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Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 40 runs

MOM: Hardik Pandya

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  • Done with this one but we move on quickly to the next. On Friday, Bangalore go on the road as they lock horns against Kolkata at Eden Gardens. The action will begin at 2000 local (1430 GMT). See you for that one. Goodbye!
  • Man of the Match, Hardik Pandya, says he's been feeling he's hitting the ball better than he ever has and that's all down to the hard work he's been putting in the nets. Mentions that he likes to keep the basics straight and take the ball on its merit. Feels that he's been using his brain a lot as he's assessing the conditions well enough and striking the ball cleanly as a result.
  • Mumbai captain, Rohit Sharma, says after the first two overs, he and de Kock thought 140 would be a good score. Adds that it was fortunate they had wickets in hand as the power hitters in the side could do what they do in the end. States that it was a clinical effort from both batsmen and bowlers. Informs that he knew the nature of the surface and hence thought if they won the toss, they would bat first. Mentions that Rahul Chahar has been working hard since the last season and they wanted to get him into the XI soon enough somehow. Continues to say that he (Chahar) couldn't play in the last campaign as Mayank Markande was already doing well for them, but is happy he could play this time around as he's a smart bowler and he executes his plans well. On Jayant Yadav, Rohit says it was a simple decision as Delhi have 3-4 left-handed batsmen. And on Ben Cutting, the Mumbai skipper felt that the all-rounder could be useful against the new ball, but unfortunately that didn't work out. Ends by saying that the team combination depends on the opposition and the conditions, and everyone in the dressing room is aware of that.
  • Quinton de Kock comes in for a little chat as well. He says that they assessed the wicket quite quickly and rotation of the strike was important. Mentions that they wanted to save wickets for the end. Reckons that he started to find his rhythm slowly as it was not a wicket on which you can play your shots right from the start. Further adds that the team is slowly getting into its own and they are learning after each and every game. Ends by saying that it was not easy to keep wickets on this surface.
  • Delhi captain, Shreyas Iyer, says it is really important to win the home games, especially on the wickets they know. Mentions that the toss is important and they did not bowl well. Admits that they were outplayed and credits the way Mumbai bowled. He states that they did practiced how they should bowl in the nets, but could not execute it. Adds that they would have chased had they won the toss as they are confident chasing. Reckons that they gave away 20 runs more. Mentions that it was not easy to bat in the second innings as the pitch got worse. Ends by saying that the last three overs in the first innings were the game-changing overs.
  • Not a good night for the home team. The Delhi batsmen needed to apply themselves more. The pressure had double, owing to the slow conditions and in particular, the fact that they let plenty of runs leak in the final 5 overs. Dhawan and Shaw provided a fine start, but the rest to follow really disappointed. After the two openers, only Axar and Morris got into double figures, which should be enough to tell you what the problem was in the chase. The hosts would like to put this behind them quickly. Plenty to work on obviously, but it's surely a night to forget.
  • A comfortable victory in the end for Mumbai. A clinical bowling performance. They used the conditions on offer well and took full advantage of it. You could say, possibly, they won the game when the spin of the coin fell Rohit Sharma's way. They firstly put up fine score on the board, close to 170, courtesy a good start from Rohit and de Kock, and then a big finish from the Pandya brothers. And then, got the job done with the ball with Rahul Chahar leading the line with his 3-wicket haul. The rest played their part, and everyone barring Jayant Yadav contributed in the wickets column. A good all-round performance.
  • 19.6HPandya to AMishra

    1
    A single to finish the game! A short ball on middle, it is flat-batted down to long on by Mishra for a single. ALL SMILES IN THE MUMBAI CAMP AS THEY WIN BY 40 RUNS!
  • 19.5HPandya to AMishra

    2
    Length and outside off, this is carved over point. They run one and then go for the second. The fielder at third man fires a throw to the keeper who collects it and whips the bails off. An appeal follows and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that the batter is in.
  • Ishant Sharma is the last man in.
  • 19.4HPandya to KRabada

    W
    OUT! Pollard makes no mistake this time. Hardik bowls it wide outside off. Rabada throws his bat at it. Hits it decently but does not get the distance. Pollard from long off runs to his right and takes it.
  • 19.3HPandya to KRabada

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    Slower ball and outside off, Rabada throws his bat at it but only manages an inside edge to the keeper.
  • 19.2HPandya to KRabada

    6
    SIX! Rabada nails this one! Short and on middle, Rabada goes for the pull, this time he connects and it is in the crowd in the mid-wicket stands. However, even 4 more of these won't make a difference.
  • 19.1HPandya to KRabada

