Mumbai Indians reclaimed the top spot by defeating Delhi Capitals.
On Sunday, in the match no. 27 of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians snatched the top spot by beating Delhi Capitals by five wickets. Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav’s half-centuries helped Defending Champions Mumbai Indians chase the 163 run target and registering their fourth consecutive win.
Shikhar Dhawan, with his unbeaten 69 off 42, remains the top scorer for DC.
Delhi Capitals elected to bat, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan came to set the target. DC suffered an early loss when Trent Boult dismissed Prithvi Shaw in the first over. Ajinkya Rahane, who replaced the injured Rishabh Pant, came to join Shikhar Dhawan. Before the partnership could settle, Krunal Pandya took Rahane out on 15 runs. Shreyas Iyer came on the field and worked with Dhawan and took the score over 80 runs. Krunal knocked his second wicket, and DC lost Iyer for 42 in the 15th over. Marcus Stoinis joined next, and Shikhar Dhawan brought up his fifty in the 16th over. A mix-up between Marcus Stoinis and Shikhar Dhawan cost DC the wicket of Stoinis. With the unbeaten 69 off 42 balls, Delhi capitals set the target of 163 runs.
Chasing the target, Quinton de Kock and captain Rohit Sharma came to open. The openers struggled for the first few overs, and Axar Patel took out Rohit Sharma in the fifth over. Later, de Kock continued the surge with some boundaries and soon completed his fifty. Suryakumar Yadav doing his job, on the other hand, got an extension when Ashwin dropped a catch, but in the same over DC managed to dismiss de Knock for 53 of 36 balls. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan threw in some boundaries and took the score over 100 for MI. Rabada put an end to Surya’s 53 off 31 balls inning. Hardik went out for 0, and Ishan was knocked out for 28 runs. Kieron Pollard and Hardik played till the end and managed to complete the target with two balls to spare.
Mumbai Indians continued with their winning streak on the grounds of Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Mumbai Indians reached the top spot by defeating Delhi Capitals.