Defending champions Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and registered their fifth win of the season while Delhi Capitals lost their second match of this tournament.
Earlier Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to bat first but Prithvi Shaw got out in the first over off Boult bowling. Ajinkya Rahane who came in place of the injured Rishabh Pant played some good shots but couldn’t convert his start into a big one.
Dhawan and Iyer rebuilt the innings and took the score to over 100 runs in 14 overs and when they’re looking dangerous Krunal Pandya broke this stand by removing Iyer for 42. Dhawan brought up his first fifty of this season. Inform Marcus Stoinis got run out for 13 runs and after his dismissal, Delhi couldn’t score quick runs and finished on 162/4 in 20 overs.
In reply, Quinton de Kock gave a quick start but Rohit Sharma failed once again and could manage only 5 runs off 12 balls. Quinton de Kock and inform Suryakumar Yadav continued to score quick runs and de Kock brought up his second fifty of the season.
R Ashwin dismissed de Kock for 53 runs and Mumbai reduced to 77/2 in the 10th over. Suryakumar Yadav took the charge in his hands and continued to hit and also brought up his second consecutive fifty and his 53 runs knock made the chase easy and eventually in the last over Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard took their team home.
All the major stats and facts from the 27th match between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi :
38 – Number of fifty-plus scores Shikhar Dhawan has made in IPL – the joint fifth-most by any batsman.
Most fifty-plus scores in IPL –
50 – David Warner
43 – Virat Kohli
39 – Rohit Sharma / Suresh Raina
38 – AB de Villiers / Shikhar Dhawan
36 – Gautam Gambhir
100 – Delhi Capitals became the second team to lose 100 matches in the Indian Premier League (Super Over Losses are also included) after Kings XI Punjab.
Most losses in IPL (Including Super Over Losses) –
100 – Delhi Capitals / Kings XI Punjab
95 – Royal Challengers Bangalore
88 – Kolkata Knight Riders
80 – Mumbai Indians
74 – Rajasthan Royals
69 – Chennai Super Kings
54 – Sunrisers Hyderabad
100 – Shikhar Dhawan has hit 100 sixes in the Indian Premier League. He took 165 innings to reach this milestone – the slowest ever to reach 100 sixes’ milestone in IPL in terms of innings.
150 – This was Rohit Sharma’s 150th match for Mumbai Indians in IPL. He became the second player after Kieron Pollard to achieve this feat.
Most Matches for MI in IPL –
155 – Kieron Pollard
150 – Rohit Sharma
136 – Harbhajan Singh
122 – Lasith Malinga
114 – Ambati Rayudu
1000 – Shikhar Dhawan when on 7, completed 1000 runs for Delhi Capitals in IPL. He has scored total of 1062 runs at 35.40 in 37 matches with 10 fifties.
5000 – Ajinkya Rahane when on 12, completed 5000 runs in the T20 cricket – the Indian batsman to achieve this milestone.
5000 or more runs by Indian batsmen in T20 cricket –
9123 – Virat Kohli
8858 – Rohit Sharma
8392 – Suresh Raina
7495 – Shikhar Dhawan
6733 – MS Dhoni
6555 – Robin Uthappa
6402 – Gautam Gambhir
5815 – Dinesh Karthik
5526 – Manish Pandey
5003 – Ajinkya Rahane