MI vs DC 20th Match IPL 2024 Highlights

Watch cricket video highlights between Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals. Indian Premier League 2024 twentieth match, played at Wankhede.

The Mumbai Indians beat the Delhi Capitals by 29 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to finally open their account in the IPL 2024 after losing the first three games. Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan gave Mumbai an 80-run lead in seven overs after being put in. The Mumbai team shot up to 234 for five as the Capitals mounted a rally in the middle overs. Tim David (45* off 21) and Romario Shepherd (39* off 10) struck 96 in the final five overs, with Shepherd hitting Anrich Nortje for 32 in the 20th over. With 66 off 40 balls, Prithvi Shaw maintained the Capitals’ lead in the match. Tristan Stubbs took over after he was out, hammering off an undefeated 71 off 25 balls. However, the Capitals were defeated by 29 runs in the end because to that Nortje over.

Mumbai knew they needed to score big at the Wankhede because of the tiny boundaries and flat pitch, and Rohit and Kishan set the ideal stage for that. In the seamer’s opening two overs, Kishan struck three fours against Khaleel Ahmed. Rohit blasted Ishant Sharma for two consecutive fours from the opposite end. Against Jhye Richardson, he elevated his game by hitting him for two consecutive sixes. Rishabh Pant went to his spinners after noticing that the fast bowlers were giving up runs. But by now, Rohit had gone into overdrive. He struck four fours and a six against Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav in the following nine balls. After six overs, Mumbai was at 75 for no loss and he was at 49 from 23 balls.

Axar’s dismissal of Rohit helped the Capitals mount a comeback once the field limitations were loosened. Rohit came out of his crease for the final ball of the seventh over, but Axar delivered it quickly and short to beat the hitter and rattle his stumps. Nortje thwarted Suryakumar Yadav’s comeback in the following over. After greeting him with a fiery yorker at the crease, Nortje had him caught at mid-on for a two-ball duck.

Mumbai got off to a fast start and reached 100 in the tenth over before Axar wounded them once more. Ishan Kishan, who had just struck a six off the previous delivery, hammered the following ball to the left of Axar, who reached out to make an incredible return catch. With Hardik Pandya taking his time—at one stage, he was hitting 19 off 20 balls—Mumbai could only muster 63 runs in the nine overs that followed the powerplay.

After 15 overs, Mumbai were 138 for 4. The Capitals must have thought that they could limit them to around 200 at that point. But Shepherd and David had other ideas. In the 16th over, David struck Richardson for a six. He struck two more sixes in the next two overs, and Hardik added one as well, but Shepherd was the one who caused more damage. He destroyed Nortje for 4, 6, 6, 6, 4, 6 in the 20th over, crushing the spirits of the Capitals.

Shepherd had more pain to do to the Capitals. He had David Warner holing out to mid-on with a wide slower ball in the fourth over. Shaw started off slowly. He was on 13 off 15 after four overs, but he quickly rediscovered his range. He struck Piyush Chawla for six, four, and four off consecutive deliveries in the ninth over. After hitting Gerald Coetzee for a four, he reached his half-century off of 31 balls. Shaw and Abishek Porel helped the Capitals reach 100 in the eleventh over, but Bumrah terminated his innings at 66 when he uprooted the leg stump with a yorker that was extremely hot.

Stubbs didn’t take long to start going. He hit Chawla for a six off the third ball he faced, and three balls later he replicated the feat over deep midwicket. Pant went cheaply and Bumrah removed Porel for 41 off 31, but Stubbs persevered. In the first three balls of the 17th over, he blasted two fours and a six off of Akash Madhwal, and he reached his second half-century in two games with just 19 balls remaining.

After 17 overs, thanks to his hitting, the Capitals reached 172 for 4, five runs clear of Mumbai at the same point. It took Bumrah only eight overs to give up the required fifty-five from the next two overs. At the beginning of the 19th, Stubbs smacked two sixes off of Shepherd, and he finished with another six. However, the Capitals were left requiring 34 from six balls due to a lack of help from the opposing end. As Coetzee got stranded at the non-striker’s end, he only let up four wickets while also taking three.

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