|Pravin Dubey||not out||7||13||0||0|
Right then! That's all from this game. This victory makes sure that Mumbai end in the top 2 positions in the table. This loss for Delhi means that they need to win their next encounter if they want to make sure that they make the playoffs.
Ishan Kishan is awarded the Player of the Match award for his superb knock. He tells that it wasn't that easy as it looked as the ball wasn't coming onto the bat. Says that he just rotated the strike on the good balls and went after the bad balls. On him hitting big sixes, Kishan jokes and credits his mom for that. Says that he has worked hard on these big shots and that is helping him. Adds that his strength is on the leg side but he has been working hard to play on the off side as well. Mentions the name of Rahul Dravid and says that even he had told him to work on his off side game. Says he is happy to bat anywhere the management wants him to.
Mumbai skipper, Kieron Pollard, says that Boult has consistently given them wickets in the Powerplay. Tells that Bumrah did the job in the middle overs. Says that Bumrah wants to bowl in the Powerplay as well but adds he felt that he can use him in the latter half of the bat. On Kishan, he says that when he gets going, he goes big and he is happy for him and hopes he continues doing the same in the next few games. Tells that getting the chance to open has helped it really well. Feels he is learning daily and growing. On Rohit Sharma, Pollard says that he is getting better and he is working extremely hard. Ends by saying that he is happy to finish in the top 2 now.
Trent Boult is caught for a quick chat! Says that there was a bit of swing but it wasn't there for too long. Feels that it was a collective performance from the team. Adds that they never allowed the pressure to get off Delhi. Says that the wickets are getting better to bowl now. Ends by saying that he wants to take the momentum towards the business end of the tournament.
Delhi skipper, Shreyas Iyer, says that they failed to read the wicket and were not up to the mark from the start. Feels that wickets early on took the momentum away. Says that a lot of flaws to point to but adds that they want to back themselves. Tells that they needed a good start and reckons 150-160 should've been a good score. On their last game against Bangalore, Iyer says that they need to be fearless in their approach and they do not need to think about the future.
Earlier in the day, Mumbai were brilliant with the ball and they bundled Delhi out for a low score of 110. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah were on fire with the ball and they both scalped 3 wickets each. They did not let Delhi into the game at any point. The batters of Delhi were nowhere to be found and Mumbai muscled them out of the game. This win sees Mumbai making sure that they end in the top 2 spots and this loss for Delhi means that their place in the playoffs is not confirmed and they will need to win their last game.
With just 110 runs to defend, you cannot point your fingers at the bowling by Delhi. It was a very low total to defend and in the end, they could not do enough to stop Mumbai from chasing this down. They did not pick up wickets early on in the innings to pile some pressure on the batters of Mumbai and there was not much that they could do after de Kock and Kishan got going. Overall, it was a poor performance by Delhi.
Even though the total was not a big one, starting off well was important and their openers de Kock and Kishan did just that. They started off slowly but kept increasing their tempo. They had a 50-plus stand and it was de Kock who fell unfortunately for Mumbai. Kishan was brilliant with the bat as he scored a very well made 72. It was then Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav who did well to wrap this game up. In the end, it was a very easy chase and win for Mumbai.
Well, Mumbai have made small work of this chase and it is Kishan's show with the bat that has made sure that there are no twists in the tale for Mumbai. They have wrapped the game up in some style and have won this game by 9 wickets and with 34 balls to spare. A very comprehensive victory for Mumbai.
SIX! Kishan finishes things off in style! Brilliant use of the wrists. A full ball on middle, he uses the wrists and wallops it deep into the deep square leg fence. Mumbai win by 9 wickets.
Short and angled in, Kishan looks to pull but misses to get hit high on the pad.
Anrich Nortje is back into the attack.
Full and around off, Suryakumar drives it well but straight to the fielder. 105/1
Short and outside off, Kishan forces it to long off and gets to the other end. Victory just a maximum away.
One more single. Tossed up and on middle, Yadav shows no hurry and strokes it down to long off for a run.
Tossed up on the pads, played towards deep mid-wicket for one now by Kishan.
SIX! Kishan wants to finish things quickly here. Gets a full ball right in front of his eyes and slogs it way over the deep square leg fence.
Full and around off, pushed to long on for an easy run.
Pravin Dubey is back on. 2-0-19-0 are his figures so far.
Full and around off, this one is eased through mid off for a run. Just 16 needed now. 4-0-18-0 from Ashwin. A good spell but Delhi needed wickets from him. 95/1
Full and around off, driven straight to the cover fielder.
Short and wide outside off, Yadav punches it wide of the sweeper cover fielder for a couple of runs.
On middle, this time it is stroked through mid on for a single.
FOUR! Take that! This man is in supreme touch. Tossed up and around off and middle, Kishan skips out of the crease and slams it past the bowler and into the long off fence.
