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MI vs DC: Tristan Stubbs’s fight in vain, Romario Shepherd stars as MI open account

MI vs DC: Tristan Stubbs’s fight in vain, Romario Shepherd stars as MI open account

Tristan Stubbs smashed 25-ball 71 but it went in vain as Romario Shepherd's 32 runs off Anrich Nortje's last over made all the difference.

MI vs DC: Mumbai Indians have bounced back from a hat-trick of losses. Tristan Stubbs was the star for Delhi Capitals but his outstanding 25-ball 71 went in vain as they paid for the Anrich Nortje’s 32-run last over made all the difference.

Who won today’s IPL match?

Mumbai Indians won the match by 29 runs. Sent to bat, MI gave Delhi a giant 235-run target at the Wankhede. Tim David (21-ball 45) and Romario Shepherd (39 off 10) took MI to 234/5 after Rohit Sharma (49 off 27) and Ishan Kishan (42 off 23) set the stage. It was Shepherd who hammered 32 runs off the last over of Anrich Nortje.

Who lost today’s IPL match?

Delhi Capitals suffered a second successive loss. Prithvi Shaw made an impact with 40-ball 66 and Abhishek Porel smashed 31-ball 41. But Jasprit Bumrah’s exceptional spell of 2/22 put DC under pressure. Tristan Stubbs tried his best with 25-ball 71 but with no support from the other end, DC failed to chase down the target.

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Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals Timeline

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Wankhede gears up for MI vs DC showdown!

Delhi Capitals prepare for MI contest

Kung Fu Pandya vs Spidey loading!

Fans wish DC luck ahead of contest

Delhi Capitals win toss, opt to bowl first

Delhi Capitals have won the toss and opted to bowl first in the game against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai

Jhye and Kushagra to make debuts

DC have two debutants here with Jhye Richardson coming in for injured Mitch Marsh. And also Kumar Kushagra comes in.

DC playing XI

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Abishek Porel, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Jhye Richardson, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed

MI playing XI

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Tim David, Mohammad Nabi, Romario Shepherd, Piyush Chawla, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah

SKY returns!!

Pandya still being booed?

Rohit Sharma fans set Wankhede on fire!

50 up in no time

Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan are off to a flying start, bringing up 50-run stand within 5 overs. The India captain is the main aggressor while Ishan isn’t far away.

Rohit rules powerplay

Mumbai Indians post 75 in powerplay and it’s Rohit Sharma who bossed over the first 6 overs. He is on 49 off just 23.

Rohit b Axar!

MI lose first wicket. Rohit looked formidable until the delivery by Axar Patel. He has cleaned up Rohit and with that, DC have a breakthrough.

MI 80/1 after 7

SKYfall!

Mumbai waited for him eagerly. SKY was supposed to be the saviour. But he falls for a silver duck after an 115-day exile due to injury. Anirch Nortje strikes!

MI 81/2 after 7.3

Ishan follows SKY back!

And Mumbai have lost another wicket. Ishan Kishan seemed destined for a big score. But Axar Patel had other ideas. It was an excellent catch by Axar and that could haunt MI.

MI 111/3 after 11.1

No fireworks by Tilak!

Mumbai are four down. Tilak looked in good touch but he falls to Khaleel Ahmed’s short-ball trap. He tries to go square but Axar Patel was there and he took an easy catch.

MI 121/4 after 12.4

Last 4!

Hardik Pandya and Tim David are on the crease at death. But the run rate is not as high as they would have expected. Can Hardik-David take MI to 200?

MI 153/4 after 16

50-run stand

Hardik Pandya and Tim David have brought up 50-run stand. David is going strong at the death and that is the knock MI have been expecting of him.

MI 178/4 after 17.1

Hardik departs!

It wasn’t a fluent knock and Hardik Pandya departs for 32-ball 39 as Anrich Nortje strikes. Tim David is still on the crease and MI need him to fire.

MI 183/5 after 18

200-up!

Tim David takes Mumbai past 200-run mark. He has been batting well.

MI 202/5 after 19

4, 6, 6, 6, 4, 6

Mayhem! Romario Shepherd goes ballistic. He hammers Anrich Nortje for 32 runs. Mumbai finish with 234/5

Chase begins!

Prithvi Shaw and David Warner begin for Delhi. They have a mammoth 235-run chase in hand. Can DC shatter records?

