Mumbai Indians produced a thumping performance to rout Delhi Capitals and make their way to the IPL 2020 finals scheduled to take place on November 10. Except for Rahul Chahar, who had a poor day in the business, Mumbai dominated every second of the game to cruise through to the second final in consecutive years.
Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav’s gave a flurry start set the tone for Mumbai Indians after asked to bat first in the Qualifier 1. Despite losing skipper Rohit Sharma, they kept up the tempo keeping Delhi Capitals bowlers at bay. Although Delhi bounced back scalping three wickets in quick time, Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan’s late flourish guided Mumbai to 200.
While it looked like a difficult run chase, the first two overs in the second half put Delhi out of the race. They were reduced none for three thanks to a brilliant display of fast bowling from Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah. They tried to fight back courtesy Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel but Bumrah’s tally of four wickets pushed Shreyas Iyer & Co completely out of the game.
Rohit Sharma backs Rahul Chahar
Mumbai Indians bowlers were right on the money throughout the game except for Rahul Chahar. The young leg-spinner, who had an outstanding tournament with the ball failed to deliver the goods in the Qualifier 1. He shelled away 35 runs from two overs at an economy rate of 17.50.
However, Rahul Chahar got the much-needed backing from his skipper Rohit Sharma. The Mumbai captain, who is known to back his players, showed immense class as he asked Chahar to lead the team as they went off the field after a convincing victory.
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Rohit Sharma, the captain – Class act. Allowing Rahul Chahar who had a disappointing day with ball allowing to lead the team into dressing room????
— Ukkasha???? (@smart_ukkasha) November 5, 2020