Things were not looking great for Mumbai Indians (MI) since the beginning of the match. Delhi Capitals (DC) were confident enough in their chase & that resulted in a win for DC by 4 wickets.
Despite their defeat on Saturday, Mumbai Indians still have a chance to qualify for the play offs. Delhi Capitals on the other hand are looking good & they are at a good position in the point table.
We predicted in our last Fantasy Prediction & Dream11 Prediction that it will be DC who will come at the top. The way match ended, DC proved our Fantasy Prediction & Dream11 Prediction right. Capitals came out as a winner in the end. Our fantasy prediction for probable playing XI & Dream11 Team prediction was 100% accurate. You can follow us for more accurate fantasy tips & Dream11 predictions.
First Innings: MI vs DC
It was DC who won toss & gave an opportunity to Mumbai Indians to go first on a pitch which clearly looked like a spinner’s paradise. It was a smart move by skipper Pant & it payed off well by the end. It was Avesh who produced the first breakthrough when Rohit Sharma – believe it or not – miscued a pull to deep third man. Axar then ran into two left-handers and trumped both of them. He first dangled one away from Quinton de Kock’s reach and had him carving a catch to backward point. Then, he zipped one away from Saurabh Tiwary from around the wicket.
Mumbai’s middle order largely strolled through the middle overs, not managing to score even a single boundary for 35 balls between the 11th and 17th overs. After pounding the deck with heavy lengths in the early exchanges, Nortje cut his pace down to 123kph and had Kieron Pollard chopping on in the 15th over. MI’s innings were over before they could realize it at a score of 129 for 8 in 20 overs.
Second Innings: MI vs DC
Although, Capitals new that it is a bowling pitch, even then they were not prepared for the surprises. They lost their top 3 at very early stage & because of which it looked like MI is back in the game. There might have been jitters in Capitals’ camp when Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult also struck to reduce them to 93 for 6 at the start of the 14th over. Iyer and Ashwin, however, settled them by calmly knocking off ones and twos.
Iyer, who had arrived in the powerplay, didn’t hit a boundary until the 17th over, when he swiped Coulter-Nile over midwicket. He meted out similar treatment to Bumrah in the 18th to effectively get the dirty job done.
Delhi Capitals 132/6 (Shreyas Iyer 33*, Rishabh Pant 26; Trent Boult 1/24, Jasprit Bumrah 1/29) beat Mumbai Indians 129/8 (Suryakumar Yadav 33, Quinton de Kock 19; Avesh Khan 3/15, Axar Patel 3/21) by 4 wickets.
Man of the Match: Axar Patel