Kushal Kumar Jha
IPL 2020, MI vs DC: MI makes it to the final after their massive win against DC by 57 runs
In the Qualifier 1 match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 57 runs at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. MI with their massive win against DC tonight has grabbed a spot in the final match of the 13th edition of IPL. While Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan played an amazing partnership, Hardik Pandya's last-minute explosive cameo of undefeated 37 runs off 14 balls allowed MI to set a high target of 201 runs for the DC to chase tonight. MI bowlers dominated the batting line-up of DC tonight, with Jasprit Bumrah grabbing 4 huge wickets in his spell of 4 overs while also maintaining an economy rate of 3.50 tonight. Marcus Stoinis' explosive innings of 65 runs off 46 balls for the DC goes in vain as they remained unsuccessful in chasing down the target given by MI to chase tonight. Skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elected to field first. Mumbai Indians had a rough start with the early wicket of skipper Rohit Sharma tonight. While the skipper lost his wicket for a duck, the other opener, Quinton de Kock played a good knock of 40 runs off 25 balls for the MI tonight. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan shined for the MI with the former scoring 51 runs off 38 balls, while the latter remained undefeated with his brilliant knock of 55 runs off 30 balls tonight. Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya failed to aid any significant runs for the MI tonight. While Pollard lost his wicket for a duck, Krunal Pandya made 13 runs off 10 balls. Hardik Pandya joined Kishan to help MI set a high target of 201 runs for the DC to chase tonight with his explosive cameo of undefeated 37 runs off 14 balls aided by 5 sixes. Ravichandran Ashwin remained successful in grabbing 3 huge wickets in his spell of 4 overs for the DC in tonight's match. Delhi Capitals had one of its worst starts, with their batting line-up collapsing before the might of MI bowlers tonight. While DC's top batting line-up, including both openers Prithvi Shaw & Shikhar Dhawan, lost their wickets for a duck, Ajinkya Rahane also remained unsuccessful in opening his run account as he lost his wicket for a duck as well. Skipper Shreyas Iyer failed to save the sinking ship of DC with him losing his wicket after making just 12 runs tonight. Rishabh Pant also joined the skipper with his early departure after making only 3 runs off 9 balls for the DC tonight. Marcus Stoinis tried his best with his brilliant knock of 65 runs off 46 balls for the DC tonight. Ater Stoinis's wicket, Axar Patel also impressed everyone with his fiery knock of 42 runs off 33 balls for the DC tonight. Kagiso Rabada remained undefeated with his knock of 15 runs off 15 balls as DC failed to chase down the target given by MI tonight. Jasprit Bumrah grabbed eyeballs with his destructive spell of 4 overs in which he grabbed 4 huge wickets for the MI tonight while also maintaining an economy rate of 3.50. Trent Boult also remained successful in taking 2 crucial wickets for the MI tonight in his spell of 2 overs.