IPL2024: Highlights of the Mumbai Indians’ first innings vs DC in Match 20

DC captain Rishabh Pant chose to bowl after winning the toss, since it was a more advantageous location for the pursuing team.

On Sunday, April 7, the Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) square off in Indian Premier League (IPL) Match 20. The hosts, who had lost their previous three games, went back to Wankhede Stadium in an attempt to start a winning streak. Conversely, Delhi arrived following a devastating 106-run loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

DC captain Rishabh Pant chose to bowl after winning the toss, since it was a more advantageous location for the pursuing team. The home team made three changes, the most prominent being the addition of Suryakumar Yadav in place of Naman Dhir. The visitors made two changes to their lineup from the previous game.

Here is a look at the Mumbai Indians’ 20th match against the Delhi Capitals, highlighted in the first innings:

Mumbai Indians: 25 balls and 4.1 overs yielded 50 runs.

DC got off to a respectable start thanks to Khaleel Ahmed, but Rohit Sharma sought to cause trouble and Ishant Sharma handed up 14 runs in the second over. In Khaleel’s second over, the southpaw blasted a couple of boundaries, but Kishan did not want to sit on the sidelines. In the first ball of the fifth over, Rohit struck another six into the stands after hitting two consecutive sixes in the fourth over, taking the team’s total above 50 runs.

Powerplay 1: Required – 75 runs, 0 wickets; Overs 0.1 to 6.0

Axar Patel, a left-arm spinner, let up 14 runs in his opening over. Lalit Yadav delivered the penultimate over of the powerplay, which saw Rohit smash three boundaries to guarantee MI got off to a fast start.

First strategic timeout: Mumbai Indians – 80/1 in 7.0 overs (Ishan Kishan (25* off 15), Suryakumar Yadav (0* off 0).

On the last ball of the seventh over, Axar Patel cut short Rohit Sharma’s exciting performance just as he appeared to be on his way to a huge score. The former MI captain provided his squad the start they needed even though he was only one run short of a half-century (49 off 27 balls). The game’s first Strategic Timeout was signalled by the wicket as well.

Mumbai Indians: 9.5 overs, 59 balls, for 100 runs

The season’s opening game for Suryakumar Yadav was a complete disaster as the standout batsman went out for a two-ball duck. When Anrich Nortje was first introduced, the Proteas pacer quickly made a significant breakthrough. There are smiles in the DC camp since two important players are back in the cabin. But Ishan Kishan was hitting the ball quickly, and in the tenth over, the southpaw hit a six against Nortje to surpass the hundred runs for MI.

Strategic Timeout 2: 15 overs, Mumbai Indians 138/4 Tim David (4* off 6) and Hardik Pandya (31* off 27)

MI was scoring quickly, but they were also losing wickets. In the eleventh over, Axar Patel caught and bowled Ishan Kishan (42 off 23), while in the thirteenth over, Khaleel Ahmed removed Tilak Varma (6 off 5). MI’s scoring pace was halted by two wickets in a row, and they were 138/4 in 15 overs when the umpire called for a second pause.

Check Out: Axar Patel sends Kishan packing by pulling one out of thin air

Mumbai Indians: 96 balls and 150 runs in 16 overs

On the opening ball of the sixteenth over, Tim David hit a maximum off Jhye Richardson, setting the tone for the scoring in the dying over. MI hit 150 runs on the last delivery with a single.

Mumbai Indians: 114 balls and 200 runs in 19 overs

Tim David and Hardik Pandya restored the momentum, but MI lost their captain in the eighteenth over. Romario Shepherd came to the crease as a result, joining David in the fun. In the 19th over, the Australian batsman struck two consecutive boundaries to give MI 200 runs.

Mumbai Indians: 234/5 at the end of the first innings (20 overs)

Romario Shepherd unleashed his beast mode against Anrich Nortje, helping MI score 32 off the last over. With two fours and four sixes hammered, the Caribbean all-rounder elevated MI’s total to a commanding 234. Shepherd scored 39 off only 10 balls to cap up his memorable cameo. DC has a difficult chase ahead of them; let’s see what happens in the second inning.

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