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    Just over the stumps! Back of a length and it is the slower one. Rabada looks to pull but misses.
  • Hardik Pandya to bowl the last over of the game.
  • 18.7LMalinga to KRabada

    1
    In the air... dropped! Pollard is the culprit. He dropped a similar one against Chennai. Rabada dances down the track and is foxed by the slower one. He hits it high up in the air towards mid on. Pollard runs in from long on, gets two hands to it but spills it. A run taken. 50 needed in the last over.
  • 18.6LMalinga to AMishra

    1
    Slower one outside off, Mishra looks to put bat on ball but the ball goes off the outside edge and on the bounce to the keeper. De Kock fails to collect it cleanly and a run is taken.
  • 18.5LMalinga to AMishra

    WD
    Down the leg side, the batter again tries to flick but misses. Wided.
  • 18.4LMalinga to AMishra

    4LB
    FOUR! LEG BYES! Full and down the leg side, the batsman looks to flick but the ball brushes the pads and races to the fine leg fence.
  • 18.3LMalinga to KRabada

    1
    Full and outside off, this is driven through covers for a run.
  • 18.2LMalinga to AMishra

    1
    The slower one on middle, Mishra works it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 18.1LMalinga to KRabada

    1
    On the shorter side, Rabada pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 17.6JBumrah to AMishra

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    Full on off, it is driven to mid off.
  • 17.5JBumrah to AMishra

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    A yorker and Mishra manages to jam it out.
  • 17.4JBumrah to KRabada

    1LB
    On the pads, Rabada looks to flick but misses. He is hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards square leg. A leg bye taken.
  • 17.3JBumrah to AMishra

    1
    The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 17.2JBumrah to APatel

    W
    OUT! KABOOM! The middle stump has gone for a walk. Length and on middle, Axar makes room and then looks to cut. He misses and the furniture behind is disturbed.
  • Kagiso Rabada is the new man in.
  • 17.1JBumrah to APatel

    W
    OUT! RUN OUT! Keemo Paul bags a diamond duck! No. 7 down for the hosts. A back of a length delivery on off, Axar stands tall and taps it beside the wicket. Paul sets off but Patel is not interested. Keemo is at the point of no return. Bumrah gets to the ball quickly, he keeps his calm, does not rush, takes aim and then throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end.
  • Keemo Paul is the new man in.
  • 16.6LMalinga to CMorris

    W
    OUT! Malinga gets his first! The slower one does the trick. It is very full and hence, Morris does not get under it. He hits it flat towards long on, Hardik Pandya there takes a neat catch.
  • 16.5LMalinga to APatel

    1
    Malinga providing to room what-so-ever. A yorker on middle, Patel dugs this out for a single.
  • 16.4LMalinga to APatel

    2
    Another good yorker, Patel dugs it to long on for a double.
  • 16.3LMalinga to CMorris

    1
    A slower yorker delivery this time. Malinga clocks this at 117 kmph. Morris dugs it towards the mid-wicket a run.
  • 16.2LMalinga to APatel

    1
    A fuller delivery on middle and leg, Patel makes some room and drives it towards the cover region for a single.
  • 16.1LMalinga to APatel

    6
    SIX! Axar has picked the bones out of this one! It is the slower one but it is right in the slot. Patel lofts it over the long on fence. They need to keep going.
  • The strategic break has been signaled!
  • 15.6JBumrah to CMorris

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    A low full toss, Bumrah was looking for a yorker but ends up delivering a full toss. Morris drives it to covers. 10 runs from this over. Delhi needs 73 runs in last 4 overs.
  • 15.5JBumrah to APatel

    1
    Bumrah takes pace off from this delivery by rolling his fingers on it. A short of a good length delivery on middle. Patel waits for it for ages and gets it towards the third man region for a single.
  • 15.4JBumrah to CMorris

    1
    A short delivery on off, Morris pulls it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.
  • 15.3JBumrah to CMorris

    2
    A top yorker on middle, Morris jams it through mid-wicket and some good running help the batsmen take two.
  • 15.2JBumrah to CMorris

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    Bowls the slower one this time and it is bowled outside off. The length is also shorter. Morris looks to cut but misses.
  • 15.1JBumrah to CMorris

    6
    SIX! Straight as an arrow! Slightly fuller and on middle, Morris just lifts it with ease over the bowler's head and it goes all the way. Need a few more.
  • 14.6LMalinga to APatel

    4
    FOUR! Patel goes aerial. A fuller length delivery on off, Patel lifts it above the cover region for a boundary.
  • 14.5LMalinga to APatel

    2
    Patel comes down the track on this short delivery and plays it through mid-wicket for a single. Cutting at deep mid-wicket scores a direct hit at the striker's end which results in another run.

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