IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by four wickets

Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan celebrates the wicket of Rohit Sharma. Photo: Twitter @IPL

Sharjah: Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by four wickets in a low-scoring Indian Premier League thriller here on Saturday.


Earlier, Mumbai Indians managed only 129 for 8. Save Suryakumar Yadav's 33 off 26 balls, none of the MI batsmen could cross 20-run mark as Axar Patel got 3/21 and pacer Avesh Khan had best figures of 3/15.


Having already sealed a playoff berth, the Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals made one change to their XI, with a fit-again Prthvi Shaw coming in place of off-spinner Lalit Yadav.


The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians also made one change to their lineup with off-spinner Jayant Yadav replacing their out-of-form leg spinner Rahul Chahar.


The record five-time defending champions Mumbai Indians secured their first win in the UAE leg against Punjab Kings in the last match and they need to win all their remaining three fixtures to make the playoffs.


Second-placed Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, are coming into the game on the back of their first loss in the phase two of IPL, going down to Kolkata Knight Riders.


Brief Scores:
Mumbai Indians: 129 for 8 in 20 overs. (Suryakumar Yadav 33 off 26 balls, Avesh Khan 3/15, Axar Patel 3/21)

Delhi Capitals 132 for 6 in 19.1 overs (Shreyas Iyer 33 not out, Rishabh Pant 26, R Ashwin 20 not out; Krunal Pandya 1/18).

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