball up and tempted Prithvi Shaw to go after it. Prithvi just couldn't time it to perfection, and ball went straight to long on fielder. Capitals lose both their openers in space of three overs.
Rahul Chahar was able to provide all-important breakthrough for Mumbai Indians! Both Shaw and Shikhar were looking solid for big, and fortunately for him and Indians, they got rid of latter!
Hardik Pandya's heroics lower down the order helped Mumbai Indians to pist 168 runs on the board. Chasing will not be easy at Kotla. The ball starts to dip low and becomes difficult to score.
Delhi Capitals has been able to dominate this game from ball one. Mumbai batsmen have struggled to let the scoreboard ticking. From here, the onus is on Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya. After 12 overs, it's 88/3.
WICKET: Confusion between two players. Suryakumar Yadav should have sacrifised his wicket, but he didn't. In-form Quinton de Kock departs!
WICKET: Ben Cutting was promoted up the order, but just couldn't capitalize. Trapped right in front! Axar gets his first!
WICKET: Knocked him over. Amit Mishra sends Mumbai skipper on the ver first ball. A dream ball to start with! Gone for 30!
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have now shifted their gear and looking solid. Quinton de Kock has been the aggressor. At the end of the powerplay, it's 57/0.
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Both openers are off to a cautious start here. Delhi, on the other hand, is bowling at the right lines, restricting the visitors to open arms. After 3 overs, it's 16/0.
Delhi players in the last hurdle. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are out in the middle and so are umpires. It's game time!
Here are the two playing eleven:
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
TOSS: Mumbai Indians has won the toss and they will have a bat!
The toss is scheduled to happen in 15 minutes from now and team winning the toss will look to have a bat firs, having known that wicket slows down a bit at Kotla. However, this remains to be seen what will the final decision of the captain winning the toss.
Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set to witness another cracker jack of an encounter in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League as Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals host Mumbai Indians for yet another home encounter.