In Match Number 69 of the Indian Premier League 2022, five- time titleholders Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Eyes by 5 structures to end the absentminded season with a win and end DC’s expedient of reaching the playoffs for the fourth season in a row. RCB retained the fourth spot in the league table after MI chased down the 160- run target in19.1 overs.
Despite the win, Mumbai Indians finished in the last position in the league table for the first time in Indian Premier League history.
The Mumbai Indians (MI) finished the disastrous 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign with a win over the Rishabh Pant- led Delhi Eyes (DC) by 5 structures on Saturday (May 21) to allow Royal Contenders Bangalore (RCB) to advance to the playoffs for the third time in a row. The Virat Kohli-starrer side’s fate was dependent on MI’s result, and the fourth win for Rohit Sharma & Co. kept RCB in the fray for the fugitive title.
The Faf du Plessis- led side will now take on KL Rahul’s Lucknow Super Elephants in the eliminator clash on Wednesday (May 25) at Eden Amphitheaters in Kolkata.
But Saturday’s outgrowth was a disappointing result for the Delhi Eyes as they paid the price for lacking consistence in their performance throughout the season. They finished in fifth position in the league table and are likely to retain that spot indeed if Punjab Lords or Sunrisers Hyderabad can match them in terms of points achieved this season with a win in the final league stage match on Sunday (May 22).
In Match Number 69 of IPL 2022, MI commander Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited Delhi to club first. And after recovering from a poor launch, they managed to reach 159 runs for the loss of seven structures.
MI VS DC Jasprit Bumrah’s murderous bouncer bamboozles Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan takes stunning catch- watch
In reply to a 160- run target, MI also lost commander Rohit Sharma (2 from 13 balls) beforehand, but also Ishan Kishan (48 from 35 balls) joined hands with‘Baby AB’Dewald Brevis (37 from 33 balls) and the brace added 51 runs for the alternate gate.
They pounded Kuldeep Yadav (4-0-33-1) for 18 runs in the 10th over, but the left-arm chinaman incitement got his revenge in the coming over when he dismissed Ishan, who went for a big shot but was caught by David Warner.
It could have been two structures in an over for Kuldeep, but Pant dropped a sitter to give Brevis a lifeline and the youth made Delhi Capitals pay by forging six on the first ball of the 13th over sailed by Axar Patel. He was looking in good touch in his comeback match but could n’t stay for long and was transferred back to the pavilion by Shardul Thakur in the 15th over of the run chase.
MI vs DC Skipper Rohit Sharma needs 20 runs to come first batter to score runs for Mumbai Indians
At that time, MI were 95 for 3 and it could have been two in a row as number five batter, Tim David, knicked a ball, but Rishabh did n’t go for the review and the right-handed batter survived. In the renewals, there was a clear shaft when the ball passed the club.
Delhi paid the price for letting go of another chance as David (34 from 11 balls) pounded Shardul for 97 m six on the last ball of the over and also continued his grandiloquent patch in the following overs to all but confirm the win for his team before being dismissed on the penultimate ball of 18th over. For DC, Shardul Thakur (2/32) and Anrich Nortje (2/37) picked up two structures each.
Before, fur first, Delhi were out to a poor start as they lost opening batter David Warner for just five runs and also Jasprit Bumrah got relieve of Mitchell Marsh for a golden duck to put them under pressure.
In the final over of the powerplay, Bumrah sailed a beautiful bouncer to comeback man Prithvi Shaw (24), who had no answer to it, and riddle Ishan Kishan completed a brilliant catch to further dampen Delhi’s expedients in the must-have- have- win match.
The scorecard came 50 for 4 in8.4 overs when Mayank Markande dismissed Sarfaraz Khan (10), but just when it started to look like Delhi would deteriorate under pressure, West Indies power-megahit Rovman Powell (43 off 34 balls) joined hands with commander Rishabh Pant (39 from 33 balls) and added 75 runs for the fifth gate to bring Delhi back into the contest.
The 28- time-old Jamaican hammered four sixes and one four and was the dominant mate. He scored two sixes and a four off Hrithik Shokeen’s 12th over of the innings and also smoked another six in the coming over sailed by Markande.
Pant too joined the party in the 16th over when he scored two fours and a six against Ramandeep Singh, but the 25- time-old got his revenge when he dismissed the DC commander on the last ball of his first over.
In the end, Axar Patel remained not out on 19 from 10 balls to take his side past the 150- run mark.
For Mumbai, star leader Jasprit Bumrah picked up three structures for 25 runs in his four-over spell, while Ramandeep got two for 29 in his two overs.