MI vs DC : Super Shepherd, Dangerous David’s carnage sees MI at 234/5

MI vs DC

MI vs DC : The Wankhede Stadium witnessed an absolute run-fest as Mumbai Indians put on a batting exhibition against Delhi Capitals. After being put in to bat first, MI openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan provided a blistering start, laying the foundation for a massive total. Romario Shepherd and Tim David gave an absolutely out of the world finishing, especially shepherd who hit 32 runs in the final, the most amount of runs scored in this season in an over. Mumbai Indians ended up at 234/5, the chase for Delhi Capitals is going to be a very tough one and need some extra special knocks if DC were to win.

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MI vs DC Innings Progression

MI vs DC Powerplay ( 0 to 6 overs )

The opening duo of Rohit (49 off 27) and Kishan (42 off 23) took the DC bowling attack to the cleaners right from the outset. They displayed an array of delightful strokes all around the wicket, finding the boundaries with ease. Rohit was particularly aggressive, smashing 6 fours and 3 sixes during the powerplay as MI raced to 75/0 after the fielding restrictions were lifted.

MI vs DC
MI vs DC : Ro-HIT’s in powerplay

 MI vs DC Middle overs ( 7 to 15 overs )

DC fought back by striking at regular intervals through Axar Patel and Khaleel Ahmed. While Rohit missed out on a well-deserved fifty, Kishan continued his onslaught before falling to a sensational return catch by Axar. Suryakumar Yadav’s rare failure and Tilak Varma’s struggle meant MI slipped to 138/4. However, Hardik Pandya (39 off 33) and Tim David (45 off 21) rebuilt with a crucial 54-run stand to keep the scoreboard ticking.

MI vs DC
MI vs DC : Axar gets Rohit

MI vs DC Death overs ( 16 to 20 overs)

The last 5 overs turned out to be complete mayhem as MI plundered 96 runs, thanks to some unbelievable ball-striking by Romario Shepherd. The big-hitting West Indian all-rounder took Anrich Nortje to the cleaners in the final over, smashing an outrageous 32 runs to propel MI to a daunting 234/5. Tim David played the perfect second fiddle with his blistering cameo.

MI vs DC
MI vs DC : Shepherd’s insane 39(10) with 32 runs in last over

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MI vs DC : MI partnerships

First wicket -75 runs – Rohit & Kishan

Second wicket- 16 runs – Rohit & Surya

Third wicket-47 runs – Kishan & Tilak

Fourth wicket – 54 runs- Hardik & Tim David

Fifth wicket -45* – Hardik & Shepherd

MI vs DC : Fall of wickets

49/1 – Rohit (6.6 ov)
80/2 – Kishan (10.2 ov)
92/3 – Surya (7.3 ov)
120/4 – Tilak (12.4 ov)
189/5 – Hardik (17.5 ov)

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MI vs DC : Performance overview

Batting Performance of Mumbai Indians:

Mumbai Indians put up a dazzling batting display, amassing an imposing total of 234/5 in their 20 overs. Here’s a summary of their batting performance:

Openers – Rohit Sharma (49 off 27) and Ishan Kishan (42 off 23) gave MI a blistering start, scoring 75 runs in the powerplay without losing a wicket. Their aggressive intent and stroke-making put DC on the backfoot early on.

Middle Order – After the openers departed, the middle order experienced a brief wobble with Suryakumar Yadav’s rare failure (0 off 2) and Tilak Varma’s struggle (6 off 5). However, Hardik Pandya (39 off 33) and Tim David (45 off 21) rebuilt with a crucial 54-run stand to keep the momentum going.

Finishers – The last 5 overs turned into absolute carnage as Romario Shepherd unleashed an incredible onslaught, smashing an unbeaten 39 off just 10 balls, including 4 sixes. His big-hitting was well complemented by Tim David as MI plundered 96 runs in the death overs.

MI vs DC
MI vs DC : MI puts extraordinary performance

Bowling Performance of Delhi Capitals:

Despite conceding a massive total, Delhi Capitals’ bowlers had their moments, but were largely overwhelmed by MI’s batting might. Here’s a summary of their bowling performance:

Pacers – Anrich Nortje (2/65) was the most successful bowler, but went for plenty of runs, especially in the final over where he conceded 32 runs to Shepherd. Ishant Sharma (0/21) and Jhye Richardson (0/40) were quite expensive as well.

Spinners – Axar Patel (2/35) was the standout performer, striking crucial blows by dismissing the well-set Rohit and Kishan. However, he went wicketless in the death overs. Khaleel Ahmed (1/39) and Lalit Yadav (0/15) struggled to contain the batters.

Overall, while DC managed to strike at regular intervals, they failed to build enough pressure and were eventually undone by the onslaught from MI’s batters, especially in the death overs.

MI vs DC
MI vs DC : DC’s bowling woes continues

MI vs DC : Interesting facts

  • This was Rohit’s 1000th run against DC in IPL, becoming only the 3rd batter to achieve the feat against multiple opponents.
  • MI’s 75/0 after the powerplay was their highest this season and DC’s worst powerplay figures.
  • Romario Shepherd’s 39 off 10 balls was the highest individual score by a #8 batter in IPL history.
  • The 96 runs plundered in the last 5 overs was also MI’s best in the death overs this season.

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