IPL 2020: Dominant Mumbai need 111 to win against dismal Delhi

Ashwani Kumar /Dubai Filed on October 31, 2020
Jasprit Bumrah celebrates the wicket of Marcus Stoinis with his teammates. — IPL


The play-off spot is at stake for Delhi but batsmen fell like ninepins against Mumbai quickies

DUBAI – Third-placed Delhi Capitals, on a three-match losing streak, could raise just 110/9 against table-toppers Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League match played in Dubai on Saturday.

The play-off spot is at stake for Delhi but batsmen fell like ninepins against Mumbai quickies Jasprit Bumrah (3/17) and Trent Boult (3/21). Opting to bowl first, Mumbai blazed away with pacer Boult, who packed off both the openers Shikhar Dhawan (0) and Prithvi Shaw (11-ball 10). Delhi managed a mere 22 on the board after six overs – the second lowest total after the first power play. Spinners Jayant Yadav and Krunal Pandya maintained the stranglehold.

Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant went into repair work. Delhi found some luck as Rishabh Pant, on 10, was dropped by skipper Kieron Pollard. But Keeper Quinton de Kock pulled off a superb stumping off spinner Rahul Chahar to remove Iyer (29-ball 25) and end a 35-run third wicket partnership. Soon Bumrah got into the thick of things as he snared Marcus Stoinis (2) and trapped Pant (24-ball 21) as Delhi s


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