Shortish and on middle, Kishan paddles it wide of the fine leg fielder and before the fielder can get to the ball, a couple of runs for Kishan.
Back of a length delivery around off, Yadav works this through the cover-point region to collect two runs to end the over. 26 required now in 48 balls. 85/1
Good length delivery around off, Suryakumar blocks this one to the off side.
Back of a length ball on middle, Kishan pulls this one to the deep square leg region for a single.
A dot this time around as Kishan pushes this to the cover region.
FIFTY FOR KISHAN! He gets it in just 37 deliveries! Great innings so far! On a good length around off, Kishan makes some room and lofts this over the cover region and will collect two runs.
SIX! What a shot! Against Rabada nonetheless! On a good length around off, Kishan lofts this one over the extra cover region for a biggie.
FOUR! That was so cheeky by Suryakumar! Wonderful shot! He is continuing his from from the previous game! On a shorter length on middle, Yadav upper cuts this over the keeper and it goes past the ropes at third man. A good way to end that over. 74/1
A dot this time around. Back of a length ball around middle, Yadav pulls this one but it is straight to the man at square leg.
Short of a good length ball around off, Kishan tucks this to the square leg region to give the strike to Suryakumar.
Yadav is off the mark straightaway! On a good length on middle, Yadav works this towards mid on for a single.
Suryakumar Yadav is in at no. 3.
OUT! TIMBER! Unfortunate for de Kock but Delhi do not care! They needed to break this stand and they have done just that! It is de Kock's country-man Anrich Nortje who has removed him! Back of a length delivery around off, de Kock waited for this one and wanted to work this late to the third man region, but it come off the lower part of his bat and went onto hit the stumps.
On a good length around off, de Kock pushes this to the man at point.
Change in bowling. Anrich Nortje returns. 1-0-13-0 from him so far.
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Mumbai! Tossed up around off, Kishan gets on his knees and slog sweeps this to the deep mid-wicket region for yet another boundary. Mumbai need 43 in 60 balls. 68/0
FOUR! This one was struck cleanly! What a nice shot! Floated around off, Kishan slog sweeps this one to the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
Tossed up on middle, de Kock nudges this towards the mid-wicket region for another single. A good over so far by Dubey.
Short ball around off, Kishan taps this towards the point region to cross ends with de Kock.
Floated on middle, de Kock eases this wide of the man at long on for one.
Loopy around off, Kishan plays this to the long on region to rotate the strike.
A full toss outside off, Kishan slashes at this towards the deep cover region to retain the strike for the next over. 55 needed in 66 balls. 56/0
Short of a good length delivery around off, de Kock taps this towards point and calls for a single and the batters get the single.
On a good length around off, de Kock is solid in his defense.
A slower full toss outside off, de Kock reaches out and works it back to the bowler.
On a good length around off, Kishan guides this to the third man region for a single.
WIDE! Strays down the leg side. Kishan looks to pull but misses. Wided by the umpire.
FOUR! Kishan welcomes Patel with a boundary! Back of a length delivery around leg, Kishan pulls this one to the fine leg region and it runs away to the ropes.
Harshal Patel will bowl now.
Short and just outside off, turns away as de Kock punches it wide of the deep cover fielder. Two taken. A good first over from Dube. 48/0
FOUR! De Kock connects the reverse sweep and finds the fence. Full and just outside off, de Kock gets in position and nails the reverse sweep. It races away to the third man fence.
Short and wide outside off, stroked through cover-point for a single.
Flatter and just outside off, it is pushed uppishly towards the cover fielder.
NOT OUT! Two very close chances for Dubey and Kishan survives! Floated ball around off, Kishan looks to reverse sweep this one but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire obliges raising his finger. Kishan goes for the review straightaway. Replays roll in and the ball is clearly missing the off stump. The decision will be reversed and Kishan survives.
Review time! This time Kishan has been given out LBW but Kishan wants to review. Let's see what the replays have got to show.
NOT OUT! Very close call and Dubey could have had his first scalp in his first delivery but Kishan survives! Floated around off, Kishan prods forward and looks to block this off but he misses and it goes to Pant who does well to whip the bails off. The third umpire is called into play and replays show that his foot was grounded and in the crease. This will be not out.
Has he struck on his first ball?
Will Kagiso Rabada bowl another over? No, here's debutant Pravin Dubey.
DRINKS! Mumbai are strolling through in this run chase! With absolutely zero pressure with respect to the asking rate, both de Kock and Kishan want to take their time and finish the game on their own. The shoulders look dropped already in Delhi camp but they would like to get at least a couple of wickets and delay the defeat. At the same time, it's not over until it's over. So, if they can inflict a little collapse from somewhere, you never know.
