Leg-spinner Amit Mishra spun an online earlier than Shikhar Dhawan and Steve Smith performed important knocks as Delhi Capitals registered a six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in a low-scoring IPL match right here on the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday night.
Mishra picked 4 wickets as Delhi Capitals first restricted Mumbai Indians to 137/9 and then chased down the goal with 5 balls to spare.
Top struggle in a good end
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Delhi wanted 15 runs within the final two overs and Shimron Hetmyer and Lalit Yadav ensured the facet did not falter in the direction of the top. Moreover, Jasprit Bumrah’s two no-balls within the penultimate over made the job simpler for the batsmen.
Chasing 138, Delhi had suffered an early jolt as Jayant Yadav dismissed Prithvi Shaw within the second over. Dhawan (45) and Smith (33) stitched a 53-run stand for the second wicket, however at a sluggish charge.
Pollard ended the partnership within the tenth over to cut back Delhi Capitals to 64/2. However, Dhawan continued scoring at a brisk charge and constructed a 36-run stand with Lalit as Delhi Capitals scored 100 earlier than the completion of the fifteenth over.
However, Rahul Chahar eliminated Dhawan to ignite a glimmer of hope with Delhi needing 38 runs within the final 5 overs. But the Capitals received over the road and registered their third win of the continuing Indian Premier League.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav launched a counter-attack and steered Mumbai Indians to 55/1 on the finish of the powerplay after Quinton de Kock departed within the third over.
Rohit and Suryakumar discovered their rhythm however Avesh Khan triggered a middle-order collapse by eradicating ‘SKY’ within the seventh over.
After Suryakumar’s dismissal, Mishra eliminated Rohit, Hardik, and Pollard. Lalit too joined the get together as he dismissed Krunal Pandya. Mumbai Indians misplaced 5 wickets in lower than 5 overs.
Ishan Kishan and Jayant Yadav revived the Mumbai Indians innings however Mishra once more struck eradicating the wicket-keeper batsman because the Rohit-led facet posted a 138-run goal.
Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians 137/9 (Rohit Sharma 44, Ishan Kishan 26; Amit Mishra 4-26); Delhi Capitals 138/4 (Shikhar Dhawan 45, Steven Smith 33; Kieron Pollard 1-9)