Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s Highlights of the second match of the Indian Premier League 2022 between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals from the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
DELHI CAPITALS BEAT MUMBAI INDIANS BY FOUR WICKETS
PLAYER OF THE MATCH – KULDEEP YADAV (3/18)
DC 179/6 in 18.2 overs: Just four runs needed off 12 balls. Single for Lalit Yadav as Bumrah darts in a classic yorker. FOUR! Loose ball outside leg and Axar flicks it behind to the rope and that’s the game for Delhi.
DC 174/6 in 18 overs: SIX! Axar pulls it away over fine leg and Daniel Sams horrific night with the ball continues. Single to Axar at deep mid wicket. SIX! Lalit on the charge now as he smashes it over long. FOUR! This time he goes inside out over covers and this is now in Delhi’s bag. SIX! Full-toss on middle and Axar pulls it over square leg.
DC 150/6 in 17 overs: Dropped! Full-toss by Thampi to Axar and he hauled it straight to David at long on who dropped a sitter in the deep. Good slower yorker next up and Lalit fends it off. Dot ball. DC needs 40 runs to win from 22 balls. Wide angling down leg and Thampi will have to reload that one. Perfect yorker and Lalit ekes out a single. FOUR! Length on middle and Axar lifts it with ease straight back and to the boundary. Swept away to square leg for just one next ball. Another wide ball outside leg. DC needs 32 from 19 and those extras are also adding to Mumbai’s woes. FOUR! On the pads and Lalit nudges it behind and past the keeper.
DC 137/6 in 16 overs: SIX! In the slot by Bumrah and Axar clear his front leg and launches it over long on for a maximum. FOUR! Length outside off and Lalit carves it to the third man boundary. DC still very much in the contest and quite a forgettable game for Bumrah. Full on middle and Lalit digs it to long off for one. Axar flicks it to mid wicket for a brace. Another full delivery on the pads and Axar whips to square leg to keep strike with one.
DC 122/6 in 15 overs: Mills to bowl. Axar flicks on the front foot for a couple through mid wicket. Beaten! Extra bounce outside off and Axar is beaten trying to cut it through. Heaved away to long on for just one. Wide yorker and Lalit backs away one leg and digs out a single at extra cover. Slower one on off and Axar punches it to long on for one more. FOUR! Slow and low full-toss outside off and Lalit throws his bat and slices it to the extra cover boundary.
DC 113/6 in 14 overs: OUT! Top edged and Thakur goes. Basil gets his third and this one was dug in short again. Shardul Thakur c Rohit Sharma b Basil Thampi 22(11b 4×4 0x6). Axar Patel is in at eight. Axar taps to cover and hares back for one. Thampi consults Rohit in the middle. SIX! Lalit picks this length ball up from waist-high and clears the ropes at square leg.
DC 103/5 in 13 overs: Two singles off the first two deliveries. Mills darts in one of his slower variations to comprehensively beat Lalit. Thakur lofts and gets a couple at deep mid wicket. FOUR! Full on the pads and Thakur flicks it with wrists of steel as the ball tears through the leg side and to the mid wicket boundary.
DC 94/5 in 12 overs: Ashwin into the attack. Low full-toss to Lalit who sweeps to fine leg for one. Two more runs come from the over as the batters look to play out Ashwin, who ends with two for 14 in four overs.
DC 91/5 in 11 overs: FOUR! Thakur goes aerial over mid off and takes Bumrah for a boundary off the first ball. FOUR! Short of length and Thakur pulls, a bit flattishly, behind square for one more boundary. Two consecutive singles. FOUR! Thakur drives straight over Bumrah’s head to fetch his third boundary of the over.
DC 77/5 in 10 overs: Thampi starts off with a wide down leg side. Length, going down leg again and Lalit pulls it to fine leg to collect a single. OUT! Short stuff does the trick again. Shaw got a top edge on the pull and it looped up high, Ishan ran to square leg to complete a neat catch. Prithvi Shaw c Ishan Kishan b Basil Thampi 38(24b 4×4 2×6). Bouncer to Rovman Powell first ball. OUT! One more perishes to the pull. Short again and gone again. Powell finds square leg on the pull. Rovman Powell c Daniel Sams b Basil Thampi 0(2b 0x4 0x6). Thakur goes for the pull first ball and gets one at mid wicket. FOUR! Lalit gives something to cheer for DC with a glorious cut behind point.