Tossed up around off, de Kock pushes this one to the cover region. 41/0
Floated around off, de Kock looks to play at this and it comes off his inside edge and onto his pads.
Short ball around middle, Kishan pulls this one to the mid-wicket region to collect a single.
Flatter on middle, Kishan works it back to the bowler.
Loopy around off, de Kock waits for it and then drives it through the cover region to exchange ends with Kishan.
Floated on middle, Kishan works this to the long on region for one.
Bowling change! Ravichandran Ashwin is back on. 2-0-5-0 from him so far.
A single to end the Powerplay as this good length delivery is worked to the third man region by Kishan. Mumbai are at 38 for 0 at the end of the Powerplay. They require 73 in 84 balls. 38/0
Short of a good length ball around off, Kishan hops and works this to the cover region.
Back of a length delivery around leg, de Kock flicks this through the square leg region to rotate the strike.
Follows two boundaries up with a single as Kishan tucks this to the square leg region. Good batting by Kishan.
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Kishan went hard at this and he gets a boundary! Back of a length delivery around off, Kishan slashes this towards the third man region and it bounces before the ropes for a four.
FOUR! That was a quick delivery and Kishan has dispatched this one! On a good length around off, Kishan slogs this one towards the deep mid-wicket region to bag a boundary.
Change in bowling. Kagiso Rabada is back on. Went for 5 in his first over.
On a good length around off, Kishan guides this to the third man region to retain the strike for the next over. 84 needed in 90 balls. 27/0
Good length delivery around the off pole, Kishan pushes this to the man stationed at covers.
Back of a length ball on middle, de Kock nudges this to the square leg region for one.
A single this time around as Kishan works this to the cover region.
Cut away well but finds the man! On a good length around off, Kishan cuts this one but finds the man at cover-point.
Short of a good length around off, de Kock cuts this to the point region for a single.
Will Ashwin get another over? No. Here's Marcus Stoinis.
FOUR! Just bounces before the ropes! Could have been a six! Big over for Mumbai as they collect 13 runs off this over. Mumbai seem to be turning it up a notch now. Back of a length ball around off, Kishan slams this towards the long on region and it crosses the ropes on a bounce. 23/0
PLAY AND A MISS! On a good length around off, Kishan makes some room and looks to go big but only connects his bat with thin air.
FOUR! Kishan does not want to be left behind! He has pulled this one fine! Back of a length delivery on middle, Kishan pulls this one fine towards the mid-wicket region to bag his first boundary of the game.
Back of a length delivery on off, de Kock guides this to the third man region for a single.
FOUR! Shot! You could watch this again and again! On a good length around off, de Kock keeps his bat straight and drives this past the man at mid off and the timing on this will make sure it runs away to the fence. First boundary of the game for Mumbai as well.
On a good length outside off, de Kock pushes this to the fielder at mid on.
Flatter around middle, Kishan rocks on his back foot and pulls this to the mid-wicket region. A dot to end. Just 3 from Ashwin's second over. 10/0
Bowling change. Anrich Nortje is on now.
Short ball on off, de Kock bunts this down towards long off for a single.
Flatter around leg, de Kock tucks this to the leg side.
De Kock thought about playing a shot but pulls out in the end! Floated around off, he gets on his knees and then just taps it towards point.
Short ball around leg, Kishan works this wide of the man at long on for one.
Floated around middle, de Kock nudges this to the square leg region for a single.
A dot to end! Short ball on middle, Kishan hops and blocks this one out. 7/0
Misfield and the batters collect three! A slower back of a length ball on middle, de Kock pulls this to the mid-wicket region and Harshal Patel chases it and fumbles and before he can clean up in the deep, the batters collect three runs.
Another short of a good length delivery around off, Quinton pushes this to the point region.
Back of a length ball around leg, de Kock hops and tucks this to the deep square leg region for a couple.
Back of a length delivery around off, de Kock punches this but straight to the man at covers.
On a good length around off, de Kock pushes this to the mid on region.
Who will bowl from the other end? Will it be spin from the other end as well? No, here's Kagiso Rabada.
A dot to end the over! A great start by Ashwin. Just the 2 runs. Tossed up delivery around off, Kishan blocks this off his front foot. 2/0
Short ball around middle, Kishan works this to the leg side.
Floated on off, Kishan works this to the mid on region.
De Kock is off the mark as well! Short ball around leg, de Kock tucks this to the square leg region for a quick single.
Mumbai and Kishan are underway! Flatter around leg, Kishan tucks this to the square leg region for a single.
Ashwin starts off with a loopy ball around off, Kishan blocks this towards the covers.
We are back for the chase! The openers of Mumbai, Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan stride out into the middle. Ravichandran Ashwin will begin proceedings with the ball for Delhi. Off we go...