IPL 2021 / Ashwin gave Delhi a spectacular victory by hitting a six Pant and Company reached the playoffs for the third time in a row

Zoom News : Oct 02, 2021, 07:23 PM
Poor start for Delhi

Chasing the target, DC had a poor start and the team lost its first 5 wickets for just 77. Dhawan (8), Shaw (6) and Smith (9) returned to the pavilion. Pant also failed to play the captaincy innings and could only score 26 runs. Axar Patel (9) also disappointed.

Mumbai took the first 3 wickets of Delhi in just 30 runs. Shikhar Dhawan (8) was run out, Prithvi Shaw (6) got the wicket of Krunal Pandya and Smith (9) was clean bowled by Coulter-Nile.

Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant added 27 runs for the fourth wicket to handle the innings, but then Jayant Yadav dismissed Pant (26) and dealt a big blow to Delhi.

Mumbai's star players failed

  • Playing first after losing the toss, MI scored 129/7. Not a single player could play a big innings for Mumbai adorned with star players and Suryakumar Yadav (33) was the top scorer. Avesh Khan and Axar Patel took 3 wickets each for Delhi.
  • Mumbai's first wicket fell in the form of Rohit Sharma (7), he was dismissed by Avesh Khan and showed the way to the pavilion.
  • Quinton de Kock (19) also could not do much and was dismissed by Axar Patel.
  • Suryakumar Yadav (33) was looking in rhythm today, but before he got the start, changing the letter in a big innings, he got the third blow to MI by getting him out.
  • Axar Patel got his third wicket in the match in the form of Saurabh Tiwary (15).
  • Delhi got its 5th breakthrough in the form of Kieron Pollard (6). His wicket was picked up by Enrique Nortya.
  • Hardik Pandya (17) was dismissed for a run while Krunal Pandya remained unbeaten on (13).
  • Prithvi Shaw in place of Lalit Yadav in Delhi and Jayant Yadav in place of Rahul Chahar in Mumbai have been included in the playing XI.
Pitch Report - When the first match was played on this pitch, 156 runs were chased. There is no grass on the wicket and 155 runs will be made here, but the effect of heat can be seen. This is the first match for Mumbai in Sharjah, so they have to play carefully.

MI must win

The pressure on the five-time champion Mumbai team to win the match will be immense. If they lose, their way to the play-offs will be very difficult. Mumbai, who are ranked fifth in the points table, have 10 points from 11 matches. If it wins all three matches in a row, it will easily reach the play-offs, but after getting a single defeat, it will have to depend on the net run rate and the results of the other teams' matches.

On the other hand Delhi Capitals team is in much better position. He has 16 points from 11 matches. Even if she does not win any match from here, her entry in the playoff is almost certain. Another win will strengthen the team's claim of finishing top-2. After the league matches, the top-2 team gets two chances to make it to the final.

Rajasthan and Kolkata will benefit from Mumbai's defeat

Mumbai has to play the last two league matches against Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the bottom of the table. Of these, Rajasthan is currently in the race for the playoffs. Kolkata's team is also vying for the third or fourth place. In this sense, if Mumbai gets defeated against Delhi, then the team of Rajasthan and Kolkata will get the advantage. In this situation an opponent of the playoffs in the form of Mumbai would be weak.

Good record of Jayant Yadav against Capitals

Jayant Yadav has been a part of Mumbai's team 4 times against Delhi in three seasons so far. He has bowled economical in all these matches. He is seen as a specialist in the Mumbai team against Delhi.

both teams

MI - 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

DC - Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrique Nortya