Mumbai Indians routed Delhi capitals by 40 runs in a IPl encounter in Delhi. As Delhi once again madea mess of a modest target chase. For Mumbai the stars were the Pandya Brothers – Hardik and Krunal .
Chasing a challenging 169 to win, Delhi Capitals frittered away a good start provided by Prithvi Shaw (20 off 24 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (35 off 22) and were restricted to 128 for 9.
Rahul Chahar (3 for 19) and Jasprit Bumrah (2-18) did the bulk of damage as Mumbai Indians moved to second on the eight-team league table with 12 points from 9 matches, behind Chennai Super Kings, who have 14.
Nineteen-year-old Chahar was the difference for Mumbai Indians in the bowling department. He dismissed the dangerous opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan (35 off 22) and Prithvi Shaw (20 off 24).
His outstanding figures read three for 19 in four overs and he continues his upward graph this season.
Earlier Mumbai while batting, Hardik (32 off 15 balls) 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.
Mumbai struggling to 117 for four in 17 overs, a late assault was very much needed to put up a fighting total. And that was provided by the Pandya brothers, with both going after Keemo Paul in the 18th over that leaked 17 runs.
Hardik, who is looking more dangerous with each passing game, whipped Morris for a six before pulling off a helicopter shot off Kagiso Rabada in the final over.
Rabada scalped two wickets for 38.