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Bangalore qualify for playoffs as Mumbai beat Delhi by 5 wickets

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Jasprit Bumrah celebrating a wicket

Delhi Capitals exited from the Indian Premier League after losing by five wickets against Mumbai Indians in their must-win last league match on Saturday. DC first made 159 for 7, a target which MI chased down with five balls to spare.

Ishan Kishan (48) and Tim David (34) played crucial knocks in 160 chase as Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets in their final game of the season. With Delhi’s defeat, Royal Challengers Bangalore became the fourth team to qualify for the play-offs. Earlier sent into bat, DC were in a spot of bother at 50 for 4 before skipper Rishabh Pant (39) and Rovman Powell (43) joined hands and shared 75 runs for the fifth wicket to rescue the batting side. Jasprit Bumrah (3/25) picked up three wickets for MI.

Rohit Sharma, the skipper of Mumbai says they were here to win the game, a couple of teams were watching them but they were trying to finish on a high and take some positive off the game. Says it was tough to lose 8 on the trot but he feels, they did pretty well in the second half of the tournament. Admits he was nervous as it was not a 160-run pitch, it was sluggish but they needed a big partnership and Kishan and Brevis put in a good stand after not having a good start. Shares that collective performance always gets through but it didn’t happened for them, When you want to qualify, they have to play collectively but there they didn’t do it. Says there is many things to learn from this tournament. Mentions that they always keep an eye on youngsters. Adds there were no calls from Faf Du Plessis or Virat Kohli. Ends by wishing the qualified teams, all the best and hopes the best team wins.

Jasprit Bumrah is the Player of the Match for his lethal spell of (4-0-25-3). He says he just tries to have fun and enjoy the game. Adds that this wicket is quite fast here, there’s pace and bounce. But this was slow, and the bounce was low, there wasn’t much swing so they executed the plans properly. They tried to bowl stump to stump and it came nicely for them. Tells that when you come up the ranks, you try to help the youngsters and that is how they build an atmosphere around them. Shares that they always keep in touch and they will analyze this season before they start again next year. Mentions that he was happy with his rhythm, he was executing well and following the process. He just tries to keep it simple and execute his plans.

Chief Scores:

Delhi Capitals: 159 for 7 in 20 overs (Rovman Powell 43, Rishabh Pant 39; Jasprit Bumrah 3/25).

Mumbai Indians: 160 for 5 in 19.1 overs (Ishan Kishan 48, Tim David 34; Shardul Thakur 2/32).


Monday, May 23, 2022 – 01:00

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