Delhi Capitals notched up a six-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in a low-scoring IPL match right here on Tuesday.
Experienced leg-spinner Amit Mishra snared 4 wickets as Delhi produced a disciplined bowling efficiency to prohibit Mumbai to a below-par 137 for 9 after deciding to bat first on the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Mumbai suffered a middle-order collapse on a sluggish Chepauk monitor after they had been 67 for two at one stage as Delhi led by Mishra (4/24) made a spectacular comeback.
Opting to bat, Mumbai misplaced opener Quinton De Kock (1) early, who edged a Marcus Stoinis (1/20) supply to Rishabh Pant in the third over.
Suryakumar Yadav (24) then joined Rohit Sharma (44), who bought his first boundary – a sublime drive, which raced to deep further cowl fence in the third over. The duo rallied the innings with their 58-run stand.
Rohit took on ace off-spinner Ravichandra Ashwin (0/30) in the 4th over which fetched 15 runs. The Mumbai skipper hammered a boundary and a most – a loft over further cowl, whereas Surya additionally bought one boundary, courtesy an outdoor edge.
Rohit then hit Kagiso Rabada (1/25) for a six over long-off. Surya then hit successive fours off Mishra as Mumbai raced to 55 for one after six overs.
However, Delhi pegged again the defending champions by grabbing three fast wickets.
First Avesh Khan (2/15) dismissed Surya, who nicked one to Pant after which Mishra eliminated Rohit and Hardik Pandya (0) in the ninth over as Mumbai slipped to 77 for 4. Both Rohit and Hardik holed out at lengthy on.
Mumbai then misplaced half its aspect for 81 as Krunal Pandya (1) chopped an under-cutting arm ball by Lalit Yadav (1/17) onto his stumps. Mishra then used his googly to lure Kieron Pollard (2) in entrance of the wicket, as MI was teetering at 84 for six.
In the top, a accountable 26 from Ishan Kishan, who turned Mishra’s fourth wicket, coupled with Jayant Yadav’s 23 took the aspect past the 125-run mark.