In the 13th match of IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets. Mumbai won the toss and scored 137 runs, losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. For the team, captain Rohit Sharma played the highest innings of 44 runs. Amit Mishra bowled brilliantly, taking 4 wickets for just 24 runs in his four overs. Delhi team achieved the target of 138 runs with 5 balls to spare. Veteran batsman Shikhar Dhawan’s once again played a crucial inning of 45 runs, while Steve Smith contributed 33 runs. This is Delhi’s third win of the season. At the same time, Mumbai has suffered a second defeat in the fourth match.
Chasing the target, Delhi also had a poor start and the team lost the wicket of Prithvi Shaw (07) in the second over, spinner Jayant took his wicket as Caught&Bowled. The experienced duo of Dhawan and Smith then took over the innings. Both of them reached the team score of 39 for one wicket in the powerplay. Delhi’s half-century of runs was completed in the eighth over, after which Smith hit two fours in the ninth over on Krunal Pandya. Smith, however, fell lbw to Kieron Pollard after scoring 33 off 29 balls, ending his 53-run partnership with Dhawan. Dhawan tried to increase the run pace with fours on Rahul Chahar and Jaspreet Bumrah. The left-handed batsman hit a six and a four off Chahar’s consecutive balls but caught Krunal in the same over. Dhawan faced five fours and a six while facing 42 balls.
Delhi’s Last Five Overs Inning
Delhi’s team needed 37 runs to win in the last five overs. Pant (07) opened the account with a four on the bolt but caught Krunal at fine leg off Bumrah. Lalit meanwhile hit a four on Bumrah. Shimron Hetmyer (14 not out) reduced the gap between the run and the ball with fours on the bolt after which Delhi needed 15 runs in the last two overs.
Bumrah made it easy for Delhi with 10 runs in the 19th over with two no balls. Pollard was supposed to stop Delhi from scoring five runs in the final over, but Hetmyer hit a four off the first ball to ease Delhi’s victory.
Earlier, Rohit won the toss and decided to bat first but the team lost the wicket of Quinton de Kock in the third over, who scored a run, caught by wicketkeeper captain Rishabh Pant off the bowling of Marcus Stoinis. Rohit and Suryakumar then led the innings. Rohit hit the first four of the innings on Stoinis in the third over and then hit sixes on Ravichandran Ashwin and Kagiso Rabada. Suryakumar also welcomed Mishra with two consecutive fours. Mumbai scored 55 for one wicket in the Powerplay.
Rohit And Pandya Were Caught Trying To Play The Same Shot
Suryakumar, however, was caught by wicketkeeper Pant in an attempt to play Avesh Khan on the third man. Rohit also then caught Steve Smith at long on in an effort to play a big shot off Mishra’s ball. He faced 30 balls and hit three fours and three sixes. Hardik Pandya was also caught by Smith at long on in an attempt to repeat Rohit’s shot in the same over by Mishra. He could not even open an account.
Krunal Pandya also bowled off Lalit Yadav after scoring one run, while Mishra lbw Kieron Pollard (02), taking Mumbai’s score to 67 for one wicket to 84 for six. The century of Mumbai’s runs was completed in the 15th over. Ishan Kishan attempted to increase the run pace with a six in Ashwin and a four in Rabada but was bowled by Mishra. He scored 26 runs off 28 balls with a four and a six. Jayanta Yadav was caught&bowled at Rabada after scoring 23 runs.