Result
27th Match (N), Abu Dhabi, Oct 11 2020, Indian Premier League
162/4
(19.4/20 ov, target 163)
166/5
Mum Indians won by 5 wickets
Player Of The Match
Mumbai Indians
3:58
1m
• Saurabh Somani

All-round Mumbai Indians ease their way past Delhi Capitals to the top of the table

Mumbai's bowlers set the stage for the batsmen to clinch the win with an impressive performance

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Delhi Capitals162/4(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians166/5(19.4 overs)

That is all from us tonight, but these matches just keep coming at you. See you tomorrow

Quinton de Kock, the Man of the Match: "Enjoyed the win. Just keeping it simple worked for me. I have been batting well in the nets. I wasn't too stressed. Lack of runs is disappointing, but I wasn't too stressed because I have been hitting it well in the nets."

Rohit Sharma: "Means a lot. The kind of cricket we are playing gives us confident going forward. Really pleased how we have played in the first half of the tournament. Perfect day for us. We did everything right today. We bowled really well, then clinical with the bat. Not so much in the end but we will take it. We have always spoken of the importance of one set batter till the end because he knows the conditions. That is one thing we need to tighten. Again I don't want to go too much into this. Chasing has not been that good this tournament, but the way we did it, it gives us confidence that we can chase any target."

Shreyas Iyer: "We were 10-15 short. 175 would have looked completely different. We really missed out when Stoinis got run out. That is something we need to work on. We need to work on our fielding as well. Overall they outplayed us. We need to work on our mindset next game. The ball didn't stop as it did in the first innings. I feel it is important for us to not take anything lightly. There are certain elements we need to work on. We have no idea when Rishabh is back. I spoke to the doctor, and he said he will be resting for a week."

That interview shows you how futile quick running between the wickets can be. Stoinis ran himself out looking for a second off a fumble. And he didn't even make sure where that wobble had landed. That cost DC the 10-15 runs that would have made them competitive. Stoinis can make much bigger impact by hitting two sixes than risking his wicket taking a sharp second

And bad news for DC. Pant is out for a week at least. I would make Hetmyer keep, but ho will DC leadership react to this loss?

Love over-rates in this game. Match over in a little over three-and-a-half hours. Now if we could get rid of 10 minutes of those timeouts, we could have a proper 200-minute game

Comfortable win for Mumbai, who make a statement with this win. They won with just two balls to spare, but tells you not even half the story. This was mostly a stroll for Mumbai. And all credit has to go to the Mumbai bowlers, who were perfect with their plans and the execution. They conceded just the one six even though they took only four wickets. DC will be a better side when Pant, and thus Hetmyer, come back, but tonight Mumbai were too good for them. They will meet again

19.4
4
Stoinis to KH Pandya, FOUR runs
short ball, he calmly pulls this over square leg and fine of deep square for four

Now we get into the KXIP/Bangladesh territory. But we have got to remember it had way more to do with luck on those nights than the skills of the bowlers, Stoinis and Hardik Pandya

Anyway the field is up except deep backward square. It was deep point the other night, and Mayank Agarwal had found it

19.3
1
Stoinis to Pollard, 1 run
short of a length, wide, punched wide of mid-off for one
19.2
1
Stoinis to KH Pandya, 1 run
Shaw exposed in the field again. This run is not on as Pandya dabs this towards point who is in tight. Imagine if Shaw picks this up and runs Pollard out, you have a new batsman on strike. But he doesn't pick this up clean
19.1
4
Stoinis to KH Pandya, FOUR runs
there is nothing golden about this. It is a plum little half-volley slower ball outside leg with fine leg in the circle. Pandya gathers four

DC go back to their golden arm again. He has already delivered a ridiculous tie this year. Can he do it again? I foresee slower bouncers to Pandya. Long chat between Stoinis and Rabada, which features a big laugh. Third man and fine leg are up. No, mid-off comes up and sends third man back

end of over 193 runs
MI: 156/5CRR: 8.21 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 7 from 6b
Kieron Pollard10 (13)
Krunal Pandya3 (4)
Anrich Nortje4-0-28-0
Kagiso Rabada4-0-28-2
18.6
Nortje to Pollard, no run
he gets nothing. Quick length ball, Pollard is looking to play this down the ground, but gets an inside edge into the pad. No room here

Does Pollard look for a single or a boundary?

