Mumbai Indians (MI) displayed an outstanding performance to outclass Delhi Capitals in the finals of IPL 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
MI controlled the finals right from start to finish & won the IPL finals by five wickets to clinch their fifth IPL title. While Trent Boult emerged as the star bowler for MI, Captain Rohit Sharma standout in the chase with his bat when handed a target of 156 runs by Delhi Capitals. MI reach the target with eight balls still in spare. Rohit registered his 38h IPL half century in yesterday’s finals. MI outclassed DC with Quinton de Kock smashing Delhi Capitals bowlers even Rabada wasn’t spared as De Kock teed off.
Marcus Stoinis gave DC their first Breakthrough taking a wicket on his first ball. Suryakumar Yadav & Rohit Sharma kept hitting for MI with some fine shots but Suryakumar fell after a massive mix-up between the two. Rohit & Ishan Kishan then added 47 runs for third wicket to put MI in complete control in their target chase. However Rohit got out as Lalit Yadav took a fine catch after scoring 68 runs off 51 balls but the breakthrough was of no use for DC as the chase went out of their hands till that time. Then came Pollard who hit two boundaries but unfortunately hit one back onto his stumps off Rabada bowling. Ishan remained unbeaten on 33 runs off 19 balls as MI easily registered their victory.
Earlier DC won the toss & elected to bat first in Duabi. However Trent Boult struck DC right on the very first ball of the match dismissing Marcus with a spectacular delivery. Things got worse for the first time finalists as Boult struck again, this time sending Ajinkya Rahane back to the pavilion in the third over. Dhawan who was DC’s top scorer this season was sent back by Jayant Yadav as DC’s nightmare continued. However Shreyas Iyer & Rishabh Pant kept DC’s chase alive by registering a 96 run partnership. Both the batsman scored spectacular fine centuries to lead DC’s fight.
Pant was dismissed by Nathan Coulter-Nile and Delhi seemed to lose some steam after that. Hetmyer & Axar Patel couldn’t keep going & were dismissed cheaply. Shreyas Iyer hit a few blows towards the end remaining unbeaten on 65 runs to help DC past the 150 runs mark.