Mumbai Indians dashed Delhi Capitals dream of play-offs spot as they beat them by 5 wickets at Wankhede Stadium in the 69th match of the Tata IPL 2022 . The Mumbai Indians win means the Royal Challengers Bangalore now seal the fourth place of the Play- offs.
MI skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and fielded first. His bowlers did a fine job in restricting the DC batting line-up. Capitals suffered a jolt early on when in-from David Warner ( 5) and Mitchell Marsh (0 ) fell early. Back in side Prithvi Shaw hit ( 24). Skipper Rishabh Pant scored a 33 ball 39 . Sarfaraz Khan ( 10) . Big- hitting Rovman Powell gave the innings the push with his 34 ball 43 ( 1 four and 4 sixes), Axar Patel chipped in with 19 not out and Kuldeep Yadav not out 1 . Delhi Capitals could manage 159/ 7 in their 20 overs.
For Mumbai Indians , Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers with 3/25 ( 4 overs), Ramandeep Singh 2/29 (2 overs), Daniel Sams 1/30 ( 4 overs), Mayank Markande 1/26 (4 overs), Hrithik Shokeen 0/34 (4 overs), Riley Meredith 0/9 ( 2 over)
In reply Mumbai Indians lost Skipper Rohit Sharma, who has had a forgettable season for mere ( 2). But opener Ishan Kishan (48) and young Dewald Brevis (37) kept MI in the hunt, it was Tim David’s 11-ball 34 ( 2 fours , 4 sixes) blazing cameo that proved to be the game changer and left fans wondering why he did not feature regularly in their line- up form the start of the season. Tim David had made his presence felt with his batting prowess. Tilak Varma scored a crucial 17-ball 21. Ramandeep Singh not out 13 and Daniel Sams not out 0 saw MI home in 19.1 overs reaching 160/5 .
For DC the bowling figures were : Anrich Nortje 2/37 (4 overs), Shardul Thakur 2/32 (3 overs), Kuldeep Yadav 1/ 33 ( 4 overs), Axar Patel 0/ 26 (3 overs) , Khaleel Ahmed 0/ 24 ( 3.4 overs) , Mitchell Marsh 0/ 7 ( 2 overs)
There was captaincy judgement error form DC skipper Rishabh Pant With MI at 95 for 3 in 14.3 overs, DC skipper Rishabh Pant made a strategic blunder as he refused to go for DRS after David nicked the first ball of his innings but the on- field umpire didn’t give him out. It came back to haunt DC as David slammed fours and sixes at will to bring down the equation to 15 off 14 balls.
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Ramandeep then provided the finishing touch with a six-ball 13. DC finished with 14 points to remain in the fifth spot, while RCB joined Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants into the play-offs with 16 points. Mumbai Indians finished 10th in what had been truly forgettable season for them. Only solace ending the season with a win.