Rishabh Pant side Delhi Capitals beats Mumbai Indians with 5 wickets in match no 46th at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Delhi Capitals already qualifies for the playoffs on Friday. After Punjab Kings won against Kolkata Knight Riders in match no 45 on Friday. Rishabh Pant and co comfortable wins the match against Rohit Sharma and co. As Mumbai Indians only avail to score 129 runs after 20 overs against Delhi Capitals. Now DC is second place in the points table of IPL 2021.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians continue their moderate performance in the Indian Premier League 2021 campaign. So, after losing the match against DC their in extreme pressure as they are getting tough competition from KKR and PKBS for 4th position. Rohit Sharma side looks very unstable and out of form in today’s match. However, MI has 10 points from their 12 matches with two-game remaining on they are hand to get themselves into the playoffs.
MI vs DC
After winning the toss Delhi Capitals decided to bowl first. So, after opening the innings of the match no 46th MI again look struggling with their bats in the match against DC. Mumbai Indians batted poorly as they finish the match with a low score on board. As they only avail to put 130 targets for Delhi Capitals. But in today’s match Suryakumar Yadav performs well as he is the only batsman to score 30 plus runs. After a poor performance in the few matches in today’s game, it looks like he is getting his form. While Mumbai Indians batsman fails to deliver in the important game. Therefore, the DC bowler’s did a brilliant job with their tight and restricted bowling.
In 2nd innings, DC openers also couldn’t perform as Mumbai Indians. As both of their opener batsmen got out very quickly and even Steve Smith also got out in just 9 runs. But Delhi Capitals present and former captain Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer build a good partnership. And both the batsman took the game closer to the target but couldn’t finish the game. However, the Hetmyer and Ashwin build another DC partnership and finish the game.
Points table scenario of IPL 2021
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Delhi Capitals the second playoffs qualifier of IPL 2021 still holds their position in the top two with CSK. With 18 points from 12 matches and a +0.551 Net Run Rate. Delhi Capitals is at second place after Chennai Super Kings with equal points but played one more match than Chennai. So, Rishabh Pant and co need to win one out of their 2 remaining matches to stay at two positions.
On the other hand, the five-time Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians are in their worst IPL Campaign so far. Because MI are in a situation that they might or might not be qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs. Mumbai Indians started their Indian Premier League 2021 journey with a slow start and they are continuing at the same level.
The other team’s scenarios, Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings already reach to playoffs. While Royal Challengers Bangalore is also on the way to secure their position at playoffs as a third team to qualify. Therefore, other teams like Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Mumbai Indiana and Rajasthan Royals are fighting for the 4th position to qualify in the playoffs. KKR, PKBS and MI are in tough competition for fourth place as three team’s have the same points (10) with equal matches played (12). Moreover, SRH has already been knocked out of the tournament.