Rahul Chahar claimed three wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets as Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by 40 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, on Thursday. With this victory, Rohit Sharma and his team avenged a 37-run defeat that they had suffered in the home-leg earlier in IPL 2019. After opting to bat, Mumbai Indians rode on an unbeaten knock of 37 runs by Krunal Pandya to post a competitive 168 for five in 20 overs. The home team managed to score 128 for nine in their allotted 20 overs with Shikhar Dhawanhaving scored a highest knock of 35 runs.
Earlier, Pandya brothers — Hardik and Krunal — led Mumbai Indians’ recovery with a 54-run stand. Hardik (32 off 15) and Krunal (37 not out off 26) provided a much needed late onslaught by hammering 51 runs off the last 18 balls to put Mumbai in a strong position.
This was after Delhi spinners Amit Mishra (1/18) and Axar Patel (1/17) tightened the screws on Mumbai with a tidy effort.
On the slow and low surface, Mumbai made a measured start with Rohit’s classy cover drive being the only boundary in the first three overs which yielded just 16 runs.