DC– 138/4 (19.1 over)
Shikhar Dhawan- 45(42)
Amit Mishra- 4-0-24-4
MI- 137/9 (20 over)
Rohit Sharma- 44(30)
SuryaKumar Yadav- 24(15)
RESULT: DC won by 6 wickets
This Mumbai side needs a revamp for a match or two. Most of them have a guaranteed spot in playing 11. It needs some knocking on the door.
So this was too low a target for even MI’s bowlers to defend. They tried. The game turned into a scrap until the final couple of overs. But those couple of no-balls from Bumrah in the penultimate one were just too hard to offset. The blame lies in the batting though, with their middle-order once again coming a cropper. It’s surely a concern but they’ll probably back themselves to fire once they move out of Chepauk. The win for DC was set up by Amit Mishra’s brilliant spell through the middle overs. He’s just remarkable in the IPL isn’t he.
Man of the Match:
Just tried to bowl good areas, just try to take wickets. Different bowlers have different style. My style is to bowl in the air. Don’t want to change much. Sometimes the speed maybe. I try to understand the wicket and bowl like that. THey are winners for MI and so I always go for wickets against these guys initially. I was worried but I knew our batters are smart enough. They have some experience now after playing two matches here.—Amit Mishra, Man of the Match
Upstox Most Valuable Asset of the Match:
Unacademy Lets Crack It Sixes of the Match award:
CRED Power Player of the Match:
Safari Super Striker of the Match:
Dream11 GameChanger of the Match:
VIVO Perfect Catch of the Match:
I always think about the wickets. Was little bit holding there, just trying to bowl in the right areas. I feel whenever you bowl in T20s, you just take wickets, then you put the opposition team under pressure. I never change my bowling, I try to bowl to my strengths. I always think about variations not change in pace. Whenever he (Hardik Pandya) comes, I’ll go for a wicket. I just tossed it up, went for the wicket and got it. With the batting attack we have, I think we can chase it but we have to bat smartly. My job is finished, Ricky Ponting’s job will start now.Amit Mishra
Orange cap holder – Totally opposite to Wankhede, feeling great to win in Chennai, feels good when you can beat a team like Mumbai Indians, the confidence level will naturally go high. We knew that it would be tough for them when the ball gets wet, the spinners would find it hard, wanted to keep the partnerships going, strung together a good stand with Lalit (Yadav), a bit disappointed at not having finished it off. But glad that we ended up winning the game, the way we played, I think we deserved to winShikhar Dhawan, Orange Cap
Winning Captain, Rishabh Pant (DC):
When we started we were little under pressure. Mishy bhai got us into the game. Bowlers did a great job to restrict them to 136. We like to talk it into the ground, take one match at a time. He’s a great Indian player we’re trying to groom (Lalit Yadav). Can do wonders on pitches like these. What we’ve learnt is if you keep wickets in hand you can chase any target.
Losing Captain, Rohit Sharma (MI):
After the start we got we should have batted better in the middle overs. It is happening time and again. We aren’t able to capitalize on our starts and we need to understand as a batting unit. But you have to give credit to the Delhi bowlers, they kept it tight and kept taking wickets. We knew dew would come in but we have seen that it’s not all that difficult to grip the ball in the last few games. Dew isn’t the factor, we need to play smart cricket to win games which we didn’t do today. [On his injury] It’s only a niggle. It should be fine.