Delhi Capitals’ losing streak continues as they went down against the defending champions at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Another batting failure from Shreyas Iyer & Co ensured Mumbai Indians a nine-wicket win.
It was a cakewalk for Mumbai Indians during the run chase. Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock went hard against Delhi Capitals bowlers to chase down the target within 15 overs. Although de Kock got out, the young Indian went berserk to dismantle Delhi bowling comprising the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje.
Fourth defeat for Delhi Capitals
Ishan Kishan remained unbeaten on 72 runs while Suryakumar Yadav chipped in with 12 to seal the deal for the defending champions. Agony piles on for Shreyas Iyer as they lose four consecutive games to put their IPL 2020 playoff berth in stake.
Earlier in the day, Delhi Capitals opening woes continued and they lost two wickets in the PowerPlay thanks to Trent Boult. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant found it difficult to get going as the runs were hard to come by. Mumbai Indians’ bowlers kept asking questions and also stemmed the run-flow.
Rahul Chahar got rid of Shreyas Iyer in his first over and post that, it was a mere collapse for Delhi. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals and hit a road-block. Jasprit Bumrah and Boult were the picks of the bowlers for Mumbai with three wickets each.
We need to change the playing XI – Shreyas Iyer
Speaking at the end of the game, Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer admitted that they didn’t do anything right to win the match.
“Obviously, we fell short of reading the wicket. We weren’t up to the mark right from the start and those wickets in the Powerplay took down the momentum from us. It was important for a few us to come and build a few partnerships but it happened in bits and pieces. There are lots of flaws to be pointed out to,” Shreyas Iyer said.
Delhi Capitals play Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last game in a do-or-die game. Shreyas Iyer hinted at changing the playing XI for the last tie
“We’ll have to think about it (changes to the line-up) and be fearless in our approach. We’ll keep things simple and will not try to think much. It’s going to be do or die for both teams (about the next game) depending on how RCB play tonight,” Shreyas Iyer concluded.