The 2 groups who battled it out within the IPL 2020 closing, Delhi Capitals (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI), will come face-to-face within the thirteenth match of IPL 2021 on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai tonight.
MI obtained the higher of DC all 4 occasions when the perimeters met final 12 months, and fairly comprehensively at that – twice through the league stage after which in Qualifier 1, adopted by the ultimate.
Coming again to the present season, each MI and DC have featured in three video games thus far and have garnered 4 factors every, with two wins and a loss.
After happening to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a last-ball thriller, MI recovered to scuttle challenges by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
As for DC, they made a assured begin, defeating Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) by seven wickets. After a shock loss to the Rajasthan Royals (RR), they then recovered to get the higher of Punjab Kings (PBKS) by six wickets.
If we take a look at the head-to-head numbers, MI have a 16-12 lead over DC after 28 conferences. MI bowlers have been dominant over DC within the IPL and this displays within the prime bowling performances in DC vs. MI video games.
#3 Trent Boult (MI) 3 for 30 – IPL 2020 Ultimate (in Dubai)
Trent Boult has been among the many prime performers with the ball for MI over the past couple of seasons. Within the final two video games for MI this 12 months, too, he has performed an important function in dismantling the tail.
The left-arm seamer was sensible for MI within the IPL closing towards DC in Dubai final 12 months. Boult obtained MI off to the right begin, sending again Marcus Stoinis caught behind with the primary ball of the match. The DC opener was flummoxed by a rising supply exterior off as MI obtained the early momentum within the closing.
Boult then had Ajinkya Rahane (2) caught down the leg facet off a skinny edge. His third wicket got here when Shimron Hetmyer (5) steered a slower quick ball straight to quick third man. Boult completed with spectacular figures of three for 30 as MI held DC to 156 for 7.
MI skipper Rohit Sharma guided the chase with a well-compiled 68, whereas Ishan Kishan remained unbeaten on 33 from 19. MI lifted their fifth IPL title and second in a row with a composed five-wicket triumph.
#2 Jasprit Bumrah (MI) 4 for 14 – IPL 2020 Qualifier 1 (in Dubai)
Though DC had been dominant over most different sides in IPL 2020, they only couldn’t stand as much as the MI bowlers. An emphatic illustration of the identical got here throughout Qualifier 1 between the 2 groups in Dubai.
Chasing 201 for a victory, DC had been blown away by Jasprit Bumrah’s spectacular effort of 4 for 14 and solely managed to crawl to 143 for 8 of their response. This was the identical match during which Bumrah trapped Shikhar Dhawan with an unplayable yorker. The ball pitched close to the batsman’s toe at searing tempo and beat the bat to crash into the stumps.
Dhawan’s wicket lowered DC to 0 for 3 as Trent Boult handed geese to Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane on the different finish. Bumrah additionally claimed DC skipper Shreyas Iyer (12) with a wide-length supply that was hit to quick cowl.
Marcus Stoinis (65) was the one batsman to face as much as MI’s bowling may. He, too, finally fell to Bumrah’s guile as a quick-length ball nipped again and took out the center stump. The MI pacer had his fourth when Daniel Sams was caught behind off a bouncer.
MI’s complete of 200 for five was constructed across the half-centuries of Suryakumar Yadav (51), Ishan Kishan (55 not out) and a blistering cameo from Hardik Pandya (37 not out off 14). After that, it was time for the Bumrah-Boult present.
#1 Lasith Malinga (MI) 5 for 13 – IPL 2011 (in Delhi)
Lasith Malinga bowled various harmful spells throughout a legendary IPL profession for MI. Considered one of his most extraordinary performances got here towards DC throughout IPL 2011 when he ran by way of their batting line-up with figures of 5 for 13.
After DC gained the toss and determined to bat first, Malinga obtained MI off to the right begin, getting his yorker useless on course to wash up David Warner (1). In the identical over, a clueless Unmukt Chand (0) was bowled by a quick size supply.
Malinga had his third when Venugopal Rao (26) inside-edged a swinging low ball onto the stumps. Morne Morkel (0) was performed in by the MI legend’s toe-crushing yorker, who had his fifth when Ashok Dinda lobbed a catch to mid-off.
It was carnage as DC had been rolled over for 95 in 17.4 overs. MI eased to victory by eight wickets in 16.5 overs. Sachin Tendulkar helped himself to an unbeaten 46 whereas future MI skipper Rohit Sharma was with him on the different finish, undefeated on 27.