IPL 2021, Live Cricket Score, Delhi Capitals (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI): Delhi Capitals end their losing streak against Mumbai Indians in their first meeting in IPL 2021 with a six-wicket win at Chepauk. A clinical, all-round performance from Delhi saw them restricting MI to 137/9, before Shikhar Dhawan anchored yet another chase for Delhi Capitals. It was not an easy track to bat, but Dhawan's 53-run partnership with Steve Smith laid the foundation for the chase. A special word for old warhorse Amit Mishra, who, playing his first IPL match of the season, returned with four wickets.That brings an end to tonight's action, but cricket resumes tomorrow with Punjab Kings taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the same venue tomorrow. Do join us for the coverage tomorrow. Until then, it is good night from here. Stay safe, and take care!
Preview: Delhi Capitals (DC) have a new home, and that is Chennai as action moves for them from run-scoring Mumbai to the slow-paced Chennai wicket.
The Rishabh Pant-led side got off to a great start in this year's tournament with a win over the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) but their bowlers misfired in the second game against Rajasthan Royals (RR) as they lost a close game by 3 wickets. In the third game, DC came back strongly, making short work of Punjab Kings (PBKS), beating them by 6 wickets in an emphatic fashion.
DC captain Rishabh pant and MI captain Rohit Sharma. Sportzpics
Mumbai Indians started the season on a losing note, but they have been on the rise since then. They beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in back-to-back games to collect points. The one challenge they will face against DC is to chase the target. The Chennai wicket is quite slow in nature and here chasing has been an issue for teams this season so far. In the only game MI lost in the season, they were chasing. DC too will be playing their first game at Chepauk and they are playing it in less than 48 hours of landing from Mumbai. Wankhede track had runs in it while in Chennai, scoring is not that easy. It will be a huge task for DC to adjust and adapt quickly here to make sure their campaign is on track.
There will be some exciting match-ups to look out for. Rishabh Pant vs Jasprit Bumrah will be one of them. Bumrah has had dominance over Pant in the past but with DC captain in form of his life currently, it will be interesting to see how Bumrah fares against him.
Also, looking at the slow nature of the pitch at Chepauk, we may see DC finally including Amit Mishra in the XI. Also, Mishra likes bowling against Rohit.
All players from both teams will be available for selection and there are no injury concerns on both sides. MI coach Mahela Jayawardene did mention about a niggle Hardik Pandya is facing and that is the reason the all-rounder is not bowling but he should be fine to continue playing today.
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Adam Milne, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, James Neesham, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Lukman Meriwala, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Aniruddha Joshi, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Shimron Hetmyer, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje, Vishnu Vinod, Manimaran Siddharth, Shams Mulani, Ripal Patel