Mumbai Indians (MI) demolished the Delhi Capitals (DC) by nine wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 clash. DC have failed to secure their spot in the playoffs on four straight chances and MI continue to cruise, showcasing their all-around dominance.
DC's narrative has been trending downward, and they failed to start well after being put in to bat. After losing a couple of early wickets, captain Shreyas Iyer (25 off 29 balls) looked set to plant his feet and stabilise the team but Jasprit Bumrah (3/17) and Trent Boult (3/21) ran through the order. DC were restricted to a sub-par 110.
Ishan Kishan (72* off 47) is finding his footing in the opener's role after being given a few chances, and the youngster delivered again. Combined with opening partner, Quinton de Kock (26 off 28), Kishan made the game single-handedly difficult for the overmatched Kagiso Rabada (0/27) and Anrich Nortje (1/25).
MI extend their lead at the top of the IPL points table, with nine wins in 13 games. DC remain in third place, with seven wins in 13 games after the four-game losing streak.
Follow our full coverage of IPL 2020 here.