Highlights, IPL 2019, Mumbai vs Delhi Match 3: A 37-run win for Delhi to get their tournament running. Who would have thought? Probably a few statisticians. The last time Mumbai won their opening match in the Indian T20 League was way back in 2012. With the seeds being sown in the first innings itself, thanks to Rishabh Pant’s blitzkrieg, Mumbai needed a terrific start, which they did not get. The openers did threaten a little but 33/0 became 45/3 in next to no time. The middle order then tried to rally around Yuvraj Singh but it was too much to be done. Eventually, Yuvraj was the only one who crossed the 50-mark when ideally, he should have had a couple of more mates doing that. Wet ball, dew around, problems if you are a bowler. But Delhi had the cushion of 213 runs behind them and Ishant’s tidy start kept the pressure on Mumbai. Then Kagiso Rabada maintained that and the home side could never get going consistently for a long period of time. Rahul Tewatia was in the record books, not for his bowling but for his fielding – 4 catches he took in the game, becoming just the 4TH FIELDER to achieve this feat – after Sachin Tendulkar, David Warner and Jacques Kallis. (SCORECARD)
HIGHLIGHTS, MI vs DC MATCH 3 at WANKHEDE
23.48 IST: Stumped! Bumrah won’t bat and that is it. DELHI WIN BY 37 RUNS! A flighted ball around off, McClenaghan winds up for a big shot across the line and drags his back leg out in the process. Rishabh Pant collects the ball and breaks the stumps in a flash. No need to go upstairs and Delhi are celebrating. Delhi Capitals (213/6) beat Mumbai Indians (176/9) by 37 runs at Wankhede Stadium. Yuvraj 53, Rabada 2/23, Ishant 2/34
23.45 IST: OUT! Rabada removes Yuvraj for 53. Yuvraj is done for the night! Fourth catch for Rahul Tewatia tonight. Rabada gets his line right finally and hunts down the prized scalp of Yuvraj. He angles in a length ball on off, Singh tries to heave it into the stand at mid-wicket but fails to get the desired connection. Tewatia comes running in from the deep and takes the catch. Smiles all around in the Delhi camp. MI 170/8 in 18.1 overs vs DC (213/6)
23.43 IST: FOUR! Cracking shot! A little bit of width on offer outside off, McClenaghan exercises his arms and powers his drive to the cover fence. Mumbai 168/7 in 18 overs, need 46 runs to win vs Delhi (213/6)
23.40 IST: FOUR! Yuvraj reaches his fifty with a streaky shot, 13th in the League. Boult hurls in a shortish ball around off, angling in, Singh swings his bat hard and edges it wide of short third man.
23.36 IST: OUT! There is a thin outside edge. A full-length delivery outside off, skidding off the surface after landing, Cutting tries hitting it down with a straight bat but fails to the middle. Pant collects the ball, they appeal and the finger goes up after a delay. Cutting takes the DRS after consulting his partner but the replays find some wood. Yuvraj running out of partners. Mumbai Indians 153/7 in 16.2 overs, need 61 runs to win vs Delhi Capitals (213/6)
23.34 IST: Ben Cutting has been given out caught behind! He consults his partner and takes the DRS. Let’s find out…
23.30 IST: 16 from the over! Yuvraj has attacked Axar here. Receives one more shorter delivery and he turns to dismiss it over mid-wicket. 150 up for Mumbai. 64 needed off 24 balls.
23.27 IST: SIX! High and handsome! Yuvraj is Mumbai’s last hope and he certainly is keeping it alive by playing big shot. Lines up for a big shot and clobbers it over the bowler’s head.
23.25 IST: OUT! Trent Boult removes Krunal Pandya for 32. Krunal is out of here! He eyes the mid-wicket fence and swings his bat accordingly. But his shot lacks the desired power to clear the fielder. Rahul Tewatia once again is in action as he takes the catch easily. A little cameo from Krunal is over but Mumbai needed more from him. 80 required off 30 balls. Mumbai Indians 134/6 in 15 overs, need 80 runs to win vs Delhi Capitals (213/6)
23.23 IST: What a shot from Krunal! Boult once again fails to land delivery and Krunal makes full use of that. Latches onto it and muscles it down the ground for a boundary.
