Here we are as Mumbai Indians face Delhi Capitals in the first Qualifier in Dubai after continuous cricket action in the last couple of weeks. The winner of this match gets a ticket to the final.

Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians finished as the top two teams in the points table having strong playing XI’s and sufficient strong back-up players on the bench. Throughout the IPL league stage Mumbai played like defending champions, Delhi Capitals faltered more than Mumbai Indians on their way to the playoffs.

In the League stages, both the teams were exposed to their vulnerabilities. Mumbai Indians are going into this match after losing their last encounter with Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Delhi Capital on the other hand is going into this match after winning their last encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore, to ensure they remain as 2nd best team in league stages.

Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field.

Ashwin bought in as bowling change in 2nd over gets the wicket of Rohit Sharma LBW for a duck.

Quinton de Kock along with Suryakumar Yada steadied the innings racing off to 63/1 at the end of the power play.

Ashwin strikes raging for DC picking up the wicket of Quinton de Kock.

Mumbai Indians scored 93/2 at the halfway mark of their innings.

Delhi Capitals kept picking up wickets at regular intervals and restricting the scoring rate in the middle overs of Mumbai Indians.

At the end of 15 over Mumbai Indians were 122/4 with Ishan Kishan and Krunal Pandya were looking to change gears in the coming overs.

Krunal Pandya looking to accelerate the scoring lost his wicket to Stoinis, Mumbai Indians were 145/7 in 17 overs.

Hardik Pandya along with Ishan Kishan scored 60 runs of 23 balls ensuring Mumbai Indians reach 200 quite comfortably.

Delhi capitals needed to score 10 an over to win the match Delhi were reduced to 0/3 in 1.2 overs.

Boult picking up Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane, Bumrah picking up the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan.

Delhi Capitals at the end of the power play were 32/4 with Marcus Stoinis and Rishabh Pant on the crease.

Krunal Pandya picks up the wicket of Rishabh Pant, Delhi were tottering at 41/5 in 7.5 overs.

Marcus Stoinis along with Axar Patel gave Delhi Capitals a much needed 50 runs partnership. Stoinis scored his half-century off 36 deliveries.

Bumrah bought into the attack to break the partnership of Stoinins and Axar Patel and boy he doesn’t disappoint his captain, Jasprit Bumrah clean bowled Marcus Stoinis for 65 runs of 45 deliveries.

Delhi Capitals scored 143/8 in their 20.0 overs.

Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 57 runs.


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