New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma equalled Harbhajan Singh's unwanted record of most ducks in the Indian Premier League history when he departed without scoring in the qualifier 1 against Delhi Capitals in Dubai on Thursday.

Sharma and Singh, along with Parthiv Patel have been dismissed for a duck 13 times in the IPL. They are followed in the list by Piyush Chawla, Manish Pandey, Ambati Rayudu, and Gautam Gambhir with 12 ducks each.

Sharma's batting woes in the qualifiers continued on Thursday night. In 19 innings in the knockout matches, Sharma has scored just 229 runs at an average of 12.72, even though Mumbai has lifted the IPL trophy four times. Thrice he has been dismissed for duck in the qualifiers. Despite Sharma's early dismissal, Mumbai Indians went on to score 200 for 5 at the end of 20 overs owing to the fiery knocks of Surykumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Hardik Pandya. 

Earlier, Delhi Capitals have won the toss and opted to bowl first in the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League 2020. The winner will go straight to the final, while the losing side will get another chance to qualify.  DC have never played an IPL final, while Mumbai has lifted the trophy four times. Mumbai was the first team to qualify for the playoffs this year, while Delhi could find a spot only after winning their final match on the penultimate day of the league stage. 

Playing XI: 

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (Wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Counter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.  

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

Posted By: Lakshay Raja