MI vs DC IPL Match 20 – : MI Edge High-Scoring Thriller at Wankhede, Stubbs 71* Goes in Vain

Hardik Pandya and RIshabh Pant

Mumbai Indians Defeat Delhi Capitals in High-Scoring Thriller

Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by 29 runs in a high-scoring IPL 2024 match at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Batting first, Mumbai Indians posted an imposing 234/5 in their 20 overs thanks to blistering knocks from Tim David (45* off 21) and Romario Shepherd (39* off 10). Delhi Capitals gave a strong reply but fell short, scoring 205/8.

Mumbai’s innings was built around aggressive cameos from openers Rohit Sharma (49 off 27) and Ishan Kishan (42 off 23). After a mid-innings stutter, Tim David and Romario Shepherd plundered 84 runs in the last 4 overs to propel Mumbai to 234/5.

For Delhi, Prithvi Shaw struck a breezy 66 off 40 balls but the standout performance came from Tristan Stubbs who smashed 71 off just 25 balls. His massive hitting kept Delhi in the hunt before Mumbai’s bowlers managed to contain them to 205/8.

Jasprit Bumrah (2/22) and Gerald Coetzee (4/34) were the pick of the Mumbai bowlers. Romario Shepherd also chipped in with a crucial wicket.

The match saw multiple brilliant individual performances but Mumbai’s ability to capitalize on the death overs with the bat proved to be the difference. Tim David was named Player of the Match for his fiery 45* off just 21 balls.

With this win, Mumbai have moved up to 3rd place on the points table while Delhi remain in 4th position. The two sides will face off again on April 20th at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

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MI vs DC Batting Performances

Tristan Stubbs (DC) – 71 runs off 25 balls (Strike Rate 284.00) Stubbs played a blistering innings to keep Delhi in the hunt, smashing 3 sixes and 7 fours. His 71 came off just 25 balls at an astonishing strike rate of 284.

Rohit Sharma (MI) – 49 runs off 27 balls (Strike Rate 181.48)
The Mumbai Indians captain got his team off to a flying start, clobbering 6 fours and 3 sixes in his 49-run knock.

Romario Shepherd (MI) – 39* runs off 10 balls (Strike Rate 390.00) Shepherd provided the final flourish to Mumbai’s innings, blasting an unbeaten 39 off just 10 balls with 3 fours and 4 huge sixes.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan

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MI vs DC Bowling Performances

Gerald Coetzee (MI) – 4/34 in 4 overs The young South African pacer was the most successful bowler, claiming 4 crucial wickets including that of the dangerous Prithvi Shaw.

Jasprit Bumrah (MI) – 2/22 in 4 overs The Indian pace spearhead was at his miserly best, giving away just 22 runs while picking up 2 key wickets of Shaw and Abishek Porel.

Axar Patel (DC) – 2/35 in 4 overs
The left-arm spinner provided the early breakthroughs for Delhi by dismissing Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan in the powerplay.

Khaleel Ahmed DC
Khaleel Ahmed DC

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Interesting IPL stats after MI vs DC match Today

  • Fewest matches to 150 IPL wickets: 105 – Lasith Malinga 118 – Yuzvendra Chahal
    124 – Jasprit Bumrah* 137 – Dwayne Bravo 139 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Jasprit Bumrah was on the verge of becoming the 3rd fastest to 150 IPL wickets in this match.
  • This was Prithvi Shaw’s first 50+ score against Mumbai Indians in 12 IPL innings.
  • Tristan Stubbs scored his fifty off just 19 balls, one of the fastest in the IPL 2024 season so far.
  • Romario Shepherd’s 39 runs off 10 balls had a strike rate of 390, the highest in the innings.
  • Mumbai Indians’ death over scoring was exceptional – 84 runs came in the last 4 overs thanks to Tim David and Romario Shepherd’s onslaught.
  • Prithvi Shaw vs Jasprit Bumrah head-to-head in IPL: 22 balls, 16 runs, 2 dismissals, Avg 8.0, SR 72.72
  • This was the lowest powerplay total (46/1) for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024 so far.

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