Delhi out from Playoffs after losing to Mumbai...

Delhi out from Playoffs after losing to Mumbai

 Sports Desk

 Published: 03:12 PM, 22 May 2022  

Delhi out from Playoffs after losing to Mumbai

Delhi out from Playoffs after losing to Mumbai

Mustafizur Rahman's team Delhi Capitals had to win against Mumbai Indians to confirm their IPL play-offs. But they lost the crucial match to Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets leaving them out of the contention.

The Rishab Pant lead team finished the event from fifth place in the points list. After losing the toss at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Delhi batted first and scored 159 runs for 7 wickets. In reply, Mumbai won by 5 wickets in 19.1 overs.

MI scored only 33 runs in the power play while chaing 160 runs. Rohit was out for just 2 runs off 13 balls. Ishan Kisan and Dewald Bravis then put Mumbai back in the match with a 51-run stand for the second wicket. When Ishan was dismissed for 47, the pair broke up.

Then Delhi captain Rishab made the first mistake of the match by missing an easy catch off Bravis. Rishabh made the biggest mistake of the match after Bravis returned with a personal 36 off 95 runs. Rishabh Pant did not to take a review after Tim David had seemingly nicked the ball behind. The umpire gave it not out, and after a long consultation with the bowler Shardul Thakur, Pant eventually opted against the review. Replays showed that the ball had indeed been edged by David, who went on to punish Delhi by smashing 34 off 11 deliveries to set the win up for his team.

David played a match-defining knock of 34 runs in 11 balls. 

Earlier, Mustafiz less Delhi did not have a good start after losing the toss. The team lost 4 wickets in 50 runs. Opener David Warner returned for five runs and informed batsman Mitchell Marsh out before scoring in the very first ball.

Another Delhi opener Prithvi Shaw scored 24 off 23 balls. Skipper Rishabh Pant made 33-ball 39 and Rovman Powell 43.

Jasprit Bumrah 25/3 was the best bowler for MI while Ramandeep Singh bagged 2 for 29.