IPL 2019, MI vs DC Highlights: Rishabh Pant’s onslaught in the last five overs took the game away from the Mumbai Indians. He smashed an unbeaten 78 off 27 balls as Delhi Capitals scored 99 runs in the last five overs. It was an astonishing sight with Pant taking on the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and reducing them to dust.
Mumbai got off to an encouraging start to the chase with Quinton de Kock leading the initial charge. Yuvraj Singh then anchored the MI middle order and his partnerships with Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya kept them in the chase. But, it was too much of an ask in the end with the hosts losing wickets frequently and the match ended with a 37-run win for Delhi.
Match Ended,Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 37 runs
IPL 2019, MI vs DC Highlights:
McClenaghan stumped by Pant off Tewatia. Bumrah not coming out to bat because of his injury so Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 37 runs.
OUT! YUVRAJ DEPARTS
Rabada bowls two wides and then Yuvraj holes out and deep midwicket. That should be the end of the game. A good innings from Yuvraj, he made 53 off 35 balls.
46 to win off 12
Boult kept it tight but the batsmen somehow squeeze out two fours from that over. It will still take some sensational hitting for MI to win this match.
MI need 55 off 18 balls
Yuvraj is on strike. McClenaghan had hit a funky shot for four towards short fine leg.
Wankhede is singing Yuvraj's name
The veteran superstar smashes two sixes off Axar Patel and the Wankhede crowd has found its voice again. This is vintage Yuvraj Singh we are getting to see here. There is still a long, long way to go but the crowd would remember what this man could do in his heydays. If he can repeat that, MI are very much in the chase here.
WICKET! Krunal Falls
Boult strikes again. Krunal looking for a big shot again and ends up holing out at deep midwicket. He smashed 32 runs in 15 balls and MI are on 134/6.
Well he is playing a blinder here. Four fours and a six and he has raced to 26 off 11 balls. Yuvraj, meanwhile, is on 32 off 24. Mumbai Indians are not down and out yet.
Hardik Pandya out for a duck, hits the ball straight back at the bowler Axar Patel. It will take nothing less than a miracle for Mumbai to win it from here now.
WICKET! Pollard dismissed!
Pollard drives at the knuckle-ball from Keemo Paul, simple catch for Tewatia to execute. That could be the game. This was a nice little partnership and a worrying one for DC and that has been broken.
Yuvraj stands his ground and sends Axar Patel over point and then despatches a bad ball for four. Yuvraj and Pollard are keeping MI in the game here.
Yuvraj and Pollard are in the middle. The current rate is 7.66, almost half of what their required rate is. Mumbai have a long, long way to go and Delhi are about three steps ahead of them at this point. 69/3 after 9 overs.
OUT! De Kock departs
And now MI's hopes are slipping away. De Kock holes out to fine leg off Boult and the Kiwi gets his man. MI well and truly in trouble.
OUT! SENSATIONAL FROM SHREYAS IYER!
Yadav goes for a quick single but then Shreyas Iyer witha a gun throw from mid-off that takes off the stump. The batsman nowhere in the frame.
WICKET! ROHIT SHARMA
Sharma gets Sharma! Rohit is caught at deep square leg and Ishant raises his hands triumphantly while keeping his eyes fixed on Rohit. This is a big moment in the match.
17 runs off the third over
Quinton de Kock gives Trent Boult a hiding. First a four between midwicket and mid-on, then a six over midwicket and then another four past short fine leg.
Five runs off the first over...
... And Shreyas Iyer has given the ball to Ishant Sharma. Well that is unexpected but surprises have been a theme of this evening so far.
They have a mountain to climb now but they have two players who are capable of at least getting them off to an ideal start, if not take them all the way. Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma, who have been on top of their games of late, open the batting, Trent Boult starts the Capitals attack. He should be rotating with Kagiso Rabada for the first few overs.
Indian fans will be worried after seeing what happened off that last ball. Bumrah with an inch perfect yorker that Pant sent back in his direction. Bumrah attempts to field it and in the process, seemed to have hurt his shoulder. He was on the ground for some time, clutching the aching part before getting up and hobbling off. If Virat Kohli was watching this, those images of Bumrah on the ground writhing in pain would have resembled something he must have seen in his worst nightmares leading up to the IPL.
