IPL 2020, Match 51: Analysing the talking points as DC's flop show gives MI a convincing win
First Published 31, Oct 2020, 7:14 PM
Mumbai Indians (MI) took over Delhi Capitals (DC) in Dubai and nearly led the match from the very start. MI won by nine wickets and are at the top position on the table, while DC sit at the third spot. MI have already qualified for the playoffs, while DC are still in the hunt.
Match 51 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, in Dubai, turned out to be a clash much opposite to the expectations. The low-scoring one-sided match as it came out to be, Mumbai Indians (MI) easily won over Delhi Capitals (DC) by nine wickets, with more than five overs to spare. As MI register a convincing win, we look at the talking points of the match.
Collapse of DC
None of the batsman from any batting order had a day with the bat. They somehow managed to save a wicket, or the entire DC would have fluked, much alike their clash against SRH on October 27.
MI bowlers day
MI bowlers seemed to compete among themselves to be the most economical. With Krunal Pandya bowling quite economically, it was Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult who stole the show. Both had an economy below 5.2 and together, they scalped six wickets.
MI's opening partnership
MI's opening stand between Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock was going good and they intended to make it the match-winning partnership. Unfortunately, de Kock got out and the partnership remained to just 68 runs.
The youngster was in a fantastic touch against DC. He alone smashed 72 runs off just 47 balls, smashing three sixes and eight fours. Moreover, he smashed the match-winning shot in all style, by hitting it over the ropes for a six.
Poor show by DC bowlers
The senior bowler Ravichandran Ashwin displayed his exemplary bowling with an economy of 4.5. However, with little support from the other bowlers, MI batsmen helped in registering an easy win over DC.