Slow start for DC!

Prithvi Shaw scores only 11 runs in the first two overs. Warner is yet to face a delivery after 2 overs.

Warner gone!

Delhi Capitals have lost their first wicket and it’s David Warner. After batter Romario Shepherd, bowler Shepherd strikes.

DC 22/1 after 3.4 ovs

No power-play!

Mumbai were 75/0 and Delhi have posted just 47/1. Prithvi Shaw is going at snail pace. Abhishek Porel is on the crease but he also hasn’t had a good start.

DC 46/1 after 6 ovs

DC going strong

Shaw is showing signs of coming back to form. He has smashed 47 from 30 already and DC need him at the crease. Score moves to 69/1 after 8 overs.

Shaw’s 50

Coetzee comes for the next over, and he is smashed for two fours on the trot to reach his first fifty of IPL.

100 up

This chase is on track here. 100 is up in the 11th over itself. And Shaw needs to continue here. He has raced into 60s here. DC need 128 from 54 balls here.

Okay, match over?

Bumrah has uprooted Shaw’s leg stump. What a ball here by the best bowler in the world. Shaw is out for 66. It is 110/2.

DC need 97 off 36

Delhi are ahead of Mumbai at this stage. But with Romario Shepherd and Tim David going hammer and tongs, MI posted 234. Can anyone do that job for DC today?

DC 138/2 after 14

Porel gone!

It was an excellent battle between Porel and Bumrah. Yorker after yorker and Porel somehow managed to play a paddle sweep for a 4. But Bumrah has the last laugh and he removes Porel on a slower fulltoss.

DC 144/3 after 15

Bumrah 150

Jasprit Bumrah gets his 150th IPL wicket. He becomes 2nd fastest Indian to get there.

Fewest matches to 150 IPL wickets
105 – Lasith Malinga
118 – Yuzvendra Chahal
124 – Jasprit Bumrah
137 – Dwayne Bravo
139 – Bhuvneswar Kumar

Rishabh Pant gone!

Delhi’s hopes are fading quickly. Rishabh Pant departs, trying to go for the big one and Delhi are 4 down.

DC need 82 off 24

Stubbs keeps going

Tristan Stubbs has kept Delhi going. DC need 63 off 18 and that’s where Romario Shepherd made wonders.

DC need 63 off 18

Bumrah does it for MI

What an exceptional spell by Jasprit Bumrah. He finishes with 2/22 in 4.

Axar Patel run-out

Will it be a blessing in disguise? Axar wasn’t fluent once again and excellent glovework by Ishan Kishan removes the all-rounder.

DC need 41 off 8

Last over!

It all comes down to Romario Shepherd’s 32 runs off last over. DC need 34 off 6.

DC 201/5

All over for DC!

Tristan Stubbs played an exceptional knock of 25-ball 71 but DC had no one else striking at the death. And as a result, DC lose second match in a row. Mumbai finally open their account after a hat-trick of losses with a 29-run win.

MI 234/5 (20)
DC 205/8 (20)

The home team has suffered three consecutive defeats, including a loss in their previous home game against Rajasthan Royals. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have faced a similar fate, managing to secure only one win out of their four matches so far.

With five IPL titles to their name, Mumbai Indians find themselves at the bottom of the IPL 2024 standings. Despite having played one game less, Rishabh Pant‘s Delhi Capitals sit above MI with two points from four matches.

Captain Hardik Pandya is also under scrutiny from MI fans after taking over the leadership role from the beloved Rohit Sharma. Pandya faced continuous booing from the crowd during MI’s first home game of the season, which only added to the team’s winless streak.

Wankhede Pitch report:

The Wankhede pitch is predicted to be a belter, favouring batsmen. This might be beneficial for both MI and DC, who rely on their top orders to fire. However, given that this is an afternoon game, spinners may benefit as well, particularly in the first innings. Having said that, teams batting second will have a clear edge.

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MI vs DC Match details:

Match: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Delhi Capitals (DC), IPL 2024

Date: April 7

Time: 3:30 pm IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium

MI Probable Playing XI

Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Hardik Pandya (c), Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Jasprit Bumrah, Kwena Maphaka

Impact player: Naman Dhir

DC Probable Playing XI

Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Jake Fraser McGurk, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Sumit Kumar, Rasikh Dar Salam, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.

Impact Sub: Abhishek Porel/Kumar Kushagra.

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