Delhi Capitals 213/6 off 20 overs
Rishabh Pant 78 runs off 24 balls with 7 fours and 7 sixes. Delhi smashed 99 runs in the last six overs. Pant struggled in that first over of his and then he made every bowler he faced look like school kids.
21 runs off the 19th
And only one of those was scored by Tewatia. Pant has completely silenced the Wankhede crowd. He is hitting sixes and fours for fun and is now on 71 off 24 balls.
UTTERLY RIDICULOUS FROM PANT. Bumrah bowls it full on middle and leg, Pant stands his ground and swings it over backward square leg boundary like it's no big deal.
Pant on fire
Well it doesn't matter how many wickets fall down the other end, Pant just keeps hitting it. The next ball from McClenaghan rises to his shoulder and Pant swats it to the fine leg boundary. He has raced to 41 off 15 balls.
SIX! FOUR! SIX!
And now Pant is getting into his groove. Hardik Pandya bowls two short deliveries and Pant punishes him with two sixes. In between the two, he bowled a length ball and that was sent over wide mid-off for a one-bounce four.
Hardik Pandya makes a solid comeback after the carnage he suffered at the hands of Ingram and Dhawan earlier. 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1 is how that over went and all those dot balls were faced by Pant.
Ingram tries to send it over the ropes of Cutting and ends up getting caught at deep midwicket by Hardik Pandya. Breakthrough at last for the Mumbai Indians. The Ingram-Dhawan stand ends at 83.
Cutting brought into the attack
MI need a wicket desperately. DC have crossed 100 in the 13th over of the match and Dhawan and Ingram are looking well settled.
Fullish delivery from Krunal and Ingram smmmmmooookes it to the long on boundary. That ball was at warp speed when it crossed the ropes.
Dhawan-Ingram stand into the 40's
The pair have somewhat made up for the early wickets that fell during McClenaghan's spell. Delhi Capitals are on a healthy 70/2 off 9 overs.
Short ball from Hardik, Ingram sees it early and sends it flying into the stands. This is turning out to be a good partnership between Dhawan and Ingram.
Salam to continue but that is only after some confusion about who is supposed to be on strike is solved. Dhawan should have been there but Ingram was at the striker's end for some reason. Rohit Sharma tells Dhawan that he should be on strike and the latter nods his head and goes to the other end.
End of powerplay...
... and the umpires call for a timeout. It has been a good show from the Mumba Indians so far. They got Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer, two very dangerous batsmen. But the Capitals have a lot of firepower. They have Dhawan and Colin Ingram in the middle and Rishabh Pant and Keemo Paul are yet to come.
Five overs gone
Mumbai Indians have an advantage in these first five overs but Delhi Capitals have not fallen too far behind yet. Rohit has thus far used Salam and McClenaghan and then he gave the fifth over to Bumrah. The sixth to be bowled by Hardik Pandya.
OUT! POLLARD TAKES A BLINDER!
Oh, that is a good candidate for catch of the season! Iyer with a good looking cover drive that looked destined to reach the boundary but big man Pollard dives to his right, catches the ball with his outstretched hand mid-air and holds on as he crashes down to the ground. McClenaghan gets a second but this one belongs to Pollard.
The first maximum of the day is off the willow of Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer. He had a lot of room and Iyer opens his hands to smash it over mid-off.
WICKET! Shaw falls early
Mitch McClenaghan delivers, as he does always. Shaw had hit him for a four off the previous ball. This time, McClenaghan sends it a little wider than the previous one and a tad bit fuller. Shaw looks to drive on the up, ends up nicking the ball to the keeper.
Six runs off the first over
The first ball Salam bowled was a no ball and then Shikhar Dhawan was caught in the deep off the free hit delivery. It has been a good start from the youngster.
The players are out
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan open the Delhi batting, Rohit Sharma has thrown the ball to 17-year-old debutant Rasikh Salam.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah.
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (capt), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma.
MI win the toss, elect to field first
Yuvraj Singh to start for Mumbai. How about that for an unexpected decision! No Evin Lewis or Ishan Kishan. Rasikh Salam, a medium pacer from Jammu and Kashmir a start. Wow, MI have stumped everyone before the match starts.