Mumbai Indians (MI) bowling attack Boult 3/21, Bumrah 3/17 defeat the Delhi Capital(DC) It’s 4th consecutive loss in Indian Premier League.
MI has won the toss and opted to field first. The defending champions have made two changes with Jayant Yadav and Nathan Coulter-Nile coming in for Hardik Pandya and James Pattinson.
DC has made three changes with Prithvi Shaw, Praveen Dubey and Harshal Patel replacing Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel and Tushar Deshpande.
Trent Boult removed Delhi Capitals openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw cheaply after they were put in to bat by Mumbai Indians skipper Kieron Pollard. Dhawan got out for a duck in the second game running while Shaw, making a comeback into the side, did hit a couple of good boundaries but gifted his wicket after playing a careless shot. After two early wickets, the defending champions dominated the Power-play and dried up the runs for DC and they finished 22/2 — the second-lowest Power-play total of this season.
Delhi Capitals batsmen put up another horrific show as Mumbai Indians had restricted for a paltry 110/9 after being put in to bat by Mumbai Indians skipper Kieron Pollard. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult were picks of the bowlers for the defending champions, with both getting three wickets each. While Boult impressed inside the Powerplay, Bumrah took charge in the middle overs and ripped through DC middle-order, picking three wickets in two overs. Boult returned with figures of 3/21, while Bumrah conceded only 17 runs for his three wickets.
Chasing 111 to win, Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan got Mumbai Indians off to a solid start as they added 68 runs for the opening wicket. Anrich Nortje gave brake through Quinton de Kock 26 runs off 28 deliveries.
Ishan Kishan 72* runs off 47 deliveries and Suryakumar YadavYadav 12* runs off 11 deliveries swiftly made the way to another win over Delhi Capital.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 31, 2020
Ishan Kishan | Man of the Match: It was not as easy as it looked. The ball wasn’t coming on so I had to keep rotating the strike and then take them apart later. It all depends on the practice sessions, and how you train I wanted to keep my shape and hit sixes. My mom must get the credit for the food she gives me, that makes me so powerful, and sometimes even I’m surprised how my sixes carry such a long way. My coaches told me that playing shots on the off-side is important, and that wasn’t my strength initially, and I knew, even Rahul sir told me that I need to work on my off-side shots so I’ve been working on that this season and thankfully it’s showing in the match situation now. I enjoy batting everywhere, wherever the management wants me to bat. At this level you have to be able to adapt.
Shreyas Iyer | DC (losing) captain: Obviously, we fell short of reading the wicket. We weren’t upto the mark right from the start and those wickets in the Powerplay took down the momentum from us. It was important for a few us to come and build a few partnerships but it happened in bits and pieces. There are lots of flaws to be pointed out to, but we gotta believe in ourselves and be strong-headed, also be positive. You can’t anticipate how it’s (the pitch) going to play right from the start. Openers being there, it was important to get a good start, once you get the momentum, you can build on later. I feel 150 or 160 was a good total on such wickets. We’ll have to think about it (changes to the line-up) and be fearless in our approach. We’ll keep things simple and will not try to think much. It’s going to be do or die for both teams (about the next game) depending on how RCB play tonight.
Kieron Pollard | MI (winning) captain: It’s 16 (wins for me as captain) off 17 (matches). I bowled Krunal and Jayant in the powerplay because I thought there was some hold in the surface and I thought the grip would aid the seamers. Bumrah, I kept delaying him, and in this kind of track it was more useful to bowl him in the middle. He kept looking at me, and wanted to bowl in the powerplay. We wanted to bowl spinners in the powerplay with some grip on offer. Ishan has gotten better in every game, and once he gets going, he’s hard to get rid of. He didn’t even start, Ishan, in the playing XI, came to No. 4 and then came out to open and just blew us away. Rohit is getting better and hopefully he’ll be back soon. We need to play another couple of good games and get to the final. This isn’t supposed to be our year (even number), but it’s been working for us so far.