The defending champions Mumbai Indians win against Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020 at Abu Dhabi. The defending champions chased down the target of 163 with 5 wickets in hand. Rohit Sharma seemed extremely happy after a convincing win which earned them to crucial points to take them to the top of the points table.
Suryakumar Yadav was once again led the charge with the bat as he notched up his second consecutive half-century this season. Batting at number 3 he timed the ball exceptionally and scored 52 off 32 deliveries and fulfilled the void of Rohit Sharma.
He was equally supported by Quinton de Kock who himself stroked a half-century. The South African was also awarded the man of the match for his exceptional batting display.
Mumbai Indians Defeat Delhi Capitals
While batting first Delhi Capitals struggled during the powerplay against immaculate MI bowling and lost the key wicket of Prithvi Shaw.
Ajinkya Rahane had a disappointing debut for DC in IPL as he scored run a ball 15 runs. It was Shikhar Dhawan, who grinded it out and anchored the innings till the end. The opening batsman scored an unbeaten 69 and helped his side post a respectable total.
Important To Have Momentum – Rohit Sharma
Krunal Pandya was the best of the MI bowlers who in his 4 overs spell gave away just 26 runs and picked 2 key wickets. In the end, it was Krunal again in the thick of things as he scored the winning runs. Mumbai Indians after the win are sitting at the top of IPL 2020 table.
Here’s what the winning captain Rohit Sharma had to say in the post-match presentation.
“The kind of cricket we are playing gives us a lot of confidence. It’s important to have momentum with us, and it was a perfect day for us, getting those crucial two points. We did everything right, but there are still some things we can improve on. We were good with the ball and restricted them to 160-odd. Clinical with the bat, but not so much towards the end”.
“We need one set batsman to finish off the game in general, and some set batsmen got out today, but I don’t want to point fingers because chasing has been difficult in this tournament. Given the conditions, we need to come out and play good cricket and keep a calm head while chasing. It’s important to have partnerships and we did that today, which got us over the line,” Rohit Sharma said after the win against Delhi Capitals.