MI vs DC Qualifier 1 Dream11 IPL 2020: Defending champions Mumbai Indians book berth in IPL 2020 finals; crush DC by 57 runs

MI vs DC Qualifier 1 Dream11 IPL 2020: Defending champions Mumbai Indians reached their sixth Indian Premier League final beating Delhi Capitals by 57 runs in the first Qualifier on Thursday.

Mumbai Indians, arguably the best T20 outfit in the history of the format, carried out a clinical decimation of Delhi Capitals by 57 runs in the first qualifier, to set sights on their fifth Indian Premier League title.

Surya Kumar Yadav (51 off 38 balls) laid the platform on which Ishan Kishan (55 not out) and Hardik Pandya (37 no off 14 balls) cashed in to take their team to 200 for 5.

The pressure of scoreboard was writ large on a wobbly Capitals top-order with Trent Boult (2/9 in 2 overs) and Jasprit Bumrah (4/14 in 4 overs) producing a ‘Test match opening spell” to eventually blow out the opposition for 143 for 8.

Delhi will however get a second shot at glory when they meet winner of the Eliminator between RCB and Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday in the second qualifier.

If there was something called putting up a team effort, then the defending champions did that to the ‘T’ on Thursday.

Prithvi Shaw (0) waited for an inswinger which never came and instead edged a Boult delivery that was delivered with angled seam. Ajinkya Rahane (0) expected an outswinger but got a “Boult special” in-dipper that had him plumb in-front.

The in-form Shikhar Dhawan (0) before he could settle down got a toe-crusher from Jasprit Bumrah that messed with his middle-stump.

It was 0/3 in 8 balls and there was nothing left in the match. Shreyas Iyer was snapped at cover off Bumrah and Rishabh Pant as usual slog swept a ball from Krunal Pandya on the imaginary fifth off-stump to be holed out in the deep as Capitals were half the side back in the dug-out for 41.

This is the sixth time that the Rohit Sharma-led franchise has reached the summit clash.

Seeing ‘Murphy’s Law’ (If something can go wrong, it will) hit Delhi Capitals is sure to invoke a sense of deja vu for those who had witnessed their 2012 season.

In the second Qualifier against Chennai Super Kings, Delhi (Daredevils back then) had dropped Morne Morkel and played an off-spinner called Sunny Gupta, who was hammered for 20 in his first over and they were routed.

On Thursday, with Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje in his corner, Iyer decided to start with inexperienced left-arm seamer Daniel Sams, who instanty taken apart by Quinton de Kock.

Capitals lost the momentum and never got it back through the entire duration of the match.

It was Suryakumar’s near flawless half-century complemented by Hardik Pandya’s death-over fireworks that saw Mumbai Indians put up an above-par total.

While Ravichandran Ashwin (3/29 in 4 overs) shone brightly with his cerebral bowling, Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy left a lot to be desired due to negative tactics as far as his pace department was concerned.

Starting with left-arm seam of Sams (0/44 in 4 overs) badly backfired and even worse was Rabada (0/4 in 4 overs) and Nortje (1/50 in 4 overs) also had a forgettable day at the office.

De Kock and Surya were in full flow as the boundaries and sixes continued to flow from their blades during the 62-run stand in only 6.1 overs.

While De Kock was severe on anything bowled short or on his legs, Surya’s flowing drives off spin and pace were a treat for the eyes.

in the end, it was big-hitting exhibition from Hardik as he kept his shape nicely to hammer Rabada and Nortje out of the park.

Brief Scores:

Mumbai Indians: 200/5 (Ishan Kushan 55 no off 30 balls, Suryakumar Yadav 51 off 38 balls, Hardik Pandya 37 no off 14 balls, R Ashwin 3/29).

Delhi Capitals: 143/8 (Marcus Stoinis 65 off 46 balls, Jasprit Bumrah 4/14).

11.07pm
MI wins by 57 runs

Pollard bowls the final over as MI power to a 57-run win. This has been extremely easy for the defending champions who are in their sixth IPL final.

11.06pm
DC go 8 down

The wickets keep falling for DC and it falls in the last over as well. Axar’s gone as well. Goes across the line, mistimes, and Rahul Chahar takes a juggling, tumbling catch.

11.03pm

Nathan Coulter-Nile runs in for the penultimate over. Axar tonks him for a six but that really doesn’t matter.

DC-129/7 after 19 overs; need more 72 from 6 balls

10.57pm

Bumrah back to bowl his last over in the 18th. Could we have a second fifer of the season? 3 runs off this over as well. Bumrah ends with 4/14. His career-best T20 figures

DC-118/7 after 18 overs; need more 83 from 12 balls

10.53pm

Coulter-Nile bowls the 17th. With seven wickets down, there’s not much Rabada and Axar can do now. Just three runs from this over.

