Match – 3 MI VS DC : PANT’s blitzz knocks away the MI

Buidup

It’s a clash between Shreyas Iyer and Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma

Teams:

Delhi Capitals XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma

Mumbai Indians XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasik Salem, Jasprit Bumrah

Toss: Mumbai Indians win the toss and elect to field

Surprise Surprise!

Mumbai Indians opened the bowling with debutant Rasikh Salam – a right-arm swing bowler with a neat action.

The best part of every match at Wankhede is crowd chanting ‘Sachin, Sachin!’ even if he’s not in the stadium.

No Show from Shaw!

MecClenagan came back strongly next ball to find the outside edge. Shaw was done in by the angle across the right-hander from left-arm over the wicket. Shaw failed to move his feet to make life difficult for himself. Prithvi Shaw gone for 7 Shreyas Iyer comes to crease.

It’s 10/1

Iyer falls

Shreyas Iyer was looking in sublime touch, having hit a six off McClenaghan. However, his innings has come to an early end, courtesy a fine one-handed diving catch by Kieron Pollard at cover.Colin Ingram comes to bat.

50 partnership up

Colin Ingram and Shikhar Dhawan have shifted a gear higher and are taking advantage of the easy-paced Wankhede wicket. The pair has added a half-century stand, off only 36 balls to power Mumbai Indians to 82/2 in 10 overs.

Colin Ingram falls

He chips straight to Krunal Pandya at deep mid-wicket. Rishab Pant comes in.

Gabbar falls too!

Second wicket for Hardik Pandya. Looking to pull a short delivery, Shikhar holed out to Suryakumar Yadav at long off. But he has probably done his job. Time for the lower middle order to take charge.

Rishabh Pant gets 50

He has powered his way to a half-century off only 18 balls. His presence at the crease will be the difference between Delhi managing to go past the 200-run mark and not.

27 Balls

7 Fours

7 Sixes

78 Runs

RISHAB PANT STORM A THE WANKHEDE STADIUM

Wickets crumble at other end

Even as Rishabh Pant is on a carnage, wickets are falling from the other end. Keemo Paul and Axar Patel have fallen in quick succession.

Rishabh Pant’s 27-ball 78 has powered Delhi Capitals to 213/6. Insane knock by the Delhi southpaw.
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Chase begins

Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have walked out to open the batting for Mumbai Indians

Rohitman departs

Rohit tries to fo bigger but was undone by slower ball of Ishant Sharma and gets top edge straight to long fielder.Suryakumar Yadav comes in.

Chase is ON for MI

After a relatively slow start, Quinton de Kock went after Trent Boult in the third over and smashed 17 runs to get Mumbai Indians’ chase get going.

Suryakumar Yadav is run out!

A superb direct hit by Shreyas Iyer from mid off catches the batsmen short.Quinton de Kock has run out of two partners already in the powerplay.

The Tall Guy strikes again!

The dangerous Quinton de Kock is out caught pulling at deep square leg off Ishant Sharma. Mumbai Indians in all sorts of trouble here.

50 up for Yuvi & Pollard and it’s reviving MI chase

KP strikes

It’s not Kevin Pieterson it’s Keemo Paul who has got rid of the dangerous Kieron Pollard. Foxed by a slower delivery, he gets the top edge to Rahul Tewatia at sweeper cover.

Hardik Pandya follows Pollard back to the pavilion

Hardik giving a soft return catch to Axar Patel. Mumbai Indians have slid to 95 for 5.

Meanwhile other Pandya brother Krunal has started belting the pacers to all parts to help keep MI in a chase where the required rate has creeped up significantly.

CricketprofessorIn the last six overs of T20s Krunal Pandya scores at a run rate of 9.96 runs per over (True Run Rate 1.61 RPO above expectation). He is a very dangerous player towards the end of the innings. Could he pull off the improbable?

Krunal Pandya’s useful cameo comes to an end as he picks Rahul Tewatia at deep mid wicket. Sixth wicket down.

Rabada gets Cutting

He returns for his second spell and dismisses Ben Cutting rightaway. The big-hitting all-rounder is out caught behind. Is this the realistic end to Mumbai Indians’ chase?

Vintage Yuvi gets 50 Yayyy!

It has been a scratchy innings, especially against the pacers, but he has still managed to stroke a half-century off only 33 balls

Rabada gets Sixer King

Yuvraj Singh eventually runs out of luck as his flick finds Rahul Tewatia at deep mid wicket. Fourth catch for Tewatia today.

DC wins by 37 runs

Rahul Tewatia comes on to bowl the last over and has McClenaghan stumped off the first ball of the over. Last man Jasprit Bumrah, who injured himself while fielding the ball in the first innings, didn’t walk out to bat.

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Man of the match – Rishab Pant for his blitz knock of 78.

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