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MI vs DC Highlights IPL 2021: Iyer, Ashwin put on winning partnership, Mumbai slip further

IPL 2021 MI vs DC Highlights: MI scored 129/8, which DC overhauled with 4 wickets and 5 balls to spare.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 2, 2021 7:26:42 pm
MI vs DC IPL 2021 Highlights

MI vs DC Highlights: Delhi Capitals bounce back after a blip in the last match to overcome struggling Mumbai Indians by 4 wickets and 5 balls to spare. MI scored 129/8, batting first, as Avesh Khan and Axar Patel took three wickets each. In reply, DC also kept losing regular wickets, till a 39-run partnership under pressure between Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin took them over the line. MI’s route to the playoffs looks more and more difficult, having secured only one win from five matches in the second phase of IPL 2021.

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 46

Mumbai Indians

129/8 (20.0)
vs

Delhi Capitals

132/6 (19.1)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 46 )
Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 4 wickets

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MI vs DC Highlights

19:19 (IST)02 Oct 2021
DC win by 4 wickets

Ashwin hits a six off the first ball of the 20th over. That's it. DC win by 4 wickets. What a partnership between Iyer and Ashwin under pressure! 39 runs from 37 balls their contribution, which turned out to be the winning combination.MI's way to the playoffs becomes more and more difficult.

19:13 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Iyer-Ashwin partnership biggest of match

Iyer soaks up some pressure with the dot balls, then carts the last ball of the 18th over for a four to wide long on. Into his 30s now, Iyer is taking Delhi home. 11 needed in 2 overs now. Singles. 7 runs off the 19th.

This is now the biggest partnership of the match. 33 runs off 36 balls. 4 to get in the last over.

DC 126/6 after 19

19:02 (IST)02 Oct 2021
DC need 19 runs in 18 balls

We are nearing what could end up being a tight finish. Iyer and Ashwin, who is not the fastest between the wickets, moving the score along mostly in singles. MI trying to give nothing away with their season on the line. Iyer pulls Coulter Nile for four. That'll release some of the pressure on DC.

DC 111/6 after 17, need 19 runs in 18 balls

18:44 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Hetmyer departs after brief spark

Hetmyer starts off his innings hitting boundaries at will. 13 runs come off the 13th over. The chase had began to look tricky, but this over has shifted the momentum firmly in Delhi's durbar. 37 needed off 42 balls. The required run rate comes down below 6. Bumrah back in the 14th. And he gets Hetmyer's wicket for 15. Ashwin now in with Iyer.

DC 93/6 after 13.2

18:37 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Frown, turned upside down ☹️🙃🙂

Defending a 130-run target is always going to be difficult, and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma might have felt his team was off to a good start when, after five balls, they conceded just a two. Then Prithvi Shaw decided to take a slight step to his right and punch Trent Boult for four through extra cover.

Rohit already had a grimace on his face before the ball raced past the fielders inside the circle. A tough day was promising to get a lot harder. Shikhar Dhawan’s inside-out loft for six a few balls later only made things worse. Then two quick wickets turned that frown upside down. Dhawan was run-out by a Kieron Pollard direct-hit (the tall West Indian casually sipped his drink when the third-umpire declared ‘out’). And then Krunal Pandya trapped Shaw LBW.

Within the space of three overs, Rohit’s expressions had changed so rapidly – a promise, perhaps, for 17 more overs in the emotional roller-coaster.

18:35 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Axar out

Iyer and Axar move their partnership along at the required run rate. Boult brought back in the 12th over and he gets the breakthrough with an inswinger into Axar. He goes for 9. Iyer still there, Hetmyer now joins him.

DC 80/5 after 12

18:17 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Pant out for 26

Pant gets to the fence twice as Bumrah bowls the last over of the Powerplay. Pant and Iyer move their partnership along without much incident before Pant tries to go down the ground but can only hole out at long on. He goes for 26. Axar joins Iyer at 6.

DC 60/4 after 9

17:56 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Smith bowled

Smith gets going with a six off Bumrah. But is bowled around his legs by Coulter Nile. If MI's low target suggested DC were going to win this at a canter, their top order collapse has turned things interesting. Iyer joins Pant.

DC 35/3 after 5

17:47 (IST)02 Oct 2021
DC lose openers early

Another wicket falls! Prithvi Shaw is also out early. Krunal Pandya insists on a Review and gets his man. Pant enters and begins with a boundary. Smith and Pant to try to rebuild the innings now.

