IPL 2020, Match 27: From surprise to show-stealers, analysing the talking points as MI beat DC
First Published 12, Oct 2020, 1:00 PM
Match 27 of the season was between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. MI won by five wickets and cliched the top, while DC are just below (second) in the points table.
The match in Abu Dhabi witnessed the clash of the leading IPL teams of this season. Mumbai Indians (MI) took on Delhi Capitals (DC) and registered their fifth win of the season, as they managed to rise to the top of the points table. As MI won by five wickets, here we look at some of the talking points of the match.
The one- Dhawan
India’s opening batsman, perhaps the same for Delhi Capitals (DC), consolidated well in almost all matches of the season, but a big knock was awaited from his willow. On Sunday, he smashed 69 runs off 52 balls and went not out at the end of Delhi's innings. His stand with the skipper, Shreyas Iyer, gave DC the momentum that was required.
Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, and Rahul Chahar made their best efforts to restrict DC to a low score. All of them managed to maintain an economy below 6.80.
Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav played their big knocks, especially when MI needed them the most. Both smashed 53 runs individually, in 36 and 32 balls, respectively. Both hit the runs and managed to tackle the deadly pace combo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, as the latter two had an economy of just 7.00.