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IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 40 runs on sluggish Kotla pitch

In what turned out to be a drab low-scoring match, Mumbai Indians restricted Delhi Capitals to 128/9 defending their total of 168/5.

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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. Hardik Pandya, who scored 32 off 15 balls and took a wicket, was declared man of the match. (Image Source: IPL)

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Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bat first. Rohit Sharma started in a typically flamboyant fashion, scoring 30 off 22 balls and he put up an opening partnership of 57 with Quinton de Kock. (Image Source: IPL)

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Amit Mishra was the man who provided the breakthrough by dismissing Rohit. (Image Source: IPL)

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MI batsmen could not get a foothold on what was a sluggish pitch. (Image Source: IPL)

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It was Krunal and Hardik Pandya who provided the goods in the end and dragged MI to 168/5. (Image Source: IPL)

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But Delhi Capitals found it even more difficult to get a going. They went from 49/0 to 76/5 within four overs. (Image Source: IPL)

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Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar were the chief wicket takers. Bumrah had two while Chahar had 3. (Image Source: IPL)

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DC however tried playing out the innings and ended on 128/9. (Image Source: IPL)