Mumbai Indians, Defending Champions kept the class-leading to Victory

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals
Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals

In the 27th match of IPL, the most awaited match between the defending champions Mumbai Indians versus the young super players Delhi capitals resulted in the victory of Mumbai Indians won the match by 5 wickets. Mi managed to reach the 1st position with this victory. DC had won the toss and opted to bat first. DC was unable to have a good start as they lost their opener, Prithvi Shaw, in the very early innings. Shikar Dhawan managed to play well and made a partnership of 85 with its Skipper Shreyas Iyer. Shikar scored 69 runs off the 52 balls, Shreyas also played a good innings scoring 42 of 33 balls. These two are the key scorers for DC tonight. MI bowlers had done a great job managing the line and length. Krunal is the Highest wicket-taker for MI with 2 wickets.

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Mumbai Indians made a good start with the power-hitting from De Kock, the team scored 44 runs with the loss of captain Rohit Sharma in the powerplay. De Kock with Suryakumar Yadav made the team a fast-moving scoreboard, finally, de Kock was sent back to the pavilion by Ashwin, ended up the wonderful innings scoring 53 runs out of the 36 balls.

Ishan Kishan joined the crease with Yadav and the partnership made the team grab runs faster hitting boundaries all around. The target 163 seems an easier score with this partnership. While the team lost Yadav for his unwanted shot against Rabada the 15th over the team had reached 130 runs and was further in need of just 32 runs out of the 30 balls. Even though Delhi bowlers put pressure on Mumbai making their power hitter Hardik Pandya back to the dressing room with “0” runs.

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Ishan joined with Pollard to keep the score moving, finding Gap shots to score boundaries. At the 18th over Ishan was caught by Axar Patel. Really no need for the big shot, run-a-ball would have done it. Last over by the Stonnins, Krunal began the over with Boundary, also ended up with a Boundary square of the wicket. MI won the match for 5 wickets sparing 2 balls.