May 25, 2024

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Champion Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the IPL match on Sunday

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Outstanding half-centuries from Quinton de Kock (53) and Suryakumar Yadav (53) defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the IPL match on Sunday. This is Mumbai’s fifth win in seven matches while Delhi’s second in seven matches. With this victory, Mumbai team reached the top position in the points table.

Delhi scored a challenging half-century from opener Shikhar Dhawan (69 not out) and 162 for four in 20 overs from 42 runs by skipper Shreyas Iyer, while Mumbai scored 166 for five in 19.4 overs.

Chasing the target, Mumbai lost captain Rohit Sharma to the team’s score of 31. Rohit could score only five runs off 12 balls. Rohit’s wicket was taken by left arm spin Akshar Patel. De Kock shared a 46-run partnership for the second wicket with Suryakumar. D Cock was dismissed by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. D Cock hit four fours and three sixes in 53 runs off 36 balls. De Kock’s wicket fell at a score of 77.

Surya made a crucial partnership of 53 runs with Ishan Kishan for the third wicket. Surya became the victim of Kagiso Rabada by scoring 53 runs with the help of six fours and a six in 32 balls. Hardik Pandya was dismissed by Marcus Stoinis without opening the account. Hardik’s wicket also fell at the score of 130. Kieron Pollard landed on the ground with Kishan leading the team towards the goal. Mumbai needed 18 runs in the last three overs. Kishan hit a six off Rabada’s second ball in the 18th over but was caught by Akshar Patel on the third ball. Kishan hit two fours and two sixes in 28 runs off 15 balls.

Krunal Pandya hit a four off the first ball of the last over of Stoinis innings. The run out on the second ball was missed and a run was scored on this ball. On the third ball, Pollard took a run and the score was equal. Krunal hit a fourth ball and ended the match. Pollard 11 and Krunal 12 not out. Rabada took two wickets from Delhi, while Patel, Ashwin and Stoynes got one wicket each. Delhi thus faced its second defeat in Abu Dhabi.

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