Delhi stumble against Mumbai Indians

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Mumbai Indians (MI) signed off their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 campaign with a 5-wicket victory against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Saturday at the Wankhede Stadium.

Jasprit Burmah’s impressive 3-wicket haul reduced DC to 159-7 before Ishan Kishan’s measured 48 and Tim David’s impactful cameo got MI over the line.  

Chasing 160 for victory, Ishan Kishan kicked off his innings with two fours and a six, but Khaleel Ahmed mounted pressure from one end conceding only 2 runs in his first two overs.

Nortje dismissed Rohit Sharma and MI were 27/1 at the end of the powerplay. Kuldeep Yadav’s second over produced 18 runs after Kishan and Brevis hammered a six each. The fifty partnership was up for the second wicket, but MI lost Kishan’s wicket, caught at long-on. MI required 68 off 36 deliveries. MI lost Brevis to Shardul Thakur’s delivery. Tim David clubbed his first six which brought the equation down to 59 off 30.

Tilak Varma and Tim David snatched the momentum back for MI with a 17-run over as MI required 29 off the final three overs.

David dispatched consecutive sixes before the explosive MI batter was caught inside the circle. MI lost Varma’s wicket in the penultimate over, but Ramandeep Singh took MI over the line.

Earlier, DC made one change – Prithvi Shaw replacing Lalit Yadav, while MI included Dewald Brevis and Hrithik Shokeen.

David Warner and Prithvi Shaw got DC off to a steady start. MI pacers Dan Sams and Jasprit Bumrah got the wickets of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh in quick succession.

Bumrah then claimed the big wicket of Shaw in the final over of the powerplay as DC were 37/3. DC lost their fourth wicket after Sarfaraz Khan was caught behind off Mayank Markande’s bowling.

DC were 55-4 at the halfway stage before skipper Rishabh Pant and Rovman Powell led the side’s recovery. A crucial fifty partnership was up for the 5th wicket and DC were 106/4 with five to go.

Ramandeep Singh conceded 19 runs but managed to scalp Pant’s wicket. Bumrah castled Powell with a yorker to put an end to an explosive innings. Ramandeep scalped his second wicket in the final over but a six from Axar Patel powered DC to 159/7 in the first innings.

Brief Scores:

DC: 159/7 (Rovman Powell 43, Rishabh Pant 39; Jasprit Bumrah 3-25)

MI: 160/5 (Ishan Kishan 48, Dewald Brevis 37; Shardul Thakur 2-32)

(Agencies)