DC 70/3 in 9 overs: Mills returns. Shaw drives this full one straight to mid off. Lalit dinks off the backfoot to third man for one. Beaten! A tickling line just outside off stump and it moves away from Shaw’s drive. Full on leg this time and Shaw whips it over mid wicket for just one. Wide down leg side to Lalit. Delhi batters have played some handsome strokes so far but are struggling to find the gaps. Mills cramps Lalit for room after he shimmies down the pitch and finds one at square leg. FOUR! Short on leg and Shaw pulls it fine to finally find the boundary rope.
DC 62/3 in 8 overs: Ashwin to bowl his third over. Pitched up on off and Shaw defends with straight back. A bit of room outside off and Shaw guides it behind point for one. A couple of dots follow as Lalit fails to clear point and the mid off. Hangs back and punches the next one through covers for a single. A couple to end the over. Shaw stepped out, didn’t get to the pitch of the ball, and swatted it down the track. Good work in the deep by David to save a couple.
DC 58/3 in 7 overs: Sams returns after the PowerPlay. Lalit collects a single at deep square leg off a full-toss. FOUR! Shaw slashes hard outside off and it purrs to the backward point fence. FOUR! Shaw misses the upper cut but gets a thick bottom edge instead that gets him another four behind the keeper. A couple at deep square leg. Single and dot to end the over.
DC 46/3 in 6 overs: Ashwin continues. Shaw flicks the second ball to square leg for one. Full outside off and Lalit drives straight to cover. Two dots and a single. FOUR! Shaw plays across the line and gets a bottom edge that runs away behind the keeper for a boundary.
DC 40/3 in 5 overs: Tymal Mills starts off with a wide down leg side. OUT! Short on off and Pant miscues the wild slash to hand a catch at third man. Rishabh Pant c Tim David b Tymal Mills 1(2b 0x4 0x6). Lalit Yadav is in and now will have the tall task of steadying the ship for Delhi. Lalit also goes for a risky shot outside off on a short one and find one. SIX! Shaw swivels and pulls this short one over fine leg. Punched to deep point off the backfoot for one.
DC 31/2 in 4 overs: Murugan Ashwin into the attack. He has Seifert in a tangle as he edges it but the keeper doesn’t hold on. OUT! Gone next ball. Ashwin darts in a googly that rushes onto Seifert and he is clean bowled. Tim Seifert b Ashwin 21(14b 4×4 0x6). Mandeep Singh is in at three. Leg break first up. OUT! Full-toss on middle and Mandeep heaves it straight to mid on. Mandeep Singh c Tilak Varma b Murugan Ashwin 0(2b 0x4 0x6). Pant flicks the first ball off the front foot through square leg for one and keeps strike.
DC 30/0 in 3 overs: Thampi replaces Sams. Seifert cuts loose outside off again and skies it over the infield to fetch three runs. It was running away to the ropes but Mills slid across well to save one run. Shaw on strike. SIX! He explodes from the other end. Thampi makes it rise to mid-riff and Shaw pulls it over square leg for a maximum. Shaw steers the last one to point and sends Seifert scrambling back to non-striker’s end halfway down the pitch.
DC 21/0 in 2 overs: Bumrah from the other end. Full on middle and Seifert drives straight for a dot. Next one comes into him from a length and he fends it off for one more dot ball. FOUR! Length on middle and off and Seifert drives on the up and over mid on for a boundary. FOUR! In the slot outside off and Seifert lofts it over mid on and to the long on fence. Tucked away behind to fine leg for one and he keeps strike again.
DC 12/0 in 1 over: Mumbai Indians in a huddle on the skirting of the ground. Seifert and Shaw come out to begin the chase for Delhi. Sams with the ball. Over the wicket to Shaw. Outside off, angling away, and Shaw misses the attempted cut. Straighter on the stumps and Shaw hops to defend it as it rices with extra bounce. Drifting onto the pads and Shaw flicks it fine for one and opens the account for the team. Very wide outside leg and first extra for Delhi. FOUR! Seifert opens his account with a crisp drive through the covers as Sams goes too full. FOUR! Short on leg this time and Seifert firmly pulls it behind square to make it two boundaries off two balls. Wide down leg side again. He nudges behind for a single to keep strike.