Prasanna: "Why is Prithvi Shaw on boundary? Someone bit taller would have easily cought that... Plus, he is not a good sprinter... What are other options for DC?"

18.5
1
Nortje to KH Pandya, 1 run
smart batting from Pandya, stays beside the line of a length ball and places this wide of cover for one
18.4
1
Nortje to Pollard, 1 run
short of a length, hurries him again, and this time he gets the single to leg
18.3
Nortje to Pollard, no run
short of a length, quick, 141ks, Pollard playsa an uncharacteristic slog, is beaten on the bottom edge of the bat
18.2
Nortje to Pollard, no run
plum length ball, Pollard looks for the big hit, misses, is hit on the pad. They appeal for lbw, not given as it is headed down leg, but DC still review it because, well, we don't like early finishes in the IPL. Missing another set
18.1
1
Nortje to KH Pandya, 1 run
short of a length, outside off, nicely steered to third man for one

Ten to get off last two. Rabada is done. Nortje'as last coming up. They will take it even if they get three off this without losing a wicket

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 153/5CRR: 8.5 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
Kieron Pollard9 (9)
Krunal Pandya1 (2)
Kagiso Rabada4-0-28-2
Anrich Nortje3-0-25-0
17.6
Rabada to Pollard, no run
slower length ball to end the over. Pollard is happy with a dot
17.5
1
Rabada to KH Pandya, 1 run
quick length ball, pushed wide of mid-on for one
17.4
Rabada to KH Pandya, no run
sharp short ball, at him, and he does well to drop his wrists and stays away from its line

Krunal Pandya makes it two KPs at the wicket

17.3
w
Rabada to Ishan Kishan, OUT
another brace for Rabada. But is this too late? Kishan tries to end this right here right now, looking to upper-cut him, but Rabada gets big on him, making him loft this towards deep cover where Axar takes a smart low catch diving forward
Ishan Kishan c AR Patel b Rabada 28 (15b 2x4 2x6) SR: 186.66
17.2
6
Rabada to Ishan Kishan, SIX runs
he has picked not only the short boundary but also the shortest man on the field. Plays the pick-up shot to a short-of-a-length ball on the hip, and Shaw leaps at deep square and gets only finger tips to it
17.1
1
Rabada to Pollard, 1 run
short of a length, outside off, runs this down to third man

Rabada needs to produce a wicket right here right now if we are to have a contest

end of over 178 runs
MI: 145/4CRR: 8.52 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 18 from 18b
Kieron Pollard8 (7)
Ishan Kishan22 (13)
Anrich Nortje3-0-25-0
Marcus Stoinis2-0-21-1
16.6
1
Nortje to Pollard, 1 run
short of a length, hit straight to mid-off, decides to take the quick single and makes it in what seems like 10 strides
16.6
1w
Nortje to Pollard, 1 wide
full toss wide down the leg side. Pollard thinks he has missed out on a boundary
Best performances - batsmen
S Dhawan
69 runs (52)
6 fours
1 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
cut shot
16 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
25171016298
SA Yadav
53 runs (32)
6 fours
1 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
602107478
Best performances - bowlers
KH Pandya
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
Eco
6.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
K Rabada
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
2
Eco
7.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossDelhi Capitals , elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2020
Player Of The Match
Quinton de Kock
Season2020/21
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days11 October 2020 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Chris Gaffaney
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Virender Sharma
Reserve Umpire
Ulhas Gandhe
Match Referee
Shakti Singh
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Delhi Capitals 0