New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Mumbai Indians bowlers Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrh breathed fire at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium as Delhi Capitals’ top order batsmen Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, and Shikhar Dhawan departed for ducks in the qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League 2020 on Thursday.

Opening the bowling attack for Mumbai, Boult broke the back of the opposition by dismissing Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane off the second and fifth deliveries of the first over. Delhi were two down without a run on the scoreboard in the chase of 201.  Bowling the second over, Bumrah then cleaned up Shikhar Dhawan for a duck off the second ball. This was the third consecutive time that Dhawan departed without scoring. 

Delhi Capitals were three down after two overs without a run on the scoreboard. Skipper Shreyas Iyer briefly tried to steady the innings in the powerplay but he was dismissed by Bumrah in the fourth over. Marcus Stoinis fought a lone battle in the middle order, though the  asking rate kept Mumbai on top throughout the run chase. 

Delhi was eventually reduced to just 143 at the end of 20 overs. With the win, MI have moved to the final of IPL 2020, while Delhi will get another shot to qualify when they face the winner of qualifier 2. 

“I don’t want to speak negatively about the team, but going forward it’s important to come with a strong mindset,” DC skipper Shreyas Iyer said after the match. “It’s never too late, and we’ll see to it that we come back strongly. I think we were on top when we got two quick wickets, and they were 102-4. We could have capitalised more at that time, and gotten two more wickets — maybe we could’ve chased around 170, but it’s part and parcel of the game.”

Posted By: Lakshay Raja