MUMBAI INDIANS 177/5 IN 20 OVERS
MI 177/5 in 20 overs: Thakur to bowl the last over. Sams is the new batter in. Just one to long off for Ishan. Thakur goes wide and full and it’s called a wide outside off. SIX! In the slot, outside off again, and Sams pummels it over long off. It went miles in the air before just clearing the ropes. Pace off outside off and Sams looks to heave it on the leg but finds the bottom edge to the keeper – just one. FOUR! Ishan shuffled across to off stump and whipped it away to the deep mid wicket fence. FOUR! This goes as a low full-toss and Ishan finds the square leg boundary. Good yorker outside off on the last ball and Ishan just manages a single. 16 runs off the final over.
MI 159/5 in 19 overs: FOUR! Length on offer on middle and off and Ishan goes across the line to find the square leg fence. Another good effort by Seifert in the deep, who keeps a potential boundary down to a couple after Ishan goes big on the leg side again. FOUR! Full and wide outside off, Ishan drills it straight over Khaleel’s head for four more. Similar delivery but Ishan directs this one squarer and finds long off for a single. David swings and misses outside off. OUT! A bit of pace off outside off and David slices it to deep point. Tim David c Mandeep Singh b Khaleel Ahmed 12(8b 0x4 1×6).
MI 148/4 in 18 overs: Low full-toss wide outside off from Thakur and Ishan tumbles trying to reach it and it flies off the outside edge to short third man, where Prithvi does well to keep it to a dot ball. Low full-toss, almost a yorker, and Ishan misses trying to haul it over mid wicket and collects one leg-bye. Full-toss to David and he eases it to deep square leg for one. Ishan pats a wide yorker down the ground for one. SIX! Short and David flat-bats it down the ground for a six.
MI 137/4 in 17 overs: One more for David off the first. SIX! Crunched! Ishan lifts this over mid wicket for a maximum and brings up his fifty off 34 balls. Two singles as Axar goes short and then full. FOUR! Wide outside off and Ishan chases it and slaps it to the long off fence. Ishan will keep strike with a single and Mumbai Indians will look to push to 170 from here, at least.
MI 123/4 in 16 overs: Kuldeep bowls out. Flighted up to Pollard, who whips it to deep mid wicket for one. Two more singles follow as Kuldeep keeps it around off stump. Ishan swats to long on for one more. OUT! Seifert clings on to a stunner at square leg to dismiss Pollard and Kuldeep has his third. Kieron Pollard c Tim Seifert b Kuldeep Yadav 3(6b 0x4 0x6). Tim David flicks the first one through square leg for a single.
MI 118/3 in 15 overs: FOUR! Khaleel brings pace back on. Length angling down leg and Tilak shuffles a bit to off stump and whips it to fine leg. OUT! Khaleel has the last laugh as he decks it in short and Tilak slashes big and hands it to third man. But a good cameo nevertheless on IPL debut for the 19-year-old. Tilak Varma c Prithvi Shaw b Khaleel Ahmed 22(15b 3×4 0x6). Pollard is in and is greeted with a back of length delivery that rises abruptly and Pollard backs away to leave it. He defends the next one to the bowler. Pulled away with force but Pollard just gets one at deep midwicket. Slower one and short of length and completely beats Ishan, who was looking to ramp it over the keeper.
MI 113/2 in 14 overs: Tilak pulls away again but just for one. After a couple of singles and a brace. FOUR! Ishan steps out and smashes this full-toss from Lalit to the long on boundary. That takes his score to 45 off 30 balls.
MI 104/2 in 13 overs: Nagarkoti returns after a 16-run first over and starts with a yorker outside off that Tilak fails to dig out. Crisp cut off the backfoot but Tilak finds the fielder at point. FOUR! First boundary for the debutant. Dug in short and Tilak pulls it over mid wicket with zeal. FOUR! Nagarkoti over-compensates by revving it in the slot and Tilak launches it over mid on for a one-bounce boundary. Single at deep mid wicket and hundred up for Mumbai in 12.5 overs. FOUR! Ishan goes down on one knee and pierces it through the off-side field for a boundary.
MI 91/2 in 12 overs: Lalit Yadav into the attack. Three singles to start the over. Tilak pulls again to fine leg for a single. A couple for him at long on off a low full-toss. Six runs from it.
MI 85/2 in 11 overs: Kuldeep continues. Anmolpreet sweeps to fine leg for one. Ishan steps out but manages just a single at deep mid wicket. Anmolpreet collects a couple after clipping it to deep mid wicket. OUT! Anmolpreet was looking to cut loose and went inside out over covers to find the man at long off. Anmolpreet Singh c Lalit Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav 8(9b 0x4 0x6). Tilak Varma in at four in his debut IPL game. He pulls his first ball fiercely to fine leg for one. One more to end the over.