DC-115/7 after 17 overs; need more 86 from 18 balls

10.49pm

Jasprit Bumrah picks a four-wicket haul and what a fine bowling show this has been from Mumbai. MI is now inches away from the final of IPL 2020.

DC-112/7 after 16 overs; need more 89 from 24 balls

10.47pm
Bumrah gets his 4th; DC go 7 down

Bumrah gets his fourth wicket tonight. A bouncer and Daniel Sams wanted to play that with closed eyes. Only manages his gloves to it and Quinton de Kock does the rest. Another DC batsman departs for duck.

10.42pm
Bumrah strikes; Stoinis falls for 65

Bumrah comes back into the attack and breaches Stonis’ defence first ball. A very good innings come to end, and it all likelihood DC’s hopes as well.

Strategic Timeout taken

10.41pm
100 comes up for DC

Axar Patel has certainly given the DC fans a reason to cherish. Two big sixes against Kieron Pollard and DC go past the 100-run mark.

DC-112/5 after 15 overs; need more 89 from 30 balls

10.36pm

Stoinis is batting on 63 and he has Axar Patel, who can play the second fiddle. Mumbai will look to break this partnership as quickly as possible

DC-97/5 after 14 overs; need more 104 from 36 balls

10.32pm
6,4,4

Rahul Chahar is having a forgettable night! Stoinis gets stuck into him early, with a six and a four before Pollard’s misfield gifts another boundary to Axar Patel. These are not hurting MI yet, but Rohit would want Chahar to find his length soon.

DC-92/5 after 13 overs; need more 110 from 42 balls

10.26pm

Krunal continues. Quite an eventful over that without much really happening. Starts with two excellent yorkers, and ends with a bouncer. Meanwhile, Stoinis reaches a well-compiled 50.

DC-75/5 after 12 overs; need more 126 from 48 balls

10.25pm
Fifty for Marcus Stoinis

A steely fifty this from Stoinis, who has been the sole positive in this DC innings. Third fifty for the Aussie in IPL 2020.

10.24pm

Top stuff from Kieron Pollard as he gives just three runs from his second over and Delhi is nothing but suffocated.

DC-68/5 after 11 overs; need more 133 from 54 balls 

10.18pm
We reach the halfway mark of DC’s chase

Krunal continues, and concedes just four singles after that 19-run over from Chahar. Stoinis is looking good, but can he do the unthinkable tonight? At the halfway stage, it looks a really tall order to be honest.

DC-65/5 after 10 overs; need more 136 from 60 balls

10.15pm
Fifty comes up for DC; Stoinins keeps DC’s hopes alive

Marcus Stoinis has decided to attack as he smokes Rahul Chahar for 19 with a boundary and two huge sixes. Mumbai can afford as it has wiped off the top-order.

DC-61/5 after 9 overs; need more 140 from 66 balls

10.11pm

DC’s asking rate already inches towards 13 as Krunal ambles in, and strikes! Wow, quite an innocuous delivery that but Pant decides to slog sweep, mistimes and is taken by Suryakumar Yadav. Pant’s foor form continues.

DC-42/5 after 8 overs; need more 159 from 72 ballls

10.09pm
DC lose half their side!

Slightly slower from Krunal and drifting away from the left-hander. Pant gets underneath it but no real timing or connection there; taken at long-on by Suryakumar.

10.03pm
Strategic Timeout taken

Pollard came to bowl the seventh over and did a commendable job. The Mumbai Indians vice-captain conceded just 4 runs from the over along with two dots.

DC-36/4 after 7 overs; need more 165 from 78 balls

9.58pm
End of Powerplay

Nathan Coulter-Nile bowls the last over of the powerplay. A boundary off the last ball means seven come from this over. Just 32 runs and 4 wickets from powerplay.

DC-32/4 after 6 overs; need more 169 from  84 balls

9.54pm

Neat over from Krunal who could have had Stoinis had Hardik not misjudged that one. Just five from that over though as Krunal’s back of length deliveries didn’t give any room to Stoinis to free his arms.

DC-25/4 after 5 overs; need more 176  from 90 balls

9.52pm
Stoinis dropped by Hardik!

Dropped and four! Stoinis fails to get the connection he wanted off Krunal and Hardik misjudged that at mid-on. Lucky boundary for Stoinis

9.50pm

Delhi keeps losing wickets as Bumrah picks his second as he removes Shreyas Iyer and Rohit Sharma packs off the Delhi skipper with an excellent catch at cover. This game is done and dusted, unless Delhi pulls off a miracle.

