MI Win By 9 Wickets! Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by nine wickets to confirm a top two finish in IPL 2020. Ishan Kishan finished game on an unbeaten 72 as he took MI over the line to yet another victory. DC have now lost their four last four games and look to be in deep trouble, but still have their playoff destiny in their hand as a win in final game will see them finish in top four.
Wicket! Anrich nortje provides Delhi Capitals a much-needed breakthrough as he dismissed Quinton de Kock. The MI batsmen was unlucky as he tried to play the ball late but ended up playing it onto his stumps. DC have a glimmer of a hope and need to get few wickets quickly. de Kock b Nortje 26(28).
Mumbai Indians are in the driving seat and are comfortably moving towards yet another victory in IPL 2020. Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock have provided a great start to the record champions. A win will see MI confirm one of the top two spots in the table.
Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock have started the proceedings for the record champions. It should be a fairly easy task for Mumbai Indians as the required run rate is well below run-a-ball. If Mi manage to chase the score before 15 overs, Delhi Capitals' NRR will fall below that of Kings XI Punjab.
Delhi Capitals have been underwhelming in Dubai against Mumbai Indians. From the first over of the game to the very last, DC kept losing wickets and were unable to stitch up a meaningful partnership. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult got three wickets each with Shreyas Iyer being the highest run-scorer with 25.
Nathan Coulter Nile gets his first wicket of the game. Dismisses Shimron Hetmyer. Hetmyer c Krunal Pandya b Coulter-Nile 11(13). Delhi Capitals have faltered in this game as they are not able to live with the pressure put by Mumbai Indians bowler. Jasprit Bumrah has taken three wickets with Trent Boult taking a brace and Rahul Chahar contributing with one.
Wicket! Jasprit Bumrah is running through the Delhi Capitals batting line-up. Rishabh Pant is the next batsmen to depart as he gets trapped in front of the stumps ands is given out LBW. The DC batsmen goes for a review but the referral was unsuccessful. Pant lbw b Bumrah 21(24).
Delhi Capitals are in big trouble here as Marcus Stoinis also makes his way back to the pavilion. A brilliant short pitch delivery by Jaspirt Bumrah, Stoinis tried to leave it but was only able to edge it straight into Quinton de Kock's grasp. Stoinis c de Kock b Bumrah 2(3).
Rahul Chahar has given the needed breakthrough for Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer has to depart. Quick work from Quinton de Kock behind the stumps as the DC batsman was tricked by the flight of the ball. Shreyas Iyer st de Kock b Rahul Chahar 25(29).
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant have steadied the innings for Delhi Capitals a little bit. After losing two quick wickets, the duo have brought DC back into the game and now need to stitch up a big partnership to give them a chance of scoring big.
Delhi Capitals will take on Mumbai Indians in match 51 of the Indian Premier League 2020. The clash will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on October 31, 2020 (Saturday). The record champions have already secured their place in the final four of the competition and Shreyas Iyer’s team will be looking to follow them with a win in this fixture. DC currently are third in the table while MI occupy the top spot. IPL 2020 Points Table Updated.
Delhi Capitals have fallen off the pace in recent games as the Shreyas Iyer-led side have lost their last three games in the competition but still have their playoff qualification destiny in their own hands. DC need to win just one of their two remaining games in the competition to book a place in the knockout round but would hope they can secure qualification after this game. Mumbai Indians, defeated Bangalore in their previous fixture and would be looking to confirm their top-two spot in the table. IPL 2020 Playoffs Scenario: Six Teams Battle It Out for Three Places.
Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have met each other a total of 25 times in the Indian Premier League with the record champions having a slight edge in the head-to-head record. MI have won 13 matches compared to DC’s 12 wins. Both teams have several high-profile players in their team, which could make for an exciting watch.
It was Mumbai Indians who came out on top when the two teams met earlier this season. Riding on brilliant half centuries from Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav Rohit Sharma’s team easily chased down Delhi Capitals’ target of 163 runs. Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten 69 for DC in that game.