IPL 2019, DC vs MI Highlights: Delhi Capitals were thumped at home by Mumbai Indians by 40 runs. MI were truly the better side on the day and with this win have now jumped to the second spot on the points table. For DC this is the third loss at home . Delhi Capitals have won 5 of their 9 games this season and 4 have been away wins. At home, their only win came in the Super Over.
Batting first Mumbai scored a competitive 168/5 courtesy of a late flourish by Hardik Pandya. In reply, Delhi never got going and succumbed to a dismal defeat scoring 128/9 after 20 overs.
Indian Premier League, 2019Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 23 September 2019
Delhi Capitals 128/9 (20.0)
Mumbai Indians 168/5 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 34 ) Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 40 runs
IPL 2019, Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians: Highlights
Mumbai Win by 40 runs
It's all over! DC have been thumped at home by 40 runs. MI truly the better side on the day and have now jumped to the 2nd spot on the points table. Third loss at home for Delhi- Delhi Capitals have won 5 of their 9 games this season and 4 have been away wins. At home, their only win came in the Super Over. I
After dropping a sitter in the previous over Pollard's got a big smile on his face as he takes a catch this time! DC- 125/9, Delhi Capitals need 44 runs in 2 balls
Delhi lose 3 in a row
More on the pitch
It will be interesting to see what kind of a pitch is produced at the Feroz Shah Kotla this season. Recently Delhi have never really capitalised on home advantage or produced pitches with notable characteristics
MI on top
So MI read it right. Was a good toss to win and the Kotla has again produced a track that the home team wouldn't enjoy. The asking rate has climbed up to 14.46
Teams batting first at the Feroz Shah Kotla have only two of the last seven matches there. However, before that run, the team batting first had won six in a row in Delhi.
GONE! Third wicket for Rahul Chahar and Delhi are in deep trouble at 63/4. Shreyas Iyer had no clue of this leg-break. The ball pitched on leg and turned enough to clip the top of off-stump. Fabulous!
Krunal fires it in with the arm-ball and castles Colin Munro. DC - 61/3 (9.4)
Six from the last over of powerplay! DC are 48/0 as we break for a strategic timeout. Meanwhile, Jayant Yadav is getting the ball to turn!
Dhawan is on song- steps down the ground and slams it over long-on for a huge six! what a shot! DC have raced away to 38 at the end of the first four overs.
DC off to a flier
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan are at the crease. Prithvi Shaw is on strike. Hardik Pandya will open the attack. And back to back boundaries for Shaw. Hardik over-adjusts and pays the price. Good start for DC. DC- 8/0, 1 ovs
Mumbai Indians-168/5 after 20 overs
A big over at last
The 18th over bowled by Keemo Paul goes for 17 runs. Krunal Pandya first hits a four off the second ball, brings Hardik on strike the next and the latter hits a four and a six before another single
Into the last four overs
The Pandyas are in the middle with Suryakumar Yadav being dismissed by Kagiso Rabada off the first ball of the 16th. It looks like we have another low scoring match in our handsa at the Kotla.
MIX-UP AND RUN OUT!
Both batsmen find themselves at the same end of the pitch and Axar Patel clips off the bails at the non-striker's end, De Kock has to walk.
An engrossing first nine overs of the match. MI started off well with Rohit Sharma looking unbeatable against pace. But he feel as soon as he faced some spin and Ben Cutting soon after to get Delhi back into the match. MI 70/2.
Ben Cutting trapped in front of the stumps by Axar Patel and MI lost another. The home crowd have found their voices again.
Well if this was football and that wicket was a goal, you could say it came against the run of play for the Capitals. Rohit Sharma was cruising when along came Amit Mishra with a delivery that stayed low and knocked off the bails behind him. Rohit departs for 30 (22), MI 57/1.
Keemo Paul with a beamer that Rohit swats away square for a maximum. That takes MI past 50 and adds ball to sixth over. At the end of that over, and hence the powerplay MI are 57/0
And Rohit hits the first maximum of the day too. Good length delivery just outside leg from Morris and Rohit pulls it over deep square leg into the stands. MI 32/0 off 4 overs.
The first boundary of the day is a thing of beauty from Rohit Sharma. Rabada pitches it up outside off, Rohit absolutely creams it through covers. 12/0 after 2 overs.
6 runs from the first over
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock open the batting for Mumbai, Ishant Sharma bowled a tight first over, which included a knuckleball.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Mumbai Indians win the toss, choose to bat first
Rohit Sharma surprised Michael Slater there but the MI captain said that getting runs on the board is always a good thing according to him at the Kotla.
Delhi Capitals have made it a sort of a ritual to share their coach's dressing room pep talks on their social media handles. As long as they are good, what's there to complain, right? And they are good.
Hello and welcome!
Delhi and Mumbai. Two of the biggest cities in the country that are represented by two very contrasting IPL sides. Mumbai Indians are the joint most successful team in the tournament while the Delhi Daredevils were at the bottom end of the league table and jokes for most of the seasons. But this year, they have exchanged "Daredevils" for "Capitals" and owners and seem to have finally found their feet. Going into this match, the Indians and the Capitals are level on points and a victory for either will be a major leg up for the top four skirmishes that will come towards the end of the league stage.