23.19 IST: FOUR! Ishant digs in a short ball on middle, Krunal turns inside the crease and pulls it in front of square leg. The fielder in the deep collects it on one bounce and they collect a run. 15 from the over MI 123/5 in 14 overs, need 91 runs to win vs DC (213/6)
23.18 IST: FOUR! That went to the fence in the blink of an eye! A full toss by Ishant at 141 kph. Quicker it comes to the batsman and it’s been drilled to covers.
23.15 IST: SIX! Welcome into the attack, Ishant! Back of a length ball around off, Krunal keeps his weight on the back foot and dispatches it over wide long on for a biggie. Mumbai 114/5 in 13.1 overs vs Delhi (213/6)
23.12 IST: Mumbai’s bowling mentor, Zaheer Khan is having a chat with Ian Bishop on the sidelines. Zak says that Mumbai have lost one wicket too many at this stage. But hopes that they get one partnership in the middle and two set batsmen then put the pressure on the bowlers. Is hopeful of chasing even at 13 an over in the final 5 if Yuvraj stays till the end and remarks that even Ben Cutting is yet to come. On his earlier franchise, Delhi, Khan is full of praise for Rishabh Pant and reckons that the team is looking good this season. Feels that the youngster’s knock added some 20-25 runs to Delhi’s total. Smiles on Mumbai’s state right now and cheekily adds that Mumbai are used to poor starts in the Indian T20 League.
23.07 IST: OUT! Caught and bowled! Hardik departs without troubling the scorers. Patel lets out flatter and shorter ball around middle and off. Hardik goes on the back foot to play the punch but he hits it back aerially. Patel goes down quickly to take the catch and it’s another blow to Mumbai. Mumbai 95/5 in 11.3 overs, need 119 runs to win vs DC
23.05 IST: OUT! Keemo Paul removes Kieron Pollard for 21. All West Indian show! He has deceived the big Trinidadian with a well-disguised slower one at 113 kph. Pollard is way too early into his shot and ends up spooning it high in the air towards sweeper cover. Rahul Tewatia takes the skier safely to bring an end to a 50-run stand. MI need 119 off 55 balls vs DC
23.03 IST: FOUR! Boom! Typical Yuvraj! Gets an overpitched delivery outside off and he has jabbed it over mid off for a boundary. Looking in dangerous mood.
23.01 IST: SIX! Phenomenal shot! Shades of the old Yuvi paa. Short and outside off, Yuvraj stays deep in the crease and flays it over extra cover. The ball goes all the way! MI 89/3 in 10 overs, need 145 runs to win vs DC
22.57 IST: MISFIELD, FOUR! Sloppy from Dhawan. Full and down the leg side, Yuvraj sweeps it straight to short fine leg. Shikhar Dhawan comes running in but lets it slip. The ball races through. An apology is rendered by Shikhar to his bowler and captain.
22.56 IST: STRATEGIC BREAK. 145 more needed from 11 overs. With Pollard around, anything is possible. With Yuvi around, any side could get tensed – the opposition or even his own, if he does not get going. With Hardik Pandya and Ben Cutting to come, nothing is unachievable. Mumbai would still believe. Dew has made its presence felt too. What about Delhi? Would they be taking it lightly? At their own peril. Here comes AXAR PATEL.
22.54 IST: FOUR! Supreme placement. Short and outside off, Yuvraj cuts it hard into the ground and beats backward point. The third man starts to race to his left but the ball is quicker. MI 69/3 in 9 overs, need 145 runs to win vs DC
22.49 IST: SIX! Up and over the sightscreen! Safest part to hit. Floated delivery, landing full around off, Pollard plants his front foot forward and smokes it over the bowler’s head. Mumbai 61/3 in 8 overs vs Delhi (213/6)
22.45 IST: FOUR! Brute power! Full and flighted on off, Pollard bludgeons it over the bowler’s head for a boundary. 50 up for Mumbai in the 8th over.
