DC vs MI, IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals chased down the target of 138 with 6 wickets and 5 balls in hand to register their first win over Mumbai Indians in over two years on Tuesday.
IPL 2021: DC register 1st win in Chennai after 11 years after Mishra special (Courtesy of BCCI/PTI)
- Delhi Capitals registered their first win over Mumbai Indians since March 24, 2019
- The win was also Delhi’s first at the MA Chidambaram Stadium since IPL 2010
- DC’s 3rd win this season helped them move up to second position on the IPL 2021 points table
Delhi Capitals finally managed to break their unbeaten streak against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday thanks to some superb performances from veterans Amit Mishra and Shikhar Dhawan at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
DC chased down the target of 138 with 6 wickets and 5 balls in hand to register their first win over MI in over two years after having won against the 5-time champions back on March 24, 2019.
It was Amit Mishra who plotted Mumbai’s downfall in the match with figures of 4 for 24 in 4 overs. Mishra got the big wickets of Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan to register the best bowling figures by a DC bowler against MI in the IPL.
His spell proved to be the turning point as MI collapsed from 67 for 1 to 84 for 6 and eventually ended up with a below-par 137 for 9 on a sluggish pitch.
Dhawan, who has been in the form of his life in this year’s IPL, then took over the run chase by playing intelligent cricket.
He stitched a 53-run partnership with Steve Smith (33) for the 2nd wicket to lay a solid platform for his team before cutting loose in the middle overs to score 45 runs off 42 balls with 5 fours and a six.
‘Mishi bhai got us back’
Things got a little close in the final stages of the match but Lalit Yadav (22 not out) and Shimron Hetmyer (14 not out) held their nerves to take the team over the line with their unbroken 23-run stand.
“When we started we were under a bit of pressure, but Mishi bhai got us back into the game. It was a low-scoring match, but a difficult pitch to bat on. We just wanted to keep it simple and we wanted to restrict them to at least 140-150,” DC skipper Rishabh Pant said after the match.
DC’s third win this season helped them move up to second position on the IPL 2021 points table. It was also Delhi’s first win at the Chepauk since IPL 2010.
Delhi Capitals will next face 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad at the same venue on April 25.