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13th edition of IPL, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma says Just wanted to capitalise on first three-four overs during run chase

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After winning the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said that the side wanted to capitalise the first three-four overs to the maximum during their run chase in the finals against Delhi Capitals.

Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by five wickets and eight balls to spare in the finals of the tournament on Tuesday at the Dubai International Stadium.

This is the fifth IPL title win for the Rohit Sharma-led side. The franchise had earlier won the tournament in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019.

Rohit Sharma played a knock of 68 runs for Mumbai in the finals as the side was chasing a target of 157 while for Delhi, Anrich Nortje scalped two wickets.

There was no strategy as such, I just wanted to be positive in my thought process, Ashwin is their key bowler and I just wanted to put pressure on their key bowler, he is a quality bowler, it came off, when you are chasing a target like that, you want to get off to a good start, you want to make sure there is no pressure at the back end, we just wanted to capitalise on the first three-four overs,” said Rohit during the post-match press conference.

Earlier, Delhi Capitals had won the toss in the finals against Mumbai Indians and the Shreyas Iyer-led side had decided to bat first. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant played knocks of 65 and 56 respectively as Delhi Capitals posted a total of 156/7 in the allotted twenty overs.

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