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IPL 2020 Playoffs, MI vs DC: Mumbai Indians win by 57 runs, qualify for IPL final

IPL 2020 Playoffs, MI vs DC Highlights: Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan top scored as Mumbai Indians scored 200/5. DC's top order was uprooted by Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult in the chase as they ended with 143/8.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 5, 2020 11:16:20 pm
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IPL 2020, MI vs DC Highlights: Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by 57 runs in Qualifier 1. MI have thus booked their place in next week’s IPL 2020 final. DC will meet the winner of the Eliminator between SRH and RCB in Qualifier 2.

MI, batting first, put up 200/5 in 20 overs. Rohit Sharma was dismissed for a first-ball duck but Quinton de Kock (40) and Suryakumar Yadav (51) ensured MI still got off to a flier. Ravichandran Ashwin (3/29) accounted for both the MI openers, even as all others went for runs. However, DC stormed their way back at the halfway stage, as Suryakumar was picked up by Anrich Nortje and Ashwin dismissed Kieron Pollard for a duck to peg back the scoring rate. Ishan Kishan (55*) powered MI off to a resurgence in the late overs. Hardik Pandya (37*) joined him in a massive blitz towards the end, as 78 runs were scored in the last 5 overs. DC, needing 201 to win, suffered a horror start – their top three were all dismissed for ducks by Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah (4/14). Marcus Stoinis (65) and Axar Patel (42) put up a 5th wicket partnership that provided some hope to DC of a close finish, till Bumrah came back in the 16th over to snuff out Stoinis. DC eventually ended their innings at 143/8 in 20 overs.

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IPL 2020 Playoffs, MI vs DC Highlights:

23:08 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Mumbai Indians win by 57 runs, qualify for final

Rabada faces the last ball. Two wides from Pollard. And a dot ball to finish. DC finish with 143/8. MI win by 57 runs.

23:07 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Axar out for 42

Coulter Nile bowls the 19th. Axar smashes him for a six. The final over coming up with DC 71 runs behind. This match was effectively over when DC were reduced to 0/3 and then 20/4, but Stoinis helped ensure there was some flickers of hope for DC till Bumrah had the last laugh in his second spell. Pollard bowls the last over. Rabada swings. For four. Goes down the ground. For another four. Axar goes down the ground off the penultimate ball and is caught by Rahul Chahar, who grabs the catch after a few juggles. Axar is out for 42. DC 141/8 after 19.5

22:59 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Bumrah's career-best T20 figures

Coulter-Nile bowls the 17th over. Rabada has come in to join Axar. 3 runs in the 17th. Bumrah back to bowl his last over in the 18th. Could we have a second fifer of the season? 3 runs off this over as well. Bumrah ends with 4/14. His career-best T20 figures. DC 118/7 after 18

22:43 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Bumrah snuffs out Stoinis, and DC's embers of hope

Bumrah snuffs out the hope! Brought back in the 16th over, he ends matters. The ball goes through Stoinis's gate. Stoinis is out for 65. Bumrah has struck with his first ball in his 3rd over. And another wicket two balls later. Sams nicks through. Out for a duck. DC 112/7 after 16

A double wicket maiden from Bumrah! That's the 4th wicket of the night and 27th in the season for Bumrah - already the highest wicket tally for an Indian bowler in an IPL season.

22:41 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Axar-Stoinis partnership provides hope for DC

An off day for Rahul Chahar, who Stoinis is putting to the sword. Another flurry of shots as the leg spinner is brought back in the 13th over. Coulter Nile brought back in the 14th. Axar crunches a drive past mid off for four. Brings up the 50 partnership. DC would be hoping such a partnership also came at the top of the order. Pollard continues in the 15th, with Boult currently off the field with a groin strain. Axar Patel crashes a six on the leg side. 100 comes up for Delhi in the 15th over. Axar and Stoinis are ensuring Delhi are going down with a fight. And another six down the ground to follow. DC 112/5 after 15

22:28 (IST)05 Nov 2020
50 for Stoinis

Rahul Chahar bowls the 8th. Stoinis gets some runs against him, a couple of boundaries in the over and a six to end. Still very few runs off Krunal Pandya, and also off Pollard, who replaces Chahar. Stoinis gets to his 50, off 36 balls. Axar Patel has joined him. Delhi's misery continues. DC 75/5 after 12

22:10 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Pant out

Pollard bowls the 7th. Delhi Capitals can do little but to get the score moving mechanically. They are a far cry from having a competetive chance at this match now. Krunal pandya continues in the 8th. And gets Pant, who holes out in the deep to Suryakumar. He is out for 3. DC 41/5 after 7.5

21:59 (IST)05 Nov 2020
DC 32/4 after 6

Krunal Pandya bowls the 5th. Stoinis almost finds Hardik at mid on but the fielder misjudges the catch and Stoinis gets four. Coulter Nile bowls the 6th over. Stoinis picks up the slower ball to end the Powerplay overs with a four down the ground. DC 32/4 after 6

