IPL 2020 Final: Analysing the talking points as MI drub DC to walk away with fifth title
First Published 10, Nov 2020, 10:52 PM
Mumbai Indians (MI) lifted the trophy yet again in 2020, as they defeated the debutant finalists, Delhi Capitals (DC), by five wickets. It turned out to be a one-sided final. Here are the talking points from the final of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Drilling down 59 matches and 52 days diligently, the wheat was finally separated from the chaff and it was the final of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), where Mumbai Indians (MI) locked horns with Delhi Capitals (DC) in Dubai. The four-time trophy lifters (MI) took on the debutant finalists (DC) and registered their win by five wickets to clinch their fifth trophy. As MI lift the title again, we look at the talking points of the match.
Boult-Jayant nudge DC stars
MI unwrapped their winning luck right from the first ball, where Trent Boult scalped the dangerous Marcus Stoinis. Neither did Boult spare Ajinkya Rahane, the number three DC batsmen, and lately, Jayant Yadav damped Gabbar’s (Shikhar Dhawan) wrath before it was too late for his fiery knock.
DC young guns bursted
It seemed that skipper Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant had reserved their energy for ‘the day’. Walking the pitch in the situation of utmost turbulency, the duo made a whopping 96-run stand from 69 balls, leaving MI bowlers in thirst of the wicket.
Ravishing Rishabh and scintillating Shreyas
The youngster knew his role in this unfinished business. Unlike of his persona, he played with composure and hit 56 runs off 38 balls, as he registered his highest runs for this season. Shreyas Iyer outpoured all his buffer in the final, where he went not out. He played a fine innings, as he smashed 65 runs.
Vintage Rohit Sharma
The MI skipper dusted off his tarnished image as a poor performer in the playoffs. Getting off to a good start with Quinton de Kock, he was seen in a lethal form and smashed 68 of 51 balls. In his innings, he cracked four sixes and five fours. He was a key batsman, along with Ishan Kishan, in driving MI to the title.
Lustre devoid DC bowling
Starting off with the senior Ravichandran Ashwin, things didn’t look that promising for DC bowlers right from the start. Almost all the prime bowlers- Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje were expensive and it was Axar Patel who hogged the limelight because of his economy of four during his spell.