MI 166/5 after 19.4 overs (Pollard 11, Krunal 12)
MI beat DC by 5 wickets. MI were always in control thanks to QDK and Surya’s fifties. MI go top! Highest chase on this ground in this edition of the IPL.
MI 156/5 after 19 overs (Pollard 10, Krunal 3)
Mumbai Indians need 7 runs in 6 balls. Brilliant over by Nortje but MI still in complete command. Stoinis to bowl the last over.
MI 152/5 after 17.3 overs (Pollard 9)
WICKET! One ball after just clearing Shaw on the boundary line for a six, Kishan hit it to Axar who took a good low catch in the deep. Vital knock by Kishan, took the pressure off MI.
Ishan Kishan c Axar b Rabada 28(15)
MI 145/4 after 17 overs (Kishan 22, Pollard 8)
MI keeping finding the boundaries when they need them. Kishan did it in the last over and now Pollard off Nortje. 18 needed off 18 balls.
MI 130/4 after 15.2 overs (Kishan 16)
WICKET! Stoinis gets MI to lose another wicket without any change in the score. Pandya nicks one to the keeper. A few more nerves in the MI dugout.
Hardik Pandya c Carey b Stoinis 0(2)
MI 130/3 after 15 overs (Kishan 16)
WICKET! Surya falls after a brilliant 53. He was timing it well but MI would have wanted him to stay till the end and finish things off.
Suryakumar Yadav c Shreyas Iyer b Rabada 53(32)
MI 116/2 after 14 overs (Suryakumar 40, Kishan 15)
Mumbai Indians need 47 runs in 36 balls. They have kept this chase in check throughout. CRR is 8.29 as against REQ: 7.83. Easy does it.
MI 90/2 after 12 overs (Suryakumar 27, Kishan 2)
Surya continuing to play his shots and MI know they have some pretty big hitters down the order.
MI 77/2 after 9.5 overs (Suryakumar 18)
WICKET! Ashwin gets QDK. He dropped a tough caught and bowled chance off the fourth ball but QDK found the fielder in the deep off the fifth. Big wicket, the South African was looking dangerous.
de Kock c Prithvi Shaw b Ashwin 53(36)
MI 72/1 after 9 overs (de Kock 52, Suryakumar 14)
QDK is feeling it and that means trouble for the opposition. He hits big and finds the gap. DC would have been counting on their spinners to get him early but that hasn’t happened today.
MI 60/1 after 8 overs (de Kock 42, Suryakumar 12)
Surya has come in and just found the middle of his bat with a fair degree of ease. HE looks like a man in form. QDK looking good too. They need to make this count for MI.
MI 44/1 after 6 overs (de Kock 38, Suryakumar 0)
Two big sixes by QDK in the over from Nortje. This has been a good Powerplay for MI. QDK turned it on after the third over. DC had 46/2 at the same stage.
MI 31/1 after 5 overs (de Kock 25)
WICKET! Rohit finds the fielder in the deep. Axar dropped in a little short as he saw the batsman using his feet. Clever bowling.
Rohit c Rabada b Axar 5(12)
MI 12/0 after 3 overs (Rohit 4, de Kock 7)
Cautious start by MI. But they want to take advantage of the Powerplay overs too. What tactics will MI adopt over the course of this match?
Meanwhile, in the French Open, Rafael Nadal has turned in what is arguably his greatest performance.
MI 3/0 after 1 over (Rohit 1, de Kock 1)
Rabada starts off with a superb over, just three runs off it.
DC 162/4 after 20 overs (Dhawan 69, Carey 14)
DC finish with 162/4 – that is just about the par score on this ground. Dhawan has played a measured knock, will it prove to be a winning one?
DC 141/4 after 18 overs (Dhawan 56, Carey 7)
Bumrah keeps it tight. Just 7 runs off it. Dhawan has struggled to get the big hits going but DC need him to do just that in the last two overs.
DC 130/4 after 16.3 overs (Dhawan 51)
Run out! Big mixup in the middle. Stoinis and Dhawan caught ball watching and the Aussie is walking back to the dugout. Big blow for DC.
Stoinis run out (Suryakumar Yadav/Rahul Chahar) 13(8)
DC 127/3 after 16 overs (Dhawan 50, Stoinis 11)
16 runs off the Boult over. Dhawan and Stoinis taking him apart clinically. DC need a few more overs like this. They have held Carey back to keep the left-right combination going.
DC 109/3 after 14.4 overs (Dhawan 45)
WICKET! Krunal gets just reward for a good spell of bowling. Iyer finds the man in the deep. Iyer and Dhawan put on 85 runs off 62 balls.