21:51 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Iyer out

Iyer crashes a four through the covers as Bumrah bowls the 4th. Goes the same shot again and this time Rohit catches him at cover. Iyer goes for 12. Pant joins Stoinis at 6, with DC four down and down and out in front of this Bumrah-Boult blitz. DC 20/4 after 4

21:43 (IST)05 Nov 2020
First runs

The first runs come via a wide. Marcus Stoinis gets the first runs off the bat, four to fine leg. Shreyas Iyer then hits it over mid on for four down the ground. Makes room and carts a four to the off side now. No time to hang around there tonight, Iyer understands that. DC 15/3 after 3

21:36 (IST)05 Nov 2020
What a collapse! - DC 0/3

What a collapse! The carnagae continues. Jasprit Bumrah, bowling the 2nd over, yorks out Shikhar Dhawan. DC's top three have been sent back to the hut for ducks. The last time an IPL's top three were all out for ducks was back in 2009 - when Gilchrist, Gibbs and Laxman were out for ducks for Deccan Chargers. DC 0/3 after 1.2 overs

21:30 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Shaw, Rahane out for ducks

Second ball duck! Prithvi Shaw nicks through to the keeper. Boult gets MI off to a great start. Which brings Rahane out at 3. Three balls later, Boult brings one back into Rahane, and he is out LBW. Another duck. Delhi lose 2 wickets with nothing on board! DC 0/2 after 0.5

21:27 (IST)05 Nov 2020
DC need 201 to win

The chase begins for DC. 201 to get. Prithvi and Dhawan walk out. Pollard has a few words - which neither of them react to - as they enter. Boult vs Shaw to start off. 

21:13 (IST)05 Nov 2020
MI put up 200/5

Nortje bowls the 20th. A good start to the over till Hardik smashes a six down the ground. Another six smashed over covers. Effortless from Hardik. 50 partnership comes up, in 21 balls. Could MI even get to 200! Nortje gets Hardik to swing and miss but Pant can't collect. Batsmen run through for a bye. Hardik stays unbeaten on 37*, off 14 balls. Kishan faces the last ball, smashes a six! MI finish with 200/5 in 20 overs. Kishan gets to his 50 off the last ball. Kishan stays unbeaten on 55 from 30 balls. 78 runs were scored in the last 5 overs. This Hardik-Ishan partnership worth 60 off 23 balls. What a finish!

21:06 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Hardik Pandya chips in

Rabada bowls the 19th. Two back to back sixes over deep midwicket to start off the over by Hardik. Rabada comes back well with two yorkers. Dot ball and single. Kishan gets four through the gap on the off side. He's a master of placement, even though his timing sometimes leave a lot to be desired. 18 runs from the 19th. MI 180/5 after 19

21:02 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Kishan helps provide strong finish

Krunal is out, holing out as Stoinis bowls for the first time in the 17th. Hardik comes out at 7 with 4 overs left in the innings. Kishan keeps blasting - not getting as much power on the off side but still hitting it over the infield and into safe areas. DC go to Sams to bowl the 18th. Which means - assuming Rabada and Nortje will bowl the last 2 - Iyer has trusted Sams more than Axar. The first ball is a full toss, blasted by Hardik for six. The last ball is also blasted for six - this time by Kishan. MI 162/5 after 18

20:50 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Kishan hits next gear

Rabada bowls the 15th. Ishan Kishan looks to heave a few, but isn't quite get the perfect connection. Gets a four to the leg side which just beats the chasing fielder. A much better heave to the leg side to follow. Six! His first six. Is this the shackles breaking for Kishan? Iyer straightaway goes to Nortje. Kishan flicks a firebolt for four to the leg side. Krunal then top edges a shot for six. A late cut for four to end the over. MI 140/4 after 16

20:41 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya look to rebuild

What a spell from Ashwin! 3/29 in his 4 overs. Dismissed both Mumbai's captains, Rohit and Pollard, for ducks. Kept things tight from one end in the first half of the innings, has helped DC take the upper hand in the last 10 with Pollard's wicket. DC steal in an over from Sams, which goes for just 5. Ishan Kishan and Krunal Pandya looking to rebuild MI's momentum. MI 108/4 after 14

20:32 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Ashwin's 3rd wicket - DC storm back into game

Pollard comes in at 5 and there is a huge LBW appeal against him first ball. DC don't have any Reviews remaining. Ashwin brought back to bowl his last in the 13th. DC have definitively won the last few overs after MI blistered their way away in the first half of the innings. Is this DC's chance to shine? It might just be! Pollard is caught in the deep. Out for a duck. Ashwin's third wicket. MI 101/4 after 12.2

20:28 (IST)05 Nov 2020
Suryakumar out for 51

Rabada back to bowl the 11th. And it turns out to be the best over of the day so far for DC. Just 3 runs off it. The run rate has dipped slightly since De Kock's departure, with Kishan not finding the runs as fluently so far. Time for Nortje's 2nd in the 12th. Suryakumar gets to his 50 with a midwicket drive for four. Brings up 100 for MI too. Next ball, it's Nortje who wins! Suryakumar pulls, but mistimes. He is out for 51. MI 100/3 after 11.5