DC-20/4 after 4 overs; need more 181 from 96 balls

9.49pm
DC go 4 down

Iyer crashes a four through the covers as Bumrah bowls the 4th. Goes the same shot again and this time Rohit catches him at cover. Iyer goes for 12. Pant joins Stoinis at 6

9.43pm

Boult continues and good intent there from DC skipper who nails a boundary on either side of the wicket, Still, a steep chase, but that’s the way to go.

DC-15/3 after 3 overs

9.38pm

Jasprit Bumrah with a peach of a yorker castles Shikhar Dhawan and Delhi has almost lost this game. Marcus Stoinis finds a boundary to get the runs on board. Mumbai attacking with its two premier fast bowlers.

DC-6/3 after 2 overs

9.36pm

Bumrah strikes with an swinging Yorker and cleans up Shikhar Dhawan. Top three batters are gone without scoring and DC

9.35pm

Sensational stuff from MI. Jasprit Bumrah delivers a screaming yorker to Dhawan whose defence his breached. Super stuff!

9.32pm
Double wicket maiden from Boult!

Dream start for MI. Trent Boult has landed thunderboults as he removes Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane for ducks and Mumbai has strangled Delhi in chase of 201. Delhi needs something extraordinary from here.

DC-0/2 after 1 over

9.31pm
Double for Boult; DC go 2 down

Boult looking extremely dangerous now. Traps Rahane in the front and DC totter after losing two of its top-order batsmen.

9.28pm
Shaw falls for golden duck

Boult strikes in first over and Prithvi Shaw’s woeful form continues. Scrambled seam, moving away and Shaw, without moving his feet, itching for a contact, nicks behind to the keeper.

9.25pm
We are back with DC’s chase

Shaw and Dhawan walks out to bat for DC; Boult to start off proceedings for MI

9.11pm
End of MI’s innings

A couple of maximums in the previous over. And now, replicating the same against Anrich Nortje. Pandya finishes with 37 off just 14 deliveries to take MI past the 200 mark.

MI-200/5 after 20 overs

9.06pm
Rabada has gone for a smacking today!

18 runs from Rabada’s final over. Starts with a couple of sixes to Pandya before nailing two yorkers. Ishan joins the party too with an ill-timed, well-placed four.

MI-180/5 after 19 overs

9.01pm
150 up for MI

Hardik Pandya tees off with a maximum and then Ishan Kishan joins him as Daniel Sams leaks 17 runs to finish with expensive figures of 4-0-44-0. The first ball is a full toss, blasted by Hardik for six. The last ball is also blasted for six – this time by Kishan.

MI-162/5 after 18 overs

8.56pm

Stoinis bowls for the first time in the match strikes first ball! Starts with a slower ball outside Krunal’s off stump and the shot, coming off the toe-end of the bat, is easily caught by Sams. Hardik Pandya walks in, and Stoinis ends the over with just five runs and a wicket.

MI-145/5 after 17 overs

8.51pm
MI lose half their side

Slower and wide from Stoinis, Krunal Pandya goes hard and doesn’t get hold of it. Sams takes a comfortable catch in the deep.

8.50pm
DC concede another expensive over!

Iyer straightaway goes to Nortje after an expensive over from Rabada. Kishan flicks a firebolt for four to the leg side. Krunal then top edges a shot for six. A late cut for four to end the over. 18 runs from that Nortje over as MI get a move on. Ishan Kishan is looking really dangerous.

MI-140/4 after 16 overs

8.45pm
Ishan Kishan-Pandya rebuild MI’s momentum

Rabada bowls the 15th. Ishan Kishan with a four and a six in that over as MI take 14 from that over. Lovely hitting there from the young left-hander.

MI-122/4 after 15 overs

8.38pm
Strategic Timeout taken

DC steal in an over from Sams, which goes for just 5. Ishan Kishan and Krunal Pandya looking to rebuild MI’s momentum.

MI-108/4 after 14 overs

8.35pm

Excellent over from Ashwin, who is bowling at a delightful pace and teasing flight. Gets rid of Pollard by beating the big man in flight. Just three runs from this. DC have truly found inroads after having conceded just 40 runs in last seven overs.

MI-103/4 after 13 overs

8.31pm
Ashwin removes Pollard for duck!

Sensational comeback from DC Ashwin flights it and is rewarded. Pollard goes after this carrom ball and is taken at long-on by a diving Kagiso Rabada and with that DC have applied the brakes on this MI innings.

8.30pm
100 comes up for MI

Anrich Nortje strikes to remove Suryakumar Yadav who departs for a well-made 51 off 38 deliveries. Kieron Pollard surives a hue LBW appeal as Nortje pins him with a yorker but Delhi don’t have a review.

MI-100/3 afte