IPL(2020): Jasprit Bumrah’s best bowling figures this year and also an all-round batting operation helped the Mumbai Indians advance to the IPL 2020 final. They beat the Delhi Capitals by 57 runs in Qualifier 1 in the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday.DC will now face either the Sunrisers Hyderabad or the Royal Challengers Bangalore — both will perform at the IPL 2020 Eliminator tomorrow — at Qualifier 2 in Abu Dhabi on November 8.
After Shreyas Iyer chose to field first, Ravichandran Ashwin gave DC the perfect start by dismissing MI skipper Rohit Sharma in only the 2nd over with 16 runs on the board. Quinton de Kock (40 away 25) and Suryakumar Yadav (51 away 38) then steadied the ship by putting on 62 runs for the next wicket.
But Ashwin (3 for 29) once more came back and dismantled the MI middle order because the defending champions were reduced to 140 for 5 on the 17th over. What followed was absolute carnage as Ishan Kishan (55 not out off 30) and Hardik Pandya (37 off 14) stitched together 60 runs off only 23 balls to propel MI to 200 for 5.
In response, DC got off to the worst possible start as they were blown off by Trent Boult (2 for 9) and Jasprit Bumrah to be precariously placed on 0 for 3. It became 40 for 5 since Shreyas Iyer (12 off 8) and Rishabh Pant (3 off 9) also went back to the dugout.