IPL 2020 Final, MI vs DC: Trent Boult creates history with Stoinis’ dismissal off first ball
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Mumbai Indians’ Trent Boult on Tuesday became the first bowler in the history of Indian Premier League to dismiss a batsman off the first ball of the innings in the finals. Opening the innings for Delhi Capitals, Marcus Stoinis got a thick outside edge off the first ball that carried straight to Quinton de Kock.
Boult has been exceptional with the new ball throughout the tournament. Opening the attack against Delhi in the Qualiifer 1, Boult has dismissed Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane for a duck in the first over itself.
LIVE reaction of Boult in search of top-order batsmen: pic.twitter.com/gIDIucRR4g— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) November 10, 2020
Earlier, Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to bat first. This is Delhi's first IPL final, with Rohit Sharma's men have lifted the trophy a record four times. Delhi's vulnerability is its inconsistent top-order, which collapsed without a score on board the last time the team faced Mumbai in the tournament.
During the tournament, Boult took a total of eight wickets in the first over of respective matches -- the most by ny player in the history of IPL.
MI beat DC:
Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets in the final to clinch their fifth IPL trophy. Chasing a modest target of 157, Mumbai got off to a steady start, with openers Quinton de Kock and Sharma falling just short of the 50-run stand in the first five overs. The skipper marched on after de Kock's dismissal and built a brief partnership with Suryakumar Yadav. Sharma broke the jink of not scoring runs in the qualifiers by playing a 68-run knock off 51 balls, and together with Ishan Kishan, steered the team to their fifth IPL title. Incidentally, this was Sharma's 200th IPL match, and 155th for Mumbai Indians.
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