MI 79/1 in 10 overs: Two singles to start Axar’s third over. FOUR! Short and Ishan cuts it away past point for a boundary. Ten runs from the over. Ishan has been handed over the baton of adding impetus to the innings and he is in fine touch today. Mumbai Indians stuttered a bit after an explosive PowerPlay.
MI 69/1 in 9 overs: Kuldeep darts it straight through Rohit and the keeper and two byes as Rohit misses the reverse-sweep. OUT! Length on middle, rushed onto Rohit a bit and he pulled it straight to the man at deep mid wicket. Rohit Sharma c Rovman Powell b Kuldeep Yadav 41(32b 4×4 2×6). Anmolpreet Singh is in at number three. Drives the first one straight to cover. Leading edge and Kuldeep leaps valiantly to his left and it is just out of his reach; Anmolpreet gets off the mark with one. Single to Ishan. Beaten! Kuldeep bamboozles Anmolpreet by spinning it away outside off.
MI 65/0 in 8 overs: Axar from the other end. Rohit punches through mid wicket off the backfoot for a single. Ishan wants a second but Rohit sends him away after he is halfway down the track. Rohit and Ishan nudge Axar around for three singles. FOUR! Length from Axar and Rohit rocks back and cuts behind point for a boundary. Miscued sweep and Rohit fetches just one at short fine leg.
MI 56/0 in 7 overs: Kuldeep Yadav with the ball after the PowerPlay. Single to long off for Rohit to start with. Ishan returns strike with one more. Rohit slaps a fuller one down the ground for a single. Just three runs from the over.
MI 53/0 in 6 overs: Khaleel returns. Length to Rohit, angling away outside off with extra bounce, and Rohit is beaten. Beaten again outside off with some away movement going across. Angled in this time from tight off stump line and Rohit almost chopped on trying to steer it to third man. Dropped! Rohit shuffles across to off stump and goes for the ramp and Thakur drops a sitter at short fine leg. FOUR! Rohit shows his class! Steps down the track and smashes it over covers for a boundary. Single to end the over.
MI 48/0 in 5 overs: FOUR! Rohit greets Nagarkoti into the attack with a gentle dab to the third man boundary. Dug in next ball and Rohit pulls it straight to Thakur at mid wicket. SIX! A gift to the Hitman – short and down leg side and Rohit pulls it over fine leg. This one is too wide outside off. Length on off and Rohit defends it back to the bowler. Single to third man for Rohit with a dab with open face. FOUR! Short and wide again and Ishan dispatches it with an agricultural slash to the deep point fence.
MI 32/0 in 4 overs: Axar into the attack in the fourth over. Round the wicket to Rohit. Rohit fetches one at mid wicket. Ishan sweeps to deep mid wicket for two more. FOUR! A leading edge of sorts off Ishan’s blade and it goes over Axar and under a diving mid off and purrs to the straight boundary.
MI 25/0 in 3 overs: Thakur continues. Fuller length again on the stumps and Rohit clips it to mid on for one. Over the wicket to Ishan. Short of a length on middle and leg and Ishan hops to defend. Two singles follow as Thakur doesn’t give them the length to free their arms. Ishan bunts a shorter one back to Thakur. SIX! All the hard work undone by that one inventive shot by Ishan. He almost flaps at the short ball, rather unceremoniously, and it goes the distance over third man.
MI 16/0 in 2 overs: Khaleel Ahmed from the other end. Short of length and Ishan Kishan defends it and steals a single. Short again, to Rohit, and the lack of pace doesn’t allow Rohit to go through with his signature pull. Beaten! Khaleel angles it away from a length and beats Rohit’s outside edge. Serenely driven by Rohit but just a single. FOUR! Full and outside off and Ishan kneels and drives with open face through covers for his first boundary.
MI 10/0 in 1 over: Pitched up on off to Rohit first ball and he steers it to mid off for a dot. Rohit flicks the next one on leg and Nagarkotti puts in a good dive at mid wicket for no runs. Second slip has been removed. FOUR! Angling down leg side and Rohit flicks it to fine leg for a boundary. Width and room outside off on offer and Rohit cuts stylishly but straight to point. SIX! Too full and Rohit’s lofted drive over long off takes it over the ropes.
