Fast bowler Avesh Khan, left-arm spinner Axar Patel’s three wickets each and Shreyas Iyer’s unbeaten 33 runs and Ravichandran Ashwin’s brilliant six off the first ball of the last over helped Delhi Capitals beat defending champions Mumbai Indians in the 46th match of IPL 2021. I have created problems for Mumbai after beating by four wickets on Saturday. Delhi won the match by making 132 for six in 19.1 overs after restricting Mumbai to 129 for eight in 20 overs. This is Delhi’s ninth win in 12 matches and they are second in the points table with 18 points.
On the other hand, this is Mumbai’s seventh defeat in 12 matches and they are in sixth place with 10 points. Mumbai will now have to win both the remaining matches to go to the playoffs, see the results of the other teams and also improve their run rate. Delhi captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and decided to field first. Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma became a victim of passion after scoring seven runs in 10 balls with the help of a four. Quinton de Kock was dismissed for 19 runs in 18 balls with the help of a four and a six.
Suryakumar Yadav scored 33 runs in 26 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes and became the second victim of Axar. Saurabh Tiwary became the third victim of Axar after scoring 15 runs in 18 balls with the help of a four. Kieron Pollard was bowled by Enrich Nortje. Pollard scored six runs in nine balls. Avesh bowled Hardik Pandya and Nathan Coulter-Nile in the 19th over. Pandya hit two fours in 17 runs off 18 balls.
Jayant Yadav hit a four and a six in 11 runs in just four balls. Jayant was dismissed on the next ball after hitting a six off the first ball of off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the last over of the innings. Krunal Pandya hit a six off Ashwin’s last ball and took Mumbai to 129. Krunal remained unbeaten on 13 runs with the help of a four and a six.
Avesh took three wickets for 15 runs in four overs and Axar took three wickets for 21 runs in four overs. Nortje and Ashwin got a wicket each.