After losing two matches in a row, Mumbai Indians have earned their very first victory in the Indian Premier League as they defeated Delhi Capitals by six wickets. Delhi Capitals has already suffered four losses in the IPL, making them the only side without a triumph thus far.
Toss: Rohit Sharma, the captain of Mumbai Indians, won the toss and decided to bowl first.
David Warner’s slow show continues
A few days ago, legendary Indian opener Virender Sehwag heavily criticized David Warner for his slow batting. Sehwag said, “If you [Warner] can’t score 50 off 25 balls, please don’t come and play the IPL.” However, Warner didn’t make any response and continued his slow show.
Today, Warner made an opening partnership of 33 runs with Prithvi Shaw. Prithvi Shaw departed the pitch after scoring 15 runs only, but Warner continued. With Manish Pandey, Warner added another 43 runs together. Manish was a bit aggressive, but Warner played many dots. However, Warner’s innings came to an end in the 19th over, scoring 51 off 47.
It seemed Delhi Capitals couldn’t score 130, but Axar Patel gave a boost to the scoreboard. He scored a quick 54 runs only from 25 balls, hitting five sixes and four fours. Relying on him, Delhi Capitals ended their innings with 172 runs.
Mumbai Indians top order was suberb
Chasing the target, Mumbai Indians had a flying start. Ishan Kishan and skipper Rohit Sharma added 71 runs in the opening partnership. Their partnership was looking good, but Ishan Kishan returned to the pavilion after being run out in the 7.3 over. He scored 31 off 26 before leaving the crease.
On the other hand, skipper Rohit made another partnership of 68 runs with the new batter, Tilak Varma. These two partnerships made a basement for the other batters to chase the target. However, Rohit Sharma scored the highest 65 runs from 45 balls before losing his wicket, while Tilak Varma smashed a quick 41 runs for the Mumbai Indians.
After these two batters, Tim David and Cameron Green successfully chased the target but had to fight hard. They needed two runs in the last ball and made it anyway. As a result, Mumbai Indians won this match by six wickets and got their first victory in the IPL.