IPL 2022, DC vs MI: Mumbai Indians on Saturday dashed Delhi Capitals’ hopes of reaching the IPL 2022 playoffs. Mumbai beat Delhi by 5 wickets in the match played at Wankhede Stadium. DC had given a target of 160 runs, which MI achieved at the loss of 5 wickets with 5 balls to spare. Openers Ishan Kishan (48), Devald Brevis (37) and Tim David (34) batted well for Mumbai. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has become the fourth team to secure a place in the playoffs with Mumbai defeating Delhi.
Chasing the target, Mumbai Indians made a slow start. Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma added 25 runs for the first wicket. However, Rohit’s bat did not work as compared to Ishan. He was seen struggling to score runs. He played 11 dot balls. Rohit could only score 2 runs in 13 balls. Enrique Norkhiyan showed him the way to the pavilion on the second ball of the sixth over. He could not detect the full length ball after falling on the pitch and was caught by Shardul Thakur in the direction of mid-on.
Mumbai got the second blow in the form of opener Ishan Kishan. Ishan batted well but missed out on scoring a half-century. He scored 48 runs after facing 35 balls. He hit 3 fours and 4 sixes in his innings. Ishan was caught by spinner Kuldeep Yadav in his net on the third ball of the 12th over. He wanted to hit a six by sweeping the slog on a full length ball but the bat could not be spurted properly and David Warner took the catch at long on direction. He shared a 51-run partnership with Devald Brevis for the second wicket.
Delhi got its third breakthrough in the form of Dewald Brevis. Brevis, who came out to bat after Rohit’s departure, scored 37 runs in 33 balls instead of 1 four and 3 sixes. He was bowled by Shardul Thakur on the third ball of the 15th over. He tried to drive a fuller length ball outside the off-stump but the ball, after taking the inner edge of the bat, entered the wickets. Brevis shared a 19-run partnership with Tilak Verma for the third wicket.
IPL 2022, DC vs MI: David-Tilak formed an important partnership
Tim David and Tilak Verma took the lead after Mumbai lost three wickets for a total of 95. Both shared a crucial 50-run partnership for the fourth wicket. It seemed that both the teams would return after winning but David became the victim of Shardul on the fifth give of the 18th over. He gave a catch to Prithvi Shaw at cover. David scored 34 runs in 11 balls with the help of 2 fours and 4 sixes. On the fifth ball of the 19th over, Tilak was caught by Pant behind the wicket. He scored 21 runs in 17 balls. He hit a four and a six. At the same time, Ramandeep Singh remained unbeaten on 13 runs in 6 balls. He hit 2 fours. Ramandeep gave Mumbai victory by hitting a four.
DC scored 159 runs in the allotted 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. Electing to bat after losing the toss, Delhi’s team made a poor start and lost two wickets on a total score of 22. Opener David Warner became the victim of fast bowler Daniel Sams on the last ball of the third over. He caught Jasprit Bumrah in the direction of short third man on a short good length ball outside off-stump. He scored 5 runs in 6 balls. He hit a boundary. At the same time, after the departure of Warner, Mitchell Marsh, who came for batting, was sent to the pavilion by Bumrah on the second ball of the fourth over. He was caught by Rohit Sharma in the slips to stop the ball. His account was not opened.