Mumbai Indians registered a comfortable five-wicket victory, in match 27 of IPL 2020 against Delhi Capitals. In the process, they managed to hold onto the top spot in the points table. Many positives came out for Mumbai Indians in this easy victory, while for Delhi, their weakness in the field was exposed as they dropped a few catches making it easier for Mumbai.
Here are the 5 talking points from the Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians encounter in Dubai:
1. 162-Not a Par Score to Challenge Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians cruised to their fifth victory in Dubai in many ways against Mumbai Indians. Despite losing Rohit Sharma early, they looked under no pressure of chasing the target down. Fifties from Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav just oozed class and it meant that that Mumbai was always in control of the run chase.
The experienced duo of Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya then saw them through at the death, something that Kings XI Punjab failed to do against KKR.
2. Delhi Capitals Spin Duo Missed Penetration
Axar Patel started his spell by dismissing MI skipper Rohit Sharma early in his spell but failed to build the pressure thereafter. Suryakumar and de Kock then stitched a partnership before the left-hander perished after scoring his fifty to Ashwin.
Suryakumar Yadav then scored 53 and ensured that he sets the platform for an easy win for Mumbai.
3. Marcus Stoinis Fails To Step Up for Delhi Capitals
It was one a match where the burly Australian failed with the bat for his side in the middle overs. Marcus Stoinis already scored two-matchwinning fifties coming into this game for his side. However, in this match, he scored 13 off 8 coming into bat at number five.
With the ball, he picked up just one wicket and went for 31 in just over two overs.
5. Fielding Lapses Cost Delhi
After a mediocre batting performance, Delhi was not sharp in the field either. They allowed easy singles to the Delhi batsmen and even dropped catches. Prithvi Shaw dropped Kieron Pollard in the 19th over of their chase, a catch that should have been taken.
He then missed a run-out chance in the second delivery of the over with Mumbai needing seven to win.
5. Firsts for Both Delhi & Mumbai
This was Mumbai’s first win chasing in this IPL, while this was Delhi’s first loss while defending the target. Delhi lost both their games in Abu Dhabi, a venue where the Delhi Capitals faltered twice. Also Mumbai’s middle-order proved why they are the best so far in this competition.