DC vs MI, IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals hold the nerve to beat Mumbai Indians

Mumbai won 4 games against Delhi in the last 5 games. Delhi Capitals won the toss and choose to field first. They made one change, Prithvi Shaw comes in place of Lalit Yadav. Mumbai Indians also made a change Jayant Yadav replaces Rahul Chahar. The scenarios were, if Mumbai wins all three matches they will qualify for the playoffs but if they manage to win only one or two games they have to look at the other team’s result as well.

Mumbai had very bad start as they lost both their openers Rohit (7) and De Kock (19) for just 37 runs. SuryaKumar Yadav and Saurabh Tiwari had a small partnership before Surya (33) gets out on a low full toss. Mumbai’s middle-order is a real worry for them, they can’t qualify like this.

Avesh Khan’s (3-15) outstanding bowling outclassed Mumbai Indian’s middle-order. Delhi’s bowling restricted Mumbai for just 129-8.

Chasing 130 against Mumbai’s strong bowling lineup and under these conditions won’t be easy. Delhi must look to score quickly in the powerplay overs as batting will be difficult with the old ball. But things didn’t go in Delhi’s way as they lost their highest run-scorer in this season in the second over. Delhi lost Shikhar (8), Prithvi (6), and Smith (9) within the powerplay overs. Delhi lost their 6 wickets for 93 runs.

Shreyas Iyer was the one between Delhi and Mumbai’s win. His patient inning along with Ravi Ashwin sealed the game for Delhi Capitals with 4 wickets in hand. Shreyas Iyer’s (33*) and Ashwin’s (20*) take the game away from Mi and probably their qualification chances as well. With this win, they almost confirmed their spot in the top 2 positions.

Axar Patel gets the player of the match award for 3 wickets with the ball and crucial 9 runs from bat.

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