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Defending champion Mumbai Indians displayed a sensational all-round performance against the Delhi Capitals, as they registered a comprehensive victory in the Qualifier 1 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

Riding on half-centuries from Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan backed up by some quality bowling display from Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah ripping through the Capitals top order, the Mumbai Indians are through to their sixth final in the IPL.

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Put into bat first after losing the toss, Mumbai Indians got off to a flying start owing to a blistering knock up at the top from their in-form opener Quinton de Kock.

Quinton de Kock got Mumbai off to a great start with a quick 25-ball-40

After losing their skipper Rohit Sharma for a first-ball duck off Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling in the second over, Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav added 62 runs of just 37 balls for the second wicket.

 

Quinton de Kock(R) and Suryakumar Yadav(L) added 62 runs of just 37 balls for the second wicket

It was Ravichandran Ashwin again who provided the breakthrough for the Capitals dismissing de Kock for 40 off 25 in the eight over.

 

Ravichandran Ashwin picked up three crucial wickets giving away just 29 runs in four overs

Continuing his dream run in the season, Suryakumar Yadav(51 off 38) brought up a promising half-century, but was dismissed soon after by Anrich Nortje in the 12th over, with Mumbai in a comfortable position for a strong finish having 100/3 on the board after 12 overs.

 

Suryakumar Yadav scored 51 off 38, giving Mumbai the perfect base for a great finish

An unbeaten 60-run-partnership off just 23 balls between Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya for the sixth wicket helped the Mumbai Indians to post a massive total of 200/5 at the end of their 20 overs.

 

Ishan Kishan(L) and Hardik Pandya(R) added 60* runs off just 23 balls for for the sixth wicket

Ishan Kishan brought up his fourth half-century in the tournament as he scored an unbeaten 55 off 30 deliveries along with Hardik Pandya who was absolutely brutal on the Delhi Capitals bowlers as he scored an unbeaten 37 off just 14 balls.

 

Ishan Kishan scored an unbeaten 55 off 30 deliveries

 

Hardik Pandya played a brutal knock of 37* off just 14 balls giving Mumbai the perfect finish

Coming out to chase a massive total in a crunch game, Delhi Capitals got off to a horrifying start, as Trent Boult delivered a double-wicket maiden over to start with, removing Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane in the very first over and then Jasprit Bumrah removed Shikhar Dhawan in the next over without a single run on the board for the Delhi Capitals.

 

Trent Boult started the second innings with a double-wicket maiden

Delhi Skipper played some very good looking shots but was dismissed for 12 by Jasprit Bumrah in the fourth over, leaving Delhi in a serious spot of bother with 20/4 on the board.

 

Jasprit Bumrah picked up four wickets giving away just 14 runs in his four overs

Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel tried steadying the ship for the Capitals with a partnership of 71 off 44 deliveries for the sixth over.

Marcus Stoinis played very well for his 46-ball-65, before he was dismissed clean bowled by Jasprit Bumrah in the 16th over. Bumrah was simply outstanding in the night as he dismissed Daniel Sams just two balls later for a duck picking up his fourth wicket.

 

Marcus Stoinis played a fighting knock of 65 off 46

Axar Patel tried hard towards the end, but it was a bit too much to expect out of him and he was dismissed for 42 off 33 in the 20th over by Kieron Pollard, with the Delhi Capitals eventually falling short of the Mumbai target by 57 runs, as they could only manage 143/8 at the end of their 20 overs.

 

Axar Patel scored a 33-ball-42 towards the end

SCORECARD

Mumbai Indians(MI) – 200/5 (20/20 overs)

BATTING
Ishan Kishan* 55(30)
Suryakumar Yadav 51(38)

BOWLING
Ravichandran Ashwin 3/29(4)
Marcus Stoinis 1/5(1)

Delhi Capitals(DC) – 143/8(20/20 overs)

BATTING
Marcus Stoinis 65(46)
Axar Patel 42(33)

BOWLING
Jasprit Bumrah 4/14(4)
Trent Boult 2/9(2)

MI WON BY 57 RUNS

Man of the Match – Jasprit Bumrah
Dream11 Game Changer of the Match – Jasprit Bumrah
Tata Altroz Super Striker of the Match – Hardik Pandya
Unacademy Let’s crack it Sixes – Hardik Pandya
Cred Power Player – Trent Boult

TODAY’S MATCH(ELIMINATOR) – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
Toss – 7pm IST
Match Time – 7:30pm IST

Match can be viewed on the Star Sports Network and the Disney + Hotstar VIP subscription

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