22.39 IST: OUT! Ishant Sharma removes Quinton de Kock for 27. Two wickets in the over and Mumbai are forced on the back foot. This is a massive blow. Quinton de Kock is out of here. Back of a length ball angling down the leg side, de Kock glances it off his hips and it flies towards Boult at fine leg. The Kiwi times his jump to perfection near the fence and takes a fine catch over his head. A disappointed Quinton is on his bike. Mumbai 46/3 in 6 overs vs Delhi (213/6)
22.35 IST: FOUR! Second boundary of the over. De Kock holds the key for Mumbai here. Longer he stays, better it is for their chance. He has whacked a length ball landing on middle to the deep mid-wicket fence. MI 45/2 in 5.3 overs, need 181 runs to win vs DC (213/6)
22.33 IST: OUT! Suryakumar Yadav is well short! Second blow to Mumbai inside the Powerplay. A length ball on off, Suryakumar bunts it down to mid off and takes on the Delhi skipper. He scampers across to the other end as Iyer attacks the ball and scores a direct hit at the bowler’s end. MI 37/2 in 5.1 overs, need 181 runs to win vs DC (213/6)
22.25 IST: OUT! Ishant Sharma removes Rohit Sharma for 14. Another knuckleball and this time Sharma, the bowler has got the better of Sharma, the batsman. Rohit tries to flick it across the line but fails to close the face of his bat properly. It balloons in the air and Rahul Tewatia is waiting for it to come to him at the edge of the fence at deep square leg. Mumbai 33/1 in 3.4 overs, need 181 runs to win vs Delhi (213/6)
22.22 IST: FOUR! 17 runs from Boult’s over, a big one for the hosts. De Kock on fire! This is a real gift from the Kiwi to him. A juicy full toss on the pads, de Kock picks it up and clips it fine down the leg side. MI 28/0 in 3 overs, need 181 runs to win vs DC (213/6)
22.19 IST: SIX! Enough of sighters for de Kock! He has started to open his arms now. Back of a length ball angling into him, Quinton has that right in the arc as he smashes it over mid-wicket.
22.17 IST: FOUR! First boundary and it has come off the outside edge. Ishant lands it on a length around off, Sharma tries to play a cover drive but it takes a thick outside edge and screams away to the third man fence. Mumbai 11/0 in 2 overs, need 203 runs to win vs Delhi (213/6)
22.12 IST: Misfield from Rabada! A pitched up ball on off, Rohit pushed it with good timing towards mid-off where Kagiso dived but encountered some bad bounce. The ball went down to long off and they took a couple of runs. MI 4/0 in 1 over vs DC (213/6)
22.07 IST: Welcome back in the chase, it’s a massive chase for the hosts. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are at the crease. Rohit will take the strike. Trent Boult will open the attack for Delhi, a slip in place!
21.53 IST: Bumrah has hurt himself here! Worrying signs! Not looking too good. Full and on middle, Pant drives it straight back and Bumrah tries to stop it in his followthrough. He seems to have hurt his shoulder in the process and goes down in pain. The physio is talking with Bumrah on his way back to the pavilion. Hopefully, he’s fine. Delhi Capitals 213/6 in 20 overs vs Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium. Pant 78*, Ingram 47, McClenaghan 3/40
21.51 IST: SIX! Tewatia joining the fun! He has dismissed the best bowler in the world currently with utter disdain. Just fetches a length ball from outside off and pummels it over mid-wicket.
21.49 IST: SIX! This is like playing video game. Heaving every delivery coming your way. Bumrah is bowling from ’round the wicket and the angle is assisting Pant here. He muscles it over square leg and fetches one more maximum. DC 204/6 in 19.2 overs vs MI
21.47 IST: SIX! Ridiculous hitting! Why use two hands when just one hand is good enough! A length ball outside off, Rishabh has literally swung it with just one hand and sent it whistling over wide long on for a maximum. Delhi 197/6 in 19 overs vs Mumbai
21.45 IST: SIX! Pant has targeted the square leg field with his pull shots all evening. Not sure, why are they feeding him there? Salam digs in a short ball and Pant dismisses it via his pull shot over square leg for a biggie.
21.40 IST: FOUR! Fifty up for Rishabh Pant! Back of a length delivery around leg, Pant gets on top of the bounce and with the minimum followthrough of his bat, he has whipped it behind square leg. Mastering the short-arm jab shots. Yuvraj somewhere in the field will be feeling proud of that! DC 176/6 in 18 overs vs MI
21.37 IST: SIX! What a shot from Pant! Moves to 47! Bumrah lands it on a length around middle, Rishabh stands back, swings his bat helicopter style and dispatches it over backward square leg for a maximum. Delhi 171/6 in 17.4 overs vs Mumbai
21.35 IST: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah removes Axar Patel for 4. First wicket of this season’s Indian T20 League for Bumrah! He gets it with a good use of a short ball. Pitches it around off, Axar tries to use the pace and ramp it down over third man but ends up hitting it straight to Rasikh Salam in the deep. Mumbai doing well by picking wickets at regular intervals. DC 166/6 in 17.2 overs vs MI
21.33 IST: FOUR! Poor line from McClenaghan. From ’round the wicket, he digs in a short ball around leg to Pant. Rishabh just moves inside the bounce and hooks it fine down the leg side for a boundary. DC 161/5 in 17 overs vs MI
21.32 IST: OUT! Keemo Paul fails to impress in his debut! He has been bounced out by McClenaghan. Shorter one outside off, Keemo rocks back to pull but it takes the top edge and flies behind the stumps. De Kock moves across to his right and takes the skier safely. Delhi 157/5 in 16.5 overs vs Mumbai
21.30 IST: FOUR! A high full toss outside off, Pant throws his bat at it with the intention to swing it over the leg side. But it takes the outer half and flies over mid off for a boundary.
