New Delhi. Mumbai Indians (MI) were defeated by Delhi Capitals (MI vs DC) by 4 wickets in the 46th match of IPL 2021. Batting first in this match, Mumbai scored 129 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Delhi won the match by scoring 132 runs in 5 balls. This was Mumbai Indians’ fourth defeat in five matches in the second half of the league. The team is at 7th position in the points table. Despite this, the team’s bowling coach Shane Bond believes that Mumbai still has a chance to make it to the playoffs (IPL 2021 Playoffs). He also told its formula.
Bond admitted after the match that Mumbai Indians did not perform at their best in the second half of the IPL in the UAE. They said we’re playing fine, we know we’re not playing anywhere near our best, but we’re still in the competition. We shall see what happens next. We have won only five matches, but if we win our remaining 2 matches by a good margin and the results of some matches go in our favor, then we also have a chance to make it to the playoffs.
Bowlers gave us chances to win: Bond
He said that we thought that if we score around 145 runs, then we will have a chance to win and our thinking was proved right by the bowlers to a great extent. He gave us a chance to win the match. But I think Delhi batted well in the middle overs and tried to hit some big shots against our bowlers. We knew it would be difficult to defend this score.
Mumbai Indians in seventh place
Mumbai Indians have won just five out of the 12 matches they have played in IPL 2021 and have 10 points. The team is currently at 7th position in the points table. For a place in the playoffs, Mumbai is competing with KKR, Rajasthan and Punjab Kings. These three teams also have 10-10 points and they also have two matches left. Mumbai will need to win both their remaining league matches to keep their playoff hopes alive.