IPL 2020 Playoffs: Mumbai beat Delhi to reach final

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Defending champions Mumbai Indians have reached the final for the second time in a row, receiving expectations for the IPL 2020 season. Mumbai, who won the qualifier-1 match against Delhi Capitals by 57 runs in Dubai on Thursday night, advanced straight to the final. Ishant Kishan (55 not out: 4×4, 3×6 off 30 balls), Suryakumar Yadav (51:38 off 6×4, 2×6) and Hardik Pandya (37 not out: 5×6 off 14 balls) played aggressively in the first over to help Mumbai Indians win the toss and elected to bat first. Made runs. Among the Delhi bowlers, Ashwin took three wickets while Nortez and Stainis took one wicket each. Jaspreet Bumra (4/14) and Trent Boult (2/9) were the main contributors to the Delhi Capitals’ loss of 143/8. Stainis (6×4, 3×6 off 65:46 balls) was the top scorer in the team. Akshar Patel (2×4, 3×6 off 42:33 balls) batted for a while to close the gap on Delhi. Despite losing the qualifier-1 match, Delhi have another chance to win the qualifier-2 match to be played in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. This is the sixth time that Mumbai has reached the final. It is already known that the team has won the title four times.

Delhi Capitals started poorly with a 201-run target. In the first over, Trent Boult bowled opener Prithviraj Shah (0), followed by Ajinkya Rahane (0). Bumra bowled the second over. With that .. Delhi, which stood at 0/3, could not recover. Shreyas Iyer (12: 8), who was at the crease for a while, was also bowled by Bumrah. Rishabh Pant (3) continued his poor form. With that .. by the end of 7.5 overs, Delhi’s loss of 41/5 was almost certain. But .. Stainis – Akshar Patel duo faced the Mumbai bowlers for a while and established a 71-run partnership for the sixth wicket, again raising hopes in the Delhi camp. However .. Bumrah came back to bowl in the 16th over and clean bowled Stoinis off the first ball to seal Delhi’s defeat. Akshar Patel was also dismissed in the last over.

Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer, who had won the toss earlier in the match, opted for fielding. With that .. Rohit Sharma (0), who started the Mumbai innings with opener Decock (5×4, 1×6 off 40:25 balls), came back as the Golden Duck. However, Decock, who played aggressively, shared a 52-run stand for the second wicket with Suryakumar Yadav. Decock, who was close to a half-century in this sequence, was bowled by Ashwin after a huge shot. Ishant Kishan, who came in later, batted slowly at first. How much is that ..? In the first 14 balls he made 11 runs. It does not even have a boundary. But .. Ishaan hit four fours and three sixes in the last 16 balls .. He scored 44 runs in one over. Suryakumar Yadav was out after half a century. Kieran Pollard (0) and Krunal Pandya (1×6 off 13:10 balls) were the next to disappoint. But .. Hardik Pandya who came into the crease in the 17th over of the innings .. started batting from the 18th over. In the 19th over of the innings, Hardik bowled the first two balls for sixes. Hardik hit two sixes in the last over for Nortez bowling.

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