IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians Dominated Delhi Capitals to Crown A Record 5 Times IPL Champions

IPL 2020 Final Updates: The Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals game was played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

The Mumbai Indians, the reigning champions, won the game by a margin of five wickets to hold onto the title. For the Mumbai Indians, this was their fifth IPL championship. The Delhi Capitals were making their first appearance in an IPL final.

IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians Dominated Delhi Capitals to Crown A Record 5 Times IPL Champions

Following the postponement of the Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the BCCI requested in July 2020 to hold the event in the United Arab Emirates from September 26 to November 8, 2020. It was announced on July 24, 2020, that the competition would begin on September 19, 2020.

The BCCI released the playoff venues on October 25, 2020. The playoffs will be held at two of the three IPL venues, with the final being held in Dubai. The 2020 Women’s T20 Challenge was held in Sharjah, the tournament’s alternate site.

Group Stage Performances

Despite losing to the Chennai Super Kings to begin the season, the Mumbai Indians were ranked top in the league table. Mumbai won five straight games after dropping their opening three games, however their winning streak was cut short when they were defeated by Kings XI Punjab. Mumbai ended the season with nine victories, five defeats, and postseason qualification after winning three of their next five games.

The Delhi Capitals defeated the Kings XI Punjab in the first over of their campaign. In their third game, they were defeated by the Sunrisers Hyderabad. They won five out of seven games in the first half of the season. But throughout the second half of the season, which featured four straight losses, they managed just three victories. Their victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their most recent game guaranteed them a top-two finish and postseason qualification.

Playoffs Highlights

After winning the toss in Qualifier¬†1, Delhi decided to bowl. Mumbai’s 20 overs yielded a score of 200/5, led by 55* from Ishan Kishan. Ravichandran Ashwin, who finished with stats of 3/29, was Delhi’s top bowler.¬†

Delhi was unable to score more than 143/8 in response, and ultimately lost by 57 runs. With 65 points, Marcus Stoinis led Delhi in scoring, while Jasprit Bumrah of Mumbai finished with 4/14 and was named Player of the Match. The Mumbai Indians made it to the championship game for the sixth time as a result.

In order to determine the second finalist, Sunrisers Hyderabad faced Delhi after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the eliminator.

Delhi won the toss in Qualifier 2 and decided to bat first. In their 20 overs, they scored 189/3, with Shikhar Dhawan top-scoring with 72. With 1/26 in his four overs, Rashid Khan had the best bowling numbers for Hyderabad. Hyderabad lost the match by 17 runs after they could only muster 172/8 in response.

With a score of 67, Kane Williamson led Hyderabad in scoring. At the conclusion of the game, Kagiso Rabada, who had bowled Delhi’s best statistics (4/29), was awarded the Purple Cap, which goes to the player who takes the most wickets in the tournament. Because of his overall effort, Marcus Stoinis was named Player of the Match. As a result, Delhi advanced to their first IPL final.

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IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians Dominated Delhi Capitals to Crown A Record 5 Times IPL Champions

Match Highlights

The Delhi Capitals captain, Shreyas Iyer, chose to bat after winning the toss. 156 runs were made by the Delhi Capitals after losing seven wickets. With eight balls remaining and five wickets to gain, the Mumbai Indians achieved the target, amassing 157 runs. Trent Boult, a fast bowler for the Mumbai Indians, won Player of the Match after taking three wickets for thirty runs in a decisive period.

First Innings

Trent Boult, a left-arm fast bowler from New Zealand, took out Marcus Stoinis with his first ball of the Delhi Capitals team innings. Quinton de Kock caught the wickets. Ajinkya Rahane, an Indian right-hand batsman, was immediately removed by Boult for a score of 2.

A 96-run partnership between captain Shreyas Iyer and wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant stabilized the middle order and helped the side reach 118 at a run rate of 7.8 runs per over at the conclusion of the 15th over, four wickets down. Australian right-arm fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile removed Pant for 56 after he was caught by Hardik Pandya.

The team scored 156 runs for the loss of seven wickets after scoring 38 runs at a run rate of 7.6 in the final five overs. At 65 for the innings, captain Iyer was not out. Boult finished his bowling stint for the Mumbai Indians with three wickets overall, giving up 30 runs in his allotted four overs, and Coulter-Nile took two wickets, giving up 29 runs in his four overs.

Second Innings

The Mumbai Indians were chasing a target of 157 when they started their innings well. Captain Rohit Sharma and left-handed batsman Quinton de Kock put on 45 runs in four overs before De Kock was removed, caught behind by wicket keeper Rishabh Pant off the bowling of right-arm medium-pace bowler Marcus Stoinis.

With Sharma leading the way at 68 off 51 balls until being caught off guard by South African right-arm fast bowler Anrich Nortje, substitute fielder Lalit Yadav did not face any major obstacles in pursuit of the target. Ishan Kishan and Krunal Pandya easily saw the team through, needing only 20 runs from 22 balls. Ultimately, the squad needed eight balls and five wickets to reach the mark.

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