• Kushal Kumar Jha

IPL 2020, DC vs MI: Trent Boult & Jasprit Bumrah shines as MI beat DC by massive 9 wickets


MI bowlers restricted DC to a total of 110 runs

In the 51st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by 9 wickets at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Aided by Ishan Kishan's explosive knock of 72 runs off 47 balls, MI successfully chased down the target given by DC tonight in the 15th over itself. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah destroyed DC's batting line-up as they grabbed 3 wickets each in their respective spells of 4 overs today. DC batsmen struggled against MI bowlers and gave a very low target of 111 runs for MI to chase today. With tonight's win against DC, MI continues to dominate the points table of the 13th edition of IPL. Whereas, DC now stands at the 3rd position of the points table of IPL 2020. Skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and elected to field first. Delhi Capitals had a bad start today with early wickets of almost all its batting line-up. While opener Prithvi Shaw made just 10 runs, the other opener, Shikhar Dhawan lost his wicket for a duck. The next 2 batsmen in line, Skipper Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant tried to rescue DC today but also failed as they struggled and played slowly. While the skipper played an innings of 25 runs off 29 balls, Pant lost his wicket after making 21 runs off 24 balls for the DC today. After a slow partnership between the duo, Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer lost their wickets in the early after making just 2 and 11 runs respectively for the DC today. The next 4 batsmen in line, Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, and Kagiso Rabada helped DC reach a total of 110 runs today in their respective innings. While Patel lost his wicket after making 5 runs, Ashwin made 12 runs off 9 balls for the DC today. Dubey and Rabada remained undefeated with their knocks of 7 and 12 runs, respectively, for the DC today. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah shined for the MI as their destructive bowling restricted DC's score to a mere total of just 110 runs today. Both Boult and Bumrah grabbed 3 wickets each in their respective spells of 4 overs for the MI today. However, Bumrah remained the most economical bowler in his spell of 4 overs.

Given the easy target of 111 runs today, Mumbai Indians had a good start aided by openers Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock. While Kishan played an impressive innings of undefeated 72 runs off 47 balls, de Kock played a knock of 26 runs off 28 balls. After de Kock's wicket, Suryakumar Yadav came to the crease and supported Kishan in successfully chasing down the DC's target in the 15th over itself. Yadav remained undefeated with his knock of 12 runs off 11 balls for the MI today. Anrich Nortje remained the only bowler for the DC to grab a single wicket today.

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