21.27 IST: SIX! 18 coming off this over! Pant is finding his range. Short and angled in, Pant picks it from outside off and dismisses it from his sight. It flies over the fielders in the deep and clears square leg. DC 149/4 in 16 overs vs MI
21.25 IST: SIX! Pant with another big shot across the line. A seam up delivery, landing a touch short, Rishabh fetches it from outside off and drags his pull shot over backward square leg fence. Hardik smiles!
21.20 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya removes Shikhar Dhawan for 43. Dhawan holes out! He has found the fielder in the deep with surgical precision. A cutter by Hardik, shorter and slower outside off, Shikhar pulls it early and straight down Suryakumar Yadav’s throat at deep mid-wicket. He is a safe fielder and won’t drop those sitters. Dhawan’s uncharacteristic knock is over. Delhi Capitals 131/4 in 15.1 overs vs Mumbai Indians
21.19 IST: SIX! No half measures there, plenty of bat behind this one! Pant loves playing pull shots. As soon as he receives the desired length, he shows no mercy in punishing it over backward square leg fence. 17 from the over! DC 131/3 in 15 overs vs MI
21.15 IST: FOUR! Lands just inside the rope. Shortish and on middle, Pant shuffles across the stumps and powers it over backward square leg. It nearly went all the way. Delhi 119/3 in 14.2 overs vs Mumbai
21.09 IST: OUT! Ben Cutting removes Colin Ingram for 47. The Aussie strikes to break the 83-run stand! A much-desired breakthrough for Mumbai! The slower one has done wonders for Cutting. He serves it outside off on a length, Ingram heaves it over mid-wicket but his shot lacks proper connection. Hardik Pandya in the deep moves back a bit and catches the ball comfortably. End of a valuable knock from the South African. Now, it’s over to the middle order to take it forward. Delhi Capitals 112/3 in 13 overs vs Mumbai Indians
21.07 IST: FOUR! Effortless! Cutting puts it on a shorter length outside off, angling away from the southpaw, Dhawan stays back and runs it down through the gap between backward point and short third man. DC 112/2 in 12.4 overs vs MI
21.02 IST: FOUR! Tremendous timing and fine placement! Bumrah lands it on a length and outside off, Dhawan leans into the drive and threads it through the gap between extra cover and mid-off. 100 up for Delhi in 11.3 overs vs Mumbai
20.59 IST: FOUR! Bang, third boundary of the over. Krunal drags his length short and serves it outside off. Ingram rocks back and blazes it through cover-point. Suryakumar tries his best to pull it back but fails. DC 95/2 in 11 overs vs MI
20.55 IST: SIX! Smokedddddd! McClenaghan digs in a short ball outside off, Shikhar camps back, just uses the pace of the bowler and ramps it over the third man for a biggie. Delhi 82/2 in 10 overs vs Mumbai
20.47 IST: SIX! High and handsome! Short in length around off, Ingram quickly drops his weight on the back leg and hammer-pulls it all the way over mid-wicket. DC 61/2 in 7.5 overs vs MI
20.43 IST: FOUR! 50 comes up with this boundary for Delhi! Short and wide outside off, Ingram rocks back and slaps it over Pollard at backward point for a boundary.
