DC vs MI, IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets in Match 13 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 to move up a position to 2nd on the points table.
Delhi Capitals (138/4) beat Mumbai Indians (137/9) by 6 wickets
This is Delhi’s first win over Mumbai in the IPL since March 24, 2019
The win helped Delhi Capitals rise up to 2nd on the table with 6 points from 4 T20s
Delhi Capitals returned to winning ways in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Tuesday as they beat Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets in Match 13 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Chasing a below-par 138 for victory, Delhi rode on Shikhar Dhawan and Steve Smith’s calculated knocks to reach the target in 19.1 overs at the Chepauk, where they hadn’t won a match since IPL 2010.
DC’s third win this season helped them move up to second position on the IPL 2021 points table. This was also Delhi’s first win over Mumbai since March, 2019, as they had lost all 4 games against the eventual champions in IPL 2020, including the final in Dubai.
DC vs MI, IPL 2021 Match 13: Highlights
Dhawan, who has been in the form of his life in this year’s IPL, once again top-scored for his side with 45 runs off 42 balls while Smith also returned among the runs, scoring 33 off 29 balls. Dhawan (231 runs) also consolidated his position at the top of the Orange Cap list and became the first batsman to breach the 200-run mark this season.
The duo shared a 53-run partnership for the second wicket which laid a solid foundation for the run chase. MI though, fought their way back in the match thanks to some tight bowling in the middle overs but Lalit Yadav (22 not out) and Shimron Hetmyer (14 not out) held their nerves to take the team over the line with their unbroken 23-run stand.
Mishra Returns to haunt MI
Earlier in the evening, it was Amit Mishra’s comeback to the Delhi Capitals side which sparked a Mumbai Indians collapse in the middle overs after Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav got them off to a flying start.
MI lost Quinton de Kock in the third over after electing to bat first but Rohit and Surya counter-attacked once they got together, adding 58 runs for the 2nd wicket.
Mishra, who replaced Lukman Meriwala in the DC playing XI for this game, started MI’s downfall with the wickets of Rohit Sharma (44) and Hardik Pandya (0) in the 9th over.
He also removed Kieron Pollard (2) and Ishan Kishan (26) in his subsequent overs to finish with 4 wickets for 24 runs, the best bowling figures by a DC bowler against MI in the IPL.
Mishra’s bowling performance saw the defending champions collapse from 2 for 67 to 7 for 123 in just under 9 overs.
MI eventually ended up with 137 for 9 in 20 overs which wasn’t big enough to challenge the strong DC batting lineup and they successfully chased down a target for the third time this season.