15:27 IST: The umpires are walking out to the middle, followed by the players. Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma will open the batting for Mumbai Indians. Shardul Thakur with the ball. Two slips in place.
TOSS UPDATE: Rishabh Pant has won the toss and Delhi will bowl first.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Tilak Varma, Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Tilak Verma, Tim David, Tymal Mills, Riley Meredith and M Ashwin set to make their debuts for MI.
Pitch report: “It is not a big ground. It’s red soil pitches in this part of the country and there is so much grass here, expect some seam movement. I don’t think there’s so many runs. Dew is not gonna be a factor,” note Matthew Hayden and Danny Morrison.
MI vs DC PREDICTED PLAYING 11
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah.
Delhi Capitals: Tim Seifert, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (c) (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav.
DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan (vc)
Batters: Suryakumar Yadav (c), Prithvi Shaw, Tim David
All-rounders: Kieron Pollard, Axar Patel
Bowlers: Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Chetan Sakariya
Team Composition: DC 5:6 MI Credits Left: 0.0
MI VS DC HEAD-TO-HEAD STATS
All-time head-to-head: Overall: 30, MI: 16, DC: 14
Last 5 games H2H: MI: 3, DC: 2
Last H2H: DC won by four wickets, MI 129/8 (20) DC 132/6 (19.1)
Stars from the fixture (Most runs): Rohit Sharma (684) – MI, Virender Sehwag (375) – DC, Kieron Pollard (360) – MI.
Stars from the fixture (Most wickets): Lasith Malinga (22) – MI, Harbhajan Singh (21) – MI, Jasprit Bumrah (20) – MI
Mumbai Indians will begin its Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign in its home city after almost three years, but the team management believes that there is no added advantage.
While its opening fixture against Delhi Capitals on Sunday afternoon will be at the Brabourne Stadium – which hasn’t hosted an IPL fixture since 2015 – Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma believes that with a ‘relatively new team’ – in which most cricketers have no experience of playing in Mumbai – there would be ‘no advantage’.
With the temperature expected to soar to about 34 degrees, it will be a challenge for both Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals to get accustomed to the conditions and all eyes will be on Rohit, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard and Jasprit Bumrah – Mumbai’s ‘core team’, which has enough experience of playing in the hot and humid conditions of the city.
While the team management has decided to open the innings with Rohit and Ishan, Mumbai will be missing out on the services of Suryakumar Yadav for the first game. After undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, Suryakumar entered the Mumbai team bubble on Saturday evening and would only be available for selection after undergoing the mandatory quarantine.
Sunday’s fixture will also be a test of character for the two captains – Rohit and Rishabh Pant. Having led Delhi last season, Pant now has enough experience and it would be interesting to see how the young wicketkeeper-batter handles his team this time around.
With David Warner yet to join the squad due to his international commitments, captain Pant is likely to open the innings for Delhi along with Prithvi Shaw, and coming into the tournament in red-hot form, Delhi’s fortunes will depend on how captain Pant fires with the willow. The team has enough depth in the batting department, with West Indies’ hard-hitting batter Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan and Yash Dhull around.
As far as the bowling department is concerned, Mumbai will heavily rely on the seasoned Bumrah and Jaydev Undakat – one of the consistent performers in the domestic circuit – while Tymal Mills’ experience could come in handy.
Delhi, however, suffered a blow as Anrich Nortje will miss out on the initial few games due to a hip injury. So, the onus will be on the likes of Shardul Thakur and Chetan Sakariya. The team also has a spinner all-rounder in Axar Patel, who would be raring to go.
Despite claiming five titles, Mumbai Indians failed to make it to the play-offs in the last edition of the tournament, while a title has eluded Delhi so far. So, as yet another edition beckons, both teams will be hoping to start with a bang.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Fabian Allen, Anmolpreet Singh, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Basil Thampi, Dewald Brevis, Rahul Buddhi, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim David, Ishan Kishan (wk), Aryan Juyal (wk), Mayank Markande, Riley Meredith, Tymal Mills, Kieron Pollard, Ramandeep Singh, Daniel Sams, Sanjay Yadav, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Tilak Varma, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.
Delhi Capitals: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant, Sarfaraz Khan, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Ashwin Hebbar, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal, Lungi Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Praveen Dubey, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav.
WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH MUMBAI INDIANS VS DELHI CAPITALS LIVE?
|The Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2022 match will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 3:30 PM IST on Sunday, March 27. The match will also be available for live streaming on Disney+Hotstar.|