IPL 2021 Match 13: Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets — as it happened

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Delhi Capitals rout Mumbai Indians by six wickets

Shikhar Dhawan (45 runs off 42 balls) played a steady hand for the Delhi Capitals after leg-spinner Amit Mishra scalped four to restrict the Mumbai Indians to 137/9, the lowest total in the Indian Premier League 2021 in Chennai tonight.

Delhi played sensibly as Dhawan and Steven Smith (33 off 29) put together 53 runs (48 balls) for the second wicket. After that, there were not many alarms.

Earlier, Mumbai elected to bat and lost Quinton de Kock very early. That setback was put behind when Rohit Sharma (44 off 30 balls) and Suryakumar Yadav (25 off 15) strung together a stand of 58 in 29 balls. But after Yadav departed in the seventh over, Mumbai slumped from 67/2 to 86/6 as Mishra wreaked havoc. Mumbai never recovered.

The Delhi batsmen closed out the match with ease. It was their first win in six games against Mumbai.









Rishabh Pant Captain of Delhi Capitals plays a shot. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI




Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals plays a shot. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI





Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians successfully appeals for the wicket of Steve Smith of Delhi Capitals. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI


Steve Smith of Delhi Capitals plays a shot. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI




Steve Smith of Delhi Capitals plays a shot. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI


Jayant Yadav of Mumbai Indians celebrates the wicket of Prithvi Shaw of Delhi Capitals. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI




Trent Boult of Mumbai Indians bowls. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI


Delhi chase Mumbai’s modest target of 138

The Delhi Capitals restricted defending champions Mumbai Indians to 137/9, the lowest total in the Indian Premier League 2021 in Chennai tonight. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra (4-24) spearheaded the Delhi attack that brought more misery to the misfiring Mumbai batting.

Anis Sajan, cricket enthusiast

Electing to bat first, Mumbai lost Quinton de Kock very early. That setback was put behind when Rohit Sharma (44 off 30 balls) and Suryakumar Yadav (25 off 15) strung together a stand of 58 in 29 balls. But after Yadav departed in the seventh over, Mumbai slumped from 67/2 to 86/6. Mishra plotted the downfall with wickets of Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan as Mumbai scraped through the rest of the overs.

Can Delhi chase it down? Mumbai have good spinners, and Rahul Chahar has been in good form. Maybe Mumbai can pull another rabbit out of their hat. But if Delhi bat sensibly, the total is not beyond them.





Ishan Kishan of Mumbai Indians plays a shot. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI




Ishan Kishan of Mumbai Indians plays a shot. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI












Amit Mishra of Delhi Capitals bowls. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI


Lalith Yadav of Delhi Capitals bowls. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI




Amit Mishra of Delhi Capitals celebrates the wicket of Rohit Sharma. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI






Lalith Yadav of Delhi Capitals bowls. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI




Captain Rohit Sharma and Surya Kumar Yadav of Mumbai Indians. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI






Suryakumar Yadav of Mumbai Indians plays a shot. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI




Rohit Sharma captain of Mumbai Indians plays a shot. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI




Marcus Stoinis of Delhi Capitals bowls. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI














Rohit Sharma captain of Mumbai Indians and Rishabh Pant captain of Delhi Capitals during the toss. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI


Defending champions Mumbai Indians and runners-up Delhi Capitals renew their rivalry at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Mumbai are at an advantage in the Indian Premier League 2021, having played all their three matches at Chepauk. In contrast, Delhi’s three games were at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, so their batsmen will take time to adapt to the slow surface, especially since their stroke players love the ball coming on to the bat.

Anis Sajan, cricket enthusiast

That shouldn’t worry Rishabh Pant’s Delhi too much as they have a good set of bowlers who can thrive in most conditions. And off-break bowler Ravichandran Ashwin would certainly be looking towards his homecoming in Chennai.

The depth of talent in the Delhi ranks doesn’t ruffle Mumbai. Rohit Sharma’s side too boast an incredible array of skilful players, but they would be worried about the lack of form of the batsmen. Barring Suryakumar Yadav, no one else has been able to dominate the bowling. But then, Mumbai always find a way to win, and five IPL titles bear testimony. Today too wouldn’t be different.



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