The Mumbai Indians rise to the big occasion once again and recorded an effortless win over Delhi Capitals. Rohit Sharma’s acquired Qualifier 1 and reach their 5th IPL final.
In the significant match, it was Jasprit Bumrah who produced a magical spell of 4 overs. The leader of the MI bowling attack registered his best T20 figures of 4-14. Bumrah exhibited high-class fast bowling and broke the back of DC batting lineup.
Mumbai Indians Reach IPL 2020 Final With An Emphatic Win
Eventually, DC chasing a target of 201 lost by a massive margin of 57 runs. This is the third time Mumbai Indians has beaten Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020.
Upfront Trent Boult encore was the chief destroyer as he dismissed Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane in the very first over of the chase. The left-arm seamer in his 2 overs gave away just 9 runs and snaffled 2 wickets. Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel prolonged the inevitable and scored 65 and 42 respectively. DC will now await the winner between RCB and SRH and will face them in Qualifier 2.
Earlier in the match, MI posted a gigantic total of 200 runs in a high-pressure match. Suryakumar Yadav continued his rich vein of work and notched up yet another fifty this season. The late order impetus was provided by the pocket size dynamo Ishan Kishan and hard-hitting Hardik Pandya. The two smashed DC bowlers to all corners of the ground and took their side to a match-winning total.
We Have A Versatile Squad – Rohit Sharma
Kishan scored 55 in just 30 balls and Pandya played a quickfire cameo of 37 runs in 14 balls. The most successful bowler for DC was R Ashwin who plucked 3 crucial wickets in the middle overs and game away 29 runs.
Meanwhile, the defending champions will be now aiming to win back to back IPL titles on 10th November. Here’s what the winning skipper Rohit Sharma said in the post-match presentation.
“I guess this is the best performance. The way de Kock and SKY took the momentum after I got out early was good to see. Perfect result for us. We never had a target in mind. We are a different team and we play differently. We just wanted to have a good powerplay and then take it from there. We knew we have the power to accelerate at the end. Ishan has been in just great form, so we just wanted him to be really positive after the second time-out”.
“We told that to Krunal as well, just bat positively and put the bowlers under pressure. With such a versatile squad, we can change the batting and bowling order. I’ve not seen him (Boult). But he seems okay.
I don’t think it’s a big problem. Three-day rest and he should be back on the park. Bumrah and Boult have been in solid form. They play for different teams so they have different plans. We as a team have different plans and it’s great to see them execute those”, said Rohit Sharma.