In the 27th match of the IPL 2020, the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) stretched their winning streak after beating Delhi Capitals (DC) by five wickets at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer chose to bat first and his team managed to score 162/4 (20 overs) in the first innings. In reply, Mumbai Indians chased down that target in 19.4 overs after losing five wickets (166/5).
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IPL 2020, Match 27: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals (MI vs DC) – Highlights
Mumbai Indians (MI) innings
In the fifth over of the second innings, captain and opener Rohit Sharma (5) was sent back to the pavilion by Axar Patel. But another opener Quinton de Kock controlled the early innings along with the next batsman Suryakumar Yadav.
De Kock and Yadav put the 46 runs partnership for the second wicket. The Proteas wicket-keeper batsman De Kock completed his half-century in 33 balls. Just after the first strategic timeout in that innings, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin finally dismissed De Kock (53 off 36 balls; 4 fours and 3 sixes) in the 10th over of that innings.
Then Suryakumar Yadav controlled the innings with Ishan Kishan. They built up the 53 runs partnership for the third wicket. Yadav completed his fifty in 30 balls. But he was also dismissed on 53 runs off 32 balls (6 fours and only six) as Kagiso Rabada took that wicket in the 15th over. Two balls later, Marcus Stoinis took the wicket of Hardik Pandya who scored a duck.
In the 18th over, Rabada dismissed Ishan Kishan for 28 runs. But it was not enough for them.
In the last over, Mumbai Indians had to score seven runs while Marcus Stoinis came to bowl that over. Krunal Pandya made easier their journey by hitting four on the very first ball of that over. Krunal finished that game with another four on the fourth ball of that over.
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Delhi Capitals (DC) innings
Young opener Prithvi Shaw lost his wicket on the third ball of the match as Trent Boult sent him back for just 4 runs. Ajinkya Rahane, who was playing his first game in this season, scored 15 runs before Krunal Pandya dismissed him inside the powerplay.
But another opener Shikhar Dhawan and captain Shreyas Iyer controlled the next situation very well. They built up the 85 runs partnership for the third wicket. In the 15th over, Krunal finally broke that partnership by dismissing Delhi Capitals skipper for 42 runs off 33 balls (5 fours).
On the other hand, Dhawan completed his fifty in 39 balls. The left-handed opening batsman remained not out on 69 runs off 52 balls (6 fours and 1 six). At the late of that innings, Marcus Stoinis scored 13 runs off 8 balls while wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey scored 14 not out off 9 balls.
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