Shreyas Iyer c Boult b Krunal Pandya 42(33)
DC 95/2 after 13 overs (Dhawan 38, Iyer 35)
Another good over by Krunal, just 4 runs conceded off it. Iyer and Dhawan will be feeling the pressure, something has gotta give soon.
DC 91/2 after 12 overs (Dhawan 36, Iyer 33)
Just 11 runs off the last two overs. DC need to get some momentum back into their innings.
DC 80/2 after 10 overs (Dhawan 29, Iyer 29)
Solid stuff by DC, they keep up this rate, they will get to 160 and that will give them a chance. If Pant and a few others get stuck in, they might make it difficult for MI.
DC 67/2 after 9 overs (Dhawan 28, Iyer 18)
Chahar comes into the attack and concedes just 6 runs from the first over.
DC 61/2 after 8 overs (Dhawan 24, Iyer 16)
10 runs off the first over from Pollard. Easy does it. DC starting to find some better rhythm to their innings.
DC 51/2 after 7 overs (Dhawan 16, Iyer 14)
Steady over for MI. Krunal keeping it tight.
DC 46/2 after 6 overs (Dhawan 15, Iyer 10)
14 runs from the over. Dhawan started the over with a four and then Iyer helped himself to two more.
DC 24/2 after 4.2 overs (Dhawan 2)
WICKET! Krunal strikes to trap Rahane LBW. Some glimpses of good touch from Rahane. Iyer in next.
Rahane lbw b Krunal Pandya 15(15)
DC 23/1 after 4 overs (Dhawan 2, Rahane 15)
Bumrah into the attack and he starts off with a superb over. Just one run off it.
DC 22/1 after 3 overs (Dhawan 1, Rahane 15)
An edged four and nothing else in the over. Is Rahane the right man for this position or would it have made more sense to send the in-form Iyer?
DC 17/1 after 2 overs (Dhawan 0, Rahane 11)
Rahane has come in and immediately timed the ball well. Two lovely fours in the Pattinson over.
DC 4/1 after 0.3 overs (Dhawan 0)
WICKET! Shaw lobs that to Krunal at covers. Gentle chip. Gone. Boult strikes early.
Prithvi Shaw c Krunal Pandya b Boult 4(3)
Here’s how the table looks like after RR’s win:
|3||Kolkata Knight Riders||6||4||2||+0.017||8|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore||6||4||2||-0.820||8|
|7||Chennai Super Kings||7||2||5||-0.588||4|
|8||Kings XI Punjab||7||1||6||-0.381||2|
Confirmation of the playing XIs:
7.17 pm: A sensational win for RR and some heated moments there at the end. We may not have heard the last of that.
In Dubai, Tewatia is doing a madness again along with Parag. Live here.
Team news: Two players making their first appearances for DC tonight: Alex Carey replaces an injured Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane comes in place of Shimron Hetmyer to keep the overseas balance.
TOSS: Shreyas Iyer opts to bat first against Mumbai Indians.
Meanwhile in Paris, Rafa Nadal is off to flier...
Follow French Open final here.
06.55 pm: Here’s how the two teams have fared so far
MI in IPL 2020
|MI vs CSK||19 Sep||Abu Dhabi||MI lost by 5 wickets|
|KKR vs MI||23 Sep||Abu Dhabi||MI won by 49 runs|
|RCB vs MI||28 Sep||Dubai||MI lost in Super Over|
|KXIP vs MI||1 Oct||Abu Dhabi||MI won by 48 runs|
|MI vs SRH||4 Oct||Sharjah||MI won by 34 runs|
|MI vs RR||6 Oct||Abu Dhabi||MI won by 57 runs|
DC in IPL 2020
|DC vs KXIP||20 Sep||Dubai||DC won Super Over|
|CSK vs DC||25 Sep||Dubai||DC won by 44 runs|
|DC vs SRH||29 Sep||Abu Dhabi||DC lost by 15 runs|
|DC vs KKR||3 Oct,||Sharjah||DC won by 18 runs|
|RCB vs DC||5 Oct||Dubai||DC won by 59 runs|
|RR vs DC||9 Oct||Sharjah||DC won by 46 runs|
06.45 pm: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of match No 27 in the Indian Premier League. It’s the battle between arguably the two best teams of the tournament so far. Mumbai Indians take on Delhi Capitals.
Many small battles are expected to unfold when the season’s two most consistent teams – Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals – cross swords in a clash of heavyweights.
Be it a potent top-order, a strong middle-order or a lethal bowling attack, there is hardly anything that separates the two sides.
If at all one team has a slight upper hand in any department, it’s the experience in Mumbai Indians camp. It’s a battle between the team that’s been there and done that, repeatedly versus the young team that’s got hold of everyone’s attention this season.
Read MI vs DC preview here.