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Asked to bat first, MI finished with 129/8.
In reply, DC finished with 132/6 (19.1 overs).
IPL 2021 points table after MI vs DC
|Q||Chennai Super Kings||11||9||2||+1.002||18|
|3||Royal Challengers Bangalore||11||7||4||-0.200||14|
|4||Kolkata Knight Riders||12||5||7||+0.302||10|
Delhi Capitals win by 4 wickets
Ashwin finishes it off in style with a six! MI fought hard with the ball after not firing with the bat, but Shreyas Iyer (33 off 33) and Ashwin (20 off 21) put on a superb unbeaten partnership.
DC 126/6 after 19 overs: Rohit concedes two overthrows as Delhi pick up seven runs from that Boult over. Krunal to bowl the last over, DC need four runs to win. Can MI steal a win here?
DC 119/6 after 18 overs: Four! Iyer goes deep in the crease and whacks the last ball of that Bumrah over for four. Delhi Capitals need 11 off 12. Shreyas Iyer and R Ashwin have 26 runs for the seventh wicket. MI need something special to pull off a win from here.
DC 111/6 after 17 overs: Iyer pulls a slower ball for four but Coulter-Nile still concedes just six runs in the over. The Australian pacer finishes with figures of 1/19 from his four overs. Iyer is batting on 24 off 27, Ashwin on 8 off 14. DC need 19 off 18.
DC 105/6 after 16 overs: Good over from Boult, just five runs from it. Iyer and Ashwin aren’t really looking for boundaries at the moment. DC need 25 off 24.
DC 100/6 after 15 overs: Six runs from that Coulter-Nile over, with Hardik adding one overthrow. The last ball of the over hit Iyer on the helmet so the physio will be out for the mandatory concussion check.
DC 94/6 after 14 overs: It was about to be a wicket-maiden from Bumrah but Ashwin picks a single off the last ball. A superb over for MI, nonetheless. DC need 36 off 36. A lot depends on Iyer now, he’s batting on 16 off 18.
DC 93/6 after 13.1 overs: WICKET! Bumrah returns to the attack and gets the key wicket of Hetmyer. It was a slower ball and the leading edge was caught safely by Rohit. Delhi Capitals need 37 off 41 with 4 wickets in hand.
DC 93/5 after 13 overs: Big over for Delhi! Hetmyer decides to go after Jayant and picks up two boundaries. The off-spinner concedes 13 runs in his last over and finishes with figures of 1/31 from his four overs. DC need 37 off 42.
DC 77/5 after 11.4 overs: WICKET! Trent Boult gets MI the breakthrough! Axar Patel (9 off 9) departs after a brief partnership with Shreyas Iyer. Delhi Capitals need 53 off 50 with 5 wickets in hands.
DC 74/4 after 11 overs: Pollard joins the attack, bowls two wides and gets hit for a four off the last ball of the over. Welcome little push for Delhi as Axar steps out and hits one over mid-off.
DC 65/4 after 10 overs: Good over from Krunal, just five from it. Iyer and Axar seem content with dealing in singles for now. DC need 65 off 60.
DC 57/4 after 8.2 overs: WICKET! Rishabh Pant (26 off 22) has thrown it away. Jayant Yadav tossed it up and the left-hander hit it straight to long-on. Delhi Capitals have lost four wickets, they need 73 off 70.
DC 55/3 after 8 overs: Pant and Iyer continue to build a partnership as Coulter-Nile slips in a a quiet over. DC need 75 off 72.
DC 46/3 after 6 overs: Pant ends the powerplay in stunning fashion! It was pitched full by Bumrah and the left-hander played the most glorious straight drive for four. He had also pulled one for four earlier in the over. Smart counterattack by the DC skipper.
DC 30/3 after 4.1 overs: WICKET! Steve Smith (9 off 8) is clean bowled by his compatriot Nathan Coulter-Nile. The right-hander shuffled across and the ball went through to knock back his leg stump. Delhi Capitals in trouble!
DC 30/2 after 4 overs: Pant gets going by hitting his second ball, bowled by Krunal, for six. Smith follows that up by whacking Bumrah for six. A much-needed push for Delhi.
DC 15/2 after 2.4 overs: WICKET! Delhi Capitals have lost both their openers! Superb review from Rohit Sharma as Prithvi Shaw (6 off 7) is out LBW. Krunal Pandya strikes in his first over. Game on!
DC 14/1 after 2 overs: WICKET! A superb piece of fielding from Pollard and Dhawan is run-out. He ran in quickly from mid-on and got the direct hit. Just the start MI were looking for. Eight runs and a wicket from that Jayant Yadav over. Steve Smith is the new batter.
DC 6/0 after 1 over: Shot! Boult starts well and concedes just two singles in the first five balls but Shaw punches the last one past cover for four.
5.30 pm: Delhi Capitals need 130 runs to win in 20 overs. Can MI fight back with the ball? We’re ready for the chase in Sharjah!
MI finish with 129/8
Krunal hits the last ball of the innings by Ashwin for six. The left-hander remains unbeaten on 13 off 15 as the off-spinner finishes with figures of 1/41 from four overs. Delhi Capitals on top in Sharjah!
