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IPL 2021, Match 46, MI vs DC highlights: Delhi Capitals wins by 4 wickets

Shreyas Iyer top-scored for Delhi Capitals with 33 not out and skipper Rishabh Pant made 26

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

beat by four wickets in a low-scoring thriller at Sharjah Cricket Ground on Saturday.

managed only 129 for 8 and DC, who have already qualified for the Play-offs, surpassed the target in 19.1 overs with a six from Ravichandran Ashwin (20 not out) which sealed the issue.

Shreyas Iyer top-scored for the winners with 33 not out and skipper Rishabh Pant made 26.

Save Suryakumar Yadav's 33 off 26 balls, none of the MI batsmen could cross 20-run mark as Axar Patel got 3/21 and pacer Avesh Khan had best figures of 3/15.

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Earlier, Avesh Khan's raw pace and Axar Patel's tight lines under the sultry heat and sluggish conditions restricted (MI) to 129/8 in Match 46 of 14th edition of .

On a day when star bowler R Ashwin was completely off-colour, Axar (3/21) dismissed Quinton De Kock (19), Suryakumar Yadav (33) and Saurabh Tiwary (15), ensuring that runs were hard to come by in the middle overs.

But it was their uncapped Indian pacer Avesh Khan (3/15) who continued his dream run in the IPL and set it up for Capitals hurrying Rohit Sharma with sheer pace.

Avesh then returned at the death and dismissed the dangerous Hardik Pandya (17) and Nathan Coulter Nile (1) in three balls to further tighten the noose.

World's fastest bowler Anrich Nortje, who shared the new ball with Avesh, was also tidy with 1/19 from his four overs as DC bowlers got their length right on a slow deck.

Such was their discipline that none of the MI batters save Surya could cross 20-run mark. 

Delhi Capitals' scorecard

Batter Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Prithvi Shaw lbw b Krunal 6 7 1 0
Shikhar Dhawan runout (Pollard) 8 7 0 1
Steven Smith b Coulter-Nile 9 8 0 1
Rishabh Pant c Hardik b Jayant 26 22 3 1
Shreyas Iyer not out 33 33 2 0
Axar Patel lbw b Boult 9 9 1 0
Shimron Hetmyer c Rohit b Bumrah 15 8 2 0
R Ashwin not out 20 21 0 1
Total: 132-6 in 19.1 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Trent Boult 4 0 24 1
Jayant Yadav 4 0 31 1
Krunal Pandya 2.1 0 18 1
Jasprit Bumrah 4 0 29 1
Nathan Coulter-Nile 4 0 19 1
Kieron Pollard 1 0 9 0


Mumbai Indians' scorecard

Batter Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Rohit Sharma c Rabada b Avesh 7 10 1 0
Quinton de Kock c Nortje b Axar 19 18 1 1
Suryakumar Yadav c Rabada b Axar 33 26 2 2
Saurabh Tiwary c Pant b Axar 15 18 1 0
Kieron Pollard b Nortje 6 9 0 0
Hardik Pandya b Avesh Khan 17 18 2 0
Krunal Pandya not out 13 15 1 1
Nathan Coulter-Nile b Avesh Khan 1 2 0 0
Jayant Yadav c Smith b Ashwin 11 4 1 1
Jasprit Bumrah not out 1 1 0 0
Total: 129-8 in 20 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Anrich Nortje 4 1 19 1
Avesh Khan 4 0 15 3
R Ashwin 4 0 41 1
Kagiso Rabada 4 0 33 0
Axar Patel 4 0 21 3

Mumbai Indians playoffs qualification scenarios

 
Mumbai and Delhi would be pleased with Kolkata Knight Riders' loss against Punjab Kings yesterday. Mumbai can now qualify without relying on other teams; all it has to do now is win its final three games. Sixteen points will secure them a playoff berth, since the Knight Riders can only attain 14 points now.
 
However, If Mumbai loses to the Capitals, things could get tricky for them, since both the Kolkata and the Punjab have better net run rates, and all three teams are now on 10 points. Mumbai may lose out if qualification is determined only on the basis of net run rate.

MI vs DC playing 11
 
MI playing 11:  Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
 
DC playing 11: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje.

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