IPL 2020: Dhawan's comeback to Axar's dominance, a look at the records scripted as MI surpass DC
First Published 11, Oct 2020, 11:38 PM
This was Mumbai Indians' fifth win of the tournament in seven matches, as they have now risen to the top spot in the table. As for Delhi Capitals, this was only their second loss of the season in the same number of matches, as they drop to second.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) continued their dominating nature, as they tamed Delhi Capitals in Match 27 of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL). Being played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, MI scripted the win by five wickets, as they rise to the top. Meanwhile, some short records were scripted in the process.
Shikhar Dhawan scores second-most against MI: Dhawan springing back to action was a sigh of relief for the fans. As he scored an unbeaten 69, he also became the second-most run-scorer in the tournament against MI (733). The record for the same lies with Suresh Raina (818).
DC spinners dominate during powerplay: In a unique observation, the DC spinners have managed to claim seven wickets this season. It is the most by the spinners of any side during the phase this term.
Axar Patel dominates this IPL: Axar's spell of 1/24 was prudent enough for MI. Nonetheless, he has now claimed the most wickets (6) among finger spinners this season, besides having the best economy (4.66) and the best average (14.00).
DC script an unwanted one: Although this was inevitable at a point, DC's loss tonight was their 100th loss in the tournament to date. They have now become the second team, after Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), to attain this unwanted feat.
A first for both this season: With the win, MI have now scripted their first win of the season while chasing. Meanwhile, for DC, this was their first loss for the same while defending, besides being only their second defeat of the season, with both coming in Abu Dhabi.
Match summary: Winning the toss, DC skipper Shreyas Iyer opted to bat first. They posted a par total of 162/4, courtesy Dhawan's unbeaten 69, along with Iyer's 42. In reply, it was Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav's twin innings of 53 each that was enough to see MI through, as they won by five wickets, with a couple of fo balls to spare.