MI 122/8 after 19.2 overs: WICKET! Six and out! Jayant Yadav departs for 11 off 4 as R Ashwin gets his first. Jasprit Bumrah is the new batter.
MI 111/7 after 18.4 overs: WICKET! And Avesh Khan has another, this time it’s Nathan Coulter-Nile who is clean bowled. Avesh has sensational figures of 3/10 from 3.4 overs. Jayant Yadav is the new batter.
MI 109/6 after 18.1 overs: WICKET! An absolute peach of a delivery from Avesh Khan! It was the perfect yorker which nutmegged Hardik Pandya and rattled his stumps. That’s the wicket Delhi Capitals wanted. Nathan Coulter-Nile is the new batter.
MI 109/5 after 18 overs: Hardik hits Nortje for two fours but the pacer does well to concede just a single in the rest of the over. Krunal is batting on 6 off 11.
MI 100/5 after 17 overs: Krunal Pandya pulls Kagiso Rabada for four, Delhi Capitals concede a boundary after 35 deliveries. Massive three overs for MI coming up.
MI 88/5 after 16 overs: Another stunning over by DC, this time Avesh concedes just a single in his third. Krunal has faced seven balls and is yet to get off the mark.
MI 87/5 after 15 overs: Sensational stuff from Anrich Nortje as he delivers a wicket-maiden for DC. Krunal Pandya simply didn’t find the middle of his bat there.
MI 87/5 after 14.1 overs: WICKET! Big breakthrough for Delhi Capitals as Nortje removes Pollard. The right-hander chops one on and departs for 6 off 9. Krunal is the new batter. MI in trouble!
MI 87/4 after 14 overs: Ashwin returns to the attack and concedes just two wides and five singles in his third over. This is a key combination for Mumbai Indians. Pollard and Hardik need to fire for their team to post a competitive total.
MI 80/4 after 12.5 overs: WICKET! Axar Patel is delivering a fantastic spell for Delhi Capitals. Saurabh Tiwary attempts a slog but gets a top edge which is caught by Rishabh Pant. The left-hander departs for 15 off 18. Hardik Pandya is the new batter.
MI 76/3 after 12 overs: Brilliant over from Rabada, just two singles and a wide from it. Mumbai have Tiwary (14 off 16) and Pollard at the crease, with the Pandya brothers to follow.
MI 68/3 after 10.3 overs: WICKET! Axar gets his second and Suryakumar is the one walking back. It was a low full-toss and he hit to Rabada at long-on. Surya departs for 33 off 26 as Pollard comes to the crease.
MI 66/2 after 10 overs: SIX! Rabada bowls a high full-toss and Suryakumar manages to hit it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Delhi have got the upper hand after the first half of the innings, Mumbai would want to score close to 90-100 runs in the last 10 overs.
MI 57/2 after 9 overs: Quiet over from Axar, just five singles from it. Mumbai will need to up the aggression soon.
MI 52/2 after 8 overs: Two fours! Suryakumar continues to attack Ashwin with the sweep shot and picks up a couple of boundaries. Mumbai need their No 3 to deliver a big knock.
MI 37/2 after 6.2 overs: WICKET! Axar Patel joins the attack and strikes in his first over. Quinton de Kock was struggling to get going and has to walk back for 19 off 18 after hitting one straight to point. Saurabh Tiwary is the new batter.
MI 35/1 after 6 overs: Another good over for DC as Nortje concedes just three runs in his second. De Kock struggling for timing at the moment. The end of a solid powerplay for Pant and Co.
MI 32/1 after 5 overs: SIX! Rabada comes on to bowl and his South African teammate QdK welcomes him with a delightful scoop shot. Better over for MI, nine runs from it.
MI 23/1 after 4 overs: Another superb over from Avesh, just two singles from it. He’s hitting the deck hard and hurrying the batters.
MI 21/1 after 3 overs: SIX! Suryakumar hits the first maximum of the match as Ashwin joins the DC attack. It was tossed up and the right-hander swept it nicely.
MI 8/1 after 1.5 overs: WICKET! High class bowling from Avesh as he dismisses MI skipper Rohit in his first over. The right-arm quick bowled four dot balls to begin his spell and that drew the false shot. Rabada with a comfortable catch at third man. Suryakumar is the new batter.
MI 7/0 after 1 over: Shot! Nortje angles the first ball in and Rohit clips it stylishly past square-leg for four. The right-hander follows that up with a double and a single in the same region.
3.30 pm: Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are at the crease for MI and they have an important job on their hands. Delhi Capitals are opening the bowling with Anrich Nortje. We’re ready for play in Sharjah!
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje.
3.04 pm: Delhi Capitals have one change: Prithvi Shaw returns and Lalit Yadav is left out. MI have one change: Jayant Yadav replaces Rahul Chahar.
Rishabh Pant has won the toss and Delhi Capitals will bowl first.
2.50 pm: Hello and welcome to live coverage of match No 46 of Indian Premier League 2021. In today’s first game, Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians take on Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.