Mumbai Thrash Lacklustre Delhi By 40 Runs


New Delhi: Rishabh Pant had started the Delhi Capitals` journey in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League by smashing Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah all over the park in their opening encounter in Mumbai.

But Bumrah got his revenge at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Thursday as he sent Pant`s off-stump for a walk in the park. With that ended DC`s hopes as they finished on 128/9, losing the game by 40 runs.

Chasing 169, DC made a mess of the target after Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for 35 in the 7th over of the innings by Rahul Chahar. After a quality start of 48/0 in the first six overs, Dhawan`s wicket opened the floodgates as Chahar kept picking wickets and finished with figures of 3/19 from his four overs.

While Chahar sent back Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw (20) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (3), Krunal Pandya sent back the dangerous Colin Munro (3) as Delhi were never really in the chase on a low and slow Kotla wicket.

Earlier, Hardik Pandya (32 off 15 balls) and Krunal (37*) provided the late order flourish as Mumbai Indians scored 168/5 in their 20 overs. Having bowled a disciplined line and length through the innings, the DC bowlers lost the plot in the last five overs as the MI batsmen picked 64 runs.

Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians: 168/5 in 20 overs (Krunal Pandya 37*; Rabada 2/38); Delhi Capitals: 128/9 (Axar 26; Chahar 3/19)