20.37 IST: Time out taken! Superb cricket so far from both teams. Boundaries, wickets, a stunning catch, a few misfields…in just six overs. More to come. Rasikh Salam is back into the attack and this time he will have the protection in the deep as the field can relax now. Confusion! Colin Ingram is ready to take strike but… Shikhar Dhawan should be doing that. The umpire realizes it just in time. The batsmen switch ends. Umpire S Ravi is smiling, he nearly made a blunder there. Delhi 45/2 in 6 overs vs Mumbai
20.32 IST: FOUR! Dhawan greets Pandya with a cracking boundary. A delivery with plenty of width outside off, Shikhar spanks it through covers. DC 40/1 in 5.1 overs vs MI
20.27 IST: FOUR! Shot! Colin Ingram has been in brilliant form of late and this shot proves it. A little bit of width on offer outside off, Colin attacks it and powers it past point for a boundary. Eventful over, 11 runs and a wicket from it!
20.23 IST: OUT! McClenaghan gets his second, it’s a big one as DC captain Iyer departs for 16. Kieron Pollard has taken a stunner! The Wankhede Stadium roars! This is outstanding stuff from the West Indian. Wow, just wow! Back of a length delivery outside off, Shreyas packs a punch from the back foot but fails to keep it down. Kieron Pollard manning the extra cover region flies to his right and has taken a stunning one-handed catch. The Mumbai players are mobbing him. Superb stuff. Delhi 29/1 in 3.4 overs vs Mumbai
20.22 IST: SIX! This one has gone all the way! McClenaghan delivers it full and outside off, Shreyas shows his class there as he lofts it nonchalantly over extra cover for a maximum. DC 29/1 in 3.2 overs vs MI
20.19 IST: FOUR! Shreyas uses the pace of the bowler. 11 from the over. Rasikh offers width outside off, Shreyas stays put inside the crease and just opens the face of the bat to deflect it wide of short third man. Delhi 22/1 in 3 overs vs Mumbai
20.15 IST: FOUR! Shreyas has nailed it! Good length delivery outside off, Iyer latches onto the width and smashes it over covers for a boundary. He has been in superb form of late and would like to make a statement in this first match.
20.08 IST: OUT! McClenaghan removes Prithvi Shaw for 7. Gone! Deviation off the surface and Shaw has edged it behind. It’s on a length and angling away from the batsman. Shaw, minus any footwork, tries to force it through the off side but ends up getting a fat outside edge to the keeper. Quinton de Kock makes no mistake and Delhi have lost an early wicket. Delhi 10/1 in 1.4 overs vs Mumbai
20.07 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Shaw anticipates a shorter delivery this time. Stays inside the crease and thumps his pull shot over mid-wicket for a boundary. Nice high back lift from Prithvi! DC 10/0 in 1.3 overs vs MI
20.04 IST: A decent first over by Rasikh in spite of overstepping once. Keeps his length short and on off, Dhawan goes back to cut but finds the point fielder. Delhi Capitals 6/0 in 1 over vs Mumbai Indians
19.59 IST: It’s time to get going! Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are the openers for Delhi Capitals. Rasikh Salam Dar has been given the opportunity to begin proceedings with the ball for Mumbai Indians. The 17-year old will be really excited. Here we go…
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma
19.32 IST: TOSS – Mumbai Indians win the toss and elect to field vs Delhi Capitals at Wankhede
19.15 IST: A lot will be expected from local boy Prithvi Shaw though he will not be representing the home team. The young opener knows the wicket and conditions at the Wankhede like the back of his hand and might prove to be useful if he’s picked in the playing XI.
19.00 IST: Hello and a very warm welcome to our live cricket blog of the match 3 of Indian Premier League (IPL) between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals from the iconic Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Brief Preview: After a disappointing last season, three-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will be looking to start afresh when they take on Delhi Capitals in their opening game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 12 at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday. A lot was expected from Mumbai in 2018, but the Rohit Sharma-led side failed to qualify for the pplayoffs However, playing at home in their first game of this season, Mumbai will aim to kick-off their journey on a positive note. With the Wankhede wicket known to be batsmen friendly, the contest promises to be full of runs as both teams boast of some big-hitters.
While Mumbai have the likes of Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan and Yuvraj Singh to smash the ball around, Delhi have quality batsmen in Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan. Not to forget the prowess of Chris Morris at the back end of the innings. (READ FULL MATCH PREVIEW – MI vs DC)
Mumbai: Rohit Sharma (C), Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan (WK), Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Lasith Malinga, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav and Quinton de Kock (WK).
Delhi: Colin Ingram, Manjot Karla, Prithvi Shaw, Sherfane Rutherford, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Bandaru Ayyappa, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kasigo Rabada, Nathu Singh, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Keemo Paul, Rahul Tewatia, Ankush Bains and Rishabh Pant (WK).