IPL 2021: Mishra does the star turn as DC edge MI

Smith & Dhawan
Steve Smith and Shikhar Dhawan steadied the Delhi innings. Photo: Twitter/IPL
DC won by 6 wickets
DC vs MI

MA Chidambaram Stadium

MI
(137/9) (20)
DC
(138/4) (19.1)

Chennai: Delhi Capitals notched up a six-wicket win over  Mumbai Indians in a low-scoring IPL match here on Tuesday.

Experienced leg-spinner Amit Mishra snared four wickets as Delhi produced a disciplined bowling performance to restrict Mumbai to a below-par 137/9 after the defending champions decided to bat first at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Chasing the modest total, Shikhar Dhawan scored a 42-ball 45 and added 53 runs with Steve Smith (33) for the second wicket. Once they were back in the hut, Lalit Yadav (22) and Shimron Hetmyer (14) held their nerve to take DC home in 19.1 overs.

 

IPL 2021 Points Table
Pos Team Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts NRR
1
DC
8 6 2 0 0 12 +0.547
2
CSK
7 5 2 0 0 10 +1.263
3
RCB
7 5 2 0 0 10 -0.171
4
MI
7 4 3 0 0 8 +0.062
5
RR
7 3 4 0 0 6 -0.19
6
PBKS
8 3 5 0 0 6 -0.368
7
KKR
7 2 5 0 0 4 -0.494
8
SRH
7 1 6 0 0 2 -0.623

Earlier,  Mumbai suffered a middle-order collapse on a sluggish Chepauk track after they were 67/2 at one stage as Delhi led by Mishra (4/24) made a spectacular comeback.

Mumbai lost opener Quinton de Kock (1) early, who edged a Marcus Stoinis (1/20) delivery to Rishabh Pant in the third over.

Suryakumar Yadav (24) then joined Rohit Sharma (44), who got his first boundary an elegant drive, which raced to deep extra cover fence in the third over.

The two rallied the innings with their 58-run stand.

Rohit took on ace off-spinner Ravichandra Ashwin (0/30) in the fourth over which fetched 15 runs.

Delhi Capitals
Amit Mishra, third right, picked up four vital wickets. Photo: Twitter/IPL


The Mumbai skipper hammered a boundary and a maximum a loft over extra cover, while Surya also got one boundary, courtesy an outside edge.

Rohit then hit Kagiso Rabada (1/25) for a six over long-off. Surya then hit successive fours off Mishra as Mumbai raced to 55/1 after six overs.

However, Delhi pegged back Mumbai by grabbing three quick wickets.

First Avesh Khan (2/15) dismissed Surya, who nicked one to Pant and then Mishra removed Rohit and Hardik Pandya (0) in the ninth over as Mumbai slipped to 77/4.

Both Rohit and Hardik holed out at long on.

Mumbai then lost half its side for 81 as Krunal Pandya (1) chopped an under-cutting arm ball by Yadav  (1/17) on to his stumps.

Mishra then used his googly to trap Kieron Pollard (2) in front of the wicket, as MI was teetering at 84/6.

In the end, a responsible 26 from Ishan Kishan, who became Mishra's fourth wicket, coupled with Jayant Yadav's 23 took the side beyond the 125-run mark.

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