DC 21/2 after 3

17:39 (IST)02 Oct 2021
DC's chase of 130 begins with run out

DC's chase begins with Dhawan and Shaw. Both openers get the ball to the fence in the first couple of overs. There's a run out! Dhawan is out for 8

DC 14/1 after 2

17:17 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Mumbai Indians score 129/8 in 20 overs vs Delhi Capitals

Avesh takes two wickets in the 19th over, including Hardik Pandya's wicket. Krunal hits a six off the last ball but Mumbai Indians can only get to 129/8 in 20 overs vs Delhi Capitals. DC to chzse 130.

17:04 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Pandya brothers accelerate

A wicket maiden for Nortje as Krunal does little more than block. Avesh back into the attack in the 16th. Just 1 run from his over. Krunal has faced 7 balls without scoring. With the last few overs left, the Pandya bros decide to get a move on. 12 runs come off the 17th over bowled by Rabada. 9 comes off the 18th over, bowled by Nortje.

MI 109/5 after 18

16:42 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Pollard out

Nortje gets another big wicket, Pollard's stumps are rattled by a leg cutter from outside off. MI are half down, the brothers Pandya now together in the middle, with just 87 on board.

MI 87/5 after 14.2

16:34 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Axar Patel (3/21) wrecks Mumbai Indians top order

A 3rd wicket for Axar Patel! Saurabh Tiwary caught in the deep. Out for 15. Pollard and Hardik now in the middle but MI batting at a run rate of less than 6.

MI 80/4 after 13

16:22 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Surya out, Axar Patel takes his 2nd wicket

Suryakumar gets 12 runs off the 8th over, bowled by Ashwin. Saurabh Tiwary rotating the strike diligently at the other end. Suryakumar hits Rabada for another six, he keeps the score moving. But in the next over, Rabada has his revenge, swoops in to take a catch. Surya is out for 33. Axar has a 2nd wicket.

MI 73/3 after 11

16:06 (IST)02 Oct 2021
De Kock takes bait outside off stump

Nortje bowls a 5-run over to end the Powerplay, MI reach the end of the Powerplay at 35/1. Axar Patel gets a wicket in the 7th. De Kock takes the bait offered to him outisde off stump and he is caught for 19 at backward point. Suryakumar now gets into the action, six pulled off Ashwin.

MI 45/2 after 7.2

15:53 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Avesh Khan the star of the show so far

Suryakumar Yadav is the new man in at 3. And he hits the first six of the day - swept over fine leg. Ashwin bowls the 3rd over - 9 runs come off it. Avesh Khan (1/7 in 2 now) bowls another excellent over, before Rabada is in the attack in the 5th. De Kock smashes his first delivery for six. 

MI 32/1 after 5

15:39 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Rohit falls early

Avesh Khan is brave in bowling short to Rohit Sharma with the field still in. Rohit takes the bait and goes aerial. Catch to Rabada at third man. Rohit out for 7.

MI 8/1 after 1.5

15:34 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Rohit hits first-ball 4

Game begins. Nortje to Rohit. Clipped off the pads for four. More runs off the pads.

MI 7/0 after 1

15:09 (IST)02 Oct 2021
Mumbai Indians Playing XI

Rohit Sharma: I was in two minds about batting and bowling. Teams have lost batting first and chasing, so it doesn't matter, we have to play good cricket and put runs on the board. Our bowling is amazing and has restricted oppositions so we just have to bat well and get a par score. We know where we stand on the table but we have to focus on what we have in hand, and on the particular occasion. We have a good squad and have to perform collectively. Jayant Yadav comes into the team in place of Rahul Chahar

Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Delhi struggled to get going against KKR bowlers who made full use of the slow surface after opting to bowl. That none in the star-studded Rishabh Pant-led Delhi batting lineup managed to get a six in their stipulated 20 overs, highlighted how difficult stroke-making was. Delhi managed just 127/9 as the mystery spin duo of Sunil Narine and Venkatesh Iyer tightened the noose. It was only Steve Smith (39 off 34 balls), who replaced an injured Prithvi Shaw, and Pant (39 off 36 balls), who got some runs while their lower middle-order managed only 13 runs. The outing was however an aberration for the Delhi batsmen who have done well so far and they would hope that Shaw is fit and back in the playing XI. Their seam-bowling all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (hamstring) may take longer to be back. With the sluggish conditions on offer, DC's spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav would look to make inroads.

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