Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 37 runs
Match 3 of the 2019 VIVO IPL between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) at Wankhede stadium began with full enthusiasm and ‘Josh‘ in players and fans. MI won the toss and choose to field.
Delhi Capitals formerly known as Delhi Daredevils with a hope of starting this new season with positive energies came out to bat.
DC Playing XI – S Dhawan, P Shaw, S Iyer*, R Pant (wk), C Ingram, K Paul, A Patel, R Tewatia, K Rabada, T Boult, I Sharma.
Asked to bat first DC did not start off well. Opener Prithvi Shaw was caught out by Quinton de Kock for 7 runs. After Shaw, DC captain Shreyas Iyer also lost his wicket early. With 2 early dismissals, DC batsmen did not give up. Colin Ingram and opener Shikhar Dhawan formed a decent partnership of 83 runs.
Ingram’s dismissal came out as a ‘shagun’ for DC as it gave chance to Rishabh Pant to come out and perform. Pant made it crystal clear from the first ball that he is not going to leave any corner of the stadium to smash runs. Pant splendidly scored 78 runs off just 27 balls with a strike rate of 288.88. His 78 runs consisted of 7 fours and 7 sixes. With a superficial knock by Pant, DC reached a total of 213 runs in 20 overs. Also, Pant became the 12th player to score the fastest fifty in IPL.
MI Playing XI – R Sharma*, Q de Kock (wk), S Yadav, K Pandya, Y Singh, K Pollard, H Pandya, B Cutting, M McClenaghan, R Salam, J Bumrah.
MI openers Rohit Sharma and de Kock in a hush to release down the pressure of the run rate got off early. Ishant Sharma sent both the openers to the dugout for little runs. Yuvraj played a hopeful knock of 53 off 35 balls but no one supported at the other end. Kieron Pollard and Yuvraj Singh were able to put 50 runs on the board together. Keemo Paul broke the partnership and dismissed Pollard for 21 runs.
Kagiso Rabada took the important wicket of Yuvraj in the 19th over. Both Ishant and Rabada took two wickets each and Trent and Paul took one wicket each. MI was all out for 176 runs in 19.2 overs. DC registered the win over MI with a sufficient margin of 37 runs.
The Presentation ceremony concluded with the following Awards
Man of the Match – Rishabh Pant
Dream11 Gamechanger of the Match – Rahul Tewatia
FBB Stylish Player of the Match – Yuvraj Singh
Harrier Super Striker of the Match – Rishabh Pant
Vivo Perfect Catch of the Match – Rahul Tewatia
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